I have a confession to make – shortly after writing this post about trying to find a good nighttime cloth diaper solution for Monster, I switched to using disposables during the night.
I switched over in the hopes that Monster would sleep for longer periods at a time (we’re still breastfeeding, so Monster typically wakes up 3-4 times a night to eat). It seemed to work for the first couple weeks, then Monster started cutting molars and a restful night’s sleep eluded all of us for about a month. Now that Mosnter’s molars have cut through, he’s gone back to sleeping longer periods at night, although some days are still better than others.
Given how much I extol the benefits of cloth diapers, I kind of feel like a cheater by using disposables at night. I still have plans to try to make my own fleece liners for nighttime use, but this summer has been hectic and every time I plan to go to the fabric store, something more pressing comes-up that needs to be dealt with immediately, and so the trip to the fabric store gets delayed.
I also have been looking into cloth diapers specifically designed for night-time (translation – really absorbent cloth diapers). However, these usually come with a pretty hefty price tag (typically starting at $25 for one diaper). I know, I know – given the rising cost of disposables, a $25 cloth diaper will pay for itself in approximately 4 months (since I only buy disposables at Costco, when they’re on sale – making them ~$0.20/ea). If I knew one of these diapers would keep Monster feeling dry all night long, I’d buy one in a heartbeat – my hesitancy is in spending that much on a diaper that DOESN’T end up working out.
So, with that in mind, do any of you cloth diapering mamas have any nighttime cloth diapering solutions? I’d love to hear them!