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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Overnight Diapering

I have a new love when it comes to cloth diapering! 
Wool and Fleece Soakers!

Wool Soakers

 These easy covers are especially great for night time use, or, if you're home all day. Fleece and wool soakers are not waterproof, however, they are water repellent; meaning they kick the moisture back into the diaper. 

Left to Right: Pull up fleece soaker, fleece longie, snap on fleece soaker

When it comes to overnight cloth diapering there is a great chance the diaper will leak and this can happen for a couple of reasons:
  1. The diaper can be soiled for an extended period causing a basic overflow.
  2. With the extra absorbency packed in the diaper this may cause gaps between the baby's thigh and the leg elastic of the diaper
*If your diapers leak on a regular basis a post of helpful hints is coming soon* 

To help prevent overnight leaking ensure the diaper has a stay dry interior usually made up of some type of polyester material like microsuede or velveteen. These fabrics will pull moisture away from your baby's bottom and reduce the risk of irritation. This action is known as "wicking." There are even night time specific diapers or those tailored for heavy wetters. 

As an extra measure, add your fleece/wool soaker. The extended leg trim will wrap around your baby's thigh to decrease the chance of overflow.

Wool Soakers Left to Right: Small, Medium, Large
If You have any questions, leave a comment and I'll be sure to get back to you.

**Note: it is not recommended to wear fleece and wool soakers under clothing**

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