If you're like me and using disposables at night, but really wish you didn't have to, I have some suggestions for you. But please remember, it's okay if you have to use a disposable once a day. It's better than all day every day for your baby and the environment. And it's one of those things you just shouldn't beat yourself up about. Every mom is different and every mom does what's best for her baby. If that means continuing on with disposables at night, then do it and don't let anyone make you feel badly about it!
*Jumps off the soapbox*
On to my suggestions!
- Extra fleece liners: If your baby is simply getting red as mine is, you can try an extra fleece liner or two to really put some space and fabric between baby and the wetness. The extra barrier may be all it takes.
- Strip them: Sometimes redness isn't truly caused by the diapers, but by a build-up within the diapers. Try giving them a nice long soak in some warm to hot water with a little detergent (I love Rockin' Green!) and then putting them through 2 hot washes with no detergent. Skip the Dawn. I've never had a good experience with it; it's caused issues with my front loader before too.
- Disposable liners: It's a little better than a full disposable diaper, right? Lol. If you lay the liner between baby and the diaper, then do everything else the same as usual, this keeps the redness at bay since the disposable liner has the same stay-dry quality as the disposable diapers without as much of the yuck inside.
- Fleece pants-doubled: If your issue is too much peeing, try a fleece soaker and then top it with fleece pants for a cover. The extra may help hold in the wet and keep the baby's sheets dry.
- Wool: Wooly moms swear by it! Get some nice thick wool and put it over the baby's diapers. Most don't get through it. You can also try putting wool over a super-stuffed pocket. I've read about other moms who do this with their super-soakers and they describe the set-up as "bullet proof."
Again, if you try this out and it doesn't work for you, please don't feel badly about it. It's okay! I was upset about Ian in his disposable at night for a long time. It's the reason a lot of people (until today, ha!) didn't know he used one at all. But I'm coming out of the disposable closet! "My son wears a disposable at night and it's okay!" We still do cloth all day every day without any trouble. His overly sensitive skin just can't handle at night.
If you have any more overnight questions or suggestions, please comment below. Happy Wednesday everyone!