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We've been using sposies as we transition into parenthood and I recover from my c-section, but just yesterday started to ease into the cloth diaper use (I have AIOs for his NB stash). I think I have a heavy wetter on my hands! He has just leaked through a diaper and was only wearing it for 2-3 hours. He had another diaper that was the same time frame and he almost leaked through it.
Clearly, his NB cloth isn't going to work for nighttime. I know that once he's fitting into his OS pockets I can just stuff extra in them, but the NB cloth is so small it doesn't seem like there is extra room for stuffing extra inserts. I don't want to buy more NB sized diapers so am I stuck using sposies at night until he's bigger or does anyone have any tips for making these NB AIOs work for nighttime use? He's 8.5lbs, would you try using some of the smaller OS pockets for nighttime?
I pretty much would expect to change any diaper every 2 hours. Many times the newborn diapers don't have a lot of absorbent fluff in them because then they'd be huge on their little bodies. I used disposables with DS as an infant and I remember changing him every 2-3 hours at first and then every 1.5-2 hours when he hit his first growth spurt and was nursing all the time. Even now as a toddler I change DS every 3 hours, 4 at most. I changed his diaper regularly at night till he completely stopped popping at night which wasn't till 3-4 months. Most people do find that cloth diapers need to be changed more frequently than disposables.
I agree with the previous poster. You may want to try some wool or fleece covers at night. These will act as an extra absorbant layer so if he does leak through a bit it wont soak his clothes and sheets as well. DS is 2 and we still use wool or fleece shorties at night for precaution. There have been nights I was glad he had it on.
i agree with pp that with newborns you need to change them every 2hrs anyway.
Newborn diapers are thinner because they need to be for tiny babies. Your baby isnt that small though so you could easily go with infant or size small. I never bought newborn size for my daughter and she wore size small or infant (prefolds) from 8lbs. It will be bulkier but it will hold more too.
Erin & Jeremy
DS 6yrs old
DD born 1/3/12