Nic is a super heavy wetter and has been soaking through his nighttime diaper lately (a Charlie Banana with one Charlie Banana insert and two Thirsties hemp inserts). I tried going up to three hemp inserts, but then it was overstuffed and leaked even more.
Yesterday I posted a query to my Facebook page, the MommyBeta Facebook page, the Diaper Junction Facebook page and my Google+ page asking for advice. I am so impressed by all of the feedback I got! I love how passionate the cloth diapering community is and how willing to share information they are!
One suggestion that kept popping up was to use a fitted diaper with a wool cover. I was a bit embarrassed because I didn’t even know what a fitted diaper was! A quick Google told me that it looks like a pocket diaper, but it doesn’t have a waterproof shell, and the whole thing is absorbant. I decided to go with a Thirsteies Duo from Diaper Junction (since they gave me such quick and great advice on Facebook!). The price is fair, the reviews are great and I’ve really liked the other Thirsties products I’ve used. I also really like that there is a “channel” in which I can stuff a hemp insert if I need more absorbancy.
Now, I need to decide how I’m going to keep that moisture in the diaper and off of Nic’s bed—I need a cover. I used the Thirsties Duo covers back when I was still doing prefolds and really liked them. But so many people suggested wool and were really pumped about it that I’m really considering it. I’ve done some research and here are some benefits of wool covers:
- All natural
- Breathable (less diaper rash)
- Naturally water repellant
- Naturally anti-bacterial
- Can hold a lot of moisture without feeling wet
- Only have to be washed every few weeks if using in rotation (unless they get poop on them!)
- Super cute!
Sounds great right? There are some cons though:
- Expensive (at least $30 each!)
- Have to handwash
- Have to lanolize them every few weeks(Huh? What’s that!?)
So, for now I think I’m going to order the Thirsties fitted and cover and make sure that works for Nic. If it does, and you gals are passionate enough in the comments here, I’ll invest in a wool diaper cover. :) Do you have any brands you love?