Posted by KarenC on March 11, 2004 at 17:50:36:
In Reply to: new to cd posted by crystal on March 11, 2004 at 17:41:30:
Wool is a good material for a nighttime diaper cover and I have used them with great success. That said, they aren't necessary for nighttime diapering and can be quite costly and difficult to care for. Airflow covers work well for me and I have literally never had a leak with them!
As for how many layers, it really depends on how heavy a wetter your baby is. Since he/she is still nursing I'd probably suspect they wet fairly heavily, at least for the time being. I would start with probably 2 liners and see from there. You may be able to get away with less.
One thing you will have to do differently at night is put some kind of barrier between your baby's skin and the wet diaper. A wet diaper on for long periods like nighttime can irrate and cause diaper rash. The easiest (and least expensive) way to do this is to use homemade fleece liners. Fleece doesn't absorb and dries almost instantly. It will wick liquid to the diaper while remaining dry. You can buy some cheap fleece at the store and just cut it to the size/shape you want. No sewing needed as fleece doesn't unravel.
You can also purchase stay-dry liners. Some come alone that you would just lay on top of your extra absorbancy liners while others come sewn right on top of an extra absorbancy liner.
Nighttime cloth diapering can seem very intimidating but once you have good quality diapers and covers it's really not nearly as scary as it sounds! :-)