Are you tired of waking up to your baby having wet clothes and sheets because of a leaky cloth diaper? Is your baby a heavy wetter and you just can’t seem to find a nighttime solution that works?

Sure, you could just use disposables, but that’s going to cost you money, be hard on the environment, and may not work out with your baby’s sensitive skin.  So how can you keep using your beloved cloth diapers and not have nighttime leaks?

We tried a variety of options for overnight diapers as baby grew, but we landed with 4 solid reliable options. Here are the 4 nighttime solutions I have found to keep baby nice and dry all night long.

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4 Cloth Diaper Overnight Solutions 

1.) Nicki’s Diapers Overnight Fitted

A Nicki’s Overnight Fitted is such an easy nighttime solution. The entire diaper is made of absorbent bamboo, and the inner insert snaps out for washing. If you’re baby is a super heavy wetter like my second was, then you’ll need an additional hemp insert to go with. We use Best Bottom hemp inserts because that’s just what we have at our house, but I’ve heard many others have great success with Geffen hemp inserts as well. We’ve also found that Blueberry Coveralls are the best at covering all that bulk.

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2.) Rumparooz Cover with OsoCozy Prefolds

An easy solution that won’t break the bank is to use two prefolds with a cover.  We like Rumparooz covers in particular because they have elastic in the front of the waist, not just in the back. Fold the prefolds like a pad and put one on top of the other and lay inside of the cover. We also like to use a fleece liner on top of the prefolds to help wick moisture away from baby’s skin. Plus, they’re also great to prevent staining and make it easier to get poop off.

prefold solution

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3.) GroVia O.N.E. 

The GroVia O.N.E. is a super soaker solution. It comes with a newborn and a one size cotton blend soaker pad. You’ll use both for overnight. The large soaker pad has groves in it, so all liquids are directed into the core of the pad, reducing leaks, making it the perfect nighttime diaper.

GroVia ONE Solution

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4.) Wool Cover

If all else fails, just slap a wool cover over the diaper. Wool is naturally absorbent and breathable. It’s also super comfortable for your baby. The only downside to these wool covers is that sometimes it makes it hard to get your baby’s jammies on.

We have been using wool covers with our little one during the summer with just a shirt to go with it. It’s been working out fantastic. She’s been drinking so much water since it’s been hot out, but we haven’t had to deal with any leaks. #MOMWIN  

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Sweet Dreams

Cloth diapers are great for the environment, gentle on baby’s skin, and can save you loads of money. But if you’re waking up to your baby soaked in urine every morning, you’ll get discouraged with cloth very quickly. But, by using these 4 nighttime solutions, your baby will stay nice and dry throughout the night without you having to turn to disposables.

What About You? 

Have you found a nighttime cloth diaper that works for your heavy wetter? Comment below and let us know. Share this post with your cloth mama friends.

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  1. Heidi on October 13, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Thanks for the tips! I’m 37 weeks pregnant with our first and planning to use cloth. This is going to be really helpful. I hadn’t thought of fleece liners. Do you just cut them out yourself?

    • Messy Mom Nicolle on October 13, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Yup, you can buy a fleece blanket at WalMart for under $3 and just use your other inserts to help line the cutout. You can make around 30 per blanket. That’s awesome that you’re going to use cloth!

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  3. Claudia on August 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Yay! I love cloth diaperers! ? My sons 5 now. It his diapers used to leak ALL the time! We used to have microfiber but now, with my daughter, we use all bamboo. They take forever to dry after the wash but they’re super absorbent and we haven’t had any leaking at all! I never thought of hemp. That’s a great idea too!

    • Messy Mom Nicolle on August 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Hemp and bamboo are definitely my favorite type of inserts! So much more absorbent.

  4. Hope on August 8, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Omg, I totally love the helpful hints! I cloth diapered both my little ones! Certainly wish I would have known about the wool cover!! Thanks!

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