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- cloth diapers
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I am very excited to introduce my new self-help book "How to sleep train your baby in 452 easy steps. One dad's journey from party animal to partLy animal." Upon printing a small batch (100,000 books) of my magnum opus I sadly realised that your kid will be in university by the time you master my 452 steps. Although I highly recommend this encyclopedia to any parent (available in fine bookstores everywhere for $199), it is slightly impractical. If you are in a hurry and want your kiddo to sleep through the night, tonight, you could give our Charcoal Overnight insert a shot:
It Lasts All Night: Parents have used our overnight cloth diaper insert for 10-12 hours at a stretch.
Absorbency: You get 8 layers of absorbency in our inserts that will soak up minor oil spills if necessary.
Stay Dry: Most kids wake up at night because they feel uncomfortable in a wet diaper. The charcoal fabric is completely stay dry. The only way even you will know its wet in the morning is by the weight on the diaper.
No Leaks: There is an extra gusset on the insert that prevents leaks. Add to that there is a waterproof layer of PUL on the underside of the insert that keeps the cover dry as well.
Ideal for: If your kid is a heavy wetter and the regular charcoal insert is not enough to last your baby through the night, only then we would recommend getting one these bad boys. Or if your kid is over 18 months old.
My twins sleep great in these overnight inserts. I found them too bulky in the beginning, so I waited until they were about 12lbs before trying them. The extra bulk doesn't seem to make much difference to them and they sleep the same whether they wear these or pampers. I do add extra absorption in order to make these last the night. We used to do (from bottom to top) the large overnight insert, then a small bamboo liner, then the overnight charcoal booster, then a thin blue bamboo liner. Now we have discovered that the new boosters work AMAZING for extra absorption and are the only layer we now need on top of the big overnight liner. The twins are now 12 months and sleeping the night most of the time. We find that these last the full 11-12 hours now. When they were still having 1 or 2 feedings in the night, we found we would have to change them once at their first feed or their sleepers would be a bit wet when they woke up in the morning. Makes sense as they likely just had more pees in the night when they were taking in the extra fluids. Thanks lilhelper for your great service and awesome products! You are the only cloth diapers we have and I've never even thought of using anything else. Meghan on 18th Jul 2018
I continue to go back and forth about these inserts. I love them, and then I have to wash them. Full disclosure, I've been using these inserts for a few weeks.
No additional snaps
As big as a space ship
Even despite the size (for good and bad), our child doesn't seem to be bothered at 18 months. It is QUITE large, and I can only even snap the diaper together because I watched a youtube video. Once on, it fits securely and everything is packed together nicely, just wide in between the legs. Child sleeps the same whether using disposables or these inserts, so it can't be THAT uncomfortable.
Cleaning them is annoying. I will say that this is the only overnight insert or system that I've ever tried. Given that it is so multi layered, AND it is on the baby being peed on (and then dry and peed on again), it brews smell very easily. Some people rinse their diapers in hot water first thing in the morning but I've felt it isn't enough. Every morning, i soak the night time insert in hot water with maybe a tsp of Borax (eyeballing). If I have one toddler who can't reach the sink, awesome, if I have 4 kids who need to use the sink or can get to/into a bucket somewhere, that would be much more annoying that it already is. It also means I have an extra surface to bleach as well (the sink). The Borax really seems to do the trick, but just adding to my wash wasn't cutting it. I'm used to this as part of my routine now, but it is absolutely more maintenance when cloth diapering isn't exactly convenient to begin with. I think any diaper that is on baby for 10+ hours is gonna trap smell a little too easily, but I would really love a natural fiber option to replace the microfiber that is known for smell issues.
Just my two cents, hope it helps someone! Unknown on 29th Jun 2018
We have been using ours every night for 11 months now and they still look brand new! These things are magic with how much pee they contain. We sandwich them with a bamboo insert and our son wakes after 12 hours dry. Kelly on 26th Jun 2018
My little girl is a heavy wetter overnight, and these were the only solution we could find!! No more leaks makes for one happy mama in the morning! Amanda on 8th Jun 2018
My DD was waking due to being wet about twice a night. Once fed, the diaper change would wake her even more. Now we occasionally wake once a night to eat . Mostly, we sleep through the night and wake up dry! Happy mommy and baby. She is just over 6 months old. Quite pleased with this purchase. Jovette Sylvie Bélanger on 4th Jun 2018
Started using these at 5 months and am so happy with them! Helps keep baby dry overnight Jill K on 21st May 2018
Just got these inserts about a week ago for my 9 month old since he is sleeping through the night. Not sure how much thicker they are but they really help! I love that the smaller insert doesn't snap to the larger. As I have a son I folded that at the front as he wets the most there and since doing that trick he Wales up dry after 11 hrs! Without that trick though he was still damp in the morning though not like before. Huge fan of them now. Kathleen Howg on 9th May 2018
These inserts are FANTASTIC I use them my guys at bedtime and we have yet to have a leak. It's awesome! They sleep better so I sleep better! Definitely a better solution then adding more and more and more layers of inserts until babies diaper is sticking out like 4 inches from their bodies.... so much better to use these! I love the overnight inserts so much Sam on 25th Apr 2018
So impressed with these overnight inserts!
My 3.5 month old wakes up a couple of times overnight to feed but not needing to change her now makes it so much easier to put her back to sleep or even dream feed her. She's still pretty mini so the large size of the insert stuck out the back once and caused a wicking leak, but as she gets a bit bigger and the insert fits more appropriately I can see this being our go-to every night. I only bought one to try it out but I'll definitely be ordering more. Amy on 14th Apr 2018
My baby is a heavy wetter and wakes me up a lot in the night to be changed. With these overnight inserts even the diaper shell was completely dry after sleeping overnight and he also allowed me to sleep for longer stretches. Chelsea on 6th Apr 2018
I am very happy with these Jeremy James on 28th Mar 2018
These inserts certainly are absorbent! My only complaint is that they are quite wide on my tiny 3 month old with skinny legs and I do get leaks because the diaper cannot be sized with the skinny legs hack when using these inserts. I think they will be more useful when he is a bit bigger. Unknown on 26th Dec 2017
I love love LOVE this insert. Keeps my son dry for 12 hours and he’s a stomach sleeper so that’s saying a lot! Plus I don’t have to load up his diaper with a bunch of inserts so he can still move comfortably while staying dry :) Emily on 20th Dec 2017
Still slowly falling in love with these. Finding that I need a little bit more absorbency and sometimes hard to wash. But they are truly amazing. I love the pul backing. Prevents most leaks. :) Stephanie M on 13th Dec 2017
I only got two of these to test them out... I need more! They are awesome. My daughter stays dry from 11pm to 6-7am. So worth it!! Miranda on 12th Nov 2017
These outlast 12+ hours of sleeping baby pee. Seriously the best investment. We have 4 and they are my fave!! Leah on 8th Nov 2017
My lil one is only 3 months but he's such a heavy wetter that he soaked through the regular inserts and his clothes twice a day. Yay to less laundry with these super thick overnighters! Unknown on 6th Nov 2017
Can last all night without a leak! These are great. Stephanie Rivers on 19th Oct 2017
My 6 month old decided he was a belly sleeper. We were experiencing slight leakage out the front. Using these inserts means he wakes up dry after 12 hours of sleep! Unknown on 18th Sep 2017
Our 7 month old gets her overnight at 8:30. When she wakes the next morning at 7 she hasn't leaked and there is definitely still room for pee. Definitely worth investing in some of these! I bought extra because I thought in case she ever gets sick, it's a good option for not having to disturb her if she's resting. So so impressed! Nici on 14th Sep 2017