I hate new years resolutions… and finding an overnight diaper
Strangest blog title ever? Well it’s just an example of how scattered my brain has been…
I haven’t been so great about posting regularly to this blog. I think of it often, but never seem to take the time to sit down and write. It actually takes quite a bit of time to post to blogs… at least if you want to post something that can be useful for others. I like to include pictures and links, and all of that can take time. Add into that the fact that I work full time, am a mom to two wonderful kiddos age 5 and 3, and volunteer at my local hospital, and there isn’t much time for other things 🙂 I plan to be better over the new year. And since my parents, brother and in-laws all left yesterday to go back home after the holidays, I thought this was a good time to start my non-New Year’s resolution
So… in the time since I last posted, I have started cloth diapering my son. B is 3 but is the size of a 5 year old. He isn’t quite ready to potty train (I believe in waiting till they are ready rather than forcing the issue) so I had to find diapers that would fit him. B also has very sensitive skin, so I had to use sensitive diapers from the very beginning with him. He would wear a size 7 diaper if they made such a thing, but no one who makes larger diapers makes them in sensitive options. I went to the medical supply companies and tried out a few different kinds, but they all gave B a rash. I called and was told that all of their diapers are good for sensitive skin… hmmm…..
Now I was on the hunt for another option. I had started cloth diapering b in the spring for night time, which is still working well for us. He is a very heavy wetter and I found nothing worked to keep him dry. I tried plastic pants, two pull ups, two disposable inserts and he STILL would leak. I was at my wit’s end. I posted a question on a couple of facebook boards I am on, and someone suggested Motherease Bedwetters.
I am in love with these overnight diapers. They are super absorbent. And when I say super absorbent I mean they hold a TON!!! I rarely get leaks and when I do it’s usually because the diaper’s inside was turned out a little so it caused wicking of moisture. They do look really puffy when b wears them, but I think it’s kinda cute. And the best thing? he doesn’t get a rash!!!
So for your super heavy night time wetter, try out Motherease bedwetters!! (And no, I am not endorsed by Motherease. I purchased these just like everyone else. I am just so happy to have found something that works!)
They come in different sizes. B is now wearing small and is a 45 lb stocky boy. His thighs are 16 inches around. They are a little pricey (almost $30) but I only have 3 because I wash them every day. I do a lot of laundry anyways, so it’s not a huge deal.
I do recommend researching how to wash cloth diapers if you aren’t familiar with them. There are special things you should do/avoid doing to keep the absorbency good. I personally like Fluff Love University‘s methods, and belong to their facebook group (Fluff Love & CD Science) where they will actually help you get a personalized wash routine. Read the Fluff Love University site first, and the files in the fb page, but if you still can’t figure out what to do, tag an admin (type in #fluffloveadmin) in your post and they will help you personally. It’s a private group, so you will need to request to join. Apparently there is a lot of drama related to cloth diapering. I just ignore the drama and cut to the info I need. Good luck!