Overnight Cloth Diapering Solution FAIL

Overnight Cloth Diapering Solution FAIL

You’d think with all of that padding, we’d have the perfect overnight cloth diapering solution…

I’ve known for quite some time that I have a super soaker toddler.  Norton is amazing with his ability to pee through any overnight diaper.   He can flood the bed in a disposable.  He can flood the bed with the most reliable overnight cloth diapering solution that I’ve come up with to date.  However, the diaper that I changed this morning just confused me.

I’ve found that Norton has been doing very well with a Blueberry cloth diaper overnight.  I’ve been wrapping the long microterry Blueberry insert in an AppleCheeks three layer bamboo insert.  Sometimes it works.  Some nights, he soaks the entire thing and floods the bed.  However, this morning was just weird.  Our best bet overnight cloth diapering solution didn’t work.  That wasn’t surprising.  There are nights that he saturates both inserts.  What was surprising was that the inserts weren’t completely saturated.  There was still about an inch of dry insert on the back.

How on earth did he so completely and utterly flood the diaper like that?  The only thing that I can think of is that maybe, just maybe, he was pointing up when his daddy put his diaper on for overnight.  Other than that, I’ve got absolutely no idea.  If using disposable diapers overnight worked consistently, I’d just give up and go back to using sposies at night.  However, if they don’t work, either, it’s pretty pointless.  Either way, I’m still having to strip the bed and wash sheets.

Have you ever had an overnight cloth diapering solution not work out like that?  What do you think caused it?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. I need help with my overnight plan…I’ve gone back to using disposables at night because my son seems to get a rash from wearing cloth overnight….thoughts anyone?

    • Most likely, he’s not staying dry enough at night. What kind of diaper combination is he in? Fitteds, while awesome at holding lots and lots of liquid, don’t wick away moisture. (As an example.)

  2. Kim Baggett says:

    My son is a super soaker too…..I have found some solutions that work. If anyone is interested, just let me know. I have a page on my blog devoted to them because of this ;). Before switching to cloth, we had to but disposable doublers in his diapers and that combo was only effective about 75% of the time :(.

  3. I am back on the cloth overnight bandwagon too… my 2 year old apparently is not a fan of sposies anymore and now refuses to wear them at all! So last night was a BG 4.0 stuffed with a FB minky and a Swaddlebees 9 layer bamboo… still had a bit of room left this morning 🙂 Tonight, I will be at the mercy of a BG 4.0 stuffed with the one sized MF that came with it and a Thirsties hemp…

  4. Gina Hodges says:

    I am looking for an absorbant but not bulky over night diaper the BumGenius 4.0 works really well but is bulky and hard to fit with my 8 month olds footies. I do not know if he is a “heavy wetter” or standard though..I am new to cloth diapering this is my first week!

    • You’re going to find that any cloth diaper that is absorbent enough for overnight will be bulky in comparison to disposables. You may actually want to just upsize his jammies. At 8 months, it’s probably not that bad yet.


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