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Tips on using modern cloth nappies at night

 
You’re already using modern cloth nappies on your baby during the day, so how about using modern cloth nappies at night? Have a look at these helpful tips to get you started.
You’re already using modern cloth nappies on your baby during the day, so how about using modern cloth nappies at night?

Have a look at these helpful tips to get you started.
 

Tips on using modern cloth nappies at night

 

1. Night nappies


You need a cloth nappy big enough to fit the soakers or trifolds you're going to use.

Try using your OSFM (one size fits most) nappy on the setting up from what you use during the day.

If you are already on the largest setting then that is fine, but it you are using sized cloth nappies, then using the next size up can help.
 

2. Nappy soakers


You will need 1-2 trifolds for your night nappy. This will see most babies through the night.

If you find it's not quite enough then you can use more inserts to increase the absorbency.

If your trifolds are brand new, then they will need to be washed 5-10 times before they are absorbent enough to last through the night.
 

3. Newborn nappies


Making cloth nappies work at night is trickier on newborns than it is on older babies. Because they are so little, the nappy lifts their body up slightly at the bottom.

You will need a microfibre booster (or microfibre of some sort) on the top layer of your inserts to 'grab' the wees quickly.

You also need to make especially sure that the cloth nappy leg fittings are snug on their little thighs so there are no gaps.

Newborn babies may feed through the night, so will put out more fluids then a baby that sleeps through. You will either need extra inserts/trifolds or you may need to change your baby when they wake for feeds.
 

4. Timing


Put your night nappy on as you are putting your baby to bed, ie not an hour before.

If your child is older, then you may be able to pop them onto the potty or toilet to empty their bladder before putting the nappy on.
 

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Source: This article was kindly written for us by Rarpz Design.
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