With baby #3 on the way, I am already beginning to build up my cloth diaper stash. In all honesty, deciding the "perfect" diaper for my children and personal preference of my husband and I, this time around...for simplicity sake, we are definitely going to be kickin' it "old-school" this time around with covers and prefolds.
Don't get me wrong, I was easily intrigued by the large variety of styles and options available to us in the modern cloth world, but looking back, I am going to return to my first true love - good ol' Thirsties Duo Wraps and Cotton Prefolds (not to be confused with the super-thin birds-eye cotton prefolds, because in my experience...they could not hold enough!) for at least a large majority of the cloth diaper stash.
Not the slimmest diaper (hello "fluffy butt"), but boy did this combo do it's job - especially at night.
What I love about the Thirsties Duo Wraps
* The covers provided a snug (but not tight!) fit on both my skinny and chunky boys, with no red marks around the legs
* Double-gussets for extra leak protection - my boys seriously NEVER had a leak wearing these covers during the day or night.
* Covers can be used more than once if not soiled
* High re-sale value - these covers come in two sizes, 6-18lbs & 18-40lbs. When my boys outgrew their size 1's, I easily sold them for no less than 50% of what I bought them for. In some cases, I sold them for 75% of the original cost, and with all of the covers that I sold, I did not have to pay a dime to replace an old stash with a slightly smaller BRAND NEW stash!
What I love about cotton pre-folds
* Thick and super absorbent
* Easy to care for, no "stink" issues that are common in microfiber
As my boys got older and wet more, I would slip a Thirsties hemp insert underneath the prefold diaper, touching the waterproof layer of the cover. It is important that the hemp insert is not on top of the prefold, because the material takes longer to absorb the urine, so you will want the cotton to be touching baby's bottom!
Now I want to hear from you...what is your "bullet-proof" nighttime cloth diapering solution?
If you have not found one yet, I hope that my suggestion has helped you.
You can also check out the Real Diaper Association's Tips For Cloth Diapering At Night
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