I wrote this post last week asking for some advice from moms out there about how to help Jax stay dry all night long, thinking that part of his sleeping troubles could be related to how quickly he goes through diapers at night.
Thanks to those moms who emailed me with some suggestions, and I want you to know that I acted on them. On all of them.
Yep, you read that right...I hedged my bets, so to speak.
Some suggested trying the overnite style diapers from either Huggies and/or Pampers, while others suggested trying to cloth diaper overnite. Although the overnite diapers were hard to find in an actual store in Jax's size anywhere close to me (I visited 4 stores!), and the cloth diaper world was slightly overwhelming...I managed to get some of each.
I got these overnite diapers...
And these are the cloth diapers that I decided to try...
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I mean, I figured that since BumGenius has a 30-day trial period where they accept returns (even once worn/used) what did I have to lose?
Since I was able to find the overnite diapers here in town, I used those for a few nights while I waited for the cloth diapers to arrive via mail, plus one additional night spent pre-washing and drying for maximum absorbency. I mean, that's what we were going for, right?
I have to admit that I was skeptical about the overnite Huggies at first. They felt no thicker than normal Huggies, so I was doubtful of the job that they would do. Imagine my surprise when they made it to the feeding/changing time without a leak the first night. Then double that surprise when I got really brave the next night and didn't change it at all...all night long...and his clothes were still dry in the morning. At this point, I was pretty sure that I would be returning the cloth diapers right away.
And then the overnite diapers leaked the night before last. Insert sad face here. I know, I know...there isn't going to be a perfect solution, just something that's better than what I was using is an improvement. Nothing is guaranteed to work all the time, after all. So that's when I decided to give the cloth diapers a turn, and we tried our first cloth diaper last night.
Since I'm tryping this after he's gone to bed, and before he wakes up, I won't actually have an end to this tale for you...but I DO have some cute butt pictures to show you! Man, those cloth diapering moms out there aren't kidding about how cute a butt in a cloth diaper is!!
I just kept patting and patting it...couldn't stop myself! I really hope that they work, because I could totally get used to seeing this right before bedtime each night...