I'm somewhat irritated at my inability to find a successful nighttime cloth diapering solution for Kem. Each time I try I end up putting her back in a disposable because nothing and I do mean NOTHING can contain that girl's pee. I think if her whole mattress was one big cloth diaper she still might be able to out-pee it's absorbency. She is, without doubt, a 'heavy wetter' as they say in the CD world.
My latest attempt included the famed Aristocrat wool soaker. I've heard nothing but fantastic things about it and so I snatched one up when I had the opportunity to buy it at a 30% discount. It came in the mail the other day (along with my new Kissaluvs and doublers) and so I was excited to give it a try. Here's what she wore to bed last night: Kissaluv fitted with TWO doublers and the Aristocrat soaker over everything. Here's what I woke up to this morning: a tummy-side-down baby completely drenched with pee, through the diaper, the cover, her pajamas, and even the crib sheet and mattress pad. UUUUUGH.
I wouldn't have spent so much on the wool cover if I didn't believe it would be my nighttime savior! Now it'll have to be just another cover in my stash, but during the day it isn't as critical for the cover to have to last as long. Should I just resign myself to the fate of changing a diaper once a night? Stick with disposables? I think our situation is made slightly worse by the fact that she likes to sleep on her tummy, regardless of her position when I put her down. If she were on her back I think the pee would be more efficiently absorbed by more of the bulk of the doublers and diaper.
I think tonight I'll try double or triple prefolds, if such a thing is possible. Hey, on the bright side, if her diaper is so big she can't walk or climb easily then it'll take her longer to climb out of the crib! (I've already caught her trying to sling a leg over the crib rail, the sneak.)