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I’m using cloth on my 3 month old and at the moment his bedtime is not at the same times each day because I’m not following a schedule but awake times. The last change of the night I put him into a disposable nappy and usually it’s around 9pm-10pm ish but when he sleeps longer I don’t know whether to wake him up or let him sleep longer if it’s been over 3 hours in the cloth nappy which is only intended to be on for 2-3 hours. I have woken him up before but not sure if it was a good idea or not. I’m just worried about leaks.

Posted by mom450498, 1st July 2020

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  • I have used cloth from 4 weeks (Bub is now 5 months). She sleeps from 6pm-6am I use a cloth with two 3 layer microfibre inserts and two 3 layer bamboo inserts. I only change her if she has pooped. The more layers you add the more absorbent the nappy will be overnight. Bub never gets diaper rash and never leaks overnight. During the day I use 5 layer microfibre and change regularly every 2 hours.

  • I only wake bubs at night to change him if he has a dirty nappy but not for a wet one. I would do disposables at night.

  • I wouldn’t wake him. I have always been told to NEVER wake a sleeping baby.

    Leaks can be easily fixed with a change of sheets and cloths upon waking. But to try and avoid them definitely using disposable at night will help. Have a look at different disposable brands as well. Some are more absorbent than others or are better suited to boys or girls, even if they claim they suit both the same. Giving them the next size up nappy overnight was a game changer for me. I can get a full night’s sleep our of a single nappy. I only change it if bubs is awake and cranky and won’t resettle (a wet nappy doesn’t generally faze her).

    I’ve never used cloth nappies but have heard of friends and friends of friends who have and have put an extra layer in when worried. Whether it’s anotherr absorbent part or some Terry towelling stuff from big w.

    If your really concerned about leaks have a play with a few different things to find what works for you and bub.

  • I would continue putting him in disposable nappies at night. I wouldn’t wake him myself, if he was uncomfortable he would wake up. Just put a barrier cream on and maybe size up if your worried about leaking.

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