This is the exact text message I received from my husband while I was away at BlogHer.
Just before I left for BlogHer we ran out of diapers. The night before I left we clothed them up for our very first overnight in cloth. They woke up dripping wet – Bad News.
I figured we just put the diapers on wrong or something silly like that.. A typical newbie mistake or something. I told my husband to research it a little and try to make the fit a little better and throw an extra liner into each diaper at bed time.
Friday Morning I got the text. It was 5am in San Diego and 7am here in Minneapolis.
I called him in my grogginess (having stayed up far too late Thursday night) and he told me how they had both leaked through a diaper in the evening and then over night Andrew woke up at 2am crying and wet from his shoulders down, and that his bed was dripping wet; and same with Ethan at 4am when he woke up crying due to wetness.
I chatted up a few cloth diapering experts who I just happened to be sitting next to at the opening session at BlogHer and asked their opinion. They told me that he could have been overstuffing or if my boys were front sleepers, they may need fitted diapers (which I really had no idea what they were!)
I came home assuming that My husband was just not doing it right, and that if I diapered them – they would be fine. Sure enough, they and their sheets were wet in the morning. I put Ethan into a diaper and within an hour he was leaking through the middle!? What the Heck!
Not sure if we’re cut out for this cloth diapering thing just yet. We’re not giving up. But this is not a good start.
Honestly, I feel like I need an expert to come stay in my house for a day and walk me through each diaper and pour their knowledge all over me. I’m so confused!
Has anyone else had big issues with leaking?
What suggestions might you have for me?? Any and ALL advice is appreciated!
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