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I Did It!

I have only been cloth diapering for about 2 months now. And until a few nights ago, I was still putting Gavin is sposies at night. Why? Because I was SCARED! I know…laugh it up. You have to understand, my Gavin is a very, very heavy wetter. He even wets his bed with the overnight disposable diapers. We’ve tried giving him less to drink before bed…doesn’t work.

I had the scenario all worked up in my head. I would put his cute little behind in an equally cute cloth diaper. We’d go through our usual bedtime routine and say, “night, night!” Then, about 3 o’clock in the morning I would be awakened by the cries of my angel-face. Sleepily, I would walk to his room where I would find…PEE! Pee everywhere! Soaked through the mattress, pillow, blanket, down the dust ruffle, and on the carpet we just had cleaned. Then, I would have no other choice but to give Gavin a bath at 3 in the morning! I know it’s absurd, but this is what I had pictured.

I knew at some point I was going to have to get past all this craziness and bite the bullet, so to speak. So, I started asking around. I posted on Facebook, Diaper Pin, and Diaper Swappers. I didn’t get as big a response as I thought. I was surprised at the people who were like me, still putting their kids in disposables for bed. The suggestions I did get almost all included hemp inserts. So, that’s what I did.

After I said a prayer (LOL!), we went through our nighttime routine with Gavin. I put my Rainforest Babies cloth diaper on with a hemp snap-in soaker wrapped around a microterry soaker. Totally expecting to be awakened at 3 o’clock, I went to bed early. To my delighted surprise, I woke up at 8:00. I thought surely Gavin woke up and my husband changed him and just didn’t wake me up. So, I asked him. No, he didn’t change him.

Still doubtful, I walked to Gavin’s room. He was awake and as happy as could be. “Hi, Mommy!” he said.  I replied, “Hi, Gavin.” I picked him up to change him and his clothes were DRY! Yes, I said dry! I was so excited. After that, I felt silly for worrying about it.

It is amazing how worked up I can get. But I let my imagination get the best of me. Now, I can keep my little man dry, healthy, and “green” at night too!

Leave me some feedback. What have been your nighttime experiences with cloth diapers?

Have a great day!