4 Cloth Diaper Nighttime Solutions

Are you tired of waking up to your baby having wet clothes and sheets because of a leaky cloth diaper? Is your baby a heavy wetter and you just can’t seem to find a nighttime solution that works?

Sure, you could just use disposables, but that’s going to cost you money, be hard on the environment, and may not work out with your baby’s sensitive skin.  So how can you keep using your beloved cloth diapers and not have nighttime leaks?

We tried a variety of options for overnight diapers as baby grew, but we landed with 4 solid reliable options. Here are the 4 nighttime solutions I have found to keep baby nice and dry all night long.

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1.) BumGenuis 4.0 Pocket Diaper (or BumGenius 5.0 Pocket Diaper) + Hemp Insert

The bumGenius 4.0 and 5.0 pocket diapers come with two microfiber inserts; newborn and one size. You will also need an additional hemp insert. We had some Best Bottom hemp inserts that our daughter had outgrew, so we just used those.

BumGenius Setup

Lay the one size insert on the bottom, the newborn insert on top of that, and then the hemp insert on top. Stuff the diaper with the three inserts as is. Then lay a fleece liner on top of the diaper, so it lays against your baby’s skin. The liner will help wick the moisture away from your baby’s skin. It also makes poop removal easy and prevents stains.

2.) Rumparooz Cover with OsoCozy Prefolds

An easy solution that won’t break the bank is to use two prefolds with a cover.  Fold the prefolds like a pad and put one on top of the other. Then lay your fleece liner on top of the prefolds and lay everything right inside of the cover.
prefold solution


3.) GroVia O.N.E. 

The GroVia O.N.E. is a super soaker solution. It comes with a newborn and a one size cotton blend soaker pad. You’ll use both for overnight. The large soaker pad has groves in it, so all liquids are directed into the core of the pad, reducing leaks, making it the perfect nighttime diaper.

GroVia ONE Solution


4.) Wool Cover

If all else fails, just slap a wool cover over the diaper. Wool is naturally absorbent and breathable. It’s also super comfortable for your baby. The only downside to these wool covers is that sometimes it makes it hard to get your baby’s jammies on.

We have been using wool covers with our little one during the summer with just a shirt to go with it. It’s been working out fantastic. She’s been drinking so much water since it’s been hot out, but we haven’t had to deal with any leaks. #MOMWIN  


Cloth diapers are great for the environment, gentle on baby’s skin, and can save you loads of money. But if you’re waking up to your baby soaked in urine every morning, you will get discouraged with cloth very quickly. By using these 4 nighttime solutions, your baby will stay nice and dry throughout the night without you having to turn to disposables.

What About You? 

Have you found a nighttime cloth diaper that works for your heavy wetter? Comment below and let us know. Share this post with your cloth mama friends.


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7 Replies to “4 Cloth Diaper Nighttime Solutions”

  1. Omg, I totally love the helpful hints! I cloth diapered both my little ones! Certainly wish I would have known about the wool cover!! Thanks!

  2. Yay! I love cloth diaperers! 🤗 My sons 5 now. It his diapers used to leak ALL the time! We used to have microfiber but now, with my daughter, we use all bamboo. They take forever to dry after the wash but they’re super absorbent and we haven’t had any leaking at all! I never thought of hemp. That’s a great idea too!

  3. Thanks for the tips! I’m 37 weeks pregnant with our first and planning to use cloth. This is going to be really helpful. I hadn’t thought of fleece liners. Do you just cut them out yourself?

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