Overnight cloth diapering can be a deal-breaker for some families. As babies get older and sleep longer, they demand more from a cloth diaper. Thankfully, the solution to overnight diaper woes is a simple one: Extra absorbency and wool. HumBird cloth diapers are fitted diapers and wool covers perfected and, once you try them, you’ll want to use wool for more than overnight.
Some people call wool a cloth diaper miracle worker. This is especially true if you have a child with sensitive skin, who can’t stand the wet diaper feeling, or is a heavy wetter. Here’s why:
- Wool adjusts to your child’s body temperature. We think of wool sweaters as winter wear, but wool cloth diapers will keep your child comfortable no matter the season.
- Wool is surprisingly breathable.
- Wool is a natural fiber.
- Wool is naturally anti-bacterial.
- Wool can hold 3 times it weight in urine before causing that wet feeling.
- Wool is self-cleaning and will stop smelling like urine once it is air dried.
- Lanolin helps keep wool anti-fungal.
HumBird Wool Covers
HumBird wool cloth diaper covers are beautifully handcrafted with Certified Organic 95/5 Wool Interlock. These gorgeous covers come in covers, wraps, shorts, and longies. The covers are sized and made to fit comfortably over generously padded fitted diapers for nighttime. You can purchase a ready-made cover or have one custom made to fit your child’s measurements.
Two types of wool are paired to create HumBird wool cloth diaper covers. These include European, a bit more texture and airy, and wool interlock which is more dense and smooth. HumBird says, “You can pair either a European wool or a certified organic wool interlock diaper cover with a fitted for an extremely breathable, absorbent and eco-friendly option for babies from light to very heavy wetters.”
HumBird Fitted Diapers
HumBird offers two types of handcrafted fitted cloth diapers. The first is a traditional fitted diaper that always requires a cover to be waterproof. These are made in three different types of materials and come with removable and adjustable inserts. The second is a hybrid fitted diaper with a hidden layer of fleece. This diaper style is not waterproof, but can be worn without a cover for an extended period of time. These are especially great for children with sensitivities to PUL and who need more air circulation for sensitive skin.
HumBirds come in 4 sizes:
Size 1: HumBumBitty (ca. 6-20 pounds)
Size 2: Which is the “standard” size for most other diaper makers and fits ca. 12-35 pounds. Also found under HumBum2.
Size 3: HumBum3 (ca. 12-40+ pounds) is the standard size of HumBird and will take most up to potty training. This size is unique to HumBird.
Size 4: XL size for up to 20-60+ pounds and is only found in fitteds.
My youngest turned two in October and he is just now reaching the heavy wetter stage at night. He is very sensitive to being wet and I’ve worried that he might wake up in the night because of overnight diapering. This proved the perfect time to try a HumBird fitted and wool cover.
These diapers are gorgeous. There’s really no other description that feels appropriate. Every detail is meticulous and beautifully made. HumBird diapers are certainly an investment, but the quality is undeniable.
This diaper is not kidding around when it comes to absorbency. I actually think the fitted cover itself would be plenty for an average wetter to make it through the night. Our fitted came with two inserts and we only used one. After a full night’s sleep, our toddler woke up with only the insert wet. The edges of the diaper had a tiny bit of wetness or we could have used the fitted a second night with a new insert.
If you are using HumBird for extra night time absorbency, this is going to be a padded fit. My son is slim, so the diaper fit under his 2T jammies, but you might need to size up if your child has less room in their PJs. Another option would be to simply use the wool cover as bottoms or choose wool longies for your cover.
How Many Do I Need?
The great thing about wool is that you can reuse it for 2 to 4 weeks (airing it out in between uses) if it does not get any poop on it. If you wash diapers every other day, you could easily buy two covers and two fitteds for night time use and be covered. If you go a bit longer between washes, I would recommend three fitteds. If the investment is too high to begin with, try the fitted with a traditional cover and save up for a wool cover. These quality cloth diapers can hold up over regular use and night time will be covered!
Wool requires handwashing – once a month. While Nifty Nappies aren’t around anymore, I still have this great video tutorial and printable from Vilate that shares how to care for wool cloth diapers. Wool is lovely and absorbent and you will love adding HumBird to your stash!
Disclosure: I received product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.