Night Nappies – Options, Tips & Tricks

Congratulations on taking the step into the world of MCNs at night! To help you on your way to success here is some great advice & tips on how to use BBH Night Nappies at get the most out of them.

WHAT NAPPY? WHAT COVER?

BBH Night Nappy + Wool Cover (Fail proof even for olympic wetters!)
BBH Night Nappy + PUL Cover (Great for medium to heavy wetters)
BBH Bamboo/Hemp Fitted + Wool Cover (Great for medium wetters)
BBH Bamboo/Hemp Fitted + PUL Cover (great for bubs under 6 months or light wetters)

** Hemp Fitted makes for a fantastic night nappy due to the strength of the hemp fibres used. Hemp is a super tough, super absorbent fabric & given a night nappy is on bub for such a long time, if your hub has any sign of acidic wee, then Hemp will withstand even the heaviest, most acidic sees you can think of. Bamboo is also great, but if your bub gets acidic wee, then Hemp is a better option.
** Our All in One Nappy can also be used as a night nappy, however you will need to add additional boosters to get you through all night. This is a good option for light/med wetters. The best booster for nights is the BBH Bamboo Fold Up.


WHY ARE WOOL COVERS BETTER THAN PUL? 

# Wool is made from all natural fibres so it is much more breathable than the polyester PUL cover. Less heat, less rashes, happier baby.
# Wool also can hold 3-4 times its weight in liquid without feeling wet, so it will absorb excess wee with ease without feeling wet.
# You don’t need to wash/re-lanolise a wool cover after each use – simply wash/relanolise when it starts to get smelly or every couple of weeks. Simply air out between uses
# Wool naturally neutralises urine smell when lanolised properly .. yay!
# PUL covers are fine to use for nights, but wool is a much better option for the above reasons.


STINKY NIGHT NAPPIES?
If you find that your night nappies are starting to smell of ammonia, then the best way to stop that from happening is prevention! Because there are 23 layers of absorbency in the night nappies that means extra rinses are important to remove any excess urine, which should stop that ammonia build up from happening. So when you take the nappy of bub in the morning, give that nappy a very good rinse under the tap (or little squirt) to remove any surface, excess wee. Make sure you wash your night nappies as soon as possible (every second day at the latest!) .. the longer the wee sits there, the more that ammonia can stay there. When running your machine cycle – PRE RINSE COLD, then warm LONG wash (max 60 degrees), then EXTRA RINSE CYCLE. Its a great cycle to wash all your nappies in actually!

Obviously the right detergent that gives a good deep clean also helps. Switching detergents to a MCN safe one, which gives a good deep clean every time like Rockin Green, Biozet Liquid, Grovia Tiny Bubbles for example. Deep cleaning detergent should mean no stinky nappies. Rockin Green Funk Rock is also a great option for getting rid of the stink too!

GETTING THE FIT RIGHT
BBH Night Nappy is a side snapping nappy so it adjusts the leg & waist sizes separately. The top & bottom snaps can be set on different levels so you can adjust for skinny legs/chubby legs & tummy size as bubs shape grows & changes.

FOLDING THE INSERTS

Fitted Nappy – There are various ways to fold & snap the inserts in position but this way should give you the most layers for nights.
Step 1. Snap the long insert into the back snaps.
Step 2. Fold the long insert in thirds so you have 3 layers of the insert folded ontop of each other.
Step 3. Snap the short insert into the hidden snaps inside the front flap of the fitted.
Step 4. Lie the single insert either underneath or on top of the folded long insert to give you 1 extra layer.

Night Nappy – Again, there is no right or wrong way to fold them, but these  suggestions below will maximise the absorbency. Remember boys & front tummy sleepers pee mainly to the front of the nappy, so focus your layers at the front. Girls are a little more evenly spread. Don’t be afraid to change the folds to suit your bub!

For Boys & Tummy Sleepers. 
Step 1. Lie your insert face down so the pear shaped insert & stay dry layer is on the table/bench face down & the tails are together laid out full length, towards the skinny end of the pear shaped insert.
Step 2. Take the end of the tail, (both layers) & fold in three towards the middle of the pear shaped insert. That should give you 7 layers at the front of the nappy & just the 1 layer at the back.

** Yes it may look like your bub has a very large package between his/her legs, especially if they are in a medium size on the smallest setting BUT this does not make them uncomfortable in any way, nor is it bad for the development of their hips/backs. As bub grows its wont look so silly! Night nappies require lots of absorbency to last all night, thats why our BBH Nights is one of the best you’ll find that can last 12-14 hours! Yes that means more sleep for you!

For Girls
Step 1. Lie your insert face down so the pear shaped insert & stay dry layer is on the table/bench face down & the tails are together laid out full length, towards the skinny end of the pear shaped insert.
Step 2.Take the end of the tail, (both layers) & fold back so it touches the fat end of the pear shaped insert. This should give you 5 layers at the front & 3 layers at the back.

* Other Option – for a more consistent fit/back sleepers. 
Step 1. Lie your insert face down so the pear shaped insert & stay dry layer is on the table/bench face down & the tails laid out in opposite directions.
Step 2. Take one of the long inserts & fold it back so it touches the opposite end of the pear shaped insert.
Step 3. Take the other long insert & fold it back to it touches the opposite end of the pear shaped insert. /
This should give you 4 layers across the whole insert (including the pear shaped insert)
Once you have the right combination for your baby, using cloth at nights really is easy. If you have any questions on night nappies, please comment below or email info@babybeehinds.com.au.

 

 

 

 

3 Comments
  1. Lamborghini Huracan August 27, 2017 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Hi there. Thanks.Great article.

  2. Katherine March 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Hi, is Biozet ok to use on nappies? I thought in some other information you said not to use enzymatic laundry detergents and I thought Biozet is an enzymatic detergent. It is great for getting out ammonia smell.
    Thanks
    Katherine

    • admin March 29, 2015 at 10:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Katherine,

      Biozet LIQUID is fine to use, not so much the powder though as it contains some ingredients which aren’t beneficial to your cloth nappies/bamboo.

      BBH

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