Overnight Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapering overnight can be scary – leaks, cranky babies, and the expense of it all. It’s okay if you don’t cloth diaper overnight. You are still a cloth diaper mom. 

Cloth Diapering Overnight Basics

It can be hard to find an overnight cloth diaper solution, if you have a heavy wetter or even just a baby who sleeps funny. Capturing 8-10 hours of urine is a daunting task and might require some creativity, expense, and experimenting. 

But, how do you know if you have a heavy wetter? You have to try – and remember that your baby may fluctuate each night. 

Other Great Content:

Check out these blog posts from my personal blog – SimplyMomBailey – that I have written over the years about overnight cloth diapering. 

Start Here Solutions

Daytime Diaper with a Booster

Start by adding an additional booster or insert to your daytime diaper.

Choose a hemp, cotton, or bamboo booster or insert.

= extra 3-8oz


Repurpose Something 

Start by trying an absorbent material in your home like receiving blankets or t-shirts.  

This doesn’t have to be a long term solution but it can be a low-cost option to see how much absorbency you need.

= 10-18 oz


Embrace Fleece and/or Wool

This is as simple as using fleece pj’s for night. Fleece will help reduce some of the leaking and wet-bed sheets during this trial and error. 

Wool is a more expensive option, but can help. 

Top 3 Overnight Diapers

Prefold Diapers

12 – 18 ounces

  • 3 ply Nuggles BambooLUXE
  • GeffenBaby Hemp Jersey Prefolds
  • 3 Ply AMP Hemp Prefold
  • Large Smart Bottoms Smart Fold
  • Flip Overnight Inserts

Flat Diapers

10- 16 oz

  • Imagine Baby Bamboo
  • Flannel Cotton Receiving Blankets.
  • Hemp Babies Hemp Flat
  • Geffen Baby Fladdle

Fitted Diapers

12 – 30+ oz

Each fitted diaper has a different absorbency based on the quality of the textile, the number of inserts, and the shape & design. 

Absorbency Estimates

What About Pockets & All In One Diapers?

There is a lot of discrepancy in the term “heavy wetter.” For some brands that means 10 oz, and others 30+ oz. You can use a pocket diaper with any combination of inserts or flats or fitted diapers. You can use an AIO diaper overnight, but it will depend on your child’s output, the fit of the diaper, and overall absorbency.

Heavy Wetter AIO Diapers

This includes the Best Bottom Heavy Wetter AIO, GroVia AIO,  Smart Bottoms Dream Diaper, Lighthouse Kids Supreme, &  Happy Flute Heavy Wetter. 

They might work.

Boost Your Stash

Any cloth diaper can be boosted for more absorbency. Some brands simply add additional boosters or inserts or prefolds to a diaper and then market it as a heavy wetter diaper. 

You can buy the stuff you need and make any diaper heavy wetter worthy. 

Ask for 1:1 Help

Cloth diaper makers and retailers can help you find a product that works. They have comprehensive understanding of the products available and how they perform. Many fitted diaper makes will work with you 1:1 to find and make a product that works.


As available.