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It is not generally wise to leave a newborn/younger child in one nappy all night (of whatever variety) while they are still having frequent night feeds. While they are still fairly young, babies tend to poo around feed times, so leaving them in the same nappy all night may cause nappy rash to develop. Also, a child still being fed large volumes at night will wee a lot more than a child who is sleeping through. Even the best cloth nappies cannot cope with this volume of liquid without a change. Once baby is sleeping longer stretches at night, or no longer pooing overnight, this would be when you'd consider switching to a good nappy to last the whole night time.
A cloth nappy for night use is much bigger than a disposable, but it's worth bearing in mind that it will stay the same size throughout the night, where a disposable will have swollen and become heavier by the next morning due the chemical reaction of urine on the sodium polymer crystals, producing a gel.
A child no longer having night feeds can easily sleep through 12 hours in the same nappy, as long as it has enough absorbency. You may find you need to add a good, highly absorbent booster to give you the capacity you need. Place a night time booster at the front (folded) for a boy or between the legs for a girl. Alternatively, to make the nappy less bulky at any particular point, you can lay the boosting along the length of the nappy.
When you try your first night nappy, you can reduce your own anxiety by putting in two boosters instead of one and - when you are happy that this is reliable against leaks - you can try with just the one. Placing one booster inside the nappy and one on the outside (between nappy and wrap), will keep the nappy nice and trim for your baby and less likely to compromise the fit on the legs.
Please be reassured it's quite normal for the whole nappy and/or booster to be fully wet by the morning, as the whole nappy is the absorbent part. Many babies are not at all affected by having this wetness in contact with their skin, but you may prefer to add a fleece liner to act as a stay dry layer to keep baby's skin feeling nice and dry. The Mother-ease Sandy's Staydry boosters are an excellent option as they act as both a booster and have a stay dry layer on one side.
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