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Cloth diapering at night can sometimes get the best of even the most seasoned cloth diapering parents. Some babies and toddlers are just heavy wetters and to get the kind of absorbency you need you to have to add so much padding that your child can no longer wear their pajamas or even walk comfortably.
Many of us have been there and we get it. If this is you, give the Wonderful Bambino fitted cloth diaper a try. These cloth diapers are highly absorbent and have a slim fit. Read on to find out more about this great diaper.
A look at the Wonderful Bambino Fitted:
The Wonderful Bambino fitted diaper is unique in a few ways. It has two features that aren’t seen often in the fitted diapers I have tried. There is sewn in absorbency down the middle of the diaper and a 3-size snap-down rise that will fit babies from about 12-40 pounds. Even with the sewn in absorbency this diaper is still quite trim.
Our model, Dub is three years and ten months old. He weighs about 37 pounds and is approximately 3’3″ tall. He is on the last setting of this diaper in both the rise and the waist and hip snaps but he still has some room to grow before it becomes too small. It fits him very similarly to other one-size diapers.
As you can see, the bum of the diaper doesn’t give him as much of a bubble butt as other fitteds do. Here he is wearing just the diaper and one insert. We could easily add another insert for added nighttime absorbency and still be able to fit a cover and pajamas over it without issue.
Even if you have a heavy wetter who is soaking through all of their regular diapers, the Wonderful Bambino and a cover is a great option. Here it is with a Blueberry Coverall and his shorts fit just as well over it as a regular AI2 or pocket diaper.
We love this diaper and if Dub continues to show resistance to potty training or continues to wet at night I will be adding some more of these to my stash for sure!
The Wonderful Bambino fitted has lasted through the night for us with just one insert under a Disana wool cover without any leaks. When I use a PUL cover at night I do add a bamboo booster along with the insert though I’m not sure if I absolutely have to.
This diaper is also great for daytime. Right now I am adding two inserts to his daytime diapers and still having leaks if I don’t change him every hour and a half.
Normally this is fine but if we’re out running errands we frequently end up with wet pants before we get home or can get to a bathroom for a change. The Wonderful Bambino has been a lifesaver (okay, a car seat cover saver) in these situations more than once!
As with all fitted diapers, the Wonderful Bambino does require a cover or wool over it.
Update 12/12/2021: it doesn’t appear that the Wonderful Bambino fitted diaper is still available on the market. This is a bummer because it’s truly a great diaper, but you may still be able to find them in the used cloth diapers market. If you can find them, I highly recommend purchasing them.