I've had a few customers asking about using the Disana wool nappy covers for their older children who may be going through a phase of wetting the bed.
After your child has potty trained in the day, they may still be wet at night for some time after. For my son, who is now four, we have had a six month period of dryness when he was about two and a half and then we moved to Australia when he was nearly three and then everything went out of the window. It's common to hear how a major disruption in a child's life can send potty training back to its humble beginnings, which is exactly what has happened to us.
We started potty training quite early (18months) and I think in hindsight that my son wasn't really ready. Although things went well for six months it all went out the window at 2 years old through a bitterly cold English winter so we went back to nappies until he was two and a half (and it was warmer). Then we tried again with success both day and night up until we moved country.
Now my 4 year old wears the Disana tie-on nappy at night with a pull up wool cover just like my six month old. It is quite amazing how well the tie-on nappies work from birth to four years old. For him I will use the nappy with quite a thick booster pad made up of a brushed cotton liner and a folded muslin square.
The the pull up cover goes over the top to keep any wee contained and it works brilliantly. He is in the size 12-24 months would you believe although it is quite tight. But we also have the next sizes up 2-3 years and 4-5 years in for others wishing to try this method for their older children. In the morning if the nappy is wet it goes straight in the washing machine and the cover just gets aired out in the sun and smells as good as new again. When he gets up in the morning he can untie the nappy himself easily and take it off. The benefit of using cloth nappies during this phase is that the child can feel when they are wet and so it's likely to pass quicker than it might using disposables which can break that sensory connection. Plus it's cheaper and much better for the planet :)
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