For the first time ever, about a month ago, we started using fleece covers on our younger boys at night. I admit, I was scared out of my mind. I just knew Benjamin was going to wake up in the middle of the night screaming and laying in a puddle of pee. I have read a ton on fleece, but just couldn't wrap my mind around how it could keep in all the pee!
Rhonda at FluffyRumps was awesome to work with. She helped me make sure that we got the correct measurements and size of longies for my (oddly shaped!) little guy (poor thing is long, with a medium sized waist and big ol' thighs!) I had to figure out which of her adorable fabrics I wanted and before I knew it, my (I mean my sons') first pair of longies had arrived.
They were a snug fit (we probably should have given him a bit more room), but looked great on him. He loved the monsters on his pants and proceeded to be a monster for the rest of the evening. Rhonda even threw in a cut out monster from the same material so I could sew it on a shirt to match! (As you can see mommy hasn't gotten that far yet!)
And then, it was bedtime. I was worried and nervous. I even emailed Rhonda after putting Benjamin to bed, "Are you SURE it's going to keep him dry?!" She assured me that between a solid fitted or prefold along with the extra protection sewn into the longies, he would be fine.
Sure enough 10 or so hours later, he woke up, and the outside of his pants and his bed were as dry as could be. My husband and I were baffled, but so in love with this new found (to us) material. I deemed it a fluke, and put him back in the fleece longies the next night, only to awake to the same results.
The only time we had any leakage was when his diaper was sticking up over the waist of the longies (note to self: double. check. the. waist.)
I confess that it skeeved me a bit to reuse the longies without washing them, as the fitted diaper underneath was soaked with pee every time. But everything I read, including wise words from Rhonda, said that it was fine and the 'normal' thing to do. A month later, I don't (really) think twice about it.
Our verdict: We love fleece!! I wish I had discovered this 3 years ago when we started cloth diapering! I can't imagine how many rashes could have been avoided from being in a diaper too long at night time, as well as all the trouble we had searching for the perfect night time diaper solution - this is it (for us, at least).
Like I said, Rhonda was awesome to work with. Very patient in answering the million questions I had regarding fleece, as well as answering them in a timely manner.
You can see all the work Rhonda has done, including current fabric choices, here.
Disclaimer: I was given a pair of fleece longies from FluffyRumps for review. These opinions are entirely my own and you may have a different experience.