I'm looking for a sustainable overnight (read: long lasting, high-absorbancy) diaper for my 3yo daughter. She has been cloth diapered since she was a newborn, but now I just can't find an overnight cloth diaper that won't leak and I can't just change her bedsheets every day until she can use the toilet on her own. That, itself, is not sustainable for the environment or my energy!

I would like to find a disposable diaper that won't outlive my grandchildren in a landfill. Something at least a little friendlier to the environment than your more mainstream (insert popular brand here).

Can anyone help me find a sustainable alternative for the next year or so?

  • have you tried double-diapering? That was the usual overnight approach. Apr 17 '17 at 13:50
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    Trust me when I tell you she's simply not ready. Congratulations on your potty training prodigy, but I know my daughter and I know she's not there yet. This has been a process since she was about 18mo and I'm not going to bore the internet with the story. We're doing what's best for her. Apr 21 '17 at 1:34
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    There are several diapers in production that (claim to) use renewable ressources and degrade biologically, in Germany you'd google "Öko-Windeln" - but not knowing where you live, I can't know if any are availabe.
    – mart
    Jun 26 '17 at 12:37
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    I remember we used eco-friendly diapers for a short while from a brand called Naty. They are FSC and biobased certified, so it may be slightly better than the more common brands. However it's been several years since we used them and I vaguely remember switching to a different brand back then. Not sure why that was, probably because we weren't satisfied with them.
    – THelper
    Oct 23 '17 at 17:47
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    Also interested in what your current cloth diapers are... Maybe switching brand/approach with cloth would work as well
    – user4292
    Aug 13 '18 at 14:52

Look for the adult stuff... I read here they advise

to use a booster pad or "diaper doubler".

Maybe this is a solution for your case?

Also they are talking about

"long-lasting" diaper typically found in Europe

(btw Are you in the States?

  • In the US I would search for 'washable incontinence pads'. Oct 10 '18 at 14:46

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