At this point, after two children, I’ve tried most diaper brands that are out there. I’ve tried all of the major brands, plus numerous store brands and organic ones. Some work better than others. But in my opinion, that could just be a fluke.
Anyone who is a parent to multiple children can agree that what worked for one child may not work for another. My daughter and son couldn’t be more different, but that’s what’s makes being a mom fun and adventurous.
My latest hurdle, if you will, are nighttime leaky diapers. I swear my son is part camel, because he is storing some major liquid away and peeing it all out overnight. It wasn’t always a problem, because he drank less when he was smaller.
He’s now 14 months old and so far, is a great eater and drinker. But, he wakes up crankier than a hungover college kid.
I can’t blame him though, for the past few weeks he’s been waking up completely soaked. Wet through his diaper, undershirt, pajamas and sometimes his sheet.
Of course, when I talk to others they all have the million dollar answer.
Did you try cutting back his liquids before bed? Yes.
Have you tried a different diaper? Yes.
Have you tried to do a diaper change while he’s asleep? Yes.
Have you bought bigger diapers? Yes.
So…I did what any mom would do and went searching for answers on the interwebs. I ended up in some forum on a parenting website and someone suggested diaper inserts. They look just like maxi pads, in case you’re wondering. Awesome, right?
The day I read about this product, I ran out to Babies R Us, because they were the only local store to carry it, and bought two packages.
About Select Kid’s Diaper Booster Pads:
Keep your baby extra dry with Select Kid’s Booster Pad, a soft, flow-through pad designed to fill to capacity and then pass additional fluid into the diaper or pull-on. The increased capacity prevents leakage, protects delicate skin from rashes and improves comfort. It economically extends the use of any diaper while keeping skin drier and more comfortable. Easy to change and dispose. Latex-free.
The first two nights my son woke up wet, but not as much. I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked actually, because this product has received 4 or 5 stars on retailers’ websites. I was thinking “why isn’t this working?!”
Turns out my method of stuffing that diaper insert in his normal size diapers actually expanded the waist, allowing more urine to come out the top and get my poor little guy all wet and cold. So, that wasn’t necessarily a fail on the diaper insert but on me.
Tip: You can position the booster pad more in the front or more on the back depending on where you need coverage. I had to bring the pad up more in the front because I have a boy. 😉
The third night I used a diaper one size up from what we’re using now. I happened to have some in his closet, thankfully.
That worked! And he’s been waking up dry and happy. I’m still doing a victory dance, you just can’t see it.
So, here’s my advice. If you’ve tried all kinds of diapers, save yourself a little cash and use regular ol’ diapers along with this insert. It was only $5.99 for a 30-count at Babies R Us. Not too shabby.
Recipe for a dry night (if you’re desperate):
One diaper, regular or overnight, a size bigger than your child wears now(to allow room for the insert)
One diaper insert (I used Select Kid’s Booster Pad)
There you have it! Problem. Solved.
Not exactly rocket science, but I always feel like I’ve accomplished something if I can help my kids or make them more comfortable. And Lord knows, I don’t ever want to wake up laying in my own cold, urine.
Do you have any workarounds for simple problems or discomforts?