Which diaper?

Rachelle - posted on 05/13/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I have tried EVERY diaper on the market, including the store brands, to stop my son's nighttime leaks. He is 20 months old and I cannot keep him dry at night. I have even gone so far as to stop his fluid intake after 5pm. Nothing has worked. We have even tried the nighttime diapers and they leak. I am tired of changing crib sheets on a daily basis and I feel really bad that he wakes up wet and freezing every morning. Any suggestions?

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Keisha - posted on 05/13/2009

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LOL...I just found a picture online...They must really be new because I couldn't even find them on the Pampers site. I bought them from Target though. Anyhow they're called "Pampers Baby Dry Extra Protection". Here's a link to a picture of the package on the amazon site;

http://www.amazon.com/Pampers-Overnight-...

Also, yes those diaper crystals come from inside the diaper. When the diaper gets too full it tears and the the crystals that absorb all the moisture comes out. They're a pain to get off aren't they!!!???!!!

Sarah - posted on 05/13/2009

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I have found "diaper crystals" with the huggies brand, but only when my son is REALLY soaked. thankfully he's now in Pull-Ups full time (even at night and I haven't had any leaks...yet) so I don't have to worry about the "diaper crystals". I could only use huggies on him as every other brand would give him a rash.

Dorothy - posted on 05/13/2009

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I don't like Huggies- we've always used Pampers. Huggies always leak, leave funky stuff on their bums when they're really wet [like in the morning], and I think they are smellier than other brands. If all else fails, try putting a pair of rubber training pants over his diaper before putting him down.

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The only time I've found the "diaper crystals" is when his diaper gets over full and that has happened to me with every brand except for Pampers (I think).

Rachelle - posted on 05/13/2009

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Thank you everyone for the ideas!!! Keisha, you cracked me up... pee pee shooter! lol Anyhow, do you know what the pampers nighttime is called? I currently use the Huggies nighttime and as I mentioned, they dont work. I push his penis down before I fasten it and still comes through the top. He likes to sleep on his tummy, so that could be a contributor. Has anyone found that Huggies leave little "diaper crystals" all over their bottoms? Maybe its just me.. :) I cant wait until these twins are out of diapers and fully potty trained! WHEW!!!!

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When we were having this problem with our 18 month old, we started playing around with the different sizes. For example, with Huggies the size 4 box says 22-37 pounds. Since he weighs 28 pounds I thought he was wearing the right size since his weight was just about in the middle. Leaks, leaks, leaks....freezing baby in the morning. Sheets in the laundry daily. I went to the store and looked at the size 5's and the box says "Over 27 lbs". I bought a small pack just to see what the difference was and to be honest they are only slightly bigger. But for us, it made all the difference in the world. We haven't had a leaky diaper since. Oh, it's the Huggies Snug & Dry I'm talking about. Maybe since you've tried everything else, try that? Hope this helps :)

Sarah - posted on 05/13/2009

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Hi there, I've tried them all, too. My favorite right now is, surprisingly, the Target brand "Up and Up," which is a new and improved version of their previous generic. Maybe you have tried it also? It's the least expensive one on the market at $13.98 for a case of 92 size 3's. It compares with my other favorite, Pamper's Baby Dry, which is just as good as their "Cruisers" line, but you get more diapers for the money, and I think the design is a bit cuter. The Target generic is a little stiffer than Pampers, but it still has the stretchy tabs, inner gussets, and the added benefit of a back panel that stretches a bit. The new design with dots is really cute, too. It's similar to the Walgreen's brand "cloth-like diapers," which are also very affordable, but those diapers are even stiffer, so I don't like them as much anymore. Both are very absorbent. I've tried Huggies, but don't really like the chemical smell of the material they use. I've also tried Costco diapers, which are like Huggies, but cost a lot (about 28 cents a diaper versus 13 cents with the Target brand) and don't find them to be any better than the generics. I have also had issues with my son leaking through just about every brand if I don't make sure that his penis is facing "down." When I first brought him home, he leaked through everything, even when we folded over the front of the diaper sometimes, and during changes those first few days had a few "peeing over the head" instances. Funny, but messy! Sounds like your little guy likes to drink a lot of fluids, too, so that might tip the scales. I generally do a diaper change at 2:00 or 3:00 a.m., when he wakes up for a feeding. This morning, I tried going all the way through the night without a change and found that the Target diaper held up beautifully from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. I haven't tried using an insert or extra cover, though that sounds like a good idea. Maybe a cloth swim diaper over the regular diaper? One of my friends swears by the "Ultimate Crib Sheet" and has 2, which she alternates through the wash. They are kind of expensive, at $20 each, at Babies R Us. I use a waterproof mattress pad under the sheet, which is kind of the same idea, but a bit more work to change. I hope that's helpful! Let us know if any of these ideas works!

User - posted on 05/13/2009

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Are you a cloth or disposable diapering momma? We use fuzzi bunz and bum genius (cloth diapers) on our 9 week old son. They sell additional inserts to put in there for night time, long trips, etc. So far they've worked great for us, and it's GREAT for the environment! :)

Keisha - posted on 05/13/2009

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Have you tried adjusting his pee pee shooter when you change him into his night diaper. My son is 22 mos and he use to leak from the top because he prefers to sleep on his tummy. I now push his thingy downward when I put his night diaper on and it solved the problem. BTW...Pampers makes a good nighttime diaper now also...even though they dont call it that and its worked better for me than the Huggies.

Sarah - posted on 05/13/2009

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You could try using a disposable diaper with a diaper wrap over it. You should be able to get the diaper wraps at Walmart. Also so you don't have to change the sheets, you could buy a waterproof pad to put underneath him, that would at least keep the bottom sheet dry for you. Hope that helps.

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try putting an absorbent linning in his nappy u can buy them at boots for people who r incontenent also wake him up in the night and take him to the toilet.

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