Leaky Diaper? There’s a Solution!

Diapers. They’re so frustrating, but so very necessary.

As new parents, my husband and I found ourselves constantly switching brands and sizes. One would be too big, not absorbent enough, irritated our baby’s skin, etc. When we finally found a diaper combo we liked, it seemed like our son was still sometimes wetting throug81X9FmaiKzL._SL1500_h his nighttime diaper. We use Huggies Snug and Dry during the day and Huggies Overnights at night, one size larger than he wears during the day.

Our son sleeps through the night now, but sometimes we wake up to find him soaking wet. We had tried everything – bigger diapers, different diapers, double diapers. Nothing was working. We were so tired of our guy being uncomfortable, whether he slept through it or not, and even more tired of all of the laundry, especially because we both work and were often scrambling to get sheets off the crib mattress and into the wash. So much laundry. So much pee.

I felt like I tried everything, until recently when I did another search for a solution. I stumbled upon diaper booster pads, and thought why the hell not? I ordered them, and thanks to Amazon Prime, they were at my doorstep 91kddZ5ECiL._SX522_two days later. The booster pads run $10 for a pack of 30. Essentially, they are just an extra layer of cotton that you’re placing in your baby or toddler’s diaper for extra absorption.

The cotton is great for babies with even the most sensitive skin. Amazon reviews on them show consistent 4 and 5 star ratings.

I’m thrilled to say that we haven’t had one single diaper leak since starting to use these at bed time. We change our son’s diaper right before bed, ensure that he hasn’t drank anything for about an hour before and we place the booster pad in his Huggies Overnight diaper. The pad doesn’t move.

We did not have to fold our booster pad in half, but I’ve seen that many parents recommend folding it in half. For us, the single layer of extra padding has worked wonderfully. My only true regret is not finding these sooner, because I seriously loathe laundry.

These are a one-size-fits-all and are highly recommended for any parent dealing with leaky diapers. We aren’t potty training yet, but I’ve seen that many parents use these while potty training, too!

Want to try them out for yourself? Grab yours here:
Sposie Booster Pads Diaper Doublers, 30 Pads

– Katie

 

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2 thoughts on “Leaky Diaper? There’s a Solution!

  1. I’m surprised you didn’t mention cloth diapers as an option. Most moms don’t consider them because of the poop factor but by the time baby starts sleeping through the night they’re not pooping at night anymore. I’ used to use disposables at night but couldn’t find anything that worked. I tried different brands, boosters, going up 2 sizes, etc. I finally landed on an overnight fitted cloth diaper from a company called Pooters (you can find them online at pootersdiapers.com). It’s made of hemp fabric so it’s crazy absorbent (holds up to 32 ounces a night). I wash them every 3 days so I only needed to buy 4. They come in one-size fits most and last up to 40 lbs. And they have a stay-dry layer so baby feels dry no matter how much she wets. I’m now on baby #4 and I’m still using the same diapers I bought 7 years ago so it’s not only saved me from wet sheets every night, but it’s saved me a ton of money too!

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    1. None of the BurritoBuzz moms use cloth diapers, so we were not aware that there is cloth diaper that doesn’t leak! We will definitely check out Pooters, thank you for the tip! Maybe you’ll see a Pooters review in the near future! 😉

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