A while back I wrote about my continued trouble with overnight leaks. The little man's not mine, of course. We have been dealing with this for almost 2 years, and up until a few weeks ago every day would start out the same.
The little man would wake up wet, and pissed (no pun intended) because of this fact. I would go in and not only his jammies, but also his sheets would be soaked, sometimes all the way through to the pad. I would then have to strip the bed, combine it with any leftover laundry, wash, dry, and fold. Every day the same for two years! I couldn't figure out why this kept happening, and really was this only happening to me? That couldn't be the case. I tried almost every diaper out there and sometimes I would even double diaper. Nothing seemed to work.
I had given up when a reader emailed me and said to try the Huggies Overnight diapers. What? They make an overnight diaper? How did I not know this???? How is it that in two years had I never seen or heard of an overnight diaper? Not on store shelves, not on diapers.com where I usually do my shopping, not on TV, not from my mommy friends....seriously nowhere? Is this like the best kept secret in mommy land or something?
Well, clearly I wasn't looking because they do exist and MIRACLES do happen because they actually work.
We have been leak free for three weeks now. No extra laundry, no wasted detergent, water, or electricity, and you know what? His diaper rash is almost nonexistent. I prefer to use the Seventh Generation during the day to balance out this serious nighttime diaper (oh, how I hate to think of this thing in the landfill) but ONE diaper is still much better than a diaper and all of that laundry.
I would like to thank you dear reader (and mother of twins) for taking the time to let me know about this, and for those of you out there who are having this same problem....get these today!
I just still can't believe that I didn't know about this? Thank God for all of you!