I’ve got a leaky toddler.
Well, I suppose, in an effort to be more accurate, I have a heavy night wetting toddler. There. Accuracy. Leaky toddler was cuter though.
We have a fancy organic mattress that I don’t want ruined. (Yep. It’s all about the expensive bed. I need that shit to LAST.) I could go buy a piddle pad of some sort, but then you all wouldn’t get to weigh in with advice and miracle solutions. I would be robbing you of your opportunity to do a good deed. I can’t do that to you.
So help me out.
We’ve tried a pocket diaper stuffed with a 4x8x4 prefold.
We tried a cute Nifty Nappy wool cover that Amy at Babybabylemon was awesome enough to let me try, over a microfiber insert. I think it might be more effective over a fitted, but I don’t have a fitted…
We’ve tried disposables. Suzanne at bebehblog suggested I try sizing up with the disposables which we had tried a while back and wound up with leaks from poor fit, though I’m willing to try it again. She also alerted me to disposable night diapers, which I might try, but have to order online if I want them in a quantity less than bulk.
Last night we tried the Knickernappies combo under a PUL cover, and didn’t have any leaks. Woot!
The thing about some of the options we’ve tried is that they make the diaper HUGE and I wonder if that’s contributing to the leaking, because the gussets aren’t tight around his legs anymore. I don’t have enough experience (nor do I have a local resource) to feel confident that if I drop $100 on some bamboo fitteds, that they’ll work.
So help me out – how do YOU keep your toddlers dry and your mattress fresh and clean overnight?