Finding the best overnight diaper for your baby can be challenging, but what about finding the best overnight diapers for toddlers? Well as the Great and Powerful Oz would say, that’s a horse of a different color; the ‘color’ being difficult.
The challenge of finding the best overnight diapers for toddlers is two-fold. Not only do you need a diaper that is super-absorbent, but you need one sturdy enough to handle the volume of poo and pee a toddler is capable of producing.
Why do diapers matter?
Just in case there is someone out there questioning the importance of a super-absorbent overnight diaper for toddlers, let’s take a minute to list a few of the most important reasons:
- A dry toddler is a toddler who sleeps all night—which means parents sleep all night, too.
- Parents have the peace of mind that their toddler is comfortable.
- An absorbent diaper is healthier and more hygienic
What makes a great overnight diaper?
We’ve already talked about the two most important qualities of overnight diapers for toddlers: super-absorbency and volume capacity. But these aren’t the only things that make an overnight diaper the one most parents use for their toddlers. When asked, parents of toddlers also cite the following reasons for selecting the overnight diaper they prefer to use…
- It promises to deliver a leak-free night regardless of output from your toddler
- It is affordable
- It is easy to find in stores
- Has great customer reviews from actual parents of toddlers
- It is eco-friendly
- It is hypoallergenic and promises to protect your little one from rashes
Since most diapers promise to meet and exceed the expectations of parents on all counts, the best way to determine which diapers really do what they say they will is to hear what parents who’ve used them have to say…
Best Overnight Diapers for Toddlers (Disposable Diapers)
If you have a male toddler who is still wearing diapers at bedtime, then buying him a GoodNites Bedtime Pants for Boys should be on your shopping list. Priced at just over $20, GoodNites Bedtime Pants for Boys are as good as it gets when it comes to keeping your son dry all night long without putting a huge dent in your budget.
These overnight pants have a 40% greater absorbency rating over other brands, are easy to get on and off, come in designs every little boy can get excited about, and do their job well for little boys weighing between 38 and 65 pounds. Surprisingly, GoodNites Bedtime Pants make the cut as being superior in spite of the fact that they aren’t your average disposable diaper. In fact, most would consider it a cloth diaper due to the fact that they are washable and reusable. Don’t let this deter you, though, because these overnight pants are amazing!
GoodNites Bedtime Pants for Girls work just as effectively for girls as they do for boys. GoodNites Bedtime Pants for Girls keep your little princess dry all night thanks to their amazing ability to absorb moisture and wick it away from little bottoms…just the way parents and toddlers like.
GoodNites for girls are budget-friendly at slightly over $20 per box, designed for toddlers in the 38 to 65 pound range, and come in comes in different designs that are sure to please the little girl needing them.
The best overnight diapers for toddlers from Huggies are Huggies Overnights. This diaper is recommended for toddlers weighing over 36 pounds and promises to keep your little one as dry as possible for up to 12 hours. Huggies also added a snug fit waistband and an extra security tab to its Huggies Overnites to make sure it stays in place all night long in spite of all the wiggling and squirming toddlers tend to do in their sleep…making it virtually leak-proof. These special features are evidence Huggies recognizes the specific needs of toddlers (and their parents). Huggies Overnights are priced at $23.69 (54 count).
In terms of overnight diapers for toddlers, Pampers always makes the ‘best’ list. Pampers Easy-Ups Training Pants Diapers for Boys provides more than 12 hours of dryness and comfort to your little man due to the fact that it holds 25% more liquid than other brands of disposable overnight diapers or training pants. The Pampers’ wetness indicator is another advantage making it a favorite of parents.
Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants Diapers for Boys come in cool little boy designs, and are competitively priced at just over $20.
For moms with little girls, Pampers Training Pants Diapers for Girls are usually the number one choice in overnight diapers. Why? It’s easy. With Pampers Training Pants Diapers for Girls, there are no worries when it comes to staying dry all night. No worries about waking up with wet pajamas, soaked sheets, or a chapped bottom.
Complete with a stretchy waistband for easy on-off action, their famous wetness indicator, super-absorbency, and budget-friendly price tag (just over $20), parents consider them a win-win. Your mini princess will love them for their girly designs.
Part of being a toddler is learning to do things on his/her own—including using the bathroom. That’s what makes having pull-up pants instead of a traditional diaper so important. During the day pull-ups make it easier for them to go when they need to without the hassle of unfastening (and wasting) diapers. At night, pull-ups save them from the discomfort of leaking diapers. Pull-Ups Night Time pants is the most absorbent pants Pull-Ups offer; making it a favorite for many parents and toddlers. Toddlers especially enjoy the glow-in-the-dark versions for bedtime.
Pull-Ups Training Pants Night Time for Boys are priced just over $35 and are rated for toddlers in the 18 to 34 pound range.
Fisher-Price has been a front-runner for producing quality baby products and toys for decades. But that’s not all they do well. Fisher-Price Happy Days & Happy Nights Baby Diapers are amazing!
The Value Pack, priced at $32, can be used throughout the day and for overnight. That’s right…with Fisher-Price Happy Days & Nights Baby Diapers take away the chore of having to choose a diaper for day as well as one for night. When nighttime comes, all you have to do is add the DriNite liner for the ultimate in absorbency.
Don’t let the fact that most diaper reviewers don’t include Fisher-Price diapers in their reviews fool you. This exclusion isn’t because they haven’t earned rave reviews…it’s because most people aren’t aware of these diapers exist. What a shame!
Best Overnight Diapers for Toddlers (Cloth Diapers)
If you are among the growing number of parents using cloth diapers, you are undoubtedly looking for the best overnight cloth diaper for your toddler.
Using cloth diapers during the day isn’t any different than using disposables—when your toddler is wet or dirty you change them. A more absorbent night time solution to cloth diapering, however, is a different story. Think about it—who wants their little one waking up in the middle of the night soaking wet? Besides, changing diapers in the night disturbs your toddler’s sleep as well as yours? No one, that’s who!
If you are a cloth diaper fan, the time of day (or night) usually isn’t a reason to ‘switch sides’—especially since Thirsties One Size Pocket Diapers are an option.
Thirsties One Size Pocket Diaper always makes the list of best overnight diapers for toddlers because of its design, urethane coating and waterproof outer design. Being a 100% American made is also a huge plus. This is a hands-down favorite among American moms.
At a cost of $20.75, this diaper is budget-friendly, can fit toddlers below 40 pounds, is easy to clean (no need to remove inserts before washing), and can be comfortably worn for up to 12 hours.
For a very affordable price of $12.99, the best overnight diapers for toddlers from Lil Mates can be yours to keep your toddler happy—especially at night.
These diapers come with bamboo inserts for optimum absorbency and a waterproof layer to ensure zero leakage. If there is a need for an additional insert, you can add it via its wide rear or front opening.
The inserts are easily removed which helps to make laundering these diapers much easier, too. This cloth diaper can fit any toddler weighing less than 34 pounds.
The best overnight diapers for toddlers from Feitong made it to our list because of its price – $4.87. The affordability of these diapers isn’t the only reason they made it to our review, though. The fact that they are made of charcoal bamboo and other moisture wicking materials makes them a good choice for parents and toddlers looking for a good and dry night’s sleep.
The Feitong cloth diaper is made of charcoal bamboo with an outer layer made of polyester. It has 5 inserts sewn together to make it highly absorbent; two made of bamboo and three made of microfiber. This cloth diaper is recommended for toddlers weighing 36 pounds and below, uses snap buttons to ensure a snug fit, and doesn’t ride up or shift out of position. It is fair to say, however, that parents of toddlers who wet excessively during the night may not find this diaper to be adequate.
PW Surplus Diaper Covers for Infants and Toddlers Cotton Reusable Potty Training Pants Designer Underwear
Although I have not seen PW Surplus cloth diaper in any reviews for overnight diapers, I can honestly say that the Training Pants from PW Surplus are a good option in terms of overnight diapers because of their design and performance.
These training pant are constructed of several layers of cotton; making it comfortable to wear. Other features making this diaper a winner includes: a non-toxic plastic layer that makes cleanup easier inside and out and an elastic waist band that provides comfort and prevents leakage.
The main feature of this training pant is that it holds the mess and liquid inside but your baby can still feel it. The purpose of this is to help toddlers realize this isn’t a feeling they want once they begin to understand the concept of using the bathroom on their own.
These training pants are also suitable for night use because of their ability to hold as much liquid as a regular diaper. Their budget-friendly cost of $20 also adds to their attractiveness.
Super Undies is a maker of underwear that aims to help toddlers to stay dry all night long–especially those who are heavy wetters. With Super Undies Bedwetting Nighttime Underwear your toddler can stay dry no matter how much they wet in a 12 hour period of time.
What makes this the best overnight diapers for toddlers? There are actually a number of reasons this nighttime underwear ranks so high…
Super Undies Bedwetting Nighttime Underwear has two separate microfiber soaker pads inside for optimum absorption, the inner part is made of terry cloth, its outer layer is completely waterproof, it is comfortable for toddlers during sleep or play, and it fits toddlers up to 85 pounds.
This overnight diaper from Lil Mates made it to our overnight diapers for toddlers ‘most desired’ list because of its price and performance. The Leak-Free Dual Opening Pocket Cloth Diaper from Lil Mates costs only $11.99 and comes with five inserts for maximum performance. Four of the inserts that are made of microfiber while the fifth one is made of waterproof Pul material. This superior constructions assures parents there will be no leaks in the night.
This Lil Mates cloth diaper has both front and rear pocket openings in case there is a need to add inserts and can be done easily without waking your little one. Lil Mates cloth diapers can do the job as well as other nighttime cloth diapers; making it a good contender when it comes to best overnight diapers for toddlers.
BumGenius is known for its authentic designs of high-performing cloth diapers; one of which is the BumGenius 4.0. The BumGenius 4.0 is my personal favorite overnight diapers for toddlers despite its price of $17.95.
Among the things that I love with this cloth diaper are:
- Its leak-proof outer layer
- Custom fit with comfortable, stretchable sides that move with the child while holding everything in
- A lining that protects your baby or toddler’s skin and prevents chapping and rashes
- It comes with two different type of inserts—one for newborn and one for toddlers
By the time your toddler is…a toddler, you need to be focusing on teaching your little one to understand the concept of using the bathroom; getting rid of diapers altogether. That’s why using training pants absorbent enough to handle nighttime wetting is your best bet.
Not only do training pants keep your toddler and his/her bed dry, but they provide an extra-layer of protection over and above what most disposable diapers provide.