Absorbent Diapers

Trying to find non-leaking diapers? Check here.

ORIGINAL POST (from a 3/2007 thread)

My nearly seven month old is about 18 pounds and wearing Pampers size 3
Cruisers. I switched to them from Huggies because the Huggies leaked too
much. The Pampers were OK for awhile but now we are having the leaking
problem again. I don't think my son needs the next size because the Cruisers
fit much larger babies. Has anyone found a disposable diaper that is VERY
absorbent?
Second question: any suggestions about helping my son sleep through the night?
He usually wakes up once a night because he needs a diaper change (and
usually a pajama change too) and not because he is hungry.



SUMMARY OF RESPONSES
Here's the summary of responses to my plea for help about leaking diapers.
Thanks to everyone who sent responses on-line and off; this has been very
helpful.
I. Diaper Brands - The following diapers were recommended:
1. Huggies Overnights/Nighttime
2. Pampers Baby Dry
Many people recommended these two. (I now realize a slow walk down the
baby products aisle would have clued me in - there are diapers made
specifically for nighttime!)
Also recommended:
3. Using Pampers but a size larger.
4. Seventh Generation
5. Tushies - All cotton.
6. Costco Kirkland Brand
7. Target Brand
8. BJ's brank.
II. Other Recommendations to Combat the Leaking:
1. Keep going up a size until you find a diaper that does not leak;
ignore the weight recommendations on the packaging; a larger size may be
needed.
2. Avoid giving liquids right before bedtime or cut the portion to half
or three-quarters.
3. Change the baby right before the parent goes to sleep; change the baby
right in the crib.
4. Use one size larger at night than the size you use during the day.
5. Put a woman's maxi pad in the diaper; this may require using a larger
size diaper.