My Very Own Super Soaker

And, no. This post has nothing to do with squirt guns.

The issue is with my baby boy. There’s not a single diaper on the market that can contain his – well, you know – during the night. I’ve never seen a baby “go” so much during the night. Ever. And I have six kids.

I refuse to buy Huggies Diapers. They size their diapers so small that I have to buy size THREE diapers for my 5 month old. Parker can still wear a size 3 Pampers, and he’s almost 3! And don’t even get me started on those new slip-on diapers. You couldn’t pay me to try them. (Well, you could probably pay me to try them, but I’m pretty sure I’d still hate them as much as I think I would.)

Pampers are much better size-wise, but they still don’t hold everything that comes out over night. Even during the day, I’m changing him every hour or so. We’re going through way too many diapers, and it’s leaving me broke and frustrated.

For the past 3 nights, I have put him in a disposable diaper with an all-in-one cloth diaper over top. And for the past 3 nights, he has woken up at 3 am because he is completely soaked… just like every other night before.

It is beyond frustrating. I have a feeling that my next trip to Walmart will include a purchase of those plastic cover-up pants, because I simply don’t know what else to do!

I will say that this is the first time in a very long time that I’ve had a mostly formula fed baby. I get the fact that he’s taking in more, and will therefore put out more, but my child can’t be the only child on earth that will pee through anything.

Gage would sleep all night long if he didn’t wake up completely soaked through. I have got to get this issue nipped in the bud, and quickly – for all of our sanity!

Have you had a super soaker in your life? How did you handle it? Any tips you want to share?

gage 5 months

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1

    Maybe you’ll save money by buying the Huggies Supreme (what I’ve used for the last 3 babies) because you won’t go through them as often and they are more absorbent. My daughter was buying any brand but Huggies Supreme (I guess they cost a bit more) and she was going through way more diapers than me. I’ve not had any issues with the Huggies (the burgundy colored package). My youngest daughter is watching a little boy who is six months old and wears mostly pampers and some other brand that doesn’t say what it is. He’s always soaked through.
    Anna is now completely potty trained (yah Anna) but she wore a size 4 since she was like six or seven months and until a couple weeks ago at 21 months.
    Less diapers, drier baby, more sleep, it’s probably worth it to go to the Huggies Supreme or at least try them. I’ll see if I have some coupons I can send you.

    • 2

      I’ve tried Huggies Supreme, but I have the same problem. (Soaks through.) And I just can’t justify buying a size 3 for my 5 month old.

      • 3

        I must not get the problem with the sizes, it wasn’t an issue for me. I do know there is a different Huggies diaper that I had trouble with in a red and white package. But if you’ve tried the one in the burgundy package I don’t have any other suggestions. Still a lot of diapers to change in Gage’s future, I hope you find something that works.

  2. 4

    Ang –
    I have the same problem with Kaiden. I HAVE to buy a size bigger for night time. It’s worth it to save on laundry and frustration! Try to get a size bigger from a friend to see if it works, buy a small package or call the company and ask for a sample in the size you want!!

    • 5

      Thanks, Kristie! I guess if I ever get Parker out of diapers, I’ll have a surplus of bigger diapers already on hand for Gage. Sigh. (I am glad to hear that someone else understands my frustration!)

  3. 6

    I have 2 super soakers in my house. I only use Pampers because Huggies have never worked on my boys even during the daytime. My 7 month old I have started putting the Dappi training pants (made for 25 lbs but they fit him great and he’s a chubby 19 lbs) that have cloth on the inside and plastic on the outside with an elastic waistband. (They are the Dappi early trainer vinyl pants.) He stays very dry at night, although the cloth on the Dappi pants is always wet. With my first baby, I put a disposable (Pampers) on with plain plastic pants on top…also got the Dappi brand because the Gerber ones are awful…they are like putting a plastic shopping bag on your baby and they tear horribly. I’ve also tried putting a super stuffed Thirsties cloth diaper over both of my boys, and it doesn’t work as well.

    • 7

      Thanks for the tip! I’m definitely going to try the Dappi pants. I hate the Gerber plastic pants, so these sound like the perfect solution. Thanks again!

  4. 8

    I have two boys (and a girl). My youngest boy was a super soaker. I always found that it was time to move up to the next size diaper if leaking became a big problem. I honestly can’t remember what I used. I tried everything, I think, but it didn’t matter about the brand as much as the size. Although, I do recall that Luvs never worked for my super soaker (whereas they had worked for the other two).

  5. 11

    I have not dealt with this particular situation, Thank goodness because it must be frustrating. My only ideas would be pad the diaper with another diaper folded inside out to absorb the extra pee, use maxi-pads, or buy a bundle of cheap washcloths and use one of them as a liner.

    Not sure what else to say than that. Praying that something someone suggests works for you.

    Danelle (http://ourwolvesden.blogspot.com/)

    • 12

      Thanks for the tip! I haven’t tried a maxi pad, but I have tried a cloth diaper insert inside a diaper and that didn’t help at all. It’s so incredibly frustrating!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  6. 13
    stephanie p says:

    Ang,
    I too had a super soaker! I have found the Target brand diapers really worked for my daughter. They are cheaper as well! I hope you find something that works for your little guy!!

  7. 15

    Jaedyn was a super soaker, too. I was SO frustrated because she’d wake up every morning completely soaked. Yuck. The only thing that worked was buying a size larger for at night. Does he take a lot of water with him to bed, too? Jaedyn took a cup with her at night because she would wake up thirsty, but when I stopped that she didn’t soak at night anymore.

    I also tried a fleece soaker for at night and that helped, too. I bought a couple off of Etsy.

    I hope you figure something out! The last thing you need is more work (and laundry!).

    • 16

      I have no idea what a fleece soaker is, but I am so looking it up! 🙂

      Gage doesn’t take anything with him to bed. In fact, he gets his last bottle around 8:30 and then I nurse him around 10pm. (He doesn’t get much from the nursing session.) I change his diaper right before I nurse him and put him down in his bed around 10:20/10:30. Without fail, he’s up at 3:30 every morning completely soaked. It’s the strangest thing!

      Thanks for the tip! I’m heading to etsy! 🙂 (Like I need an excuse…)

  8. 17

    Oh, and we use the Kirkland brand diapers from Costco. 🙂 But I like Pampers the best, too.

  9. 18

    I think I’m going to be the odd mom in the comments (for now anyway) Have you ever thought of using cloth diapers? I never once had issues with leaks or anything. Our favorite cloth diapers are the MotherEase Sandy’s Bamboo Cloth Fitted diaper then you just top with either the MotherEase AirFlow snapping cover or a super cute wool cover.

    Another benefit to the MotherEase Sandy’s Bamboo is they are side snapping so when they get older and are using the larger sizes they double as training pants 🙂

    • 19

      I have tried cloth diapers. I’ve got quite a few all-in-ones, and I loved them for Parker. But, they just don’t keep up with Gage. I really don’t want to invest in more cloth diapers right now. And besides, more cloth diapers = more laundry, and I already do enough for a small army. 🙂

  10. 20

    Huggies do run small!! I remember that. And I had a whole bunch of tabs fall off from a batch once. Good Luck with your issue!

  11. 21

    Gosh, I don’t have any suggestions for you, but I am sure sorry to hear you are dealing with this…HUGS

  12. 22

    My son is not only a super soaker, but the other end! After 4 days of blow outs in a row (he’s 20 months now), we bought cloth diaper covers we put on our 1-size-bigger pampers overnights.. those nice snapping covers.. I don’t think they’re supposed to be used that way, but they contain the mess. We bought 3 and rotate them as needed. Stopping by on the Alexa hop and will review! Love for you to stop by my site as well! Goodluck getting under 100,000.. I’m still trying to get under 1 mil!
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