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Which Diapers Are Good for Boys?

In the last few weeks, my son's diapers seem to be leaking a lot overnight. Almost every morning now, his pjs are wet right at the top of the diaper waistband. My son is quite hefty at 22 lbs at 7 mo and is currently in level 4 diapers, but those are still a bit baggy and I don't think upgrading to level 5 would fix the problem. I am using Target brand diapers which have been working well up until now. Are there any other brands that you think are better for boys or maybe just better in general?

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Thanks for all your advice!! I tried Huggies Overnight and they have been working so far- fingers crossed! I am intrigued by the cloth diapers many of you suggested and will look into using those too.

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Pampers always leak, do not bother! HUGGIES are the best. I have tried them all and they are the only ones that have never leaked on my son or daughter. I even tried Luvs and there guarantee of no leaks is bologna. Also, believe it or not, Wegmans(if you have one) store brand is really good too. I start to use them when my kids get about two. They have never leaked. I know huggies are more expensive but you do use less of them because they hold so good.

For disposable, I have been using Huggies Overnites in a size up.
For cloth- We have had great success with cloth diapers. Carol Pitman from Timetochangethe diapers.com was very helpful. The pocket diapers are soooooo easy to use and clean.
Good luck!

Hi N.! I have two boys (now out of diapers) and I found that the Pampers "overnights" worked well. Also, do you fold the top of the diaper over before fastening it around the belly? If not, for boys, this seems to help - you fold the top of the diaper toward the belly - kind of acts like a pocket in case they spray upward. Also, using pull ups at night may help if they make them small enough to fit him. good luck! K.

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I always used Pampers Cruisers for my two boys!

My boy is almost 22 pounds and we actually use Kirkland brand diapers from Costco and they are great! We went through alot of diapers ourselves. It's about 204 diapers for around 38.00...which isn't too bad. Hope this helps! - S.

Try Huggies Overnights...work great!!!

Hi N.,
Some people use diaper doublers. I'd also suggest that maybe you want to give cloth a try for at night.
My other suggestion is, perhaps he is wetting several times at night. You might want to check his diaper before you go to bed. If he's already wet then, a quick diaper change might keep the next wetting from soaking through his pajamas. Good luck

generic by day - Huggies @ night!

WOW, that is big boy! I use Pampers babydry but the Huggies work well too. If you get on a mailing list and buy the big packs I don't think they are any more expensive than your
Target brand. I just bought a box of Pampers on sale at Shoprite of 88 size 4 diapers for 20 dollars and used a $1.50 off coupon. Also make sure the ruffles around the legs are on the outside.

My sister-in-law who has two boys now 6 and 8, always swore that Huggies worked better for boys. Good luck!

Hi N.! I have two boys (now out of diapers) and I found that the Pampers "overnights" worked well. Also, do you fold the top of the diaper over before fastening it around the belly? If not, for boys, this seems to help - you fold the top of the diaper toward the belly - kind of acts like a pocket in case they spray upward. Also, using pull ups at night may help if they make them small enough to fit him. good luck! K.

My boys were hefty, too (still are, actually), and I found Huggies diapers worked best - they fit better around the legs, and I could get them tighter at the waist. (I tried Pampers, Luvs, and Price Chopper brands...) They also were the only ones that didn't give diaper rash. I used the overnight diapers until my boys outgrew size 5, and I now use the overnight Pullups on my 3 1/2 year old.

i too have a big baby.. was about the same weight... costco brand are awesome, i've tried huggies, the the organic kind and these are my favorite... good luck

i had the same issue and now use the huggies overnights at night time and they solved the problem. cvs and babies r us both carry them, as well as certain foodstore (though not all of them).

I have a 2 1/2 year old boy and we have the same problem. We, too, use Target brand diapers which have always been great, but at night we use Huggies Overnight diapers. That's worked wonders for us...

Hi N.
I have a 7 month old too and he is 21 lbs 31 inches I used to use target but he leaked as well I finally switched to luvs even at night and they have been great. The huggies overnites leaked too he usually goes about 7 hours (until he wakes at night) then I change him and the luvs is full but no leaks, I also use the size 4 for him good luck and they are alot less expensive than all the other brands good luck
T.

I see that somebody here mentioned cloth diapers- you'd be surprised how good they are, especially at night! My son is also a heavy wetter (and really big too), so now at night I use a fitted cloth diaper, a doubler, and a plastic cover.

For the first time in months, he's dry and comfy when he wakes up!

It's something to consider. Drop me a line if you'd like to know more!

I also have a hefty 7 month old and Huggies and Pampers have both worked well. Do you think the 4's are too big? That could be the problem too but I know the diapers don't always fit even if they are within the pounds listed on the box.

Huggies Overnights are great.They are the best I've found for night time.

My sister is Mom to 5 boys and 2 girls and she swears by Huggies for the boys!!! (My girls leaked all the time in Huggies) A.

Hello,
Huggies makes an overnight diaper, starting at size 4. They hold up for my boys.
J.

I would try size 5 in the Pampers Ultra Cruisers. You can also try Diaper Doublers, they help also.

Best wishes,
J.

The diapers are too large,size 3 would eliminate the wet pj's.
Perhaps Pampers might be a better choice,check to see that the waistband is snug. Good Luck.

Huggies Overnight worked for my little guy (now three and out of diapers). He would sleep 12 hours and although his diaper would be soaked his clothes were not. At one point I didhave to add diaper doublers too (almost like a painty liner, just to absorb more) but that was around 9 months when he was taking in alot of fluids and food. Good luck.

Pampers always leak, do not bother! HUGGIES are the best. I have tried them all and they are the only ones that have never leaked on my son or daughter. I even tried Luvs and there guarantee of no leaks is bologna. Also, believe it or not, Wegmans(if you have one) store brand is really good too. I start to use them when my kids get about two. They have never leaked. I know huggies are more expensive but you do use less of them because they hold so good.

Tsrget brand diapers never worked for my boys, but I've had good luck with Luvs and Pampers! I feel for you...my husband used to make jokes about double bagging them at night to catch the leaks!

T.

Huggies Overnights. Only diapers my son wears at night.
We use Pampers Cruiser during the day, but the Overnights are great; can't find them everywhere, not at my local Target anyway, I usually find them at the grocery store, in a purple bag.

Hi N.,
My son goes through this as well and we also use Target diapers. We started putting a Pampers Cruiser on him at night though and that seems to help. We use the Target ones during the day still becuase he gets changed more often and just use the Pamper's at night,

Hope that helps.
J.

Huggies makes an overnight diaper that are awesome. They are the only thing that worked for my son.

For both my boys I have used Huggies Overnites (purple package) for night. I tried many diapers and have found these don't leak!
For day, you can pretty much use anything unless your son takes very long naps and pees through naps too!
Good luck... I think you will be happy with these.

Huggies Overnights are great - Size 4 is probably fine for his weight.

Hi N.,
I had a large baby boy! I tried every brand out there and figured out that Pampers worked better for boys because there seemed to be better padding in strategic areas. I wasn't too thrilled because they're the most expensive, but then he rarely leaked so it so they saved me lots of time and energy.

At night, Huggies Overnights work really well.
Best,
K.

i love huggies overnights!! they are soft and work really well. good luck

For disposable, I have been using Huggies Overnites in a size up.
For cloth- We have had great success with cloth diapers. Carol Pitman from Timetochangethe diapers.com was very helpful. The pocket diapers are soooooo easy to use and clean.
Good luck!

I used to use the store brand diapers and had the same problems,
I swear by Huggies during the day and Huffies nighttime at night.
I usually put my kids to bed in a regular diaper and then late at night, when I go to bed myself, i change them into the overnights. But with my daughter, I can just put her to bed in an overnight and it'll last up to 13 hours dry.
Pampers are just tooo expensive for me. You can sign up online for Huggies coupons

i have been using pampers ever since my son was born.. i started with the swaddlers and now i use cruisers.. my son weighs about 29 lbs. and i just put him in size 5.. i never had major leaks with this diaper..only on occasion if he drinks a lot throughout the night..

I'm with Kelley on the Pampers cruisers. I would use the store brand during the day and pampers at night. I was also told by the diaper co that if their weight is on the high end for one size, use the next size up, it will be more absorbent. It worked with my son about 90% of the time.

I've always used the Kirkland Signature (Costco) brand for my daughter, and never had any major problems. I've heard, though, that huggies work better for boys. (They carry these at Costco, too.) I'll have to let you know - my boy is due in about a month and a half. ;-)

Also, if my daughter DOES leak out at the top of her diaper, it usually means that I haven't put it on snug enough. Sometimes, she'll sleep on her face and the "stuff" will just pour right out the top of the diaper! Try cinching the diaper up higher, and belting it a little tighter? By 7 months, you're a pro at diapering your baby...but it's just a thought. :-)

Huggies overnights!

I ran into the same problem. I always used luvs, and with both my boys had the same overnight problem. I found that switching to one size bigger for overnight only solved the problem. I have 2 friends that used a name brand overnight diaper that worked well for them, so if a size bigger doesn't work, maybe try the ones specifically for overnight.

I used Pampers Baby Dry with my two boys....

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