Which leads to the topic of today's post. When I told a few friends about this "soaking wet diaper" issue, they were like, "You know there are special overnight diapers, right?" And I was like, "Um, yeah, OF COURSE, duh..." but in reality I actually had no clue. We'd used Pampers Swaddlers when BG was a newborn and then switched to Pampers Cruisers once he got to a size 3 (he's now size 4), and I thought that's all there was to it.
Shame on me—the writer of a baby products blog inspired by how companies cleverly market things you don't actually need—for not knowing about this other kind of diaper that I really DO need. I mean, if something like the Peepee Teepee exists, then I should've known the major brands had already cornered the overnight diapers market.
So I went and got a box of Pampers Baby Dry about a month ago. They're definitely sturdier than the Cruisers, but they're still not getting the job done. So either there's a better overnight diaper out there, or Baba G is a freakish pee machine and no diaper is ever going to be able to keep up with him. I do realize that this COULD be the case. At least he's having fun with the box...
|All aboard the Pampers Express!|
But seriously, if his diaper isn't sopping wet (to the point where his outfit is also damp) by the morning, then it's disintegrated. This has now happened 5 times. I told someone about this phenomenon and was relieved to hear she knew what I was talking about.
"Oh yeah, it dissolves into crystals, right?"
These Pee-Diaper Crystals are IMPOSSIBLE to clean up. I will still find them on BG 2 days later. It is maddening.
So if anyone has a suggestion for our dilemma (not feeding him right before bedtime probably isn't going to be an option for the time-being, though, so forget that advice) or has been happy with a different kind of overnight diaper, I'm all ears. I'm starting to realize that living in a city and only having a smaller-sized Walgreens and CVS within walking distance might be part of the problem. I have a feeling if I were to go into some huge baby store or Walmart or Target or something, there are probably hundreds of overnight-diaper options. Someone let me know!
Random side note: this diaper thing made me think of other products I wish I could find because something we have isn't up to snuff. So I'm going to start up another semi-regular column, kind of like Unsolicited Advice, called "In Search Of:" so that others out there can clue me in to a product I'd love to have but can't get my hands on.