Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Going all night with Huggies

Since Z turned one and her output changed from mustardy baby smears to compact, flushable toddler turds, our diaper dramas have been few and far between. The up-the-back blowouts are but a distant memory (one I'll be replaying in 14 weeks or so), but nighttime can stretch even our beloved Huggies Size 4s to the limit. Some overnight leaks were change-the-sheets and wash the jammies large and many more were just-a-slight-dampness small, but Z would wake up most mornings with a diaper inflated to the limit. Bulging with pee, it would have a yellowish cast and a powerful odor. I couldn't wait to get her out of bed and onto the changing pad--no cuddles in the big bed until the kid smelled less like gerbil cage.

I guess that's what you get for letting your toddler go to bed with a full sippy cup of water.

So when Parent Bloggers Network gave me the opportunity to try out a month's worth of Huggies Overnites, I jumped at the chance. And the timing couldn't have been better. Just as the package arrived, Z started spending daycare afternoons in big-girl underpants (she's more into impressing Adriana than Mommy and Daddy). She was keeping Tinkerbell and the Princesses dry from 3:30 to 7:30pm, but she wasn't peeing in the potty. Translation: a tsunami warning was issued for the nighttime hours.

But thanks to the extra-absorbent nighttime Huggies, we survived without any flooding. Although the diapers I removed in the morning may have been the heaviest diapers ever filled by one small girl.

In many ways, Huggies Overnites resemble regular Huggies. Although they're ultra absorbent, they have the same stretchy, comfortable fit and are similarly emblazoned with characters from The Lion King, but the animals are snoozing and a moon is overhead. Z immediately made the connection and would ask me for "night-night diaper" at nap time as well as bedtime. Yeah, like I'm wasting the Hoover Dam on a backyard creek.

Net net, Huggies Overnites perform as promised, delivering maximum absorbency for the long haul at a slight cost premium. If you want to save the cash, buy your regular diapers one size up.

Find out what other parents had to say about Huggies Overnites and leave a comment for your chance to win a free package for your nighttime pee machine.