FuzziBunz Perfect Size Cloth Diaper vs. Mother Ease Bedwetter Training Pants.
I first tried the FuzziBunz Perfect Size Cloth Diaper in large ($16.95 each), which was designed to fit kids 25-40 lbs. (this option now discontinued). I also needed to buy microfiber inserts ($9.99 for a set of three) that fit into a special pouch inside the diaper.
The diaper itself was really just a shell to hold the microfiber inserts in place. I found that the microfiber inserts really did absorb and the diaper rarely leaked, but having to remove the inserts every time we washed the diaper felt like extra work for me.
The shell has adjustable snaps but unsnapping and snapping them back on wasn’t something that Aaron could have done on his own in the middle of the night, if he wanted to get up to go to the bathroom. These kinds of systems assemble best when the child is laying down to snap them properly into place. ***
Aaron outgrew this system in one year! The snaps at their fullest extension were too snug around his waist which is very slender. Even though we were moving on to another size and system, we saved about $500 that year by purchasing a few sets of FuzziBunz and avoiding the disposable Goodnites.
So then the next year, splitting at the seams, I was forced into into my second cloth diaper purchase and was more thrilled with the results.
I bought the Mother Ease Bedwetter Training Pants in small for kids 40-55 lbs ($29.95). I noticed that they had very good reviews on Amazon for their super absorbency, which was important to me now that Aaron was getting older and producing more liquids at night.
I liked that this pant was an all-in-one and there would be no more inserts to have to assemble daily. Any unnecessary step eliminated in the daily routine is appreciated in my house.
The training pants look and feel versus diaper.
But even more importantly, Aaron was happy that they looked more like underwear and he could put them on and take them off as easily as underwear, whether he was getting ready for sleep or if woke up to use the bathroom.
The final test of course was if they absorbed all the liquid and prevented leaks onto pajamas and bedding. And they did! They lived up to their reviews completely. When you actually see the pant on your child you’ll know why. There is an enormous amount of padding in the training pant that might have you ordering up one size in pajamas to accommodate. But it works.
Now having said that, we still sometimes went through two Mother Ease Bedwetter Training Pants a night because Aaron would wake up sometimes to take one off when he felt the weight of it from being wet. Then he would put another one on, if he was awake enough to remember. But when they were on, they worked perfectly.
As Aaron grew bigger, we moved up to Mother Ease’s largest training pant size which currently is medium 55-65 lbs ($31.95). This size lasted up until he stopped wetting the bed, shortly after he turned ten years old.
***Now reflecting back, I do not think that the snap system is a logical fit at all for older children. Older kids want more independence getting things off and on whenever they need to use the bathroom or get ready for bed. And for their own self-esteem, of course they prefer a system that looks like traditional underwear not like a diaper. We were figuring stuff out as we went!