Posted by KarenC on December 02, 19103 at 07:44:13:
In Reply to: Nighttime Bet Wetter Question posted by Melissa B on December 01, 19103 at 21:05:13:
My experience is a little different than the previous poster. My daughter is almost 5 (in January), weighs over 40lbs (not sure exactly but I'd say about 42-43 maybe) and the Toddle-Ease fit her nicely. There isn't a ton of room to grow I will admit but at the rate she's growing now, these will still fit for quite a few months, if not over a year... She can't use them as pull-ons very easily because they're not quite loose enough for that, but then that's not a huge priority for us anyway.
I also have a pair of small bedwetter pants and I do like those. They have worked well for us with no leaks whatsoever (never had to put any doublers or anything in them, they're meant to be used as a nighttime diaper so I wouldn't think most children would need anything extra, of course there are always exceptions) and there's plenty of room to grow.
Both have their advantages and disadvantages.... The biggest plus for the Toddle-Ease is definetly cost and resale value. I have never seen bedwetter pants for sale on eBay and very rarely here (if at all...) so I can't say for sure but I would assume it's not nearly as popular a product so the price may not go as high. And the initial cost is quite a bit higher as well.
In our situation the Toddle-Ease were also better because my son uses them full-time as diapers (he's a little over 2.5 and not potty trained yet) so I wouldn't have had to invest in anything different for my daughter. He's also much too small for the bedwetter pants so I would have had to get some for him even when he's dry during the day.
Of course, the Bedwetter pants have the advantage that they will fit my daughter for longer so if she's not dry in the next year or so I wouldn't have to buy more...
I would recomend trying one of each and seeing which fits better. If the diaper is unused and unwashed, Mother-Ease will refund you for whichever you decide not to use so there's not much of a risk (except for shipping costs...).
As for covers, I use the XL Airflow on my daughter and it fits well for now. But it is on the tightest setting so it won't fit her for much much longer (but then again, it's been on the tighest setting for several months now and they still fit, so who knows). That's a bit more of a risk fit-wise but they're the only covers I truly trust for nighttime. I have had a few other cheaper brands recomended to me that apparently make slightly bigger sizes but I honestly don't know that I'd even try to hunt them down to try them. I think if the Airflows stopped fitting her, then I might just stick with the bedwetter pants.