The 7 Best Overnight Diapers to Buy in 2018

Keep your baby dry through the night

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So you’ve finally find the perfect diaper that works well for your baby’s daytime needs, whether those be cloth diapers, eco-friendly disposables, or regular diapers with extra protection for energetic movement. However, your baby always wakes up soaking wet in the middle of the night! Have no fear, there are many diapers specifically formulated with extra absorbency to keep your baby dry at night. Below, we round up the top overnight diapers for comfortable and dry nighttime sleep.

Our Top Picks


Best Overall: Pampers Pure

Formulated to protect your baby for up to 12 hours, the Pampers Pure line has all of the best qualities of Pampers products only without chlorine bleaching, fragrance, lotion, or parabens. Available for newborns through toddlers, the Pampers Pure diaper is made with cotton and soft, plant-based fibers that are hypoallergenic, and nonirritating for sensitive skin. Designed to replace older lines of Pampers, including Pampers Baby-Dry, which used to be the top recommended overnight diaper, the Pampers Pure are comfortable and safe for long-term wear.

Reviewers on Amazon rave that the Pampers Pure offers everything they want from a Pampers diaper, only without the additives and chemicals. They also note that the diapers work wonderfully overnight, and successfully contain blow-outs. Many note that the diapers are so soft that they feel like cloth, and keep children comfortable while they’re sleeping.


Best Budget: Luvs Ultra Leakguards


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Designed specifically to be budget friendly but still effective, Luvs Ultra Leakguards have a patented ultra absorbent NightLock Plus fabric that keeps a baby dry all night. Combined with the patented Leakguard Core, these diapers effectively last for up to 12 hours. They also have large tabs for easy changing and adjustment.

Reviewers on Amazon note that they work as well as brands like Huggies and Pampers at 30 percent of the cost. Many note that they hold as much liquid as advertised, and do not leak.


Best for Heavy Wetters: Huggies OverNites

Huggies OverNites are the brand’s most absorbent diapers. Formulated with patented LeakLock fabric and SnugFit waistbands, the Huggies OverNites keep even the deepest sleepers dry and comfortable for marathon snoozes.

Reviewers on Amazon note that they work really well for children who eat and drink a lot before bed. Others say that even after 9 or 10 hours of sleep, the diapers feel dry to the touch on the outside, unlike other brands. Some reviewers note that although they don’t use Huggies during the day because they are not as absorbent as other brands, they do use Huggies OverNites because they work so well at keeping heavy wetters dry.


Best Natural: Honest Overnights

Formulated to have all of the features of top-selling overnight diapers including advanced leak protection, a secure fit, and comfort, Honest Overnights have the added benefit of being hypoallergenic and composed of sustainable materials. Much like the Pampers Pure, the Honest Overnights are devoid of chlorine and bleach processing, synthetic fragrances, lotions, and latex. Their super absorbent core is made from fluff pulp harvested from sustainably managed forests. Unfortunately, newborns can’t use them—they only come in sizes three to six.

Reviewers on Amazon rave that the diapers last up to 12 hours, and feel dry to the touch in the morning. They also love that the diapers don’t leave any gel or chemical residue as compared to some leading brands of overnight diapers.


Best for Potty-Trained Toddlers: GoodNites Bedtime Bedwetting Underwear

Just because your toddler is potty trained—congratulations!—doesn’t mean that he or she won’t have accidents, especially if they sleep deeply in the night. GoodNites Bedtime Bedwetting Underwear keeps your toddlers dry and comfortable throughout the night, even if they have an accident.

Formulated with five layers of absorbent material, the underwear also has stretchy sides and leg barriers to prevent leakage. Even better, they are formulated specifically for the male and female bodies. The boy version has extra absorbency in the front, and the girl version has extra absorbency nearer to the bottom of the pad. Additionally, they absorb odor.

Reviewers on Amazon note that these are terrific for toddlers who are in the midst of potty training or haven’t yet been potty trained through the night. Reviewers also rave that they offer great protection, and never leak, even if children drink a lot before bed.


Best Overnight Cloth Diapers: BumGenius Freetime


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Designed to be just as effective at absorbing moisture as leading disposable diapers, the BumGenius Freetime are designed to fit babies weighing eight to 35 pounds. The exteriors are made from leak-preventing laminated polyester, and the interiors are made from moisture-wicking polyester that keeps your baby feeling comfortable and dry. Secured using butterfly snaps that close in the front, the BumGenius Freetimes come with stay-dry inserts that can be added to offer extra protection at night.

Reviewers on Amazon rave that compared to other brands of cloth diapers, the BumGenius Freetimes never leak. While some reviewers note that they are a bit bulky, others say that they are great for overnight use because of the extra layers of absorbent pads. Babies, reviewers note, wake up dry on the outside in the BumGenius Freetimes.


Best Booster Pads: Sposie Booster Pads

Some babies leak through overnight diapers no matter how well they work for other babies. For those children, there are the Sposie Booster Pads, an absorbent strip that can be added to almost any type of diaper or training underwear. The pad increases absorbency by almost eight ounces, making it great for both overnight use and long trips. Along with being fragrance, latex, and chlorine free, the Sposie Booster Pads wicks moisture away from the body​ and prevents leaks.

Reviewers on Amazon rave that Sposie Booster Pads kept their babies dry overnight when nothing else would. Many note that they were so desperate before they tried Sposie Booster Pads that they were double diapering, which was bulky and uncomfortable for their children. One thing to note is that Sposie Booster Pads don’t have any adhesive material, although reviewers note that they don’t slip or fall out in diapers.

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