This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sposie Booster Pads, the number one brand in diaper doublers. All opinions are entirely my own.
At some point in the past 4 years, I forgot how crazy the nights can be when a toddler hits a sleep regression. Toddler brains are growing, they’re developing their own personalities, and potty training is top of mind – for parents at least. My daughter decided she’d rather be naked than deal with a nighttime diaper, and our nights got a lot more uncomfortable before I found Sposie Booster Pads and switched up some of our nighttime routines.
Over a month ago, my daughter started waking in the middle of the night. She was always complaining about being wet. At some point I realized her diapers were leaking between midnight and 1am. Not good. It was made worse when she started taking her pajama pants off – and REMOVING her diaper. This child. Clearly she was telling me something (other than she was wet). I needed to reevaluate our bedtime routines and get to the bottom of this new dilemma.
Our nighttime routine looks a little something like this now:
Dinner, in which she eats and has access to milk and water. Following dinner, we almost always head to the bathtub, and drinks are forgotten about. (Less drinks after 6:30 means less wetness after bedtime.)
She will use her potty before bath – at least try. We’re working on potty training, but she’s clearly not trained at night. (And she’s taking her sweet time with potty training, unlike her big brother.)
After bathtime we get pajamas (that zip up – less of a chance for her to take them off) and a nighttime diaper on – and now we add a Sposie Diaper Doubler to the diaper to help keep her dry at night! Sposie Booster Pads are an extra layer to a diaper. They can turn any diaper into a nighttime diaper, and since my girl was peeing out of a nighttime diaper, we needed a little extra help.
Once she’s dressed, we’ll play or read in her room for a few minutes before rocking and then laying her down in her crib.
Lights are out between 7:15 and 7:30, and she generally will fall asleep relatively quickly – or she’ll talk/sing to herself. She sleeps until 6:30 or 7am the next morning.
So back to that Sposie Diaper Doubler.
I was able to find them easily at Walmart, but you can check for a retailer near you (or Amazon!) You can also purchase the Sposie Booster Pads at Target.
They don’t appear too bulky or uncomfortable – and my daughter hasn’t complained about them. We’re back to sleeping through the night, and I can’t tell you how good that feels. You simply insert the booster pad into a diaper. For a girl, it can be placed in the center, and for boys you’ll just pull it more towards the front of the diaper. They’re also designed to work with all diaper brands – and sizes!
(On the left: The Sposie Booster Pad before it’s placed in the diaper. On the right: You simply lay the Sposie Booster Pad in the center or towards the front of the diaper.)
In the past three weeks, things have gotten a little easier and I’m here to tell you friends, the beds are drier on the other side of this toddler sleep regression.