Best Overnight Baby Diapers For Leak-Free Comfort

Published by 
Jess Miller
Last updated: 
April 11, 2023
Baby wearing overnight diaper close up on bottom

You have to use the right tools for the job. And when it comes to stopping nighttime diaper leaks, there is nothing better than an overnight diaper. The best overnight baby diapers will keep your little one dry and sleeping through the night with less mess.

And isn’t that what every parent wants?


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My personal experience with overnight diapers

I wish someone told me about overnight diapers when I had my first baby.

Instead, I found out the hard way.

I still remember leaping out of bed in the early hours of the morning, racing towards my baby’s cry.

When I got there, It looked like a tidal wave had struck. Everything was dripping with pee.

The room looked similar to this…

Room filled with water

Okay, so I’m exaggerating. But only a little.

The crib sheets, the swaddle blanket as well as the very cause of the problem, my baby’s diaper. Wet. Wet. Wet.

My baby is a heavy wetter. He can pee out more liquid than what goes into him. Especially at nighttime.

Unfortunately, it was more than my baby’s disposable diaper could handle. Like a dam bursting wide open, the diaper leaked and soaked everything in pee.

While midnight diaper changes are bad enough, having to change every other pee soaked item in your baby’s crib is much worse.

Turns out that all this could have been avoided if I simply used an overnight diaper for when my baby sleeps. Yep, the solution really was that simple.

So how do overnight diapers compare vs. regular diapers?

The key difference is in the absorbent core. Overnight diapers are typically more absorbent than the daytime variety. The end result is that an overnight diaper not only keeps your little one dry as he sleeps but also prevents any messy leaks.

If that’s the case, then why wouldn’t you wear nighttime diapers all the time? If you can afford it, there’s no reason why you can’t. But since overnight diapers are generally more expensive than regular diapers, most parents simply use overnight diapers while their baby sleeps.

But overnight diapers are definitely worth the money.

I would count overnight diapers as one of the smartest investments you will make as a new parent. Seriously, any product that allows you to sleep for longer as a new Mom or Dad is a lifesaver. They are definitely worth the money.

Best Overnight Diapers

I have tried the rest to bring you the best. Below you can find my top overnight diaper picks.

The Best All-Round Overnight Diapers


  • N: Up to 10 lb.
  • Size 1: 8 - 14 lb.
  • Size 2: 12 - 18 lb.
  • Size 3: 16 - 28 lb.
  • Size 4: 22 - 37.
  • Size 5: 27+ lb.
  • Size 6: 35+ lb.

No other overnight diaper offered both the quality and as many sizes as the Pampers Baby Dry Diapers. With 7 different sizes ranging from Newborn (N) to size 6, the Baby Dry diapers are perfect for smaller babies.

And as you are no doubt aware, sizing is important when it comes to a diaper. Too tight and it will rub uncomfortably on your baby’s delicate skin. Too loose and your baby might as well not wear a diaper at all for all the good it will do.

The wide array of sizes allows you to get the perfect fitting overnight diaper, regardless of age. From Itty-bitty infants to tall toddlers, these overnight diapers fit and fit well.

Pampers Baby Dry also represented good value for money and are available in large value boxes (over 100 count in each size).

Thanks to the three-layer design, the Pampers Baby Dry offers up to 12 hours of dryness. Now I don’t know about you, but my baby has never slept for 12 hours straight, so this will be more than enough to keep your little one dry through the night.

The fit is snug enough to stop any nighttime leaks yet flexible enough that the diaper won’t cause chafing. The only thing you have to do is choose the correct size for your baby.

And as a bonus for new parents, Size N, 1, and 2 come with color-changing wetness indicators. No more guessing. Once the color changes, it’s time to change the baby’s diaper.

If you have a new baby, these overnight diapers should be your starting point. Highly recommended.

Best Budget Overnight Diapers


  • NB: Up to 10 lb.
  • Size 1: 8 - 14 lb.
  • Size 2: 12 - 18 lb.
  • Size 3: 16 - 28 lb.
  • Size 4: 22 - 37.
  • Size 5: 27+ lb.
  • Size 6: 35+ lb.

Feeling frugal or just love a good bargain? Luvs Ultra Leakguard was one of the cheapest overnight diapers we came across. Even Walmart’s own Parent’s Choice overnight diapers didn’t come close.

The Luvs Ultra Leakguards diaper feature Nightlock Plus. This is just fancy marketing speak to say that the luvs diapers will prevent leaks and keep your baby dry while he sleeps through the night.

But perhaps best of all is that the Luvs Ultra Leakguard come with a leakage performance guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the product, you can return it within 45 days for a refund (via prepaid card).1 So either you save money on a product you are happy with or you get a full refund. Even the most thrifty mom would have trouble saying no to that offer.

So cost is a deciding factor when you choose an overnight diaper for your baby? You will be pleased to note that Luvs Ultra Leakguards are so reasonably priced that other brands of overnight diapers are often more expensive even when on sale.

Pair these low-priced overnight diapers with some cheap baby wipes for even more savings!

Best Natural Overnight Diaper

In my never-ending hunt for natural baby products, I used to use Seventh Generations’ overnight diaper. In fact, I used to swear by them. But then the company had to go and do what companies do best – update their product.

And apparently “update” in this case meant cutting back on quality. Seventh Generations overnight diapers now leak. A lot. And after reading countless reviews, it appears I am not the only one having troubles with the new design. I still love Seventh Generations other products. But their overnight diapers are downright sucky.

Then I stumbled across Honest Overnights. And they are filled with natural awesomeness, free from chlorine and chemical bleaches.

While the Honest Overnights absorbent core still contains sodium polyacrylate, Honest has managed to keep the amount to a minimum. Honest uses wheat, corn, and renewable wood pulp to make up the remainder of the diapers absorbent core.

The outer and inner layers that come into contact with your baby’s skin are made from a soft, plant-based (PLA) material that is ultra-soft on your baby’s delicate bottom. And to top it all off, there is no fragrance, lotions, or latex. The end result is an irritation-free diaper for a comfy night of sleep.

A secure elastic waistband combined with leg cuffs that absorb moisture helps keep your baby leak-free at night.

If you are looking for a natural diaper, this really is your only choice. Lucky for you, it’s a good one.

Your only real other natural alternative is a thick cloth diaper. But if you are like me, and simply don’t have time to be fussing around with cloth diapers, then Honest Overnights disposable diapers are your best bet. But if you are a green mom who will settle for nothing less than a 100% organic overnight diaper, cloth diapers are your only option.


  • Size 3: 16 - 28 lb.
  • Size 4: 22 - 37.
  • Size 5: 27+ lb.
  • Size 6: 35+ lb.

Best Overnight Diaper for Older Kids

If your child has outgrown his size 6 diaper then you may have been trying to hunt down the next logical step, a size 7 overnight diaper.

Unfortunately, size 7 doesn’t exist. At least not in overnight diapers anyway. Initially, overnight diapers are sized by weight. the sizing changes to match the clothes size

It is important to note that rather than being called overnight diapers when it comes to older kids, they are referred to as bedtime pants, potty training pants, or bedtime underwear. While it may act the same as a diaper, the key difference is that your baby will be able to slip them on and off, like a pair of underwear.

Whether you use them to stop your child from wetting the bed, or as potty training pants, there was one overnight diaper that was unrivaled.


  • Boys S-M - 38 – 65 lbs (clothing sizes 4-8)
  • Boys S-M - 60 – 125 lbs (clothing sizes 8-14)
  • Girls S-M - 38 – 65 lbs (clothing sizes 4-8)
  • Girls S-M - 60 – 125 lbs (clothing sizes 4-8)

What makes GoodNites Bedtime Pants the perfect overnight diaper for older kids is it’s 5 layer construction. As you know, older kids have bigger bladders. And a bigger bladder means more pee at night. But the extra layers of the GoodNites hold strong, keeping your child dry until the morning. No more changing pajamas and bedsheets in the middle of the night.

The sides of the GoodNites are super stretchy. Whether your child is short, tall, fat, or thin, the GoodNites fit secure yet comfortably for a leak-free sleep. These soft to the touch overnight diapers shouldn’t cause a rash on even the most sensitive of skin.

And when the time comes for your child to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, he can simply pull the overnight diaper up and down himself. Just like a pair of underwear.

But perhaps my favorite part about the GoodNites Bedtime Pants is that they are discreet. They are thin enough that you do not have to go up a size in pants and because they do not ride up, are almost unnoticeable. Perfect for those kids who feel a little insecure that they still wear an overnight diaper while none of their friends do.

While the GoodNites may come in dedicated styles for both girls and boys, I often find that one style is cheaper than the other. My baby boy didn’t care that his overnight diapers had butterfly print on it. Just like your baby girl won’t care if her overnight diaper has Ironman on the front of it. Only us adults worry about silly things like that. Just buy whatever is cheapest.

Those of you with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) will be pleased to note that GoodNites Bedtime Pants continue to be covered by FSA funds in 2017. Hooray, even more savings!2

What about overnight diapers for heavy wetters?

If your baby is a heavy bed wetter than even the above extra-absorbent overnight diapers might not be enough to hold in your baby’s waterworks.

If you just can’t stop your baby’s overnight diaper from leaking, the first thing to do is to double-check the size. A diaper that is too tight or too loose is going to leak everywhere.

But if your baby still manages to pee his way through the thickest most absorbent overnight diaper then I still have one more trick up my sleeve.

Use a booster pad. Also known as a diaper doubler.

A diaper booster pad lines your baby’s existing diaper, adding an extra layer to absorb the funky stuff that flows from your baby at night.

An extra layer of protection might not seem like much, but you will be surprised by the results. A booster pad can be the difference between a dry diaper and a sopping wet diaper the next morning.

My personal favorite are the Sposie Booster Pads. Thousands of parents swear by their effectiveness. And I agree with them. These things are like a force-field for your baby’s diaper, preventing any moisture from soaking through.

Let’s see your heavy bed wetter pee his way through that!

But it’s not just heavy wetters that benefit from booster pads. Booster pads also work wonders on tummy sleepers.

If your little one sleeps on his tummy, especially if he is a boy, all the pee is going to be concentrated to the front of the diaper. You may have even noticed that pee is leaking out the top of the diaper. Unfortunately, this is a common dilemma that many parents of belly sleepers face.

But the fix is simple.

By using a diaper booster to add more protection to these troublesome areas, even stomach sleepers are able to sleep dry through the night.

Sposie Diaper Boosters also work great for your baby’s regular daytime diapers. Try them once and you will be hooked.

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