I have a four year old son (who will be five in a few months) who is wetting the bed pretty bad. I know this can be normal, and I don't really care about having him not wet at night, but this is the thing. . . . while diapers were working for a while, they aren't now, and both the bed and me are getting soaked nearly EVERY night. I can't take it anymore! I can't deal with having to wash our sheets, blankets, mattress pad, waterproof mattress cover, etc EVERY DAY. It's driving me nuts!!! He is soaking everything. I also am having a hard time keeping it from soaking through to the mattress, even with using a waterproof mattress cover. I've tried two different kinds. It's frustrating and gross. My room smells like pee.
I am not willing to restrict his liquids before bed because I think being well-hydrated is important, and he would fight it, and I don't want that battle. So that's not a solution for us.
I am looking for a diaper solution, and I need your help!
Don't hate on me, but I've been using disposables, but obviously they aren't working. It seems like it depends on what angle he is laying in, and if his leg is cocked off to the side, it makes this gaping hole, and the pee just comes pouring out. It's like someone has dumped buckets of pee on the bed. Icky.
I am thinking I'd like to try a non-disposable diaper of some sort, but I don't know what's best.
Here is my question:
What do you recommend for a comfy nighttime diaper for a big boy (almost 5 years old and 47 pounds or so) that will honestly hold a good deal of liquid without leaking?
Is this an impossibility? I need some good advice!