A dissatisfied customer

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You might already know that I cloth diaper my babies. When it comes time to potty train, I stick with cloth as well and don't use Pull-ups or the other disposable pull-ons. For night-time, though, sometimes they are necessary. I have two kinds of kids--the kind that wets at night and the kind that doesn't. Children numbers 1 and 3 are the night-wetting type and children number 2 and 4 have stayed dry at night even when they weren't even toilet-trained yet. The oldest outgrew the night-wetting shortly after he turned 5 but I am still waiting for Frugalgirl2 to outgrow it at 5 1/2.

As many, many, many cloth-diapering, cloth-diaper-sewing moms have discovered, a practical night-time cloth solution for a 5-year-old is the Holy Grail of diaper sewing. It is virtually impossible to sew something that will be absorbent enough to hold a flood without being so bulky it won't fit into any pajamas, plus the materials need to be breathable so the child doesn't sweat to death in all those layers. I have sewn my share of failed attempts at night-time pull-on pants, and I have resorted to paying nearly 50 cents each for Goodnights, the disposable pants for bigger kids.

The last time I bought a package, Frugalgirl2 was with me, and I let her choose Pampers UnderJams instead of Huggies Goodnights because they were the same price and she liked the pictures on the UnderJams better. I will never let her choose them again, because I have changed wet sheets in the middle of the night at least a half-dozen times since she started wearing them. They seem to not be as absorbent as the Goodnights. Changing sheets in the middle of the night is never any fun, but try doing it when you're nine months plus one day pregnant.

I'm not quite mad enough about the whole situation to send an email, but I'll definitely not buy them again.