Dad here of a 15 month old boy and a long time watcher but first time poster.
The wife and I are really struggling with our baby wetting through his nappy in the night.
We have tried bigger nappies, bigger vests and he currently has a pampers dry nappy then a pampers pull-up over the top and then an 18-24 month vest on. This still isn't working. It looks like he gets wet through the sides of the nappy but we can't figure out a way to stop this. If it wasn't for this I am convinced he would sleep through the night.
Any advice anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated.
My mistake on the nappy, we are using 5+ active fit and then a baby dry pull up.
He has a lot of water during the day because he likes to hold his sippy cup so he is constantly taking water.
He is quite a chunky little monkey but when we do the 5+ nappies up the sticky bits do meet in the middle. He wears these ones during the day as well but they are fine but then I guess he only has them on for a maximum of 4 hours so nowhere near what he has through the night.
He goes to bed at 7:30pm and generally wakes up at 6am. If he has an accident then it's usually around 3am. When he doesn't wet through he does normally sleep until 6am sometimes even 6:30am .
Ok I would definitely suggest you switch to a baby dry nappy (the green packets) rather than active fit - they are way more absorbent especially the + sizes. Active fit are fine for day but not enough for night IME.
5+ does sound a bit big to me (my 3.5yr old is in 5+ at night, my chunky 14 mo is in 4+) but depends on his particular shape. How loose are the leg holes as that's where it's probably escaping?
Another option is putting him in pull ups and then "lifting him" ie putting him on a potty or loo when you go to bed yourself - hopefully he does a wee half asleep and then goes straight back to bed. That's quite a hassle though...