18 responses

  1. Stephen
    December 10, 2011

    Do a search on Google or amazon for Molicare and Abena, Both companies make very absorbent diapers for people of all ages. The smallest will fit a child with a waist of 20 inches and are absorbent enough to keep them from leaking for 8 hours or more.

    • Michelle
      December 10, 2011

      Hi Stephen- Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately my 10 year isn’t even close to a 20 inch waist :-(

  2. AJ
    December 24, 2011

    I use Unique Wellness Briefs they are great and i can get away with only 2 diapers a day they are 8-12 hour diapers and work wonders check them out

  3. Rob
    January 1, 2012

    These might help .. http://www.vitalitymedical.com/tranquility-slimline-junior-briefs-1.html But i dont know for sure since you didnt specify your son’s waist size or weight. Take a look and see if they could help. Peace out!

  4. Fiona
    February 9, 2013

    Hi Michelle,
    I know exactly how you feel. I was going through that several years ago. My son is 12 yrs now but when he was 9 yrs old, he was “in between” sizes. He was too big for the Huggies size 6 diapers, but too small for the Adult small. I kept asking them for the “Youth” diapers, which they kept saying the Adult small is the Youth diapers. But one day my son ended up in the hospital, and they had the perfect fit diaper for him. I called our supplier and gave him a diaper from the hospital and asked him, “Then what is this???” He said that its a hospital grade diaper that they can’t get for us. We ended up using the Adult small and practically wrapping it all the way around his waist for a year and a half. I don’t remember what brand it was but I hated it. I often told everyone that the company who makes these plastic diapers, need to wear it themselves and see how uncomfortable they are. Especially, those plastic tabs. Seriously, don’t they realize it cuts skin, it’s that sharp. My poor son suffered every time his aide would put it on wrong and the tabs jabbed his skin. He’d come home from school with scraps or bleeding cuts. I hated those plastic diapers and where we live it’s hot, year round, so I got our company to change it to “breathable” cloth diapers. The plastic ones could have been the cause of his seizures. He was chubby then, but since he hit puberty he’s now so thin, almost like your son. He uses Nightingale Adult medium. We buy men’s disposable pads and put it in his diaper over night or when we go out and don’t have a chance to change him. Big difference. I’m not washing sheets every day. I hope this helps.

    • Michelle
      February 10, 2013

      Oh my goodness. Our sons are the same age. CJ turned 12 on Feb 2nd :-) i get those chux pads from the medical suppliers. Saved a many set of sheets from being washed!

      He still wears those giant diapers but now he’s actually growing into them…sorta

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    • Michelle
      March 5, 2013

      Thank you. :)

  6. Aaron
    March 5, 2013

    I use unique wellness or molicare I find both work well I am 30 and incontinent 24/7 and I use 2-3 a day depending

    • Michelle
      March 5, 2013

      Thank you for sharing that. Does insurance cover them? Is it a supplier that delivers?

      My son is bigger now and fits the ones he gets but it’s good to have options.

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    • Michelle
      March 7, 2013

      thank you

  8. Dawn
    October 6, 2013

    Not sure what your status of paying for the diaper if it is insurance or out of pocket. But many bigger brands like Attends Tena Tranquility have a youth sized diaper its just below small adult diapers. I know Tranquility makes even a toddler plus when kids out grow baby diapers. I would recommend Tranquility they make awesome diapers and even have booster pads. Molicare and Abena are awesome very absorbent diapers but don’t think they make youth sized diapers. If you call Tranquility directly gopeach.com they will send u samples for free. The issue with some insurance companies that pay for these once your out of baby diapers they only have small through large but there is other sizes in between like youth and regualar a regular size is in-between large and medium. Hope this helps

    • Michelle
      November 3, 2013

      thank you Dawn Fortunately he’s getting a little bigger and he’s’ able to fit the diapers the insurance covers now.

  9. Ryan
    April 12, 2014

    There is a company called qualitydiapers.net, who specialize in diapers for older kids, who have daytime and nighttime issues.

    • Michelle
      April 16, 2014

      Thanks Ryan. He’s older now so he has another provider that supplies the diapers. And insurance pays for it :-)

  10. Stanley
    June 18, 2015


    First, I am so sorry to hear of your son CJ. And that he’s also having to deal with being incontinent as well. I was around his age when my incontinence started. Thankfully it’s only ever been wetting. I wore toddler diapers till they got too tight. I went to what they call “youth” diapers. They fit like 19 inch waist. One idea I had is to suggest Goodnites. But cut down the sides, and then use diaper pins to pin each side. Not as quick as tapes, but they hold. As for the Wings, that’s what I wear now as a adult. I am 34 these days. The Wings I have say both brand names on the tape tabs. But then I got a case 2 months ago that said only Covidien on the tabs. But yes, Wings and Covidien are the exact same company. Same diaper. My complaint with them is absorbency. So the first thing I tried was wearing two at once while cutting slits down the plastic backing of the inner/first diaper so when it’s full it will drain through the slits into the second diaper. The other option I use as well is to get a pack of size 6 baby diapers. Cut off the tape tabs off the back as they will cause irritation if left on when using them this way. Then cut a bunch of slits down the plastic backing of the baby diaper. And then lay the baby diaper in his front crotch. Overnite brands work best. I have been happy with Parents Choice and Huggies Overnites size 6. Together I can get between 4-6 hours between changes. I am a pretty heavy wetter. So overnite I use the doubled up wings diapers with the baby diaper in front. Lasts me about 8 hours depending on liquid intake before bed. Anyway, hope this helps. I really think the Goodnites with diaper pins will serve you well. Take care.

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