One of the diapers on my diaper wish list was the Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter cloth diaper. I haven’t bought one, but my friend Megan got a few. She hooked me up with one of her brand new, still wrapped Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter diapers so that I could prep it from the beginning and get the “full experience” with a brand new diaper.
Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter Price
I have to say, at under $12 ($8.49 Canadian at Lagoon Baby, $11.95 USD at Nicki’s Diapers), it’s a low to mid priced diaper. That the Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter diaper is at that price point and intended to work overnights for super soakers makes it a value priced diaper.
I was able to get a good fit on both Norton and Eudora. Granted, Norton wore it on the largest rise and only had a couple of snaps left to go on the waist while Eudora wore it on one of the smallest settings, but the Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter fit both of them.
The Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter is really a basic pocket diaper. You’ve got snap rise to adjust the diaper and the waist has three snaps: two at the top and a hip snap. The snap configuration is reminiscent of FuzziBunz. The pocket is quite generous. I was able to stuff the two included microfiber inserts in the pocket with no effort. The inserts stuff in the back. There’s a flap over the opening similar to BumGenius. The front of the shell also has a one inch strip to help prevent leaks in tummy sleepers.
With Eudora, the two inserts were just fine for her for overnight. She had room to wet in the morning. With Norton, we were 50/50. The first night, it completely failed and soaked the bed. The second night, it was just fine. I think that if this were a regular part of my cloth diaper stash, I’d use it with both microfiber inserts, but also wrap it in an AppleCheeks three layer bamboo insert to boost up the absorption and combat compression leaks.
When I read the instructions on the Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter sleeve that the diaper came in, I saw some things that I thought were… well, odd. For one, the instructions said to turn the diaper inside out prior to washing. Um, no. I’m just not down with touching a soaked diaper to turn it inside out. If my kid poops it, I’m even less down with that. Additionally, the Kawaii site says “The maximum washing temperature for the outer shells/Diaper Covers is 95 degree F or 35 degree C.” That translates to a warm wash. Um, no. I’m not doing that, either. That’s just gross. I will not wash any diapers on warm, regardless of what the instructions say. With that in mind, if I were to buy a Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter diaper, there’s a very good chance that my wash routine would significantly shorten the lifespan of the diaper.
Would I Buy the Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter?
If I were on a tight budget and really needed a diaper that I could stuff like no tomorrow for an overnight cloth diapering solution, I’d probably buy a Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter cloth diaper. In fact, I’m kind of tempted to buy one just to see how well it holds up with the hot water washes that I always put my diapers through.
Have you used a Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter? How did it work for you?