Every so often I check the search terms that bring people to my site and several times I have had people land here looking for cloth diapers for older kids and teenagers. I have to guess that my site comes up since I have a teenage son and a cloth diapered toddler so the two terms together bring you here. I have had this search come up often enough that I decided to put together a list for those of you who are in need of diapers for an older child or teenager.
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Hiney Lineys offers the Experience kit and their Versa cover for older children. They fit kids from about 30 – 60 pounds.
For kids over 45 pounds.
Mother-ease makes diapers specifically for bedwetters (though an older child could certainly wear it for daytime) in three sizes. XS (30 – 40 lbs), S (40 – 55 lbs), and M (55 – 65 lbs).
Products in children, youth, and adult sizes.
RagaBabe has recently come out with a Size 3 diaper that fits up to 50 pounds. These diapers are amazing and are my favorite but they are hard to get. If you enjoy the thrill of the chase then I would give them a try.
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Fuzzibunz has an XL (40-55 lbs) and an XXL (55+ lbs) in their Perfect Size diapers. They are only available on the Fuzzibunz website that I can find. If you are in between sizes be aware that Fuzzibunz Perfect Size diapers tend to run on the larger side.
AppleCheeks has recently released a Size 3 diaper to select retailers. The size 3 is said to fit kids from 30-65+ pounds. Nicki’s Diapers is carrying them (with free shipping) and I will update as I find out other retailers that have decided to carry this size.
Disana makes an XL wool cover for kids 37-48 pounds. Wool covers are great for bedwetters but do require an absorbent layer underneath like a fitted cloth diaper. While Disana covers are available at many stores, not all of them carry the XL size.
The Whisper Wrap and Super Snap covers come in an XL for kids over 40 pounds. Available in white only.
Happy Heiny has some larger sized pull on training pants and diapers. They will also do custom orders if you need a size larger than what they have in stock.
XL fitted that fits from 40-55 lbs.
Baby diapers in small/medium and large/extra large sizes as well as adult sizes for 28″ to 52″ waists.
Etsy shop – adult sized cloth diaper that is made to your specifications.
Etsy shop – adult sizes made to order. There is special prices for diapers made smaller than 28 inches and larger than 38 inches.
Etsy shop – hybrid fitted diapers for kids 20 – 50 pounds.
Etsy shop with youth incontinence underwear and adult-sized fitteds
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Please note that I don’t have personal experience with any of these but have compiled a list of some that I’ve found. It would be great to one day see the market open up a bit to cater to those with special needs children, school aged bedwetters and incontinent adults. It’s definitely a hole in the industry but there are some resources available.
I will add more to this list as I find them but hopefully, this will give you a place to start on your search.