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 children 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.
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.
Hiney Liney’s Big Kid makes the Experience kit and their Versa cover for older children. They fit kids from about 30 – 60 pounds.
Antsy Pants – 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).
Snap-EZ makes items 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. Check out this post for tips on scoring a RagaBabe.
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 just 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.
Bugga Bugga Boutique makes an XL fitted that fits from 40-55 lbs.
Lynne Sellers Etsy shop – adult sized cloth diaper that is made to your specifications.
bunnie4 Etsy shop – adult sizes made to order. There is special prices for diapers made smaller than 28 inches and larger than 38 inches.
Happy Little Llama Etsy shop – hybrid fitted diapers for kids 20 – 50 pounds.
Mumtaz Soakers – Etsy shop with youth incontinence underwear and adult-sized fitteds
I will add more to this list as I find them but hopefully this will give you a place to start on your search.
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