HUGGIES OverNites Diapers

Last updated date: July 26, 2021

DWYM Score

8.8

HUGGIES OverNites Diapers

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We looked at the top Diapers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Diaper you should buy.

Update as July 26, 2021:
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Overall Take

These diapers are designed for sleeping babies, offering up to 12 hours of protection. There are also wetness indicator stripes on each diaper to let you know when it's time for a change. Plus, these diapers come in a number of sizes and have a secure fit.


In our analysis of 138 expert reviews, the HUGGIES OverNites Diapers placed 3rd when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Say goodnight to midnight changes with HUGGIES OverNites Diapers. These disposable diapers for nighttime are custom designed for sleep. The most absorbent HUGGIES diapers, OverNites have Double Leak Guard for up to 12 hours of protection, a SnugFit waistband with Double Grip Strips for a secure fit, plus a wetness indicator that changes color when it’s time for a diaper change. An embossed inner liner and breathable outer cover work together to lock away wetness for a drier, more comfortable night for baby. HUGGIES overnight diapers are the #1 Selling Nighttime Diaper (based on nighttime diaper category sales) and are available in sizes 3 to 6 for babies and toddlers 16 to 35+ pounds.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.9
16 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.3
6,149 user reviews

What experts liked

Huggies asserts that OverNites are 25 percent more absorbent than its other diapers and offer 12 hours of protection. They’re also great at preventing leaks.
- Tuck
Even if your baby sleeps in a wet diaper all night, you shouldn’t have any problems with diaper rash.
- Mom Loves Best
OverNites are reasonably priced compared to other overnight diapers.
- Best Mom Products
These diapers work especially well for children who eat and drink a lot before bed. Plus, they're so absorbent, they'll still feel dry even after 9 or 10 hours of sleep.
- Verywell Family
The 25% more absorbing power is the key point of this product as it gives it an edge over other normal diapers. The leak lock system is what separates it from other diapers which do not provide a spill-roof experience.
- Womens Edge
It’s leak-lock system locks in moisture and eliminates any nighttime leaks up to 12 hours.
- Mom n Kids
This one is for heavy wetters and is perfectly capable of keeping your baby dry for over 12 hours. How? Well, its dryness can be attributed to the Double Leak Guard and their Leak Lock® System, which locks the moisture inside the diaper material, away from your baby’s skin.
- Feed Fond
The diapers feature an inner later as well as a breathable outer layer that provides your baby with additional comfort.
- Temper and Tantrum
These hold a lot of liquid, so you can skip middle-of-the-night diaper changes (once your baby actually sleeps through the night, that is!).
- Good Housekeeping
The best part about the Huggies Overnight Diapers is the Leak Lock technology. This system handles all the extra fluid absorption. And that it does without causing leaks or discomfort.
- Mom Trusted Choice
It has 25% more absorbent than regular diapers.
- All Kids Reviews
Our huggies overnight diapers for night time leakage protection,most absorbent diaper, scientifically designed for sleep.Huggies overnites are the best choice for nighttime protection.
- Best Diaper Reviews
A stretchy waistband minimizes the chances of pinching while staying secure no matter which position your baby sleeps.
- Healthy Baby Happy Earth
Really comfortable, no matter how wriggly your baby is.
- Twin Stuff
These diapers definitely pass the durability test. They hold lots of water and the material has a nice fluffy feel to it and is clearly made of a nice material. Because they are thicker than regular Huggies, the Overnites are more absorbent and can hold liquid and solid wastes throughout the night without any leaking.
- The Review Gurus

What experts didn't like

You might need a diaper when you temporarily lose control of your bodily functions after seeing the price.
- Mom Loves Best
In our absorption testing, Huggies OverNites performed inconsistently, so much so that we re-tested to ensure that the error was not on our end. After additional research, it looks as though we are not the only ones noticing a distinct unfavorable difference in their new design.
- Baby Gear Lab
Some users see no difference in absorbency between OverNites and regular Huggies.
- Best Mom Products
You need to pick the right size, or there will be leakage.
- Mom n Kids
It is difficult to distinguish between the Overnites and the regular diapers.
- Temper and Tantrum
When soaked, they give out an unpleasant chemical odor.
- Mom Trusted Choice
However, the leg holes appear on the large side, which can cause leaks from there.
- All Kids Reviews
One single diaper is expensive to buy.
- Best Diaper Reviews
The downside of these diapers is that they only start in size 3.
- Healthy Baby Happy Earth
When it's full, it can smell a little chemically.
- Twin Stuff

Our Expert Consultant

Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read. She writes about the ups and downs of parenting on her blog.

An Overview On Diapers

When it comes to disposable diapers, parents will appreciate their many benefits. Not only does this type of diaper reduce leakage, and thus the required amount of weekly laundry, but it’s also extremely convenient. Since there are several different varieties of disposable diapers on the market, there are a few things you’ll want to consider before choosing a brand.

Start by examining how well the diaper absorbs liquid. Huggies Snug & Dry feature four layers of protection to absorb wetness on contact. In addition, their special leak lock system keeps babies dry for as long as 12 hours.

“Obviously the No. 1 question that must be asked when buying diapers is: Does it leak?” Kate Desmond, a safe-sleep expert who’s also a mom of two, says. “If the answer is a resounding no, then you can start to ask follow up questions. Is the diaper soft? Does it smell OK? Does the diaper smell OK when it is full? How long can I go between diaper changes especially in the middle of the night without the diaper leaking and my baby waking?”

Desmond notes that every diaper brand will leak on occasion, as all parents know. If you find your baby’s diapers are leaking consistently, it may be time to try the next size up or switch brands entirely.

You also want to make sure that the diaper is soft on skin and has a comfortable fit. Remember, your baby is going to be wearing diapers for long periods of time once they start sleeping through the night. Some diapers are made with refastenable tabs that are bigger than traditional diapers. This allows for a better fit, which will leave your little one feeling cozier.

“Shockingly, not all diapers are created equal for all babies,” Desmond says. “Depending on the size and shape of your baby’s backside, you may find one brand satisfies your little one’s needs more so than another.”

Verify that the diapers are free of parabens, chlorine and bleach. You don’t want any of those chemicals, which can cause irritation, rubbing up against your baby’s skin day and night. If your baby has sensitive skin, look for the word “hypoallergenic” on the product packaging.

Look to see if the disposable diapers have a way to let you know when you’re infant has wet the diaper. For example, some diapers have a wetness indicator that shows you it’s time for a change. The indicator strip will turn colors when moisture enters the diaper, which eliminates the need for you to physically open the diaper to check for wetness.

“I also look for a diaper that is going to keep my baby feeling dry,” Desmond says. “Does the diaper have the technology to lock moisture away from my baby’s skin? A quality diaper will still feel relatively dry even when it’s full.”

The Diaper Buying Guide

  • Check to see if the company selling the diapers has a rewards program. These programs provide you with points for every product you purchase, and since most babies use diapers for at least two years, that’s a lot of possible points on the table. The points can then be exchanged for gifts or coupons for discounted products.
  • Diapers can quickly stink up a house, so it’s a good idea to purchase a diaper garbage pail and set it next to your baby’s changing table. Most diaper pails work by having you place the soiled diaper in the bag, and then twisting the bag to seal in the odor after. Once the pail is full, you simply replace the specially designed bag and start over.
  • Consider purchasing a few square or rectangular bins to keep under or next to your changing table. Use the bins to store diapers, wipes, baby powder and diaper cream so that they are within arms reach. They make plain bins as well as decorative bins, and most styles are sold at affordable prices.
  • Once your baby grows out of a size, you’ll need to decide what to do with the diapers you didn’t use. If you only have a few, you can give them to your child for pretend play. When whole packs remain, consider donating them to your local pregnancy or family planning center.
  • When comparing disposable diaper prices, you need to look at both the diaper size and the number of diapers in each pack. No matter what, you’ll be able to find a diaper that fits your budget and your needs.