Childrens washable bedtime BRIEFS by Upsey Daisy
Our opinion: There is a big gap in the market for washable bedtime pants for older children and this is the best we've been able to find. They are quite popular but people either love them or hate them. This comes down to a few issues:
- in order to give sufficent absorbency, these pants are quite bulky - some children will be fine with this, others refuse to wear them!
- so that the pants are true 'pull-ups', they have no velcro or poppers. This means that it's not possible to adjust the fit in any way. This is fine for an 'average' shaped child, but can otherwise lead to a poor fit. If your child is slim it may be worth dropping down a size.
With all this is mind, we'd recommend that you try the pants on your child (over a pair of pants) before using or washing them. This will give you a feel for the fit and also whether your child is happy wearing them. The pants need to give a snug fit around the legs and waist - if they're too loose, they're likely to leak. Once the pants have been used or washed they cannot be returned.
They can also be quite difficult to dry.
100% cotton shorts in the style of briefs, ideal for children who are still wetting the bed up to the age of 12.
They have an inner waterproof liner and free-floating pad. The absorbency can be increased by using either a disposable pad (3 are included with the pants) or you can buy additional washable pads such as bamboo pads or the super absorbent (but difficult to dry) hemp pads. Please note that the disposable pads must be thrown away after use - they cannot be washed.
- Xsmall 2-3 years (waist 37-44cm)
- Small: 3-4 years (waist 46-56cm)
- Medium: 5-6 years (waist 51-61cm)
- Large: 7-8 years (waist 56-66cm)
- XL: 9-10 years (waist 61-71cm)
- XXL: 11-12 (waist 71-81cm)
Colours: navy or pink
Washing instructions: wash before first use. Wash at 40 degrees. They can be slow drying, Best dried naturally but can be dried on a cool setting in the tumble dryer.
NB. The disposable pads supplied with the pants must be thrown away after use. They cannot be washed or used again.