Superundies HERO Review
Overnight diapering can be challenging for older children. While there are many cloth diapers available for infants, my older child wants something that’s more suited for children and not what his baby brother wears. Older children, like mine, want to be more independent and may even be able to dress themselves. Superundies has cornered the market on pull up kid-approved trainers and night time bedwetting pants and proudly make their products in the USA.
As a Mom to 4 boys, I’ve been cloth diapering for years and we’re tried many brands of trainers. One thing I find challenging is overnight trainers for my older child. My son has a bone tumour in his left leg which requires medical care and has put his nighttime training on standby. While we’re not sure how it impacts his nighttime bladder control, or if it’s to blame at all, what I do know is that he’s 5 and uninterested in wearing diapers like his younger brother.
Disclosure: I received samples from my affiliate at Baby Footprint for this review. However, the opinions here are my own.
One of my favourite things about Superundies is the fact that they make products for toddlers all the way up through adults. Many brands make infant through toddler and maybe small child but Superundies has a large line of sizes that address the bladder needs of all ages and sizes.
For this review. Seen below are the HERO (red Boris) and the Blue (Original nighttime) overnight bed wetting pants. While both are good pants for overnight and have been leak-free for my son, they are vastly different and have different features.
The original Nighttime bedwetting pant from Superundies works like an all-in-one cloth diaper. The HERO works like an all-in-two and can be used with your choice of insert set, the natural fiber hemp/bamboo or the synthetic microfiber. The shell theoretically could be reused and just the insert replaced. The original pant needs to be washed each time because the absorbency is sewn in and doesn’t come out. Have a look below:
Below: Turned inside out – Superundies HERO Left Superundies nighttime Right
Overall impression of Superundies HERO
I found choosing a size to be difficult here. My son seemed to fit into the size 3 range when I took his measurements. However, as you can see in the photos he looks like he could have also worn a size 2. I even asked the company and they suggested the 3 as well. So, I want to say they run large. If this was a day trainer and needed to fit under jeans this would be way too big. The HERO does seem to be a bit larger than the original nighttime too. However, for our purpose, they’ve been working well at night. Despite being large on him, I’m happy to report that they have been leak-free.
If choosing between the HERO and the Nighttime pants, even though I prefer natural fibers, I prefer the original Nighttime. Why? My son can put on and take off the original pants without my help. The HERO is a two person job. Why? The removable insert in the HERO falls and does not stay put when he’s putting these on. I made sure to fully prep-them too. They are not held in place by any sort of snap and simply fit inside the wings of the trainer shell. When I’m helping him put his feet in his foot often get caught and pulls the insert partially out.
Aside from the issue we’re having with the insert staying put, the HERO is a really great option for families who have trouble getting their all in one trainer clean. The removable insert is very easy to clean and dry separately from the shell. You may even be able to reuse the shell and just was the insert or wipe the shell clean and swap out a dry insert. The HERO inserts are sold separately and come in the bamboo/hemp with the microfiber booster or the complete microfiber duo.
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Some photos of my 5-year old 45lb son demonstrating fit his Superundies size 3 and making Dinosaur poses.
About Baby Footprint
While Baby Footprint has been around since 2010 Natasha, the current owner of Baby Footprint, took over the business in April of 2015. As a Mom, residing on a rural farm in Alberta Canada, she has personally experienced the benefits of cloth diapers and wants to spread her love of diapering with you. Baby Footprint has a great selection and the shop keeps up with social media and new releases. Please make sure to check out the Baby Footprint website and while located in Canada, they ship to Canada and the USA.