Enter the nonwaterproof piddle pad. We had been using a towel, but they get soaked through.
This new piddle pad soaks from the bottom and keeps him feeling dry on top (unless he misses again, of course, on that same night).
These are made of flannel on both sides with two layers of Zorb in the middle with a layer of flannel sandwiched between the Zorb. The flannel between the Zorb is because Zorb is supposed to be able to absorb better with natural fibers on both sides. They are quilted to help retain moisture.
This is similar to what we have under the sheets. Pin It
We are so happy with these. They feel like sheets when he is sleeping on them, so if he starts to pee, he will feel the wetness (unlike on the traditional piddle pad, which has fleece on top to wick the moisture away). They also do a great job of absorbing the moisture from the sheets while keeping it inside the mat and not feeling dry from the surface. Their only drawback so far is that they take a long time to dry from the washer and dryer-- but hey, that's sort of the point-- they absorb moisture.