In a nutshell

Designed to be a discreet option for older children who haven’t cracked night-time dryness, but despite the grown-up designs they still look a little like pull-ups

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Absorbency
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.


  • Grown-up designs, good absorbency


  • Still look like pull-ups

Bedwetting is not confined to toddlers, but finding suitable protection for bigger children isn’t always easy. Huggies aims to make bedtime more relaxing with its DryNites Pyjama Pants for children aged 4-15.


Figures suggest that nearly 10% of all children aged 4-15 wet the bed at some point, although 70% have stopped by the time they’re 7. Still, that’s a long way out of nappies and pull-ups, especially if your child is already on the big side for their age. So it’s lucky that Huggies, already one of the major names in the nappy market, has come to the rescue with its range of DryNites products.

Arron, who’s 3, has already tried out the Huggies DryNites Sleep Shorts, and he was quite pleased with them as he considers himself to be far too grown up for anything resembling a nappy.

So it was with some trepidation that I presented him with the Huggies DryNites Pyjama Pants, which come in sizes 4-7 years and 8-15 years. Yes, they’re designed to be snug fitting, so that they’re not visible under nightwear if kids go on a sleepover, but to my mind they still look like pull-ups – and they did to Arron, too. Luckily, the DryNites Pyjama Pants have designs chosen by children and the very grown-up skateboarder and motorbike designs won him over.

What we love

For all those parents who were despairing of finding night-time protection for older, or just well-grown, children, finding Huggies DryNites Pyjama Pants will be a relief. We also love the grown-up designs and the attempt to make Huggies DryNites Pyjama Pants look like real pants by adding a ‘label’ on the back.

Huggies DryNites Pyjama Pants are effective in that they absorb liquid, but Arron knew, just as he does if he’s in ordinary pants, that he had wet himself, and had to wake up, get out of bed, and come and tell me. So they’re not good at preventing interrupted sleep, but as they’re aimed at older children, perhaps they need to know they’re wet in order to try to break the cycle.

Mums of older children have also reported that their kids have been happy to wear the pants for sleepovers as they’re discreet enough not to look like anything other than pants. If you didn’t examine them too closely, no one would know – and I don’t know what children do on sleepovers but I’m hoping that close inspection of each other’s underwear isn’t usually on the agenda!

What to watch out for

We thought the Huggies DryNites Pyjama Pants still looked like pull-ups, which nearly got them a thumbs-down from a 3-year-old, so we’re not sure how older children will take them.

At more than £5 for a pack of 10 or 9 for the bigger size, using them every night could prove costly.

Who are Huggies DryNites Pyjama Pants best for?

Older and bigger children who need protection against night-time accidents.


MadeForMums verdict

Huggies DryNites Pyjama Pants are a reasonably discreet product for older and bigger children who need the extra confidence of waterproof protection at night. While some children may find them too similar to pull-up nappies, for kids who want to enjoy sleepovers without worrying about embarrassing accidents Huggies DryNites Pyjama Pants will be a good compromise. The cost of means using them every night could get pretty expensive, though for parents battling wet beds, this could be money they’re more than happy to spend.

Product Specifications

ModelDryNites Pyjama Pants
Available sizesage 4-7 (17-30kg), age 8-15 (27-57kg)
Suitable for
Child age (approx)4 years to 15 years
  • Thin, super-absorbent pad
  • Back label designed to look like real underwear
  • Designs selected by children