GoodNites are used as a way of managing bedwetting. GoodNites are disposable diapers manufactured by Kimberly-Clark
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 (makers of Huggies diapers and Depend Briefs,) and sold under the Huggies
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 brand, designed for children and teenagers who experience bedwetting
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GoodNites are very similar to Kimberly-Clark's Pull-Ups
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 product, and prior to 2007, were marketed under the Pull-Ups brand name. This makes the product convenient for children to wear every night even if they only sleepwet occasionally. GoodNites are not as absorbent as regular diapers, and are not recommended for moderate to heavy wetters, or those who cannot feel the need to urinate or for fecal incontinence. They are intended for use for children from four up through fifteen years of age.

As of 2004, GoodNites feature both cosmetic and functional gender-specific distinctions. GoodNites for girls are most absorbent in the middle, while GoodNites for boys are most absorbent in the front. At present, GoodNites for girls feature prints consisting of butterflies and hearts or butterflies and monkeys, and GoodNites for Boys feature choppers and trucks or choppers and skateboarders depending on the size. Like the 2010 re-designs, the current release features two different prints per package. The chart below depicts previous designs corresponding with the year they were first introduced.
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
GoodNites for Girls Flowers Butterflies Pixie fairies Ballerinas Butterflies and Flowers Fuchsia butterflies and turquoise flowers Butterflies (all sizes) and Flowers (Small-Medium) or Hearts (Large-XL) Butterflies (all sizes) and Monkeys (Small-Medium) or Hearts (Large-XL)
GoodNites for Boys BMX Bicycles ATVs Dragsters Soccer Players BMX Bicycles Race cars Dirt Bikes (all sizes) and Sharks (Small-Medium) or Karate (Large-XL) Choppers (all sizes) and Trucks (Small-Medium) or Skateboarders (Large-XL)

The latest version of GoodNites feature a colored interior waistband and faux-exterior waistband. The interior waistband is colored white, and the faux-exterior waistband is colored blue for the boys version, while the interior waistband and faux-exterior waistband are both colored pink for the girls version.

Kimberly Clark currently markets 2 types, each available in 2 sizes: Small/Medium (38-65 lbs) corresponding to a clothing size of 4–8, and Large/X–Large (60-125+ lbs) corresponding to a clothing size of 8–14.

Early Designs

Prior to 2004, GoodNites were unisex, plain white garments with only a faux tag printed at the back of the pant.

The original GoodNites were released in 1994. They were slightly larger, longer, bulkier, and more absorbent than later models. These were plain white, with a faux tag printed at the rear, to help kids know which way to put them on. These originally came in 2 sizes: Medium (45-65 lbs) and Large (65-85 lbs). In 1999, they introduced a new size, XL (85 lbs-125 lbs and up).

Big Changes

In 2000, Kimberly Clark redesigned GoodNites by making them slightly larger than their predecessors. In 2001, a "Cloth-Like Cover" replaced the previous cloth cover, but the overall design of the pants remained the same. In 2003, the physical size of the GoodNites shrank a bit. Later in that year, the "Trim-Fit" style debuted, leading to a drastic reduction in padding thickness and the overall size of the diaper. In spring of 2004, gender-specific GoodNites appeared with customized absorbency zones for boys and girls. Medium GoodNites became Small-Medium and were designed to fit kids 38-70 pounds. Large and Extra Large GoodNites were combined into one size that fit kids 70-125+ pounds. In 2006, GoodNites underwent a revamp so that Kimberly-Clark could try to shed what it felt was a perceived image that their products were simply 'diapers for teenagers', so as not to alienate those who considered it to be 'babyish' to still be wearing diapers at an older age. In 2009, Kimberly-Clark once again revamped the GoodNites product line. New packaging featuring children's faces was advertised on the GoodNites website and released in April of that year. In addition to the new packaging design, the "Jumbo" size package saw a decrease from 17 diapers to 15 diapers in the Small-Medium size, and 13 diapers to 12 diapers in the Large-Extra Large size; the "Mega" size package retained its previous quantity.

The 'medium' size has now been withdrawn completely, with the age-bands of the small and large size extended to bridge the gap. The small size is for children aged 4–7 years, with the large size suitable for ages 8–15. However, despite the revised age brackets, the new large size (ages 8–15) is the same as the old large size (ages 11–15). It is claimed that the large size will comfortably fit up to a waist size of 30 inches (762 mm). Due to the product's stretchiness, it will fit a waist as small as 20 inches (508 mm). The L/XL size is equivalent to size 14-16 underwear.

Although the girls' and boys' versions are similar, the padding is slightly different. The girls' version is more absorbent in the middle than the front or back, with the boys' version being more absorbent in the front than in the middle or the back. The boys' version also has extra room in the front for a boy's anatomy. It has, though, been reported by some consumers that the girls' version is more suited to boys who have gone through puberty, due to the position of the landing area. This however is unconfirmed.

In 2010 Kimberly Clark re-designed the GoodNites brand to look more like non-protective undergarments.

Boxers & Sleep Shorts

GoodNites Boxers (for boys) and Sleep Shorts (for girls) were a product manufactured by Kimberly-Clark from 2007–2009, and distributed from 2007–2010; as their name implies, they were designed to look and feel like boxers or shorts. They were blue for boys and pink for girls. The outer covering was cloth-like to look like a boxer-short, but the inside was a plastic diaper. The short cover could be easily lifted by the wearer much like a skirt, revealing a diaper that looks similar to a regular GoodNites diaper but without the cloth-like lining or graphics; in this way, GoodNites boxers were much like traditional diapers. Some teenagers wore these without wearing any pants or other boxers over them.

Although early reports indicated that the boxers were slightly more absorbent than the diapers, they also indicated that they were more expensive. When Kimberly-Clark revamped the GoodNites product line in 2009, they updated the packaging of GoodNites Boxers for boys, changed the product's UPC
Universal Product Code
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, and decreased the quantity from 14 diapers to 13 diapers in the Small-Medium size, and 11 diapers to 10 diapers in the Large-Extra Large size respectively. At the same time, production of the Sleep Shorts for girls ceased. and packages on shelves retained their previous quantity, packaging, and UPCs, allowing distributors to deplete their stock of the product. Kimberly-Clark also removed images of the Sleep Shorts from the GoodNites website, and only made a brief reference to their continued availability from 2009-2010. In 2010, Kimberly-Clark ceased production of GoodNites boxers, once again allowing distributors to deplete their stock of the product. As of 2011, Kimberly-Clark makes no reference to this product line on the official GoodNites website, and major retailers
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 list the product as being discontinued.


When they were first released, GoodNites were an alternative
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 to waterproof mattress pads, and more expensive disposable youth diapers intended for the disabled; as a result, they lacked any direct competition. By the beginning of the last decade, GoodNites' primary competition consisted of store brand
Store brand
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 disposable sleep pants. In 2002, Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble
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, Kimberly-Clark's primary competitor, introduced Luvs Sleepdrys
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 as a direct competitor to GoodNites. Luvs Sleepdrys were discontinued in 2004, and store brands once again became the primary form of direct competition to GoodNites for the next four years. In 2008, Procter & Gamble released Pampers Underjams
UnderJams are a pull on style diaper used as a way of managing bedwetting that are made by Pampers. They are similar to GoodNites but are less visible and they hold more liquid...

 as another direct competitor to GoodNites. As of 2011, GoodNites' competition comes from both Pampers Underjams and store brand disposable sleep pants.

See also

  • DryNites
    A product of Kimberly-Clark, Huggies DryNites are disposable nappies which mimic underwear, essentially an enlargement of their successful Pull-Ups brand products but marketed at children and teenagers with bedwetting or incontinence problems. An alternate version of GoodNites, which first...

  • Underjams
    UnderJams are a pull on style diaper used as a way of managing bedwetting that are made by Pampers. They are similar to GoodNites but are less visible and they hold more liquid...

  • Diapers
  • Bed wetting
  • Huggies
    Huggies is the brand name of a disposable diaper marketed by Kimberly-Clark. Huggies were first test marketed in 1968, then introduced to the public in 1978.-Product lines:...

  • Urinary incontinence
    Urinary incontinence
    Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, which may have a profound impact on quality of life. Urinary incontinence almost always results from an underlying treatable medical condition but is under-reported to medical practitioners...

  • Fecal incontinence
    Fecal incontinence
    Fecal incontinence is the loss of regular control of the bowels. Involuntary excretion and leaking are common occurrences for those affected. Subjects relating to defecation are often socially unacceptable, thus those affected may be beset by feelings of shame and humiliation...

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