I've been wearing Goodnites for a while with a 32" waist @ 145 lbs with comfort, and I know people who are larger that say the same thing.
What I want to know, is what size does a person have to be so that the Goodnite is able to take a "flood" in a laying position?
Most of us that have tried Goodnites have found that it's not a good idea to flood, especially when laying or sitting down-- even if that was found out the "hard way" via wet sheets or shorts. We have attributed this in the past to the person being too big for them, or just that they don't absorb fast enough, but are these both true, or just one or the other?
This diaper must definitely suffice to work in these conditions for a certain physical size, as it is the leading diaper used to treat bedwetting in a child's youth and early teens. Is this size something we cannot go back to through diet alone? (As in, is it a development issue instead of a size issue?) Is it both? Ultimately, I just want to know through true honesty if anyone here (after development) has been able to "fully" use a Goodnite as you would an Abena X-plus in the worst case scenario position (aka laying down) without a leak.
My theory is that it (sadly) isn't possible to use Goodnites to their full potential when the individual has fully developed genitalia because the leg captures aren't deep enough to seal to your legs in "some" positions. Everyone that fits can use them slowly, but not everyone that fits can prevent a leak if they flood, thus giving the word "fit" a new definition. Perhaps specifically "a diaper" fits if only it doesn't leak easy, and has nothing to do with "comfortability" as we have felt it to be in the past.
What do you theorize or know for a fact?