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    Default Tranquility ATN Review

    All-Through-the-Nights are one of Tranquility's most absorbent products. They aren't as common as Depends so they aren't carried at chain stores but they can sometimes be found at medical supply stores or be obtained by ordering online. This review is for the "medium" size.


    These diapers have a medical appearance to them. The outside of the diaper is white with two parallel yellow lines along the diaper as wetness indicators. Between the two lines, there is writing indicating the type of Tranquility diaper, the size, as well as some numbers. As the diaper gets wet, the yellow lines turn blue and the writing between the lines disappears. The padding down the middle of the diaper is peach coloured while the padding on the wings is white.


    I found the fit on these things to be quite good. The size medium diaper measures 6" x 8.5" (15cm x 22cm) when folded up and 23" x 30" (56cm x 76cm) when laid out flat. I have a 32" (82cm) waist and I was able to get these diapers to fit me snugly on my first attempt at using them.

    As the pictures show, the ATN uses a double tape so it can be readjusted once if needed. When I applied the tapes, they didn't feel very strong but despite that, I didn't have any problems with them coming unstuck. These diapers lack any kind of landing zone but I didn't find this to be much of a problem. These have 3.5" (9cm) of plastic above the padding and lack an elastic waistband.


    The packaging of the ATNs states that one diaper can absorb 812 mL or 27.5 oz. When I tested them, they held two wettings and leaked on the third. I tested the absorbency more thoroughly by slowly pouring water down the front of the diaper in 100mL increments and seeing how it held up. By doing that, I found that the diaper started leaking when I had poured 900mL of water into it. I also found that once the wetness began to spread to the back, sitting down immediately after wetting it caused some of the wetness to press out but this didn't happen after I had given the diaper a couple of minutes to absorb.

    While these diapers are reasonably absorbent, an area which I found this diaper to be lacking was wicking. When I wet one of these diapers to the point where it started leaking heavily, the padding in the front was sagging towards the bottom of the diaper but most of the padding in the back was still dry.

    The ATNs are quite thin when dry but swell up considerably when they get wet and they do a good job of keeping the wetness away from the skin. While they are thin, they're not exactly subtle since these diapers are very, very crinkly. If one of these diapers is worn in a place with no ambient noise, the crinkling sounds that this diaper makes will be noticeable.


    Overall, I found these diapers to be somewhere between store brands and premium brands in terms of quality. The performance of these diapers isn't as good as that of an Abena X-Plus or a Bambino, but they're definitely superior to Depends or any generic store brand diaper. Also, unlike premium brands, they're carried at some medical supply stores which makes it possible to acquire them without having to order online.
    Last edited by Fruitkitty; 25-Dec-2014 at 07:14.

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    Of all the times I wore Tranquilities, they had the nasty habit of their elastic cutting into my legs, leaving nasty red elastic marks and being very uncomfortable. I never experienced that with any other diaper I've worn, even when applied very snugly. Have you had this happen with these Tranquilities?

    Aside from that, they perform okay: they absorb fair, but pool up during wetting; thus, absorbency takes time.

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    I never had a problem with ATNs. I use them nightly for bedwetting and I very very rarely have any issues.

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    I find that these are perfect for daytime wearing. They don't tend to show much at all under clothing, and they're comfy.

    My biggest issue is that the medium tends to run a bit smaller than most other mediums that I have tried.

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    I agree, except the medium being small is good for me with a 31" waist.

    My biggest complaint is how high they rise after taping. There's quite a lot of loose plastic that could probably be solved with a little elastic in the front and back.

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    Ops meant to quote LittleLettuce

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLettuce View Post
    I find that these are perfect for daytime wearing. They don't tend to show much at all under clothing, and they're comfy.

    My biggest issue is that the medium tends to run a bit smaller than most other mediums that I have tried.

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    Attends Poly Briefs, might they merit a formal review?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBxx View Post
    Attends Poly Briefs, might they merit a formal review?
    Entered above in wrong thread, please ignore.

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    I tried a pack of these recently and will likely buy more. On the upside, while not a really high capacity diaper, they are dependable and quite inexpensive. On the downside, I found the QA sometimes lacking. The leak guards were sometimes collapsed right out of the bag, and I needed to secure the paper-like material with a staple or two. Also on a couple occasions, I noticed during a change that the (single) elastic band on one side had snapped. I love the plastic shell, and tucking all the loose plastic creates a tighty-whitey appearance, which is trimmer than most diapers. The plastic is loud, but I've had worse.

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    These are a good diaper, but are extremely noticeable. I've worn them many times at home and out in public. At home my wife looked at me and said... "what is that sound"...super embarrassed. Out in public, even in a loud location, the sound is undeniably a diaper. If you were to walk close to me, you'd here it for sure.

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