Sick of having to change sheets EVERY morning

Katy - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 90 moms have responded )

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It started infrequently, now it is everyday that I have to change the crib sheets and the baby's pj's. He is soaking through everything every night. He wears a size 5 diaper, which we just switched from 4's. He tends to sleep on his belly, and in case you didn't catch it, he's a BOY. lol So, those two things alone are working against me.

Has anybbody experienced this overflow? What have you done about it?

Thanks in advance!!

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Tammy - posted on 02/12/2010

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The problem I had was that my 18 month old daughter would sleep throughout the night, so I wouldn't be changing her for a looong time. No leaking since we switched to Pampers Overnights #5, but at least once a week, the diaper would fall apart and I mean there were those gel crystals all over the crib and her and they are so difficult to clean off. We're trying the Huggies Overnights #6 now and so far so good.

Emilly - posted on 02/17/2010

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I have a little guy that just turned 18 months. He's wearing a size 3. He was having this exact same problem a few months back. He wears Luvs diapers. They always worked great day & night till a few months back. Like you my son started leaking through on a daily basis-having to change everything. I saw the overnight diapers advertised by Pampers & Huggies. Unfortunately when I went to buy them I found they do not make them in anything smaller than a 4. I saw Pampers has a 12 hr diaper (there standard, but it's advertised on the packaging 12 hr protection). I decided to try it. He only wears them in the evening (so the package lasts about 3 months) & they have worked GREAT!! We no longer have to change bedding & jammies every day. Hope this helps you out.

Laura - posted on 02/10/2010

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I use pampers overnights on my size 4 daughter. Although, we buy a size 5 in the over nights, We've used these since she was 9 months old, and is now 18 months, and we have NEVER had a leaky diaper at night! Also, i dont let her have any more liquids 45 min prior to bedtime, except for a tiny sip of water after teeth brushing

Lauren - posted on 02/10/2010

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I use the overnight diapers from Huggies. I also put a maxi pad across the top of the diaper to catch what is trying to leak out the top. I have a little girl, but was having the same problem.

Alison - posted on 02/10/2010

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My 17 month old son had the same problem until we started using Huggies Overnights in a size larger than his regular Pampers diapers. It still happens occassionally, but far less often with the overnights than with the regulars that we use during the day. The overnights in the same size as his regular diapers were not enough for us so we had to go with the larger size. They are more expensive, but worth the lesser amount of laundry that I have to do! Good luck!

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Taylor - posted on 03/02/2010

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My daughter also leaks pretty bad she is in new pj's almost every night. I am trying the OVERNIGHT diapers and not having so much liquids before bed. Since the overnight diapers are an extra cost I only put them on her for naps and bedtime. I hope maybe these things might work for you if you already haven't tried them =). Good luck to you.

Tristan - posted on 03/02/2010

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That happened to my son every morning also but i started using huggies at night time since they are so expensive i just use them at night and it seemed to help a lot!!

Missy - posted on 03/02/2010

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My daughter was doing the same thing, I opted for the overnight diapers.. It is a little more money to spend but the time it saves without having to change shhets and repeat evening baths in the morning is more than worth it! good luck.

Angie - posted on 03/02/2010

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yep was going through the same thing with my son. he was peeing through his diapers about every night and when we would go on short car rides. not fun. so i switched from pampers to huggies. huggies in my opinion are the best! i have 3 children so trust me i have tried all the brands out there. lol i also started putting plastic training pants over top of his daipers at night...that way he wouldn't wake up all wet and it saves on laundry too! i found some on ebay and walmart. good luck! oh and i do think it is a boy thing!! never had this problem with my girls.

Pnina - posted on 03/01/2010

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A few people mentioned it, but I think it bears repeating. Make sure that when you diaper your son, you point him down. Surprising as it may seem, even at this age they may have 3-4 mini erections a night. This is just blood flowing there and is a normal part of penile health. Because of that however, he may actually be close to sticking out when he urinates and nowhere near the absorbant part of the diaper.

Kaley - posted on 03/01/2010

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Yeah i have to do the same thing with my daughter. What I did i put her in pampers overnites right before i put her to bed. it helps

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i have a girl, but I have found stopping liquids 1-2 hours before bed helps. Plus when I go to bed I check on her and usually change her diaper again. It seems to help, good luck.

Caroline - posted on 02/28/2010

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We had the same problem, and tried the larger nappies, which worked for a while. As he has got older, the larger nappie size didn't work anymore. The liquid just had more room to go up higher in the nappy and leak higher up on his body. Then WE SOLVED THE PROBLEM! YAY! Instead of putting him in onesies for bed that clip up at the bottom between his legs, we started using the nappie and t-shirts only. He is in a sleeping bag (grobag) so is plenty warm enough. As the t-shirt is looser around his middle, it doesn't put pressure on the nappy and the liquid stays in. The t-shirt keeps him warmer and drier than the onesies did. he sleeps through nw and wakes up dry. Good luck

Pam - posted on 02/26/2010

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One of the caregivers at my kids daycare said she uses the generic Target brand on her kids and never ever has she had a leak. I might try them. We currently use the off brand sold by Wal-Mart. If I try them and have good luck I'll let you know. Make sure his little pee pee is facing down in his diaper:)

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I'm having the exact same problem! We are using size 5 night-time diapers, and he still leaks! My son is also a tummy sleeper. Any suggestions out there?

Saundra - posted on 02/26/2010

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My daughter is 19 months and she has a bad habit of taking her diaper off and then soaking her bed and everything else. She also gets her hands in it when she does #2! She will sit down with her hands in her diaper and play in it then come running out of her bedroom saying "Eewww" LOL. I have to bath her sometimes 3 times a day because of this!

Kimberly - posted on 02/25/2010

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My son was doing this too. We started using the night time diapers and they seem to be helping. I put them on him any time he goes to sleep. Occasionally he will still soak through it but not as often. Hope this helps.

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My son leaked through from day one!! i understand your frustration!! I use pampers during the day or whatever else I have and he never leaks. But after I tried the Huggies Overnights like a few other Moms have mentioned, he has NEVER leaked through at night! I was changing his sheets everyday until I started using the overnights and am so glad I switched to them!!

Nicola - posted on 02/25/2010

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my son wears number 5 too i just make sure his willy is pointing down and that the front is pulled up as high as possible. which brand do u use?

Adrienne - posted on 02/25/2010

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I had this problem with my daughter. I switched brands of diapers as well as going up a size. I haven't had any problems yet.

Amanda - posted on 02/24/2010

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I am going through the same thing! I stopped giving him anything to drink like an hr before bed and most of the time he wakes up dry..

Lisa - posted on 02/24/2010

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I had this problem with my son (now 3-1/2). I do think it is a boy thing. My little girl never leaks. I tried a couple of things the first time around. There is a product called Diaper Doublers (http://www.diapersite.com/diaper_doubler...). It looks like a maxi pad and it goes in the diaper as an extra liner. They work pretty well. I am currently using the Gerber Waterproof Pants (http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Vinyl-Pants...) on top of a night time pull up. Going up a size and the night time Huggies and Pampers did not work for us. We have struggled with this for years. I understand. It is no fun. Good luck!

Jane - posted on 02/24/2010

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At night we have always used a size or two up. That fails occasionally, but not often. Our prolific piddler is currently in the biggest nappy size you can get for nighttime but only toddler size during the day.

Pam - posted on 02/24/2010

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Hmmm... My daughter just starting wetting through her pajamas here recently as well. She wears 4's but at night I put a 5 on her and so far so good. I also try not to give her anything to drink after 6:00. I change her diaper right before I am going to put her to bed. Have you also made sure his little pee pee is pointed down in the diaper?

Katy - posted on 02/24/2010

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Thank you all SO much for all the suggestions! Seems that most everyone is switching to a larger overnight diaper and making sure things are pointing south. :)

Donovan is still breastfed and our routine is one more nursing right before bed. (which is right after bath and a fresh diaper) So, until that routine changes, his fluid intake will remain the same. However, it looks as though I'll be investing in some overnight diapers. I wish I could change his diaper in the night without waking him, but he is a VERY light sleeper.
Hopefully this diaper switch will be good enough. Thanks again!

Barbara - posted on 02/24/2010

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The huggies overnights help with the problem. My 18 month old son wets through everything!!! The pampers extra protection didn't really help us much. I've also tried putting training pants on over the diaper and that helps to keep his body dry. My son is also a belly sleeper and you are not alone in the wetness goodluck!

Kristina - posted on 02/23/2010

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I have had this happen occasionally. I know that my son is big for his age, 90% for height and weight but I am not convinced he needs a bigger diaper, i think the snug fit helps prevent leaking. I am using up the last of my #3 and about to go to #4. I use the kirkland brand, made by costco. I have never used anything else (except in the hospital) and I have not had serious issue. I don't know about the 2 diaper thing, i can't imagine that is comfortable. Whatever works (i guess) Good luck!

Sierra - posted on 02/23/2010

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my children had that problem... I take puppy pads and tape them to the inside of the pj's. they still leak threw but it is caught by the puppy pad and doesn't get on the pj's or sheets. its the only thing that would work for me. The overnight expensive diapers didn't seem to be making much of a difference for my girls. Pads work as well but harder to keep them in place. Hope this helps a bit.

Kelli - posted on 02/23/2010

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Hi! My son to is 18 months old...He has the similiar problem...I received some of those heavy duty mattress pads, (like the ones from the hospital) for my baby shower..I usually put that under him...most of the time that works...I was also told to put maxi pads in their diaper too, I havent tried that with my son...but that came from a very wise woman...

Trish - posted on 02/23/2010

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my son had been doing the same thing and i tried the huggies and pampers overnight diapers and neither worked well, so then i tried the underjam pull ups that pampers makes and as long as he doesn't drink a lot before bedtime those work great!

Lucie - posted on 02/23/2010

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I had the same problem and I bought pampers night time diapers and didn't allow liquids an hour before bed and limited the amount of liquid intake about 4 hours prior to bed time. It helped me so hopefully it will help you!! Good luck

Cassandra - posted on 02/22/2010

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That happened to us as well.I tried too different things and first dont give him to much to drink right before bed and we started using pull-ups just at night (they hold alot more liquid) Hope that helps theres nothing worse then having to change sheets everyday!

Jaime - posted on 02/22/2010

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That has happened to us too! I actually put my boy into a big boy bed and changing the sheets, pj's, pillow case etc is just too much! We have usually given him a sippy cup of milk to take to bed with him. It was worked well as he usually just crawls in with his milk and falls asleep. More often than not he was waking in the night and another sippy cup of milk was all he needed, but the washing machine is getting a work out! I'm not sure what to do either. I've started giving him his milk before he goes to bed and instead of running to him with milk in the night I go to him and give him his sucky, which more often than not has fallen on the floor etc. All these suggestions of using the Huggies Overnights are interesting to me - so I'll try that too ~ great question Katy!

Rupali - posted on 02/22/2010

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Mine is a girl and she is 18 months and I am facing the same issue. I have to change her diaper everyday in the night just to get those cleaned sheets in the morning.

Tiffany - posted on 02/22/2010

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What kind of diapers are you using? I use pampers and they do pretty darn good at hold a lot!!! Also, try not to give him to much to drink right before bed. I usually try to give my daughter about 1/2 glass of milk before. You could also just not let him have anything about an hour before bed, but I know that is hard to do.

Lindsy - posted on 02/22/2010

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I have experienced this... It started months ago.. I simply changed his size diapers to a bigger size! I don't know what causes such leakage but it would get so annoying when we were in public. Lord knows I change him constantly and I try to give him the right amount of fluids everyday... I don't OVER do it. Do you give him tons of drinks durning the day? Thankgoodness I have overcome this problem although every now and then it happens when I get him up in the morning...

Jill - posted on 02/21/2010

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Try Pampers Extra Protection or Huggies Overnights. We use them in a size larger than he probably needs (weight wise) because there is extra diaper going up the stomach and back that way. My kids always got 'overflow' problems whether they were wet or dirty blowouts when it was time to size up. Less drink offered at night will also help. I've learned as with a boy you have to double check before you close the diaper to make sure his man parts are pointed downward and not up or to the side. Also...if you just can't win and are having to change the sheets constantly....one alleviation to your problem is to stack your sheets. Start with one crib liner then one sheet and progressively add another liner then sheet and another liner and sheet. That way at least when you need to change the sheets a bunch....you have a little less work to do at each individual changing. I hope some of this helps you! :)

Maija - posted on 02/21/2010

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Wearing two diapers at night really works with my son and he doesn`t feel too warm in the morning and wakes up happy and dry!

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its worth mentioning in case you don't already do this, but it might help to point his little penis downwards in the diaper! my son is a stomach sleeper as well, and he has been wetting through his diapers regardless of whether he drinks alot before bed or not. every night, before i go to bed (he's in bed at 7, i'm in bed around 10:30) i change his diaper in his sleep. it's a little scary the first few times, you don't want him to wake up, but i sleep so much better knowing that he has a dry diaper on when i go to bed and he has never peed through the changed diaper! sure beats cleaning the sheets every day! and so far, he has slept through every change!

Faith - posted on 02/20/2010

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Hi! My son is 18 months old and I was having the same problem... I now use Huggies overnight diapers during his nap and at night (size 6), I use Pampers cruisers (size 6) all other times. The overnight definitely holds more, this coupled with stopping liquids 45 minutes before we put him down for bed seems to have helped (I only stop the liquids before nighttime, not before his nap). Hope this helps :-)

Kyra - posted on 02/20/2010

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My son is 18 months and for the last month or so we have been having an issue with leaking, although its not every night. It seems to depend on how much he drinks with dinner i'm thinking. He is in size 4 cruisers during the day and i have been using 4 huggies overnights but was still having an issue so i just bought the pampers overnites. i tried sizing up to the 5's but it just made the fit weird as they were way too big and left gaps! I think the huggies look thicker and therefore way more absorbent but we'll see. As for the person who is shocked about 18 month olds in a size 4 umm...not every child weighs the same! My dude is just little!

Michelle - posted on 02/20/2010

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I had the same problem with my son... one trick I learned was to put a mattress protector on the mattress and cover with a sheet, then put another mattress pad on over the sheet and another sheet over that... this will help if you discover the overflow at night...all you'll have to do is strip the first set instead of taking the mattress out and re-covering it. As far as managing the overflow, I switched my little one up to the next size diaper, stopped giving him a bottle or cup right before bed, and started using the pampers good night diapers at night... now we seldom have that problem, although it does still occasionally happen.... another thing you might try is the plastic diaper covers over the diaper at night... good luck!

Krissy - posted on 02/20/2010

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Hi there, I haven't experienced this problem alot, but very rarely we do. I have been in the habbit since his birth when I change his diaper, I do the usually, grab wipes, a fresh diaper and some kind of barrier ie: vaseline/babypowder/penitin cream/corn starch... depends if I'm using it just as a barrier or as a rash treatment. I find any spot, lay him down (which is more of a struggle/wrestling match lol) I clean his bottom, I make sure there is nothing left on his bum and let it dry a bit, apply the barrier.... and I make absolutely sure that his "wee wee" is pointing downwards. The nurses at the hospital taught me that back when he was born 1.5 years ago. It seems to have done the trick. When we are in a major hurry, and forgot - we really notice.... because he's soaked. I use Huggies and have stayed true to that since he was born, if you are using the no name or parents choice... or any cheaper brand.... just remember you get your money worth. I also noticed with the cheap brands (some of my friends bought them for their babies) that when you change their diaper, you notice little gel balls all over their bottoms. Also what some of the other moms said too, maybe he just drinks alot, try limiting not necessarily how much he drinks, just when... Try not giving him anything an hour and a half before bed that way he should drain it all before he goes to bed. And its possible depending on how old your boy is... that if he's producing that much urine and soaking himself and his surroundings, maybe he is ready for potty training? Just some thoughts.

Suzie - posted on 02/20/2010

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Our 21 month old boy occasionally does the same thing. We've had better luck with Pampers overnight vs. Huggies. I cut his drinks off about 2 hrs. before bed, but still give him about 5 oz. of warm milk right before bed. We haven't had the soaked pjs etc. That seems to work for us. However he is soaking thru sometimes again, but usually that's when we need to go up a size. He is around 26 lbs. and in size 5, but I will probably go up to 6 just in the overnight diapers. Good Luck, cut back the fluids b4 bedtime and try pampers you'll be soooo happy you did!

Allison - posted on 02/20/2010

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I use the Pampers overnight diapers and they work great and I also try not to let her have too much juice close to bed time, because she still gets an 8 oz bottle right before bedtime. So, I wait right before its time to give her her bottle to put on her overnight diaper. Every once in a while she'll get her pjs wet, but only if she sleeps late.

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You could try a cloth diaper with a doubler in it, you'd be surprised how much liquid they hold! My son is a HEAVY wetter but is dry every morning thanks to the extra pad I put in at night.

Tammy - posted on 02/20/2010

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Suhey -- I would think that the Pull-ups would be much too large on most of the babies who's Moms are posting here. Most of the babies wear size 4-5 and the Pull-ups are around size 6-7.

Suhey Marina - posted on 02/20/2010

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Ok here is your solution...Huggies Pull ups..they are so much more super absorbent! I had the same problem. Since I started using them as my son's overnight pamper I have not had a problem since. You can also use Huggies overnights. They work really well too! ( I prefer Huggies the best because they don't get soggy like Pampers and Luvs and they feel dry inside to the touch) Also if you log into the huggies website and register they send you coupons every month. Hope this was helpful! Let me know how things turn out.

Melissa - posted on 02/19/2010

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We have been having the same issue and our little man loves sleeping on his tummy. I have recently switched him to luvs diapers and cut the fluids 1-1 1/2 hrs before bed. it seems to be getting much better only maybe 1 time a week for the past 3 weeks i have had to due the morning routine of sheet rotation lol.

Nazevyanga - posted on 02/19/2010

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Are your toddlers drinking in the night? Mine does not, when I weaned her from BM at 12 months I did not giver a substitute but she takes four 10oz sippy cups during the day. She can go for four hours without wetting her diaper but I still use the overnites.

Erin - posted on 02/19/2010

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My son started that birth!! We started using Kroger diapers a size bigger then normal and it worked like a charm. Problem is Kroger recently changed the style of their diapers and now they are to tight and no sizes to go up to!! :( So we recently got Pampers Dry overnights and they seem to work really well!!

Claudia - posted on 02/19/2010

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We had that problem with our first son and we tried all the diaper brands. Publix diapers seemed to do the trick. We've used those ever since and now use those on our second son.

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