help, my baby wakes up soaked every morning

Megan - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 91 moms have responded )

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My 8.5 month old wakes up every morning with soaked pajamas. Everynight when he goes to bed he is dry. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for this problem. He does go to bed around 730 and sleeps until about 700 so I can imagine that is a long time without a diaper change, but just curious if anyone else has this problem.

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Amber - posted on 01/07/2010

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Yes, every child has this problem..We Doubled her diapers at night...Put a pampers 12 hours on just normal, then put another 12 hour diaper on top (layering it) but with this one we made sure it covered her belly button...We got a size bigger..So she is in 3's but we purchased 4's to soak it up more..Worked EVERY night for us! :)

Miranda - posted on 11/13/2009

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We had that problem with disposables, but since we switched to cloth & can regulate the absorbency we've had no problems.

Lacey - posted on 11/11/2009

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I had the same problem and well what help us was to put on a bigger diaper at night. Go up a size. We use a 2/3 during the day and then a 3 at night. It seems to be working for us. Good Luck!

Betsy - posted on 01/08/2010

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I had the same problem with my baby boy. He even woke up from naps soaked. Pampers cruisers are the only diapers that keep him dry all night. I accidentally got the pampers dry baby once and he was always wet.

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Ashley - posted on 01/10/2010

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YEp, used to happen everynight with my 10 month old. He goes to bed at 10pm and gets up around 9:00.
What I would advise you to do is to give her a midnight change, like right before you go to bed....an if she wakes up anytime during the night just change her diaper and give her a dream feed...

Nancy - posted on 01/10/2010

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I'm glad others use cloth diapers also.. reading these posts it seems everyone uses disposables, but my 11 month old has been using bamboo BumGenius since birth and they are fantastic.. now that she is wetting more heavily at night - as she sleeps from 7pm to 6am and we discovered some leakage and wet pjs, i have added thicker liners and its stopped.. just to remind everyone that cloth diapers are excellent and help to reduce the massive waste created by disposables!

Angie - posted on 01/09/2010

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my 11 month old usually wakes up that way also...doctor says there is nothing to worry about...she sleeps about 10 hours is why.

Lorrie - posted on 01/08/2010

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When my son was born, we used Huggies. We had leaks with almost every wet. We were changing his clothes five times a day. We changed to Parents Choice and were amazed at how well they work (no leaks since!) for being such a cheap diaper. He is 11 months old now and is still using Parents Choice, and they work well for us overnight too. They are filled to capacity and then some by morning, but still without leaking. A woman had overheard me once telling someone else that Huggies always leaked and she said the same thing. But she called the company, and they told her that even though her baby may have fit the weight range for a certain size diaper, the absorbency may not be enough, so going up to the next size should fix it. She said that did the trick. We had already switched brands by then and were happy with what we were using so we didn't try this, but if you are loyal to the brand you use, then you should give that a try.

Myndi - posted on 01/08/2010

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My son was having this problem when I weaned him onto a bottle. I quit feeding him right before bed and that made all the difference. I gave him his last bottle right after supper, an hour before bed time and put a fresh diaper on him right before putting him down and since then no more soaked pajamas.

Jennifer - posted on 01/08/2010

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I have a 10 month old boy and he soaks himself every night as well i have tried pampers but they come apart in the middle of the night sometime so he always have diaper bites all over the place. at sams club they have a brand called member mark. i figured why not give it a try. and was suprised how well they worked for the price. cheaper then pampers and huggies by far for the amount of diapers i got.

Kristy - posted on 01/07/2010

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Thanks for the advice ladies!! I also have a boy that does that. Our other children rarely had that problem, but our little one sleep for 11 hours a night, so no wonder he soaked every morning, not all mornings, but quite a few! I will be looking for the night diapers and also a size up is a great idea! Maxi Pad, funny one, from another comment posted, hehe!!

Kristin - posted on 01/06/2010

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I had the same problem with my baby, and we buy nighttime diapers that are specifically for nighttime. They are thicker and hold a lot more and come up a little higher in the front and back. They are just a little more expensive but worth it, and you only use one diaper a day so it's great- and you aren't doing a ton of laundry!! We haven't had a late night accident since. We use Huggies Overnights. Wonderful!!

Michelle - posted on 01/06/2010

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Yes My twins are wet most mornings. I have tried using a bigger sized diaper and it has helped some

Crystal - posted on 01/05/2010

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My son goes through the same thing everytime he is about ready for a bigger diaper. During the day they are fine but at night they were horrible. I would say try a size bigger or use the diapers for night time that will last 12 hours.

Leann - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter is 10 months and I guess I have to say I have been lucky with her not being wet in the mornings. We use Parents choice(well right now fisher price) and she wakes up a lot of the times still dry. She goes to bed around 930 and wakes up around 700. I would just say use a bigger size and downsize how much formula you give to your baby before bed that might help also....

Jenisue - posted on 01/05/2010

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Both of my sons did that, but I figured out that most of their problems were that their diapers were either too small (even though we were following the weight requirement) or they were getting too cold durring the night. Once we changed that we havent had a problem.

Jennifer - posted on 01/03/2010

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My baby is a tummy sleeper so he was waking up wet also. Before I go to bed I change his nappy and have found he sleeps alittle longer.

Ashley - posted on 01/02/2010

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Ladies, my baby uses the cheap diapers Parents Choice and does not leak she is ten months goes to bed at 8:30 p.m. I give her a bath at night put a fresh dity on her, and she sleeps till about 7:00 or 8:00. I had that problem for alittle bit and it stopped after I got bigger sizes and giving her a bath every night. I hope this helps somebody.

Sarah - posted on 01/01/2010

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My son is 10 months old... and he will be in bed from 8:30pm to anywhere from 6:00 -8:00am and his diaper will be at capacity or even past capacity. He would wake up soaked! I have even had a diaper "explode" to where it opened up at the top and stuff was coming out! Since then I just the huggies overnight diapers, and they work great. I only like using them just for nighttime. Hope this helps!

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My daughter used to have this problem and a few things worked for us. I would put a swimming diaper on over her regular diapers at night. It worked like a charm. That was kind of expensive, so the next thing I did was move her up a size and buy night diapers. We have used Huggies and Fisher Price night diapers with much success. Good luck!!!!

Angela - posted on 01/01/2010

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when they are close to going up a size then at night i always put both my boys in the next size up at night when we stopped doing night time changes.
give that a try i am sure it will help

Jeanean - posted on 01/01/2010

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that is a long time with out a diaper change i learned the hard way my son to sleep through the night and i had this problem for awhile but what i do now is in the middle of the night i change him just to be on the safe side hope this helps Good Luck nad happy new year

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there are a few brands of diapers that have "12 hour overnight protection" that saved me. it happens when they are good sleepers:)

Nawal - posted on 01/01/2010

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hi ,i get the same with my son that happens,he goes 2 bed around 10:00 coz he has naps in the day but i change him just b4 he sleeps and a few times at night and that he stopped getting a full diaper,and it also depends on the kind u use have changed the product so many times finnaly found a good 1 which is called BAMBY dont know if u have it in ur counrty,i live in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES,ABU DHABI,its in the GUlf.hope tis helps u.

Nicolene - posted on 12/31/2009

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I had the same problem. Started using Huggies night diapers, also use the bigger size. Use #3 during the day and #4 at night. So far it's worked, knock on wood :)

Liss - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting Megan:

help, my baby wakes up soaked every morning

My 8.5 month old wakes up every morning with soaked pajamas. Everynight when he goes to bed he is dry. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for this problem. He does go to bed around 730 and sleeps until about 700 so I can imagine that is a long time without a diaper change, but just curious if anyone else has this problem.



i had that problem with both my boys but when they were newborn to 3 months, i tried using different nappies, and i found that babylove one solved my problem and i put them in a size bigger at night time!!

Shannon - posted on 12/31/2009

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I had this problem and got the new Pampers Overnight diapers. My son stays very dry and it holds a lot. The only problem is that the smallest size starts at 22 lbs. so if your son isn't that weight, they probably won't work for you.

Shawna - posted on 12/31/2009

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I wish I could help with that problem, but I haven't experienced your predicament yet. My son wakes up 2-3 times a night (yeah, at 10 mos). I sure am jealous of all you moms who get to enjoy your sleep though! Best of luck!

Karen - posted on 12/30/2009

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I use cloth diapers with wool covers. No leaks here. There are so many options with cloth, I love it.

Tamica - posted on 12/30/2009

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My oldest daughter used to do that when she was younger... turns out her diapers was too small. They looked big enough to me and I went by weight but when I switched one size up it stopped! The darnedest thing. Hope this helps. :)

Sydnee - posted on 12/30/2009

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i have the same problem. our son sleeps from around 945 to 9 and the pampers baby dry didnt help thats what we use during the day and hes soaked. we use Huggies overnights. they are kinda hard to find (atleast around here) the best luck we have had is at Rainbow grocery store.

Michelle - posted on 12/30/2009

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For both my kiddos...we used Luvs during the day & Huggies Overnights for night time only. They worked great!

Megan - posted on 12/30/2009

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I find it that if they are close to the next size up diapers. I put those on my son only at bed time. the only ones to keep him dry at night are either walmart or luvs. good luck.

Mandy - posted on 12/30/2009

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I have the same problem. My son is 10 months. He SOAKS his bed EVERY night. He could wear a 2 or 3, but I put him in a 4. The diaper is STILL soaked. Last night he woke up after only 3 hours or so, and the front of his clothes were soaking wet. I have used those Huggies overnights in the past for some of my other kids, but there doesn't seem to be a reason why one bottle soaks a diaper, clothes, and the sheets. I know my aunt started keeping a drink from the little guy she babysits at night, but that's kind of hard for a baby. I guess I'll just keep changing the sheets lol

Dana - posted on 12/30/2009

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well.maybe u have to go other diaper,huggies are excellent !!

my son is the same ,sure its along time with no diaper change,and as long as they r having a good sleep ,i feel its not fair to wake them up..increase solid intake and reduce milk to 3 / day only.

Farrah - posted on 12/29/2009

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my son used to have the same problem because i was giving him his nite time bottle right before he went to sleep...now i give it to him a couple of hours before bedtime...that seemed to solve our problem!

Lisa - posted on 12/29/2009

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I was having this same problem too so, since I'm a nightowl, I would change his diaper again right before I went to bed. When my son woke up in the morning, his diaper was very wet but he wasn't soaked through to his clothes. Also, you might check to make sure he's wearing the right diaper size - try the next size up for a night and see if that works. Just an aside, we initially started out using Huggies but changed to Pampers since they seem to absorb more. Good luck!

Chelci - posted on 12/29/2009

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My Son had that problem, but we easily fixed it with Huggies nite time diapers. They work great. They are a little more expensive but they are worth it.

Melissa - posted on 12/29/2009

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Yes, I had the same problem. My son is 10mths old and for probably 8mths of his life he woke up soaked...poor guy. I have found the best diapers are the NightTime Huggies. They are in a purple bag. I finally found them at Shopper's Drug Mart, and Zellers. They are a bit more expensive but they work! I only use them at night and use regular huggies during the day. Good Luck!

Emma - posted on 12/29/2009

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sorry about the spellings i think my keyboard is on its way out certain buttons stick :(

Emma - posted on 12/29/2009

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i dont have the answer im afriad but when my son was a bay this happened alot aswell yet my daughter doesnt have this problem - is it a bot thing? make sure hi willy tucks down in his nappy and another tip i found that it happened more when i used huggies on my son so i stopped and switched to pampers - it still happened but less apart from that im afraid i dont know why :( xx

Aisha - posted on 12/28/2009

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My guy did that. I went up to a sz 3 diaper. I changed him right before I laid him in the bed, even if he was sleep. changed him again in the middle of the night, no waking him up, and changed him when he got up. I brought jammies that I could get into without moving him alot. It worked for me and my friend whose son did the same. I was also sure to make sure his 'persoanl business' was facing south and pulled the diaper up on his tummy more than I normally would have. It worked and still does. I don't have to do it as much now b/c his milk drinking has slowed down, but try it.

Elizabeth - posted on 12/28/2009

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I have exactly the same problem. I put my daughter to bed at 8pm every night and she doesn't wake up until about 9am.
I have found that if I wake her up, quickly change her and then give her another bottle just before I go to bed then she's fine in the morning.

Kimberly - posted on 12/27/2009

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Boys are especially bad with this. Everytime my son starts waking up soaked I move up a diaper size and that usually solves it. Good luck

Andrea - posted on 12/27/2009

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I've had four children. I've also have had this probem, try a diaper specifically made for nite time use. Also if your giving the baby juice, try to limit it to just in the day.

Amber - posted on 12/27/2009

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My son has this problem too. And honestly I have noticed that it's not the diaper, but because even at his age, little boys get hard ons regularly, and when he gets one and it points up, the pee goes up and out the diaper! Darn boys :) I now make sure that I wake up around 4-5 am and give him a fresh butt and make sure my little mans little man is where he's supposed to be :)

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We use cloth diapers so we just use a doubler at night which is extra padding basically but my friend has a baby that is the same age and does the same thing with a size larger diaper and a maxi pad =) LOL It works for her super soaker.

Lisa - posted on 12/26/2009

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We used to have the same problem. I also suggest going up a size when your son goes to sleep for the night. Our son is in size 5 when he is awake, and 6 when he is sleeping. As soon as I started going up a size at night, we have had no more soaking through incidents :) Good luck!

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