soaking wet by morning

Jolene - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Anyone have ideas for my son who is 9 months old and is in the morning soaked through. I make sure he is dry right before bed at 7-7:30 p.m. He has a 7 oz. bottle and goes to bed, when he sleeps through he is drenched by morning. He wakes around 6:30-7 a.m. I use luvs diapers, have looked for overnight diapers but they only come in a size 4 or bigger which is huge for him. (I have him in a size 2). I hate the idea of waking him at night to change him being he just started sleeping through the night again.

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Angela - posted on 12/05/2009

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I worked for a medical supply company that provided diapers for special needs children and the next size up isn't the best idea. you might get leaks out the sides due to the diaper not fitting correctly. my advice: I have tried huggies, luvs, pampers and store brands. the best so far has been Target Brand (up&up) diapers. I have NEVER had a problem with them and my daughter sleeps though the night sometimes as much as 10 - 12 hours without a diaper change. the worst was Pampers. she would wake up and you can feel the dampness through the diaper ans her pj's would feel wet. Also the Up&Up target diapers are cheaper than name brands even with the coupons.

Jolene - posted on 12/01/2009

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Thanks for all the comments. I have found that going up a size has worked wonderfully at night!

Carly - posted on 11/28/2009

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We use Huggies Overnights and we use a size 5, but he usually wears a size 4 diaper during the day. I have found that going a size up for the night diaper is much better and I know they come in a size 3 for I think 16-22 lbs. I really recommend them because I tried several others and these held everything all night.



He also likes a bottle before bed but what I do now is I make 6 oz. and then make him a little oatmeal with 2 oz of it, then give him the other 4 so he isn't having soooo much fluid right before bed, but is still getting his daily recommended formula intake. They are more expensive than the Luvs, but one pack lasts a month since you only use them at night, which is nice :)

Kim - posted on 11/27/2009

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I use the Pampers Baby Dry and they are the only thing that doesn't give my daughter a horrible rash. We do just what many other people have suggested she gets a bottle then bath, read a book, and go to bed so the bottle is not right before she goes to bed. We also put her in a size three at night and during the day she is still in a size two.

Stephanie - posted on 11/21/2009

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I had the problem with my daughter. She didn't fit the weight on the box, but I decided to bump her up to a 3 and used Huggies little movers (which I LOVE) hardly ever is there a leak unless she takes her diaper off!! Lmao

Amanda - posted on 11/21/2009

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I'm just amazed that your son is in a size 2 my son is also 9 months and has been in a size 3 since he was 4 months old, but he's as tall as my waist and weighs 23 pounds. I had the same problem I just put him in a lager size at night and seems to help. I did change from pampers to huggies. I've tried luvs but the huggies seem to hold more.

Heather - posted on 11/20/2009

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I use Huggies Snug and Dry, and I haven't had any problems since. I have tried all the brands, and for my son, Huggies is the best.

Kalindi - posted on 11/19/2009

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When I was going through this with my eldest son, I found cutting back the time that they drink before bed, a lot more helpful than trying to find a more absorbent nappy. My son was not allowed any fluids after 5 pm, and his bed time was at 630pm. If he really had to have a drink, it was a small amount of water in the bottom of a bottle or as he grew, a cup. Of course in hotter weather, its not advisable to restrict any child's fluids.
I'm not saying don't give him a bottle before bed, I am saying, don't give it to him as he goes to bed, give it to him say 2 hours before his bed time , let him play or relax until its time to sleep, and then continue with the normal bed time routine, but no bottle.

This stopped my son from being completely drenched when he awoke the next morning, saved on washing and stress levels as well.

Emily - posted on 11/19/2009

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Pampers Baby Dry! I use Luvs for my daughter as well but at night I use the Pampers. They cost more but are worth it especially if you only use a couple a day. I think they start at size 2. That's what size my daughter wore when she started wearing them anyway. I used to worry about her soaking through her clothes and sheets all of the time until we started using the Pampers. We haven't had a single accident since!

Holly - posted on 11/19/2009

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Try a different brand of diapers, like Parents' Choice or Pampers. I get whatever that is on sale and the most for my money. I try to take away from Huggies because they don't really hold much of anything...everything leaks through.

Sara - posted on 11/17/2009

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my son had the same problem, so what i have found to help is putting him in a larger size at night. Right now he is wearing a size 3 during the day so at night i put him in a size 4, I started this about a week agao and he hasnt been soaked since. Maybe this might help.

Stacey - posted on 11/16/2009

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I agree with Katie! I had the same problem but once I changed to Huggies, the sheets stay dry!

Katie - posted on 11/16/2009

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Try the huggies supreme diapers which are the little snugglers and little movers ones. I havn't had a single leak of any kind since I started using then 3 months ago. They are a lot thicker than normal diapers and hold a ton!

Lori - posted on 11/14/2009

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I have found that pampers works really well for that. My son had the same problem using huggies. After changing for price issues, as much as I love huggies, pampers are great for holding in the moisture at night.

Carolyn - posted on 11/14/2009

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I know the pampers night time diapers the sizing is different. I'm not sure why but my son wears a size 3 in baby dry but a 4 in the nighttime, so make sure you look at the weight on the package instead of the size number.

Marcy - posted on 11/12/2009

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My daughter also has the same issue. With my son I was able to put him in overnight diapers, but then I could find a size 3.... no luck with that now though. So what I have been doing is putting her in the next size diaper for nighttime. It looks hilarious on her since it goes up to her chest but it does the job. She also wears a size 2, so I bought huggies size 3 in the snug-n-dry. Best of luck.

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