Leaking Nappies?!

Deb - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 64 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone, Does anyone else have the problem of leaking nappies? Every morning when my little girl gets up there is no doubt that her nappy will of leaked and her pajamas, bedding, mattress be soaking dispite putting a fresh nappy on her just before she gets into bed. She does have juice & some milk during the day but i wouldnt say she really drinks alot. Shes 22 months. It is becoming such a pain to every morning have to change her whole bed, clean her up, then have all the washing to be done! I have used so called top brand nappies such as Pampers & Huggies but we still have the same problem!!! Any suggestions of extra absorbent nappies or anything to help the problem? it cant be nice for my daughter waking up in a morning soaking wet and its a niusance for us too!!

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Misty - posted on 04/21/2010

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I had the same problem with my son...try Huggies Overnights, they are wonderful!!

Crissy - posted on 04/26/2010

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Hi. I have the same problem with one, of my 21 month old twins. She wets through her PJ, sleepsack and sheets every day.
I switched her to Pampers Extra Protection Nightime Diaper, right before bed AND I also put plastic waterproff training underpants over her diaper. Totally Dry Every day. I never have to limit what she drinks (she drinks alot). The training pants waistband help hold in the pee (she's a tummy sleeper also) and the extra cotton layer on the inside, catch anything extra, if she does wet alot. Good luck!

Melinda - posted on 04/22/2010

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I agree with Misty! The Huggies Overnights are AMAZING!!! I have been using them for a long time at night, and sometimes during the day when we are going somewhere for a while (like the zoo). My son wears a size larger in the overnights than he does in his regular diapers. You should see my sons diaper in the morning. It is huge, but no leaks!

Helen - posted on 04/22/2010

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My 22 month son wears a size larger at night than he wears in the day. He usually still leaks slightly but not as badly. Whilst on holiday I have put a waterproof cover on over his disposable nappy, the sort that you normally put on over a cloth nappy. That worked well. Hope this helps

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Sarah - posted on 05/08/2010

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i have the same problem with my 23 month old i use pampers acive fit during the day but on a nite i use asdas little angles and he hasnt leeked out ov them in neary a month.. i phoned proctor and gamble about the leeking problem and got a full refund on my nappys

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HAHA I am tired of going in my sons room in the morning and seeing the same problem! and he gets cold becuase he doesnt wake up or stay covered! How gross for him!! lol same problem. I have started not letting him drink anything past 6pm (he goes down at 7/ 7:15) and that as helpe. if he wants a sip its ok, but for the most part I just cut him off lol! He seems fine with it!

Zoie-Elizabeth - posted on 05/05/2010

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We just by the pampers drybabies diapers that last 12 hours, they are awesome and far less expensive in the long run... good luck...

Katrina - posted on 05/05/2010

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Huggies Goodnight Diapers work really well. I have used them and when I have run out have noticed that each morning the bed and sheets are soaking wet. Hope this helps.

Joanne - posted on 05/04/2010

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Oh and my daughter sleeps 11-12 1/2 hours a night without being changed. We try not to give her a lot to drink at night- maybe 8 oz of milk. :)

Joanne - posted on 05/04/2010

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I use the pampers nigh time diapers in a size larger than what she wears during the day. We no longer have leaks

Carrie - posted on 05/04/2010

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My son did the same thing we found that wearing the huggies overnites really helped. Since he's been wearing them we haven't had the problem. Also try cutting down on fluids in the evenings.

Tina - posted on 05/03/2010

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We have to use the Pampers Night time diapers. We are VERY LUCKY and our son sleeps 12 hours so his diapers were soaked in the morning. It seems to be the only thing that works.

Laura - posted on 05/03/2010

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this happens to me all the time it is annoying but it was twice a night we just changed his nappy when he went down, then when we went to bed changed it again, we always put them pampers bed mats on his bed and cot you can get really good plastic fitted sheeting then put the normal fitted on i found it much easier as then i wasnt cleaning the matress either. my son has 2 bottles in bed one to go off to sleep with and one for when he wakes up so i know what your going through and he's the same age as your daughter. in saying that tho i went to the doctors with him about him weeing all the time

Ashley - posted on 05/03/2010

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We went through the same problem when my son was about 12 months old, we tried every freaking brand that I could get my hands on during a 2 month period. I wound up sticking with Huggies Overnights, but I also have to cut off fluids at least an hour and a half before he goes to bed. He's a heavy wetter, so even if he only gets half a cup before bed, he'll wake up in the middle of the night completely drenched.

Rachel - posted on 05/02/2010

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hi deb i have a son who used to do the same it drove me crazy but we came up with a solution by giving him a size up from wat he usually is and it fixed the problem hopefully it will do the same for you good luck...

Cindy - posted on 05/02/2010

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I work overnight at a children's shelter and all I can say is if we didn't change the kids every night at 2am, they would all soak through by morning. You can set an alarm then go change her. She might be more likely to fall back asleep after being changed (or sleep through being changed, as is the case of the kids I work with). I think because they are in their REM sleep that they are more unlikely to wake up or want to stay up.

Halie - posted on 05/01/2010

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you could try overnight pull ups i'm useing them with my little one and it works. and she drinks alot of water and milk. i tried them and man you don't have to change bedding every morning it's nice. give it a try it doesn't hurt lrt me know if they worked for you

Jennifer - posted on 05/01/2010

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So, I guess, since we use the cheapest huggies (we get them free from a charity) AND she's a tummy sleeper, AND she won't go to bed without a cup of milk. We have even tried switching her to water and she knows the difference and throws it out of her crib. That is why we are in this situation. I need help, because we cannot go up a size since the 4's are the biggest size they offer us and I cannot keep her from being a tummy sleeper, I try flipping her over onto her back, but she always ends up flipping back to her tummy. We have tried the overnight diapers, both pampers and fisher price. and NOTHING works!

Jennifer - posted on 05/01/2010

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I hate to tell you, but we have the same problem. We have even tried the Pampers Overnights and they leak as well. When it first started happening, we were given the suggestion of going up a size, that helped for a few months but now we are back to the same problem again. I don't know what to do either. Please let me know if you find a solution. I may try and go up a size again, but it's so...many less diapers per package. Plus, she barely makes the lowest weight for the next size up. We even change her in the middle of the night.

Mary - posted on 05/01/2010

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I was also using huggies and they started to leak. I then moved to the Target brand and those work great..no leaks! Also, we never had to change his fluid intake either..even though we don't let him drink an hour before bed. I think that makes a big difference.

Karen - posted on 05/01/2010

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We use the Huggies Overnights for our son as we had that same problem and ever since we started using them we have not had any wet pj's/bedding when he wakes up

Robin - posted on 04/30/2010

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Also....I use something called the Ultimate Crib Sheet on top of the regular bedding in the crib. It is the size of the top of the mattress & snaps on with straps around the bars of the crib. It is waterproof & I have two so if there is a leak you can easily & quickly take it off to throw in the wash & put the clean one on without having to change all the fitted sheets etc. They are wonderful!!!!

Robin - posted on 04/30/2010

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I was having the same problem with my daughter who is 22 months old right now. We use Pampers on her during the day but at night have to use Huggies overnights - they are great - you can even go up one size from what she would typically wear when buying the Huggies. Hope that helps.

Leeanne - posted on 04/30/2010

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have you tried popping her on the toilet in her sleep before you go to bed. My mum used to do this with my younger siblings. Or you could change her nappy then. I havent had any problems with any of my kids when they were in disposables (although know people who have) - usually after a large bottle. You could try not dropping the night bottle but reducing the amount she drinks before that bottle.

Abida - posted on 04/30/2010

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ya thats true i have the same problem since last few days i even tried sleep time diapers by pampers but the result is same and it is also not good for kids as if they can get chest infection or so
i also need help

Antonia - posted on 04/30/2010

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Hi, what a chore, bless I can see why you want to try something else. My daughter (22 months) has always been in Pampers Baby Dry overnight and they have been brilliant. My daughter goes to sleep with a bottle of water and sleeps on her belly with her bum in the air sometimes lol but never leaks! Sometimes gets VERY full at the top in the front but not leak. I'd also put down Pampers bed sheets to protect the mattress. My son (now 4 months) wouldn't sleep through because his nappy got too full and I changed him to Pampers Baby Dry and he sleeps through now every night. Good luck!

Regina Star - posted on 04/29/2010

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I was having that same problem every morning too. I switched to Huggies Overnights, and they work great. Also about this age is when their bladders start to get larger to accommodate for potty training, so you might try the next diaper size up from the one you’re using. If you have the problem still after make some changes, you might consider encouraging the potty, since that's why her bladders developing.

Cindy - posted on 04/29/2010

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I give my son juice in the morning with his snack, and maybe some at lunch. After the afternoon nap my son only gets water and a bottle of milk at bedtime. You could try double diapering and placing a washable waterproof pad under her to keep the sheets dry. She may need a larger size diaper and the Huggies Overnights sound great. I have been looking for those but haven't found them yet. Good luck.

Melissa - posted on 04/29/2010

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dont give her anything to drink 30 minutes prior to bed time & see if that helps.

Its Diapers when you said nappies im like what the hell is she talking about.

I use Luvs & Pull-up's for my daughter but she never leaked out her diaper.

also you can try going up a size to see if that works my friend did that with her daughter & it worked b/c she would fill up her size 4 diaper & it be out by morning so they went up a size (5) & then it stoped so that might work as well

Jennifer - posted on 04/29/2010

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my son likes to save up his pee for during the night. We have had success with huggies overnights, but even more success with pull-ups overnights. Definitely try going up a size, though, if you don't want to buy something different.

Ashley - posted on 04/28/2010

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you could try 3 things, first, they make overnight diapers that are more absorbant than regular ones, or you could try one size bigger than what she normally wears which might help absorb more or you could try gettting boys nighttime pullups because since she is lying on her tummy, the boys nighttime pullups have the absorbant pad more toward the front so that might caught the pee better. hope these help! my son was having the same problems and these helped.

Kathy - posted on 04/28/2010

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I had the same problem and started using a larger diaper. Anthony is 22 months and is in a size 5. I use the overnight diapers from pampers. Not the Baby-dry but the other ones that have a moon on them. They have a blue liner inside. seems to help!!

Tiffany - posted on 04/28/2010

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I see that most people have suggested this but I had the same problem. I use the overnights from Huggies or Pampers. I also started to lessen my daughters liquids closer to bedtime just like I do my 6 year old. Then I make sure to change her final pamper right before bed time. She sometimes still has occasional leaks but not as bad. Good luck!

Allie - posted on 04/27/2010

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We had the same problem, where it didnt seem like it was just leaking through the leg holes but through the actual diaper fibers! Since we started using Huggies Overnites diapers we havent had any problems, they have never leaked. They seem to hold up really well- much better than Pampers Extra Protection, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers, Cruisers, or Huggies Regular diapers. Another thing we tried is no fluids 2 hours before bedtime and that seemed to work as long as we stuck to it!

Samantha - posted on 04/27/2010

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Not sure if you have started toilet training yet or not - but i put my 22mth old daughter on the toilet each night before bed. Sometimes she does a wee and this definately helps keeps leaking nappies at bay for the morning.

Stefanie - posted on 04/26/2010

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we use the huggies overnights. They work pretty good. Some days he still has a little bit of a leak but not soaking through his sheets and everything. I also tried the pampers overnights and they don't work quite as well as the Huggies ones.

Janet - posted on 04/26/2010

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Only suggestion I can give you is to go to the next size up as my older son had that problem too. Good luck;)

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Could she need a bigger size diaper? I noticed with all 3 of my boys that they leaked a lot more when we were using up a smaller size before going up to the next size.

Ariel - posted on 04/26/2010

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My daughter had that problem too up until recently. We now use Huggies pull-ups since we're potty training, and the boxes we get from Costco have "nighttime" ones in there as well. As long as we put the "nighttime" ones on her within half an hour of her going to bed and changing her within the same of her getting up in the mornings, she doesn't have any problem with leaking.

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I have the same problem with my 22 months. The nappies leak no matter which brand i use as he drinks a lot of milk. But changing him once at night helps a lot.

Alexandra - posted on 04/25/2010

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This used to happend with my son when he was younger, but not anymore. Pampers never worked for us, they always leaked. Huggies worked most of the time, but we still had some leakes. Now we only use the Target brand diapers and haven't had any leaks since. They're really cheap and work the best for my son.

Clare - posted on 04/25/2010

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My daughter does the same thing. She wears Huggies, which I love, but when she wakes up in the mornings she's soaked. If she wakes up at night we'll change her and that has helped.

Nicole - posted on 04/24/2010

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This was happening to us with Pampers Cruisers, which we otherwise loved and wanted to keep using, so we switched to Pampers Baby-Dry at night and went up a size for the nighttime diapers, as the Baby-Dry diapers fit a little snugger than the Cruisers. We have only had one night with a leak since, and that was in December. My daughter is into the mega consumption of liquids right before bed, plus she wakes up at 7 for milk and then goes back to sleep, and the Baby-Dry diapers still don't leak, so MAYBE this would help you? I never tried the Huggies Overnights but I had such a bad experience with leaky Huggies in my daughter's first two months that I'd hesitate to trust the brand again for that reason alone.

Dyana - posted on 04/24/2010

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Hey Deb,

I was having that problem with my son too. First I tried going up one size in his diapers but that didn't work overnight. I have been using Pampers over night diapers and they work wonders!! I haven't had to change his sheets because of leaky diapers once since we started putting him to bed in those. They are a little bit more expensive, but like I said, we only use them when he goes to bed.

Also, I tried the huggies overnight diapers and they didn't work as well as the pampers overnight diapers do.

I hope this helps!!!

Chrissie - posted on 04/23/2010

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Hi, we used 2 hav the same problem wiv my son. We now stick wiv Pampers baby dry (the 12 hrs golden sleep ones) & like the other mum's my son wakes up durin the night 4 a drink & soon settles after we give him sum very weak sugar free juice, everytime he wakes we check his nappy 2 c if its full or not. We usually change him when he goes up 2 bed @ midnight...Yeah I know its late, we got ourselves in2 a bit of a rut & he used 2 settle in his swing, but as he got 2 big/heavy 4 it we put him in his highchair 2 settle down wiv his warm milk & then take him up 2 bed when we go. We've tried takin him up earlier but he doesn't settle & gets in2 a right state. But anyway gettin back 2 the point, we change him @ midnight'ish & then he's usually ok till 7/8am (not 12 hrs I know, but hey) & doesn't stir 2 much if we need 2 change him again & tends 2 sleep thru it. We've tried Huggies nappies wiv both my boys & they hav always leaked, whether its a boy thing I don't know, but we now stick 2 Pampers Baby Dry. I think ya best bet is 2 try different nappies & yes like the other mums hav said go 4 a larger size, but this itself may cause leakage if its not fittin correctly. Hope I hav been sum help & u get ya problem sorted. Take care 4 now. x

Angela - posted on 04/23/2010

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I had the same problem with my daughter for a couple of weeks and then switched to the next larger size of diaper at night. It's been MUCH better since then. I use either Seventh Generation or Earth's Best (both are non-chlorine so easier on sensitive bottoms).

Amanda - posted on 04/23/2010

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i had that problem when i had my son in the store brand and we switched to huggies and a size bigger at night and it worked wonders...i know with the juice and stuff before bed my son doesnt go for that very well...he gets really crabby and if he doesnt have the cup at night to go to bed he screams no matter how many days we have done it but every kid is different...lol hope you find a solution...i know it was a major pain when i was doing that...

Julie - posted on 04/23/2010

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We have the same problem. But as you say, she won't go to bed without a warm bottle first and all hell breaks loose if not!
I found waking her up when we came to bed didn't work as she thought that meant she was coming into bed with us - not great! Instead, I find that I always wake up at the same time every night (around 2am) for some reason so I have used that time to check and change if needed. She is normally sleepier and goes back to sleep quicker. It is pleaseing to know that it is quite normal and not just us!!

Amanda - posted on 04/22/2010

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perhaps try not giving her any liquids 1 hour to 30 minutes before bed time ...

Kim - posted on 04/22/2010

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Check the size. She may need to move up a size. I know my son has a tendency to leak when he gets close to the max weight. Example he is currently wearing Huggies size 4, he weighs 27 pounds and just started leaking. So we changed him to 5's and the issue was resolved.

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I have had the exact same problem and all we did to solve it was to buy a size larger nappy and make sure it is pulled up really high at the front. It was also suggested I try boys nappies (I have a little girl) because they are designed to be more absorbent at the front - but I never needed to try this so cant say if it worked or not.

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