crib wetting

Amanda - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 105 moms have responded )

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I have 8 month old twins and they sleep through the night fine but when they wake up they have soaked right through their diapers, clothes, and crib sheets. How do i stop this? any recommendations?

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Kristine - posted on 11/06/2009

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Quoting Katherine:

There are special nighttime diapers but better than that, get diapers that are one size too big. There is more room for the diaper to absorb liquid. That and I din't know why but higgies have always leaked for me. I only use pampers now.


Huggies have been absolutly TERRIBLE for our 2 children! Leaky, leaky, messy, soggy, rashy..... Pampers are far superior for leakage as well as keeping baby's skin dry even in a soaked diaper! But my sister has 2 kids as well, and Pampers were TERRIBLE for her, so she used, and loved, Huggies. Very strange.....

Brandi - posted on 11/03/2009

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try the next bigger diaper at bedtime. They will hold a little more. that's always how i knew my son was ready for the next bigger ones lol

Brandi - posted on 11/03/2009

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Have you tired a super absorbancy diaper at night? Pampers and Huggies make a night time one. I always buy whatever has the better price at the time and put it on my son at bed time.

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Bec - posted on 11/25/2009

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i know lots of people have already replied to this but i could also try putting an extra blanket on them, my little girl was doing the same and it was cause she was cold over night which made her wee more. ive also read it in a few books to try = ). could be worth giving it a go

Tiffany - posted on 11/24/2009

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Either the next size diapers or huggies overnights work great. I use the next size for my 4 mo old and the over nights for my oldest who is now 2.

Karen - posted on 11/24/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

crib wetting

I have 8 month old twins and they sleep through the night fine but when they wake up they have soaked right through their diapers, clothes, and crib sheets. How do i stop this? any recommendations?


 

Jennifer - posted on 11/23/2009

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Hi Amanda! I have the perfect solution!!! I had the same problem, but then we switched to "nighttime diapers" specifically Huggies Night time diapers are fantastic! Try them out! They've helped us tons!

Margarita - posted on 11/21/2009

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I use G-diapers at night. They are the hybrids that have disposable liners (though they make cloth inserts as well now), but washable outer layers with nylon elastic thingies in between. You just use two liners at night instead of one. My daughter hasn't leaked since. You could also just try one of their liners inside a regular diaper I suppose, but they might be a little wide. They don't make overnight diapers for babies as small as mine! Good luck!

Heather - posted on 11/15/2009

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Are they wearing overnight diapers? When my daughter was that age, she was sleeping longer and could fill her diapers more too. I didn't even know they had overnight diapers until then. They work really well for overnight and also for long car trips or mornings with back-to-back errands.

If they are already wearing them and still wetting through, I've heard people talk about putting two diapers on- one right over the other. I've never tried it myself, though.

Good luck!

Chloe - posted on 11/15/2009

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Hi, I hear your frustration!
You could try changing to a different nappie or diper brand. They are all different and all hold urine differently.
If your children are deep sleepers you could try chnging thier nappies while their alseep. I did that for a while.
If they wake during the night for a bottle (if your not breast feeding) you could try giving them half the amount that you would usually give them.
Hope this helps

Andrea - posted on 11/10/2009

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that used to happen to my son until I started changing him during the night. so change them during the night, but make sure u r gentle so they dont wake up.

Kylie - posted on 11/09/2009

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defiantely the next size nappy, and change 30 min after last feed, b4 bed, you may need to check nappy during the night

Syntina - posted on 11/09/2009

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For my son we went up a size of diapers. We also made sure he was changed right before he got too sleepy and waited just a little longer after the last bottle before he went to bed, hoping that he would go before the last change and the long night. Hope this helps :)

Donna - posted on 11/08/2009

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Huggies overnight diapers work wonders for my heavy night time wetters. It keeps them dry and without them boy could those boys soak through anything.

Lyn - posted on 11/08/2009

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I would think that cutting back on their liquids before bedtime may help, but ladies they are only 8 mos. old they need to pee to clear their systems, I would be grateful that they sleeping through the night period!!

Sara - posted on 11/07/2009

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try putting a puppy trainin pad under her at night....my daughter does the same thing!

Jan - posted on 11/07/2009

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Be thankful they are sleeping through the night. My twins took much longer to get the habit down. I would have done anything to get some rest.

Sara - posted on 11/07/2009

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I have had this problem. We made sure not to give our son too much to drink right before bed. We also change him while he is sleeping when we come up to bed. He usually goes to sleep and hour or two earlier than us. hope this helps!

Samn - posted on 11/06/2009

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This won't help the leaking diapers but with the wet sheets. When this happened to us, a friend suggested I put on two sets of sheets, with a waterproof mattress pad in between the sets. This way you don't have to change the sheets in the middle of the night ... just pull off the wet one (and the waterproof mattress pad). My son is seven and we still use this trick. Best of luck.

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i had to stop using jumpers for bedtime. I started using a onsie and pants and he stopped leaking

Alexis - posted on 11/06/2009

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what ive learned wit my soon to be 1yr old daughter, check your diaper brand, by this i mean wen you change the wrao the diaper as usual but instead of trashin it right away squeeze it, if it starts to show little water drops or bubbles its the pores in the diapers lettin the fluid thru, ive gone from huggies bach to pampers because of this and im happt becuase i really like waking up to a dry bed and baby....

Kristine - posted on 11/06/2009

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Welcome to our wet night world! What we do is buy bladder protection pads, POISE or Tena, in Long or Maximum protection. We take a diaper 1 or 2 sizes LARGER than what we use during the day, unwrap a pad, lay it on the counter (with backing still on) take a serrated knife and cut lengthwise down the middle of the pad, making sure to cut through the adhesive and plastic. You should be able to see the cotton through the cut, but don't cut through to the surface of the pad. Then you peel the backing off and stick it in the diaper, a little more forward for boys, but at least 2 inches down from the front edge of the diaper. Works EVERY time! The nighttime versions of Pampers and Huggies didn't work for us nor did a bigger diaper alone. The whole process take all of one minute and you will only have to wash the crib sheets once a week like the rest of us ;0)

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I had this problem with my son when he was younger. I tried EVERYTHING - bigger size, nighttime diapers, even read online to put an old school maxi pad in the diaper (poor kid). Ended up using the nighttime Huggies underneath a pull up. That worked - we did it for about 6 or 7 months until he didn't get as wet at night.

Jennifer - posted on 11/06/2009

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I like Huggies nighttime diapers. Also I put a baby quilt on top of the sheet. Much easier to throw in the laundry if they do leak. You can also purchase a water proof cover that is the same size as the mattress. It just lays on top of the sheet and has elastic straps with snaps at all four corners to attach to crib. I've heard this works well if you have a sick child, so you are not trying to change all of the bedding during the night.

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After trying different brands of diapers I knew which ones held my baby the best and for how long. But I prefer Huggies. They pretty much hold my son through the night but just to be safe, sometimes I will set my alarm then check the diaper. I just do a little pat so I don't fully wake him up. I also make sure that he has on a fresh diaper before he goes to sleep even though the diaper he already had on may not have much in it.

Caylee - posted on 11/05/2009

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huggies makes a diaper just for night. It helped with my little girl that did this. she would wet through it all by 3 am. We had to clean up the gel from the diapers every morning until we switched to all night diapers.

Suzanne - posted on 11/05/2009

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3 things to do that worked for me:

1. Buy cloth diaper plastic covers. They sell them at Babies R Us, they are by Gerber 3 in a pack and are sold by clothes size in the cloth diaper section. Put one over the disposable diaper each night. Buy one sizer larger than the clothes size they are wearing now so they will come up high on the back and stomach. It will prevent any pee from seeping through the disposable diaper on to the clothes.

2. Buy night time diapers in a 1 size larger than they wear during the day for fuller protecion.

3. If in sizes 1 - 3 at night, use Pampers Baby Dry, if in sizes 4 - 5 at night use Pampers Extra Protection which are super absorbant.

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You need Huggies Overnights. They come as small as size three. No other brand works and you can get it online, no shipping costs if you can't find it in your local stores. My Babies R Us has it. They really work!

Kim - posted on 11/05/2009

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My son used to do that, so, I would put plastic pants over his diaper and lots of desitin on his bottom!

Natasha - posted on 11/05/2009

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I have been using Pampers Baby Dry diapers for the last four months and love them. But, two weeks ago, my 11 month old would wet through during nap time but do fine all night in the same diaper, so i bought Huggies overnights and just use them for naptime. Voila! no leaks!

Heather - posted on 11/05/2009

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I have to change the diaper in the middle of the night too, and make sure when she goes to bed she gets changed before laying down.

Lori - posted on 11/05/2009

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I would suggest using diaper doublers. I have found them at Food Lion and Babies R Us. I had the same problem with my son for a while and it helped tremendously. I still use Pampers for night diapers for the long time extra absorbency.

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Huggies Overnights in next bigger size. Put a sanitary napkin @ the waist band. Pad the bed w/a few layers of crib pads.

Gina - posted on 11/05/2009

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I use Pampaers swaddlers and i also use a insert for the night time! It looks like a big sanitary napkin but without the sticky. i am sure you can get them at your local grocery store. I have also used the Incontinance pads. i love them! then you only have to wash those instead of stripping the bed every day and making it agian. My daughter is 18 mos and is in a size 3 and is on the lower end of the weight allowence for her diaper and she still does it. In younger babies it is hard not to feed them right before bed but with my daughter i can give her a bottle about 30 min before bed and then change her, use a "overnight" insert and the pad under her and i sleep through the night! good luck!

Ann - posted on 11/05/2009

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Huggies overnights are AMAZING!!! My daughter used to be wet up to her armpits by midnight and I haven't had one drop of a leak since I started using them at night...I'm generally a pampers mom, but these Huggies Overnights are life changing :)



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No need to wake the baby during the night or change them when they wake up - my daughter makes it 12 hours straight in this diaper every night - no diaper rash, the diaper is very full but her skin is almost dry because the diapers work so well!

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I don't know if they go to bed with a bottle or not but I had to lower by sons intake of liquid when he was that age because he also slept through the night. If they're going to bed with a bottle that could also be a factor.

Lakeidrian "Kiki" - posted on 11/05/2009

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When u get up at night, change them. Make sure the wipes or rag to clean them are warm to prevent waking them. You must chang them through the night once or twice if they have something to drink before bed. U may try no fluids before bed, but u still may have to change them in the middle of the night at least once.

Colleen - posted on 11/05/2009

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You got a lot of good replies already, but this happens a lot with me too. My son will be 2 in a few month. About 3 or 4 times a week he will be soaking wet from his diaper and I have to change his sheet and clean him, I hate it when that happens, it's extra work that could be prevented if I only changed him before this massive wetting happened, like this morning. I usually get up in the middle of the night for my 3 mo. old daughter, so I want to change him then. But sometimes i'm too tired or the baby will sleep through the night so I never get up and remember to check on him.

Linda - posted on 11/05/2009

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Using a bigger diaper might help,but I think the old fashion habit of getting up in the middle of the night and check diaper. This was like an art form for me, because I was to change a diaper without waking up my babies. Believe me I had three and they never woke up during the change of diapers. I guess just being old school worked for me. Hang in there girl, it will get better.

Samantha - posted on 11/05/2009

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I agree with Brandi Struble. My daughter, when she was a little younger, went through her diaper, during the day, all the time. I couldn't figure out why, so I just kept changing her. It hit me one day to try the bigger-sized diapers ..... I figured a bigger diaper is made for a bigger baby which has a bigger bladder. Now, no more leaking, at all! So, try the bigger diaper and I'm sure you'll see a difference. If not, I think they have Overnight diapers or something. Also, I use Huggies Snug & Dry brand, and find those work much better than Pampers .... just my opinion. Good luck with your twins!

Jessica - posted on 11/05/2009

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Yeah kinda the same as Brandi! go the next size up! If Huggies aint working for ya try Sorbies in the same pack they have daytime n night time 1s.

Kaylah - posted on 11/04/2009

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i had the same problem wit my daughter so i put her up the next size its how i knew she was ment for the nxt size

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Quoting Amanda:

crib wetting

I have 8 month old twins and they sleep through the night fine but when they wake up they have soaked right through their diapers, clothes, and crib sheets. How do i stop this? any recommendations?


The same is happening to my son.  I let him sleep with a light waterproof.  It work 100%, my problem is solved.  Good luck and hope you find the right solution.

Leslie - posted on 11/04/2009

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I started using the next size diaper up during the night, that always did the trick for me.

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There are special nighttime diapers but better than that, get diapers that are one size too big. There is more room for the diaper to absorb liquid. That and I din't know why but higgies have always leaked for me. I only use pampers now.

Melissa - posted on 11/04/2009

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hi my 5month old daughter is the same thing sleeps all night and by morning he bed everything is soaked.My suggestion is don't give alot of fluids late in the evening. hope it helps.

Veronica - posted on 11/04/2009

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I have 18 month old twins... What i would suggest it to either go in and change them when you go to bed (if they share a room, they should be fine to not wake each other and go right back to sleep). ALSO, I buy Huggies overnight diapers and only use them at night, they are thicker and more absorbent!! Try them out! My twins started sleeping through at 8 months and have been GREAT night sleepers ever since! :) GOOD LUCK!!

Justis - posted on 11/04/2009

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Pampers. I have to say, I could never use Huggies for my daughter. I don't know if she did aerobics in her sleep or just had way more pee then the average, but it was a given that all three times during her life I have tried Huggies at night, she wet right through them.

Try another brand.

Jessica - posted on 11/04/2009

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My sister has twin girls that had the same problem. I told her to put the diapers on backwards so the absorbent part was on the rear. Worked like a charm and there were no more wet mornings. Good Luck!

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my 16 month old had the same problem. we were using huggies, which i used to swear by but my sister recommended parents choice. they are way less expensive so i was a little nervous to switch but they are WAY more absorbent and the material is way softer. all around a better diaper for way cheaper. anyway, she was peeing through EVERY night. best in a week was missing one day SO we bought some parents choice diapers and shes peed once during the night in the last month! GO WITH PARENTS CHOICE!! or you coudl try the nighttime diapers like everyone else said but youll be paying too much! hope this helps!

Jessica - posted on 11/04/2009

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Totally just buy a bigger size diaper-- they will be bigger-- of course, so make sure to make them snug still-- BUT the work great-- I had the same problem with my little girl when she was abou 11 months-- and we just bought the target brand diapers-- just a 2 sizes bigger :) They work fabulous! and since they are only worn at night-- you don't go through as many-- and don't waste money on more expensive ones :)

Shauna - posted on 11/04/2009

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I don't know that there is a way to 'stop' this, it is probably from more fluid intake as they get older. There are however overnight diapers that you can purchase; my sister-in-law uses them for her twins and swears by them! Hope this helps!!

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