Night time diaper leaking

Lindy - posted on 01/16/2009 ( 36 moms have responded )

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My poor friend is struggling with her 20 month old wetting through her diaper at night. She has tried everything, but every morning her daughter wakes up and is soaked through her clothes, the sheets, the mattress pad, and even on to the mattress. What a chore to clean up. She has tried different diapers, different sizes, no liquids after 6:30 and has no idea what to do. SHe is almost ot the point that she will have to change her daughter in the middle of the night. If you have any suggestions I would love to pass them on. Thanks.

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Gee I remember those days. My sister and I used to put on a disposable nappy and then a cloth nappy over the top - it was simple genius!! Good luck!

Katrina - posted on 01/17/2009

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Pampers ultra absorbancy cruiser diaper + reusable training pants with a plastic outer layer. You can find them in the baby section at Target. Layer one of those over the diaper at bedtime and it'll work like a charm. Good Luck!!!

Gwen - posted on 01/17/2009

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I use huggies overnights for both my kids and they work great.  My son started leaking through the overnights so I added a gdiaper insert into the huggies overnights and it has solved the problem.  Hope that helps

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Just a caution about Little Swimmers. I found out the hard way that they are not designed to keep liquids in...just the solids.

I had great luck with Huggies Overnights and Diaper Doublers.

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Nigel - posted on 01/12/2014

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Please read my comment I tried what u did but he seems not to leak in extra protection size 6 pampers, but it's just uncomfortable for me to ask his friends moms to put a diaper on Hm at 17! His friend zach is the only house he has stayed at and I had a rough time with him at first because zachs mom didn't believe me at first but when he stayed the night he put the diaper on loose and soaked her coach. Ever since then she's been okay with putting his diaper on whenever he stays the night.

Nigel - posted on 01/12/2014

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My son Nigel is 17 and has always wet the bed! Not to be weird or bring this up but his private area is not that big and seems to fit fine in pampers extra protection size6 and we haven't had a problem other than the embarrassment! And I do put the diapers on him but he told me it's comforting to have me change him should I get another tactic : or have me still placing him in a diaper every night which seems to be more awkward for me then him! I just always thought at 17 my son wouldn't still need me to place a diaper on him every night! Do you guys think I should teach him to put on his own diaper with tabs or get like a pull up type of diaper please help!!!!!

Kisha - posted on 02/17/2013

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my daughter is same way i use huggies overnight diapers and a vinyl diaper cover, this works "most" nights

Rachel - posted on 01/18/2009

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i had the same problem i used a swimming nappy and it worked veryy absorbant xxx

Michelle - posted on 01/17/2009

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Hi there-if there's no medical reason for your son's problem, you might try decreasing the amount of fluids you let him drink starting a few hours before his bed time and use the next size up diaper for nights only.  My daughter is 18 months and sleeping though the night and she normally wears a size 3 pampers cruiser.  But her diaper would be FLOODED in the mornings so I just started putting a size 4 on her at night.  It works great for us-good luck!

Veronica - posted on 01/17/2009

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Quoting Lindy:

Night time diaper leaking

My poor friend is struggling with her 20 month old wetting through her diaper at night. She has tried everything, but every morning her daughter wakes up and is soaked through her clothes, the sheets, the mattress pad, and even on to the mattress. What a chore to clean up. She has tried different diapers, different sizes, no liquids after 6:30 and has no idea what to do. SHe is almost ot the point that she will have to change her daughter in the middle of the night. If you have any suggestions I would love to pass them on. Thanks.



i had the same problem with my 16 month old i started using nighttime huggies and he was able to sleep through the night without waking up soaking wet..hope it helps!

Trudy - posted on 01/17/2009

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Hello



I also had this problem with two of my children, in the end the only thing that worked was to limit how much drink they had in the day, what i hadnt realised was just how much juice and water they were actually having until my mother mentioned it, "no wonder she is wetting through she said, i really thought that the more they had to drink the better, which to a point is true, if her child is having more than two drinks an hour then she is drinking too much, they seem to use drinking as a comfort, as this replica's the warm soothing milk from babyhood.  So ask her to keep a list of when she drinks and how much in ml she is having, that way she will see for herself how much her child is drinking.  Stopping the drink before bed never worked for me, and upset them more than anything and i didnt think it was worth it....



And the other thing was that i would go in and change the nappy as i went to bed, around 11pm, so the nappy ws not on for so many hours!!!

Dawna - posted on 01/17/2009

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We recently had that issue with my son who is 17 months old. We buy Huggies overnight and they are GREAT.

Jennifer - posted on 01/17/2009

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I had the same problem with my little girl. Before she would fall asleep I had to change her diaper and then again the first thing in the morning. I used Huggies they seemed to be the only diaper on the market that hold all of. And believe me I tried every diaper out there.

Petina - posted on 01/16/2009

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Quoting Petina:



switch to cloth diapers!  a toddler chinese prefold with a hemp fleece terry prefold/insert in the middle trifolded.  www.diaperswappers.com is great for cloth diapering advice.  our son used to be a very heavy wetter.  i just added a preemie prefold to add more absorbency but the hemp fleece terry doublers work great. www.snap-ez.com sells AMAZING hemp doublers .  





oh and with a plastic cover (like Bummis or Prowraps)  i don't use wool covers at night b/c i couldn't stand the ammonia smell from the toddler heavy wetting.   

Amy - posted on 01/16/2009

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Cloth diapers, for sure! Goodmamas with a super doubler and good front under a wool cover. Bulletproof!

Petina - posted on 01/16/2009

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switch to cloth diapers!  a toddler chinese prefold with a hemp fleece terry prefold/insert in the middle trifolded.  www.diaperswappers.com is great for cloth diapering advice.  our son used to be a very heavy wetter.  i just added a preemie prefold to add more absorbency but the hemp fleece terry doublers work great. www.snap-ez.com sells AMAZING hemp doublers .  

Petina - posted on 01/16/2009

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switch to cloth diapers!  a toddler chinese prefold with a hemp fleece terry prefold/insert in the middle trifolded.  www.diaperswappers.com is great for cloth diapering advice.  our son used to be a very heavy wetter.  i just added a preemie prefold to add more absorbency but the hemp fleece terry doublers work great. www.snap-ez.com sells AMAZING hemp doublers .  

Elizabeth - posted on 01/16/2009

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Try cloth! My favorite overnight diaper is a Bum Genius one-size pocket diaper, stuffed with both the included microfiber inserts. No leaks ever, for me.

Tasha - posted on 01/16/2009

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my little boy did the same so i brought the bigger childrens night  nappies and use the nappy inserts it doesnt work all the time but a good 9 out of ten nights . The other thing is you can buy matteress pads that actually soak up liquard they hold a little a little more than a litre and she wont be laying in wet the good part is that you just take the pad off and throw into the wash and it does go through ... failing all that the only other thing is get her to go to toliet before bed ..... i hope these will help

Pati - posted on 01/16/2009

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At 20 months I put my daughter to bed rather early around 6:30 and then I would change her before I went to bed which was always sometime after the 11 news, she was usually wet, not always a lot, but at bed time and again when I changed her I used an additional cloth diaper folded length wise in three and then in half as well as the Velcro diaper liner in large. I also put one of those lap pads, I got a big one like they use on the hospital beds and then a smaller one for babies on top of it just in case. It really helped for keeping stains from bottles leaking off the sheets too. Tell her to try and get the thickest part of the cloth diaper in its folded position  in the center were girls wet, for boys place it more in the front.

Leslie - posted on 01/16/2009

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These are GREAT suggestions, one other one is I know someone who would put on two layers of waterproof mattress cover then sheet , then waterproof mattress cover then sheet too.. so you don't have to remake everything everytime but the doublers, sound helpfull. We go through phases but not that bad... we just use one size higher diaper.

Connie - posted on 01/16/2009

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I wrapped my kids mattresses in a plastic shower liner, then put the sheets on the bed.. this way if they wet through the diaper or pull-up the plastic caught it and not the mattress.

User - posted on 01/16/2009

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I tried every different brand of diapers and nothing worked.  My solution was to put two diapers on and it worked.  Good luck!!!!!

User - posted on 01/16/2009

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I tried every different brand of diapers and nothing worked.  My solution was to put two diapers on and it worked.  Good luck!!!!!

Summer - posted on 01/16/2009

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We reduced him from 8 oz's to 4 oz's the last few cups of milk or juice at night.  We also used Huggies Nightime diapers.  They do sell diaper doublers, that go in the diapers to help out also. They are hard to find, but work just as well.

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I had the same problem. The only one that worked is the Nightime Huggies/Pampers??? (they had a moon on them and stars) for boys and girls and I bought the size 5 even though my daughter was 2. This might seem odd but try the little swimmers? They are supposed to be extra absorbant!!

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I had the same problem. The only one that worked is the Nightime Huggies/Pampers??? (they had a moon on them and stars) for boys and girls and I bought the size 5 even though my daughter was 2. This might seem odd but try the little swimmers? They are supposed to be extra absorbant!!

Kimberly - posted on 01/16/2009

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I used diaper pads.... they worked great ! There in the baby section with diapers. There bigger than sanitary pads and much more absorbent.

Kimberly - posted on 01/16/2009

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I used diaper pads.... they worked great ! There in the baby section with diapers. There bigger than sanitary pads and much more absorbent.

Bec - posted on 01/16/2009

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Hi my son use to be the same but i had to put a sanitary pad in his nappy as well as using as disposiable and then a cloth nappy over the top with rubber pants on. I know it sounds like alot but i figured that it was better to do this and change him in the middle of the night than to get up at 4 am because he have wet everything. Its really hard but it was just something that i just had to do and it was less washing at the end of the day.

I hope it helps and good luck with it all.

Angie - posted on 01/16/2009

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It may be that she has an overactive bladder!! In that case really there's nothing much she can do other than changing her diaper in the middle of the night!! I have a friend who has a bed wetter and she has to get him up in the middle of the night to go use the bathroom and sometimes he still wets the bed!!! Hope she finds a solution soon. Best of luck!!!!

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