when do i dtop changing babies diapers at night?

Paula - posted on 01/24/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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oaky my baby will b turning 3 months soon so i was wondering when will it be good to stop changing his diaper thru the night. ive read stories when yo start doing that just to make sure you add diaper rash so they won;t get none.

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Sheree - posted on 01/24/2010

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I stopped changing my little girl at about 3 weeks, we had read when doing their middle of the night feeds to try and not stimulate them (to try and get them to sleep through the night, it worked for us and she was sleeping through from 10pm-6am from 7 weeks) and unless they had soiled their nappy not to worry about changing it. She is now 7 months old and never once had nappy rash :)

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Neva - posted on 10/23/2012

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4 kids, only changed diapers at night if they pooped. Don't see the point otherwise. They all stopped pooping at night at about a month and a half. There was an occasional slip-up, now and then but nothing major.

Mary Ellen - posted on 01/29/2010

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if my daughter wakes up i change her diaper but if she doesn't wake up then i don't, who would want to sleep in a wet diaper (its kinda gross)

Tamara - posted on 01/29/2010

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I stoped changing my son's diaper in the night when he started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks. He has stated wetting through his diaper in the night so I've been using the night time diapers (huggies, pampers and fisher price make them) and they are wonderful! And, never any rashes!

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i never woke my daughter up to change her. when she was newborn and woke up to eat then i would but once she started sleeping though the night (which was about 2 months) i just changed her in the morning. i think it's silly when parents wake their kids up to feed them or change them. if they are sleeping let them sleep. they will wake when they need something.

Rana - posted on 01/25/2010

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My son will be 4 months tomorrow, and like most, only changed his diaper at night if he pooped. When I have had to change it, he becomes fully awake and takes forever to put him back to sleep, so I just wait until the a.m. and haven't had to use rash cream. I use Pampers the 12 hours diapers, and they seem to do the trick (mind you I don't leave him 12 hours without changing it :P )

Samantha - posted on 01/24/2010

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my daughter has been sleeping through the night for a while (she is almost 1) but i change her diaper right before she goes to bed. if she wakes up at night to eat i would change it before i gave her a bottle but if not i wouldnt worry about it. one diaper is usually enough to last through the night. i dont use any diaper rash creams or anything on her and we havent had any problems but every child is different. you will just have to see what works best for you :)

Sarah - posted on 01/24/2010

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Every child is different! My son is almost 2 and he sometimes still has to have his pull up changed in the middle of the night. It all depends. Mine has very sensative skin and will break out with a rash quick, your child may be different.

ALEXIA - posted on 01/24/2010

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my fiance changes my son every time he wakes up..i change him usually one throughout the night

Miranda - posted on 01/24/2010

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i changed my son when he pooped or if his diaper seemed full. I never added diaper rash creme to prevent diaper rashes

Nikki - posted on 01/24/2010

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I only changed my son's diaper during the night if he pooped, otherwise I wait til the am I find most night he doesnt even fill it. Now especially b.c he is teething trying to get him to sleep and for him not to wake up is a struggle enough Im not going to disturb him by changing him, diapers should be able to last the entire night we have never once had a problem

Ira - posted on 01/24/2010

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my twins did not have diaper changes through the night except only when they pooped.. but basically, their diaper lasts through out the entire night.. i guess it depends on what diapers they use.. but i swear over huggies dry and mommy poko.. i hope it's available in your area..

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