diaper changes

Alexa - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I was wondering if I should wake up my son for diaper changes when he is asleep. He sometimes falls asleep and i can tell he is wet, I feel guilty for letting him sleep in a wet diaper. I sometimes wake him up and he ends up being really pissed. I don't want him to get diaper rash.

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Depending on when it is he is asleep I would say change it. If it is night time and he sleeps through the night I would change it. If it's just a nap for an hour or two I wouldn't worry about it as much as long as it's not soaking wet.

Beverly - posted on 04/21/2010

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I always change her diaper right before she goes to bed and put diaper rash cream on so it creates a barrier (or baby powder helps too). If she gets up in the middle of the night, I don't change it unless her diaper is almost full, which can happen around five or six in the morning. But then she'll just go back to sleep for a bit longer. She hasn't poop in the middle of the night, but I hear if they do, you should change it.

Breanna - posted on 04/18/2010

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it jus depends on how wet ...wet is...like if its jus a lil wet id say leave it for morning but if its medium wetness id try to sneak in a change if possible cause chances are they might pee during the night and explode out my son is like a super soaker i swear i have to chang him a lot

Rachel - posted on 01/28/2010

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My daughter is 11 months old. I agree with a previous post that said "let sleeping babies be." I felt bad too when I knew she had fallen asleep with a semi-wet diaper, but she never had any rashes. I think you just have to use your best judgement...if you think they are going to be soaked by morning then don't leave it...if not let them sleep.

Heather - posted on 01/24/2010

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I let my 4 month old sleep as long as she wants and change her ince she wakes up. She hasn't gotten a rash

DeEtta - posted on 01/24/2010

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If you know he's going to sleep soon...change him then. You don't say how old he is, so I don't knw if you have a routine with him yet. Usually you can count on changing a little one at LEAST every hour. What his routine and change him immediately after you know he's wet. If it's a tiny bit, you could let it slide, just clean him real good when he wakes up to keep bacteria at bay.

Jessica - posted on 01/24/2010

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i only change my daughter at night if she wakes to eat. otherwise right in the morning when he gets up is fine. unless he does a poop. poop is very acidic and will give him diaper rash if not changed right away. but urine is sterile and shouldnt give him a rash from not being changed overnight

Brittany - posted on 01/23/2010

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My son has very sensitive skin and we thought about that for a minute but didn't end up doing it because putting a cream on it works just fine. I've used Vaseline, Bordeuxs butt paste, all sorts of stuff. Those two are just my favorites.

Shay - posted on 01/23/2010

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Let sleeping babies lie. My now 6 month old had a rash at about 2 weeks old and I was diligent with changes, even waking him to change. Now keep an ointment on his behind at all times and he has no problem. My doctor said to use Aquafor and we did but now we will use store brand stuff. Anything to create a barrier between skin and wetness. He sleeps 12 hours a night now, in the same diaper. Very seldom does he wet through his diaper, so if the diaper will hold it and he doesn't have a sore butt, I let it go. ( Not with poopy diapers though!)

Becca - posted on 01/22/2010

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With my daughter, if I know she is wet, I try to change her before she falls asleep, but I don't always change her everytime she pees b/c just like you said with your son, I've woken her up before to change her diaper, and she gets really pissed. It's not going to hurt waiting to change him until he wakes up. Plus, if you changed her every single time he pees, you'd be going through diapers like crazy! My baby has not gotten diaper rash so far. It just depends how sensitive your baby's skin is.

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