Night time diapers

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My 12 month old son started peeing through his diaper around 6 months old, so instead of spending the extra money on overnight diapers, we used one size bigger diapers. This worked up until now. We then bought the overnight diapers (one size up because we couldn't find his current size anywhere, he's in a 3 during the day and 4 at night) and he is still peeing through them at night. It's not nearly as bad with the overnight diapers, but does anyone has any other suggestions?


Jaclyn - posted on 02/12/2010




I go in to my kids room like 2 times a night to change them. but I also give them a little bit of water to go to bed with.. i mean don't you get thirsty when your sleeping? I just feel bad when they don't have anything to drink if they want it so they get water.


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Merrymas - posted on 09/08/2013




@ Jaclyn Christensen,
I know you wrote this quite awhile ago, but cheers to you for being more concerned for your child's overall health opposed to a diapering situation. Even if my daughter has a leak-through once in a while, I give her as much to drink as she wants (mostly breast milk, but sometimes juice water mix), and I just do my best to make sure she has a fresh diaper and ointment (I use an A&D store brand) right before bedtime and as soon as I wake up. +1 for caring =) and goodluck all!

Alyssa - posted on 03/28/2010




i had this same problem i spend the extra money on the huggies over night diapers and make sure they are on tight enough otherwise they dont work =] havent had any issues in along time

Kristin - posted on 02/13/2010




Jill, have you ever tried cloth nappies? We use the bumgenius 3.0 and they are just perfect. You can fill them with lots of liners and they are super absorbent.

Jane - posted on 02/12/2010




try not giving him any liquids about 2 hours before. just a bit at bedtime instead of a whole bottle's worth. our kids both sleep on their knees, so it was easy to change them in the middle of the night, they kind of sleep like oven-stuffer turkeys. but he may not wake up if you change him since he's not waking up b/c of a wet diaper. you can always just gently put him on his back and see if he doesn't sleep right through it.

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Thanks for the help. We tried stopping his liquids a half hour before bed, but found that an hour before bed worked better. Amy- Do you know where I can find the double diaper? My son sleeps 12 hours straight with no wake ups, so I would hate to wake him up to change his diaper. Thanks again.

Amy - posted on 02/11/2010




i agree w/ the diaper change prior to bedtime but we also found diaper liners for our daughter. (sometimes they are called diaper doublers) they work wonders. she had a "20 pound" diaper when she woke up but her jammies were dry. lol prior to finding theliners i would just change her in the middle of the night.

Taryn - posted on 02/08/2010




if you give him juice or bottle before bed make sure you give it to him a half hour or so before bed and change him one more time right before he goes to sleep. i went throught the same problem and this worked for me the one size up and the half hour after he drinks worked perfectly. oh and one other thing make sure his pee pee is facing down in his diaper. when its up it fills the front in like two pees and the diaper will leak even thought the back is still dry as a desert.

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