Having problems with full diapers in the morning

Lori - posted on 11/25/2009 ( 65 moms have responded )

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I'm having a problem with my son's diapers being too full in the morning when he wakes up. I feed him 8 oz. before bed (8 pm) and by the time he wakes up at 8 am his diapers are usually full enough that they have begun to leak out and get on his pj's. I have been using Target diapers for the last few months, when they started to get full, I then switched to Huggies Little Movers. Once the Huggies started leaking, I started using Pampers Cruisers, which have also leaked. I'm mildly discouraged because I see Huggies has overnight diapers, but my son isn't yet heavy enough to use them. Anyone have any other experience in this area that could give me some advice??

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Wolfhayleyyyy - posted on 04/25/2017

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My daughter too wakes with a full diaper. Pampers swaddlers seem to work best for me. She wakes with a full wet diaper but no leakage. Swaddlers will have the size you need. You can get them at target.

Elizabeth - posted on 12/02/2009

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i have this problem also 2 the point where i have 2 wake up through the nite 2 change his diaper! he wakes up like once at nite sometimes and always wants something 2 drink what should i do cause this makes him use the bathroom more and i wake up in the morning soaking wet uggggg

Jennifer - posted on 12/02/2009

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My daughters diapers get full too. I use pampers swaddlers they never leak! you should try them out

Nachole - posted on 12/01/2009

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What Time are you putting them to bed? how long after do you go to bed , if its a while then maybe change before you go to sleep.

Steph - posted on 12/01/2009

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We use Pampers Overnights for my sons bedtime diaper, they're a dollar more per bag but totally worth it because you only use one a day!! And you'll save the money back in laundry costs when he's dry in the mornings!

Nicole - posted on 12/01/2009

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I had the same exact problem. I also tried Huggies and Pampers and now Im using Luvs and it rarely happens anymore and they are cheaper!!!

Erica - posted on 12/01/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

maybe just one size up at night?


I agree with this...usually when my kids started having leaking diapers i moved them up a size and it stopped the problem

Alicia - posted on 12/01/2009

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my daughter is 10weeks old... we have used pampers, luvs, walmart brand and huggies, trying them all out when she was born. Since, we have settled on huggies. We love them. We get leaks though, so we just went up to size 2, she's around 10lbs, maybe a little more, so they "12-18lbs" the package says, doesn't mean a whole lot. But since size 2, we haven't had any leaks, we just put the straps lower on the diaper than where the velcro type stuff is. The diaper is cloth, it will hold and always does, when you put the straps lower. I love that the huggies stretch soo much, we can get a tighter fit with her still having room to move. Love them, and won't change brands!

Good luck!

User - posted on 12/01/2009

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Pampers makes an overnight diaper that i have started to use. I use one size up and got those rubber/plasic covers you use for cloth diapers. After i did that...i had no more problem with the leaking. My 4 month old gets 8oz at night and then around 5am gets another 6oz...the diaper contains from 9pm to about 8 or 9am.

Crystal - posted on 12/01/2009

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I had the same problem with my son..I just bought the huggies over night for my son even though they where a little big..but believe me no more leaks..and no more washing clothes or the bed sheets everyday.

Kelly - posted on 11/30/2009

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I usually change my daughters diaper while shes sleeping right before i go to sleep that helped with her leaking through the night i use loves diapers to and i think they are great but i do have to say they have leaked on me before so you just have to figure out whats best for him if he doesnt wake up when you change him then i would just do it right before you go to bed. my daughter is 13 months and she sleeps right through it

Venus - posted on 11/30/2009

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Yeah, I had the same issue with my O and being too small for the overnight diapers size 4. I just got the next size diaper up (at the time she wore a 2, so I got a box of size 3) and used those for night time only. It helped. Now that she is in 3s, I use the 4s of huggies and she fills those as well.

Scierra - posted on 11/30/2009

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i would agree with a lot of the others with trying the next size up at night and do think about using Luvs the are wonderfull

Emily - posted on 11/30/2009

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My son dis that and overnight diapers leaked too. We had him wear 2diaprrs for a while rip a small tear in the first one just the plasticy part about 2". Put on a second diaper to catch the extra. It works eventually it does slow down though but when Connor was about 6-7months he started to do that. We did that for a little while he's 10 months old now and it's much better! And he wears one diaper at night again

Katherine - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Christi:



Quoting Katherine:

This probably isn't what you were looking for, but we use cloth diapers (just prefolds and Thirsties covers) and my son has never leaked through them, in the 15 months we've been cloth diapering. It might be something to consider, and honestly it's soooo much cheaper than using disposables.






In the end, cloth diapers are really not that much cheaper than disposables. They are alot more work than disposables and we tried them with my son and all the the stains and everything really disgusted me. We calculated the cost and in two years cloth diapers would have only saved us about 50 dollars.





I don't really consider them to be that much more work.  I do laundry all the time with or without the diapers. :)  There's a lot of tricks to getting the stains out.  We've had him in the same diapers for close to 10 months and have no stains on them.  Also, depending on what kind of diapers you buy, it can be much cheaper.  We went with some of the cheapest options.  But really, it's all what each person is comfortable with, you know?

MARY-ELLEN - posted on 11/30/2009

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i have the same problem with my son, i use the huggies overnites and they are great! if they dont fit tape them around him. looks odd but im a psw and we had to do this with some of the adults

Lisa - posted on 11/30/2009

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Like a bunch of moms on here, my suggestion is the next size up for night. We've had to do that with our 18 month old and did it in when our 5 year old was in diapers. It's always seemed to help us. Also, I wonder if you could give him a little less to drink. Maybe even dropping it to 6 oz would make a difference?.

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I do what Ginna suggests. I have mastered the art of 'sneaking' his diaper off of him and changing it at 4am, when my husband gets up for work. He barely stirs and usually smiles in his sleep when I stop touching him. Maybe he's just used to it, we've done this from the beginning. I dont put any PJ bottoms on him at bedtime, this would foil my plans for 4am ;)
I would be worried about a rash developing if he lay there in the same diaper for 12 hours.

Ginna - posted on 11/30/2009

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Set your alarm for halfway thru the night to change him, usually by then they are in such deep sleep they will barely even wake up.

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i give my son on his bed time a clean daiper and change him again when i go to bed. Maybe it will help you.

Debi - posted on 11/30/2009

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I had to put on a cloth diaper over the other diaper at night to help with leaks because my youngest was so tiny that the over nights did not fit her until she was potty trained...

Beth - posted on 11/30/2009

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This isn't going to be helpful but I just have to say, I'd happily put up with some leaky poos and wees on the pjs IF ONLY my 8 mo old girl would sleep through the night.... it just sounds like such a wonderful "problem" to have :)

Christi - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Katherine:

This probably isn't what you were looking for, but we use cloth diapers (just prefolds and Thirsties covers) and my son has never leaked through them, in the 15 months we've been cloth diapering. It might be something to consider, and honestly it's soooo much cheaper than using disposables.



In the end, cloth diapers are really not that much cheaper than disposables. They are alot more work than disposables and we tried them with my son and all the the stains and everything really disgusted me. We calculated the cost and in two years cloth diapers would have only saved us about 50 dollars.

Christi - posted on 11/30/2009

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That is usually an indication that he needs a bigger diaper. My son has that problem everytime he is ready for the next size. We use Pampers Cruizers and I LOVE them. And the weight doesn't really matter when it comes to using the correct size, my son wears diapers that are Stage 5 for 29-40lbs. and he is only 25lbs. Our problem is he is so long that the diapers have to be big.

Kathy - posted on 11/29/2009

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There is a product you can find at any Toys R Us or BRU that is an additional pad for the overnight diapers, you simply insert it into the diapers you normally use and it will hold them. I've used them for the last 3 out of my 4 kids. They used to be called Diaper Doublers, but the last time I went to get them it was called something else. It's in a plastic package and comes 30 to a pack. Good luck :)

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Hey, I have the exact same problem! My son is 17 months and he has a bottle before bed at 7 or 7:15 pm and wakes up at like 7:30 or 8 am and his diaper always leaks as well. I have switched from the grocery store brand to Huggies and he still leaks as well. I want to switch him to Huggies Overnights but can't find them anywhere. They seem like the only thing that would work. One other suggestion I have heard is too give him the bottle like an hour before bed but my son wont go for that so the only other thing I can think up is if they fit him put plastic training pants over his diaper at night, that might help. If you get any other suggestions from other people let me know cause I'm stuck for solutions too and it's been going on for months! :) Good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 11/29/2009

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Luvs are the best diapers...they wont leak!!! Also IF he happens to wake up in the middle of the night just make sure and change him

Rebecca - posted on 11/29/2009

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Pampers for boys huggies for girls. Buy one size bigger then they use during the day and use them only at night time. We have to do this with our daughter as she too leaks like crazy but turned out her bum was too big for the diapers anymore so we moved her up a stage. She has again started to leak a bit if she sleeps too long. I have heard of some people using double diapers...i personally think it would be a waste of a diaper but some people swear by it. I just can't grasp how it would help going up the back and out the side i guess. If he was leaking threw the diaper then i would suggest this.

Good luck

Briana - posted on 11/29/2009

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Not really...I had the same problem I just got up and changed her diapers until she was big enough to fit in those.

Katherine - posted on 11/28/2009

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This probably isn't what you were looking for, but we use cloth diapers (just prefolds and Thirsties covers) and my son has never leaked through them, in the 15 months we've been cloth diapering. It might be something to consider, and honestly it's soooo much cheaper than using disposables.

Kara - posted on 11/28/2009

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I occassionally have that problem with my 15 month old and she has about 8 oz. of milk during story time before bed I have gone a size up but short of doing a diaper change in the middle of the night I haven't been able to prevent it. Good luck hon.

Lisa - posted on 11/28/2009

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wow, I'm a cheap skate and just change my daughter at 2am. She sleeps right through it. I just roll her onto her back and change her quick and easy with no light. So it sounds like Luvs might be a nice thing to invest in. Thanks for the post! and thanks for all the answers to everyone else!

Anna - posted on 11/28/2009

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my son went through that and he fit nicely in his diapers at that time, but i bought the next size up anyways and that helped.

Kim - posted on 11/28/2009

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This may sound stupid but I bought the plastic diaper covers that are used for cloth diapering and put that over a disposable diaper at night.

Claudia - posted on 11/28/2009

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Have him tested for diabetes to be on the safe side. Let your doctor know.. Does he pee a lot during the day and is very thirsty .tired a lot? You can test blood sugar first thing in the morning before anything hits the mouth. A child at any age can develope diabetes. Mine was a nine..

Cheryl - posted on 11/28/2009

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Quoting Tanya:

Well, I have 4 kids so I have tried just about every brand of diaper you can imagine.and I was having that problem too! Then, a friend of mine told me to try HEB brand diapers.Seriously these diapers are wonderful! They hold through the night, they work so much better than any diaper I have ever used. They are cheap too which is another plus. definitely give them a try!


The following post to this one refers to the fact that HEB is only availible in Texas. My thought would be if you wanted to try the HEB brand to try to find them online. Try to contact HEB online and see if you can order them online and have them shipped to you. The internet is a wonderful thing! :)

Kristen - posted on 11/28/2009

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I had this problem when my son was taking the bottle at night. I bought night time diapers, and they worked great for that problem!!

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wow this seems to be alot of ppls problem! lol i posted a thread on this and have found a bunch of others too.... Huggies Overnight work really good. Other then that the only ones I've found that even begin to last are Luv's. They work better for me during the day too, like they hold forever :) And they don't sag so much either (i hate the sagging diaper look)

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Had the same problem with my sons, I just double diapered them at night time. No need to buy the expensive diapers, I used store brand. Took care of the problem.

Chelsea - posted on 11/28/2009

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huggies and fisher price now make night time diapers in smaller sizes. a little boy i baby sit wears them at night and now longer leaks through

Tania - posted on 11/28/2009

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I have used the Huggies overnight diapers and loved them. I found that for my daughter, huggies was the only brand that didn't leak. That being said, you may just need to put him in a size larger for overnight. The difference really is just the amount that they will hold. I had that issue with my little one and that cured it. Hope this helps.

Shelley - posted on 11/27/2009

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I'm sorry- should have mentioned that the routine in the book should take care of the full diaper problem.

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