Soaking through at night

Sarah - posted on 03/11/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )




My 13 month old is SOAKED every morning. She is wet clear up to her shoulders most days. Is there something I'm missing? How can I keep her dry?


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Liz - posted on 03/12/2009




I had the same problem with my son. I had to get more bedding so I could rotate when one was in the wash. the huggies overnights pullups do help,but sometimes he soaks through them too, but at least not as bad. It did make a big difference when we started potty training and he would go potty before his bath at night. He is now 2 1/2yrs and almost potty trained. He still likes a glass of milk before bed, but then I take him to the potty again before bed and make sure he is dry when he goes to bed. He still wakes up with a wet bed every once in a while(but just a small spot) and then sometimes he is dry all night. My son had urinalysis and bloodwork done when he was about 1 yr that came back normal.

Mary - posted on 03/11/2009




We were having the same problem with our daughter. We have gone up a size and started using the huggies overnights.  So far so good! :)

Karla - posted on 03/11/2009




Has she always been wet in the morning or just recently? Is she craving something to drink constantly? If so have her blood sugar tested. Also make sure they don't have any milk at least an hour before bedtime as this goes through the body quicker, also a note for when starting to potty train.

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My kids ran into the same problem. If you find her leaking throughout the day as well, go up a size. Otherwise, try huggies overnight. I used them with all three of my kids. With my daughter, she moved around a lot in her sleep and the diaper moved, causing the leaks. I bought her the overnight pull ups. Those seemed to stay in place better. They have a size that would fit a 13 month old. Finally, you could try to introduce the potty at night and perhaps she will empty her bladder before bed.

JoAnna - posted on 03/11/2009




I don't know what her day is like, but have you tried cutting back on liquids?   You could try cutting of liquids about 2 hours before bed, or limiting them after dinner. 

Krystal - posted on 03/11/2009




you can try going up a size in diaper. you can also buy the plastic diaper cover thing (nice term, huh?) it's like the bloomer type things. another option is to buy the big kid overnight diapers.

good luck!

Kristin - posted on 03/11/2009




I have found the overnight diapers by Huggies to be very effective. My son would also be soaking wet and although the diaper must weigh 5 pounds in the morning, he is dry!

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