February 2013 Moms

STM's overnight diaper question

So with DS#1 we discovered overnight diapers when he was about 6 months old as he'd started leaking at night with regular diapers.  Now I'm wondering how early I can start overnight diapers with DD.  It seems it'd be wonderful to not have to change a diaper several times a night (as long as it's only urine).  However I'm worried that if the urine isn't wicked away enough she'll get a rash.  What was the earliest you started on overnight diapers?  Sure I'd love to start from the beginning but I feel like I should wait at least a month, & was wondering what your experience was.  TIA!!

Re: STM's overnight diaper question

  • I change them every time they wake up, so I never needed an overnight dipe until they STTN
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  • Right but I mean instead of changing & feeding together, how soon can I get away with only doing a feeding b/c I'd be using an overnight diaper which would eliminate nighttime diaper changes.  Ah, one less thing in the middle of the night would be so nice.  p.s. I hope all's going well with your new baby!
  • image DC2London:
    I change them every time they wake up, so I never needed an overnight dipe until they STTN


    This for me too.
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  • Hmmmm well, I guess disposable diapers pull moisture away from your baby, so in theory, you could start them whenever your LO is big enough to fit in them.  If she gets a rash you can just switch back, I suppose.  Or put some petrolatum on her bum before bed to create a moisture barrier.    
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    image DC2London:
    I change them every time they wake up, so I never needed an overnight dipe until they STTN
    This for me too.

     Same here too.  Takes only a minute and the baby isn't sleeping in a wet diaper (regardless of whether the moisture is being wicked away, that's gross to me). 

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  • I was wondering about this too. I know it probably won't last for long, but LO has been sleeping about 6 hours straight the past few nights. I feel weird about letting her go that long in a diaper that I know has to be wet, but I also don't want to wake her up just to change her. Are there overnights for newborns? Do they really help keep baby more dry?

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  • It's a good idea in theory...but I think you'll find the problem is most overnight diapers start at a size 3. So you probably won't be able to find any to fit a newborn.
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  • I never wake a sleeping baby so I only changed my newborns if they were awake during the night or if they pooped. I never had a rash and I never had soaking wet diapers and I just used regular diapers.
  • image DC2London:
    I change them every time they wake up, so I never needed an overnight dipe until they STTN


    This. Plus changing DD helps to wake her up enough so that she gets a full feeding at night and sleep for longer stretches.
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