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if your LO is asleep, do you wake them to change their diaper?

We're not close to STTN, but if your kid is asleep but you know they have a dirty diaper, what do you do? DD poops while feeding, but ends up falling asleep 90% of the time after. For now, I'm grateful for any time she is asleep, and I know I can change her when she wakes in an hour or two, but what do you do when they sleep longer than that? I don'y want to set her up for diaper rash!

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Re: if your LO is asleep, do you wake them to change their diaper?

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    no, i don't.  i coat his booty in a liberal layer of butt paste or aquafor before bed.  i will change him before i nurse but not after....normally it is a moot point because a). he rarely poops at night or in his sleep and b). if he does poop, he makes it clear that he is not putting up with it and must be changed immediately!!!
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    Let her sleep. Put diaper cream on if you are really worried in advance!
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    i dont, but i have a boy. i think its different with girls b/c they could get an infection
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    Only if it's a poop. DS doesn't poop when he's sleeping -- but he will as soon as he wakes up (without fail). He's actually just started sleeping through his last diaper change of the night (I don't like to put him to bed if he's wet because he pees a TON in his sleep & I want to avoid leakage as much as possible).
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    My motto is never wake a sleeping baby.  If you use disposable diapers, just put on diaper cream to form a barrier before putting her down for the night.  Luckily, as they start to sleep longer, their systems tend to mature a little and they stop pooping at every feeding.  Since DD started solids at 5 months, we're down to 1 or 2 poops a day, and almost never over night.
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    My Ds use to poop every time after/during a feeding (now he does not poop every feeding). When he did poop during a feeding or shortly after I would go change him and then give him the rest of his bottle which would make him pass out again, but at least this time he was clean. There have been times when he had pooped, but for some reason I did not smell it so he was asleep with a poopy diaper until he woke up. I just make sure I put Aquaphore on him at each diaper change to prevent diaper rash.
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    If she poops while nursing even if she falls asleep I change her. I do not wake her otherwise to do so.
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    If DS poops during a nighttime feeding I will change him.  Otherwise I don't wake him to change diaper.
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    No way!  The nurses at the hospital said to put a lot of diaper rash ointment on him prior to bed.  Then, unless they ask to be changed, let them sleep.
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