My kids have each taken their turn soaking through their diapers at night and waking up covered in urine from neck to ankles. They’re miserable, I have to bathe them (often in the midst of the morning school rush), and I have more laundry to do.
Below are different things I’ve tried to minimize diapers that leak overnight. The last 2 have been the most helpful for me.
- Limit drinks after dinner. Or, if you eat a late dinner, limit drinks during dinner. I’m sure you can figure out why: the more they drink at night, they more they pee at night.
- Make sure potty-trained kids use the bathroom right before bedtime.
- Go up a size in your child’s diapers.
- Get overnight diapers. They have all leaked terribly in my experience. The amazon reviews confirm my experience.
- Put an overnight Pull-up over your child’s diaper. This has been the most successful experience so far…and I came up with it all on my own! As long as I place the tabs of the diaper close to his belly button, any spillage gets caught in the Pull-up.
- I haven’t tried this, but they sell inserts for diapers called Booster Pads that you can use overnight. The amazon reviews are all glowing; I just haven’t made it to Babies ‘R’ Us despite trying at least 5 times in the past month. If you live near me and go there, please let me know! I have something for you to pick up for me.
Update: I finally bought several packs from Babies R Us and after one week of using them on my toddler and baby, we haven’t had a single leak. Hooray for Booster Pads!
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