My newborn just started sleeping for several hours, so should I worry about diaper rash?

She has a wet diaper. Do I wake her up to change it?

If it was poop I know I would.


Asked by girlneffy at 7:34 AM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Never.. NEVER wake up a sleeping baby.

    when the diaper starts to bother her, she will wake up and cry. even if there is poop in there. dont wake her up until she does by herself. if its uncomfortable she will let you know ;)

    do not wake her up. not for diaper and not for feeding (unless you doctor told you, because she doesnt eat good enough).

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 7:37 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • Yes, wake her up if there is poop, otherwise she will get a red butt and vagina. Otherwise, youre doing fine. My 15 mo old sleep all night without a diaper change.

    BTW Urine is sterile.

    Answer by epoh at 8:01 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • Nope. But if you are concerned about rashes, put a layer of aquaphor on at each change to protect the skin.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • I think it depends on the baby. My baby daughter actually slept through a tropical storm once. I could change her diaper, and she'd stay asleep. My son, on the other hand, would wake up if someone in the next room sneezed. So, I'd change my daughter's diaper, but not my son's. Unless it was really full, and in danger of leaking. Disposable diapers have such a wonderful "wick away moisture" benefit that it's probably okay to leave it. However, if you see that your darling gets a red, irritated bottom after sleeping so long in it, you'll probably want to change it in her sleep. But as the other moms said, only pee. Always change a poopy diaper. And congrats on your sweetie sleeping so long. That means YOU can rest, too! Best wishes.


    Answer by imacafemom at 9:36 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • You're lucky. My son is eight months old and barely sleeps for five hours at a time because of his diaper. If she isn't leaking and has no rash, don't worry about it. But if she's been waking up wet and is irritated, I'd be quiet and change her.

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 9:50 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • If dd's diaper was FULL I used to cahnge it while she was sleeping

    Answer by Kelly_n_Payton at 1:56 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • i wouldn't change a pee diaper, just when you do keep area clean and change b4 bed time. if she's awake and it's wet then might as well, but our son never had diaper rash and we don't change is diaper at night and we didn't when he was that young, only for poop.

    Answer by Tauria at 2:20 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • No...I don't wake my son up for a wet diaper...It's too hard to get them back to sleep ha ha

    I just put desitin on him when he gets his last diaper before bed time

    Answer by kayjay8806 at 10:35 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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