Which diapers last all night long?

My son is 13 months old, he wears pampers crusier, we have never had problems with these diapers, so I know its not the diapers, we switch him to whole milk and table food over a month ago and these problems just started laike a week and a half ago, every night!!!! He wakes up dripping like someone has dumped water in his crib, I called the Doctor he didn't give me much information, he said to watch him this weekend and if it happens every night this weekend he wasnts to see himon Monday to test his urine, I'm worried! Should I be?? I feels like a silly question but does anyone have any answers??? Thank you!


Asked by sdierker at 1:42 PM on Feb. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It IS the diapers. While the cruisers work great in the day, they just aren't up to the job at night. This is very common as babies reach and pass 12 months.

    Three chioices:
    Huggies Overnight diapers. These hold TONS more thatn any brands daytime diapers. You can buy the correct size for him so he won't be leaking out of a too big diaper.

    Diaper Doublers. These are like maxi pads but without the plastic backing. They go inside his dipaer, just like a maxi pad. You can find them at most grocery stores or Babies R Us.

    A waterproof cloth diaper over his regular diaper. It will catch and hold anything that escapes the disposable diaper and you'll only have to wash it, not all the bedding too. Plastic pants won't work since they don't have anything to hold onto the extra pee spilling out of his diaper. Any movement on his part and the puddles of pee in the plastic pants will leak out.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:48 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • What I use are those rubber pants that you put on over cloth diapers. My LO sleep upwards of 12 hours at night. It totally saves the laundry. They cost about 10 dollars at the store for a pack of 3. Give it a shot and see if it helps. They have saved my sanity.

    Answer by coala at 1:53 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • What you can do is change him in the middle of the night to help with him not wetting the bed. If he sleeps for more than 4 hours his diaper is probably wet anyway. I have to change my boys diapers when they wake up in the middle of the night for something to drink. Also, are you giving him more to drink before bed? That could be a reason.

    Answer by azn_ladie82 at 2:11 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • I know you said it's not the diapers but you might want to just consider buying a size larger just for night time. I had to do that with my son because he was wetting through. I also noticed that when he sleeps with his knees tucked under him& on his belly , he seems to leak in that position.....has your son changed sleeping positions?
    Is he urinating more during the day too?

    Answer by deedee3849 at 2:21 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • get the pullups nighttimes they work wonders.

    Answer by TSSN88 at 2:39 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • Be sure to follow up with his doctor though. While this is very common as kids start sleeping for longer stretches and the kidneys start producing more pee, it can also signal a problem. A couple of simple tests will ease your mind or get him the help he needs if there is a problem.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:50 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • My son is 2 now. Weve started potty training but he doesnt wake up in the night yet to go potty. But I just change him midway through the night. He doesnt wake up. We use Huggies diapers and the same thing would happen if I didnt do that.

    Answer by JmgBlair at 3:20 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • limit the fluid into. My daughter is also 13 months and we are having the same problem.. Instead of letting her have an 8oz of milk we give her 4 oz of milk and whe nshe wakes up a little later wanting more we give her 4 oz of water... It keeps her conforted and her diapers dont leak as bad... We also got a cheaper brand od diapers for night time.. She wears a size 3 of luvs so for nights we got Target brand in size 5

    Answer by 1ontheway at 4:16 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • Huggies Overnight! That is what we use with our son. They work like a dream.

    Answer by LandonsMa0403 at 5:20 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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  • We've used Huggies Overnight diapers on our twins since they started sleeping through the night and what a life saver! Now at 27 mos they're in a size 6 and hopefully will be potty trained by the end of the summer!

    One of my boys tends to soak more than the other and he does sometimes soak through even with the Huggies. I find that if I limit his liquids after supper time he doesn't soak through but if we forget to curb his drinking in the evening, he wakes up wet.

    Answer by twinclubmom at 6:31 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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