How long do you leave your toddler's diapers on at night?

I think my 15 month old daughter would sleep through the night except that her diaper is VERY wet and full by 4 am and she can't get back to sleep until I get up and change it. (I think) So, for those of you who have toddlers "sleeping through the night" does that mean in the same diaper for 10-12 hours? If so, what sort of diaper are you using?

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shawner0422

Asked by shawner0422 at 1:48 AM on Dec. 29, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i use the walmart kind "parents choice" and it lasts 12 hours threw the night. ofcourse there might be leaks sometimes but thats why you bathe them in the morning if they leaked and wash all there blankets and pillows, thats what i do with my 3 yr old son.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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  • Oh gosh! I have never gotten up to change a wet diaper (well, I did when they were babies lol!). We used to use pampers for one and huggies for the other one. They're both 2 and are in pull-ups through the night (still use pampers for one and huggies for the other one). They go to bed at 8pm and are up by 7am....so yeah, same pull-up for 11 hours. They've woken up with some pretty full diapers/pull-ups before, but they've never woken up during the night cause of it. Try not giving any liquid about an hour before bed time and see if that helps.
    LizClara

    Answer by LizClara at 1:56 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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  • If they didn't wake up needing changed...I didn't get up to change one. (mine all started sleeping through the night at 12 weeks at the latest...so it's been a long time...except when they have a stomach bug)

    I've used Parent's Choice and Luvs. Once in a while I used Pampers and Huggies, too.

    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:48 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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  • You can look at the good part of that. If your child does not like to sleep in her pee diaper then she is probably going to be easy to potty train. My oldest dd did not like having a wet diaper on. Potty trained real quick (18 m). My next two could have the diaper hanging before they asked for a change and they were 3 and 2 1/2 when they were trained. The youngest at 18 m is starting to take her diapers off when she has peed or pooped. Now that is fun!!
    tichelle

    Answer by tichelle at 6:03 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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  • They have these Huggies ultra dry or something like that. They are not normal huggies they are a lot thicker and it looks like the diaper is full on the outside but really on the inside the diaper has absorbed all the moisture and they aren't wet. Those work great.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:32 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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  • I know I have seen at Publix the liners you can add to disposables for extra absorbency. (Idk if you have one of those near you but it's a start for the hunt, lol) I started cloth diapering my son at 12 months. We stopped again a bit ago for moving purposes but it was a GREAT switch for us and really helped with the overnight wetting. The great thing about cloth is that you can add to it whatever you need and make it thick enough.

    CooksWife

    Answer by CooksWife at 8:12 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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  • Oh and wouldn't think this is abnormal. :) My son started waking for no reason at all around that age. A friend on here suggested putting more Binky's and cuddlies in his bed- it totally worked. It's completely possible that she is just waking up and then peeing because she is awake, kwim?

    CooksWife

    Answer by CooksWife at 8:18 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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  • I use Pampers and Huggies and he sleeps 12 hrs every night from 7-7. There have been a few times where he was wet so I just bathe him and wash his sheets but he doesn't wake up cause of it.
    AlyssaH87

    Answer by AlyssaH87 at 8:20 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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  • When my toddler started soaking herself at night (eww) and overnight diapers didn't help I went and bought huggies overnight pullups. They worked WONDERS. I guess they are made to hold larger bladders. My DD never complains about a wet diaper so I constantly have to check her during the day but at night she's on her own till the AM.

    There have been a couple of times where I went to check on her before I went to bed and she was pretty wet (the diaper I mean) and I changed her there on her bed. I'm not sure she was really awake for it because as soon as I was done she rolled over and went right back to sleep.

    Xynyth

    Answer by Xynyth at 8:32 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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  • Oh and the pull ups I got in 2T/ 3T and you can put them on like a diaper and make them tighter than just pulling them on. You'll see what I mean if you try it lol. Good luck!
    Xynyth

    Answer by Xynyth at 8:33 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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