Useful Tips For Preventing Overnight Diaper Leaks

Use the diaper correctly
Use the diaper correctly

One of the first obstacles that new moms have to face is accepting all the mess and stinkiness along with dirty diapers. These useful tips below will help you prevent overnight diaper leaks if your baby usually wakes up in wet.

Tip 1: Reduce water consumption.

From birth to roughly 7, your child will empty their bladder 2 to 3 times at night. This means, depending on their age, they can remove up to 30 ounces of urine. Cutting down the amount of water your child drinks after 7 p.m reduces how much they’ll pee at night and then reduces the probability they’ll pee out of their diaper.

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Tip 2: Snug the diaper.

Most leaks will be around your baby’s thighs ( or waist to a boy, or a tummy sleeper). The diaper must be snug enough in these areas, so you have just a tad bit of trouble sliding your finger between the diaper and your baby’s skin.

Tip 3: using an Overnight diaper.

A diaper that is designed for overnight using will increase leakage protection. These bottoms have a more snug fit; a longer recommended wearing time, stronger closing tabs as well as more capacity for absorption, compared to other regular disposable diapers.

If your child has recently learned to walk, a thick cloth underwear under or over the diaper is helpful to prevent wet sheets and encourage potty training.

Tip 4: Choose the right fit.

Nighttime leaks are usually caused by a too-small or too-big diaper. If you use disposable diapers, remember to consult the weight and fit charts on the package. Besides, red marks coming from small diapers on your baby along with gaps around the waist and thighs are a definite sign of baggy bottoms.

To avoid nighttime leaks, just simply go up a size in diapers. When my girls are in wrong size diapers, they leak more at night. I turn into the larger size in the night and keep them in the smaller size during the day.

Tip 5: Use the diaper correctly.

Sounds simple, however, most of the diaper leakages are caused by poor fit and improper usage, no matter at night or during the day. When you replace your baby’s diaper with the last one on her day, try to make it symmetrical and straight, hanging at an angle or not crooked.

The diaper’s waist should be exactly on your baby’s waistline, not above or below and the diaper should cover her backside and hips. These crucial principles are applicable to both reusable and disposable diaper.

Use the diaper correctly


Tip 6: Encourage your child to sleep on her or his back.

When my girls learned to roll over, both of them would rather sleep on their bellies. Although back is best among a number of reasons, belly sleepers also probably leak more. You may have less leaks when your child sleep on their backs unless they have a preference.

Tip 7: Change diaper at midnight.

Nobody wants to be waken up when sleeping but changing a diaper at midnight is what ultimately solve nighttime leakage. Change her diaper right before you go to sleep. At the beginning, this will wake her up but after about a week, your baby will get used to it.

Tip 8: Proper Diaper Changing is Important

What sounds like a simple task can become a real problem. Leaking diapers are normally from poor fitting nappies or the wrong usage. This can be applied to night or day nappies.

You should try to make sure the diaper is snuggly fitted, and the positioning is correct. This will ensure the child’s sleep will not be interrupted or disturbed by the uncomfortable feeling of a poorly fitting nappy.

To check, you can run your finger between the nappy and the bay’s thigh. There should be enough play or gap to ensure a degree of tightness but not too loose.

Tip 9: Booster Pad Usage

Should the above techniques not prove effective, try using a booster pad to prevent overnight nappies from leaks.

The booster pad assists in support the diaper. Again you will need to fit inside the nappy so that it absorbs any overflow from the nappy.

It may take a couple of goes before the little one becomes accustomed to the extra padding, but over time they will become used to the dryness and warmth, giving a more comfortable feel.

Tip 10: Use a Nappy or Diaper Pad for Changing

Don’t make the mistake of not using a nappy changing pad. The diaper changing pad provides a level of protection for your baby especially from dirty surfaces and prevents those unseemingly leaks onto the change area.

The diaper changing pad will also provide a safe surface for little one in one place, to more effectively change the nappy more quickly.

Author bio:

Emaa started her blog ShrewdMommy. Here she shares pregnancy advices and experience. There are lots of tips for mommies. Her blog can help you a lot if you are getting pregnant or expecting. Keep following.

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