My LO has been struck down with the flu, really ill since Friday, not slept or eaten much at all.... fallen asleep tonight before I got chance to change nappy, it's wet, do I wake the poor thing up to change it or just wait until she wakes up? I want to wait but not sure if it's the wrong this to do?
Try and change her without waking her. Just underdo any poppers if you can and whip it on leaving her in the cot as quick and softly as you can. After a while you will find you become a master at this.
She will wake up no doubt, she wakes up for boob a few times a night, even when she's not ill she does, 11 months old and I haven't had a full nights sleep yet! It was last changed a few hours ago, maybe 4 hours ago, it really could do with a change but just don't want to disturb her, if I change it she will wake and be really hard to get settled again
If she's poorly you will probably find that she will sleep through. Also depends how susceptible she is to nappy rash. My ds's hardly ever had it as babies, however my neighbours ds, if he's not change at least every 2-3 hours, comes out in it terribly, and it's always worse when he's unwell (I don't know why- can anyone answer that??) Hope she's on the mend soon.
Thank you everyone we are both exhausted, I too think the sleep is better for her than a nappy change, shes never had nappy rash so hopefully this one time won't cause it, I will do it when she next wakes up to feed
Hi @Flockoftreegulls thanks for asking, she's still very congested and a bit grumpy but much better than she was, temperature is down too, her cousins came to see her today and she had a good play so that's great, she still hasn't eaten much solid food though, a few bites at the most since Friday, lots of breast milk.....how long can she go on not eating solids
As long as she is drinking she will be fine, and breastmilk is more than just a drink anyway. Very glad to hear that she is on the mend. Hope you both catch up on some sleep tonight, fingers crossed for you