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No idea where to put this... Nighttime nappies for 7kg baby leaky at night

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OpheliasWeepingWillow Sun 17-Feb-13 21:36:34

I use pampers super dry for my 12 month old dd who is pump fed 400ml overnight. Her nappy is changed when she goes to bed at 7, then at 11 then and 3. Invariably when we get up at 6.30 ish everything is SOAKED right down to the mattress.

She tends to hold it in and then do one giant pee. I use a mattress pad over the sheet (sort of incontinence one) but her bag, clothes and comforter tend to be soggy.

What's the best nappy? She's only 7kg and I have tried loads but the sheer volume seems to be too much for the nappy to handle all at once...

Any ideas?

OpheliasWeepingWillow Mon 18-Feb-13 13:00:59

Wow. Loads of replies.

Yes she has a gastrostomy so have a continuous 8 hour feed overnight. Have jut gone out and basically bought all the nappies on the market and will test!

Also discovered adult incontinence sheet covers are cheaper than the baby ones (!) in Boots.

The problem is (I think) that she stores up all her pee then lets it go at once. God knows how big her bladder is smile

Last night I checked at 3am - dry. 6am - was like a biblical flood of pee. Baby and all bedclothes with sopping, nappy had practically burst.

Maybe a bigger nappy on top of her normal nappy.

honeytea Mon 18-Feb-13 16:02:39

You could maybe try a cloth nappy + wrap over the normal nappy? My ds is 6.6 kg and little lamb nappies (size 1) with tots bots wrap works well for him smile

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Mon 18-Feb-13 18:20:00

I agree, pampers baby dry (the green packet). Try the size she's just going to fit into weight wise, so at 7 kg put her in a size 4. Then put an extra one (maybe even a 4.5 but prob just another 4 at 7kg) or a pull up on top.

I also love the naty nappies, but for us they weren't quite as absorbent overnight for mammoth wees!

I don't think the brand matters as much as getting the size right and adding in one over the top. If desperation strikes you could always try an absorbent sanitary towel inside the nappy.

Good luck

OpheliasWeepingWillow Tue 19-Feb-13 09:46:04

Update! Huggins Super Dry have come up trumps! This morning massive nappy but... No leaks! Hoping for similar tonight.


Lack of sogginess = brilliant

OpheliasWeepingWillow Tue 19-Feb-13 09:46:22

Huggies! WTF is Huggins?

r3dsquirrel Tue 19-Feb-13 10:01:16

Another vote here for putting a washable nappy (we use tots bots) over the top of the disposable. It's the only thing we've found that prevents leaks at night.

MotheringShites Tue 19-Feb-13 10:04:42

Ooh I was just going to say my DS was like this EVERY night and we switched to Huggies in a size too big - problem solved. Hope your success continues!

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Tue 19-Feb-13 10:10:42

Huggies is stopping production of all its normal nappies this spring see here, only going to be doing the swim nappies and pullups, so you may want to stock up!

OpheliasWeepingWillow Tue 19-Feb-13 21:14:02


IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 19-Feb-13 21:20:40

We found that huggies mainly suited ds2 best, though things would change as he grew and his shape changed as well as his weight.

We up sized as much as we could, then added a booster pad inside. To start with this was small washable nappy liners, but then we changed to cheap sanitary towels (peeled the plastic backing off so that the urine could soak through it and into the nappy). This method just increased the combined absorbency so that more wee could be accommodated.

Good luck op!

bacon Thu 21-Feb-13 19:05:06

I used to put two nappies on DS1 who was very wet. I also had those plastic pants for cloth nappies, these work well over disposable nappies.

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