Hello My 4 month old twins have just started on a set bedtime of 6.30/7pm. They feed at around 10.30pm and again at 2.30am and we do nappy changes at both these feeds. Do we need to? Neither poo overnight. Wondering what others do.... Thank you
I put my DD in pampers extra dry from about 3 months and since then only change her nappy if she poos; I found that she leaked through with normal nappies at night. It was a bit of a turning point for her sleep and I hadn’t realised how much a nappy change woke her up. If they get sore or anything you might want to rethink but my DD never has.
We do with our 4m old. I know the nappies can have x hours of dryness but a clean nappy is much better on her bum. Sometimes your LO might not stick to schedule and sleep for hours more and you would happy to know it was in a fresh nappy.
Try it without changing them tonight and see what happens. If they do leak, well, a single damp night is unlikely to cause serious skin damage and you'll need one outfit/sheet change but at least you have tried. If they don't leak, bingo. I have found that far and away the best brand for overnight nappy is Pampers. I used other brands for daytime but they wouldn't stand up to nights for mine.
Slap on a good layer of nappy cream tonight and give it a try? Or even use twins to your advantage and experiment on just one
When my dd was first born up to a few months or so old I would always change her and then feed, now she is waking up only once at 4am I tend to leave her as she never poos at that time, I use a good layer of nappy cream before bed and in the morning so she doesn't get sore and she's always been fine since
My DS started to get hysterical at nighttime nappy changes as he hated being disturbed while he was still sleepy. He just wanted to eat and go back to bed. We put him in Pampers Baby Dry with are supposed to protect for up to 12 hours. He's been fine. Only had to change one poonami since.