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Should I wake DS up to change his nappy?

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Bagofspiders Tue 04-Dec-12 00:10:26

Just checked on 18 month old DS, he's sound asleep but has pooed. I've never had this situation before, what do you do?! If I change his nappy he will wake up & almost definitely not go back to sleep for hours. But can I leave him, it seems wrong!

DualFuel Tue 04-Dec-12 00:13:38

I would get him up but do it in the darkest that you can manage to see, mine usually woke but not fully then just went straight back to sleep still clutching teddy. Mine have eczema though so knowingly leaving them in a dirty nappy wasn't really an option.

48Hours Tue 04-Dec-12 00:14:13

I would change him, his bottom will be sore if you leave him.
He might not wake, I have been in this situation with ds who is a very light sleeper, don't turn the main light on, quick change and hopefully he will sleep through. Good luck

Pinotgrigioplease Tue 04-Dec-12 00:14:35

If he isn't bothered I would leave him. I know what you mean about it seeming wrong though but he will be more upset in the morning by lack of sleep than a dirty nappy.

scottishmummy Tue 04-Dec-12 00:15:16

change in dark,dont talk,hopefully he sleep
i couldnt leave mine in soiled nappy had sensitive skin

Needathickerskin Tue 04-Dec-12 00:15:48

Always change a poopy nappy asap

chrismissymoomoomee Tue 04-Dec-12 00:18:15

Change it, you can't leave him in a dirty nappy overnight, his poor bum will be red raw in the morning. It is possible to change it with them sleeping keep the room quiet and dark. Good luck.

Snazzyfeelingfestive Tue 04-Dec-12 00:19:42

Depends how sensitive his skin is. If he's less bothered by dirty nappies and doesn't sleep well then I'd let him sleep.

BabysPointlessPocket Tue 04-Dec-12 00:26:36

You must change him, it will get sore.

RyleDup Tue 04-Dec-12 00:29:29

Yes, do it in the dark with a lamp on. I wouldn't leave him with poo in the nappy. Wee is a different story.

Bagofspiders Tue 04-Dec-12 00:30:21

That's for answering. It turned out that he woke up just after my 1st post anyway. So he's all changed and possibly back to sleep, we'll see grin.

Pinotgrigioplease Tue 04-Dec-12 00:35:43

Fingers crossed for a peaceful night for you smile

BabysPointlessPocket Tue 04-Dec-12 00:39:00

Ah good. Now go to sleeeeep op's ds, < in style of Paul McKenna>

chrismissymoomoomee Tue 04-Dec-12 00:40:25

<sends sleepy thoughts to Ops DS>

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