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I really need advice Wet nappy at night and dream feed

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SnowWhite26 Tue 15-Dec-15 08:57:14

Soo yesterday i wrote a post saying my hv suggested that my 9 week old could sleep thrpugh and ignore hrr stirring unless she crys.last night she had a dream feed at 10 as she went to bed at 7 and started stirring at 1.i put a dummy in but she had a full wet nappy so changed her as thought she was uncomfortable. Then for rest of night she couldnt quite settle.eventually she started crying at 3.45 so i gave in and fed her although she didnt take much.Do dream feeds work and should i just keeep her in very wet nappy? What nappy brands work etc
Thanks x

Katastrophe13 Tue 15-Dec-15 09:43:37

Hi op. In my experience dream feeds work if you have 'the right kind of baby'. My ds slept through from 7-7 with dream feed at 10pm from 10 weeks. My DD is currently 8 months and thinks that sleep is for losers! Pampers Baby Dry are really absorbent so a good one to use at night. With the dummy, I would try just giving it to her if she starts to properly cry, rather than if she is just stirring, as otherwise they get reliant on it and can't self settle at all. I have learnt this from my own bitter experience fsad

SnowWhite26 Tue 15-Dec-15 09:56:57

Thanks for reply. Can u get dry in size 2? I put the dummy in once she is def stirring as dont want her to wake up. Unfortunately i think she is quite reliant on them as she can normally sooth herself to sleep with them but last night i was close to chucking as at one point they just kept falling out and she kept crying. I try to only use them at night and when shes sleepy but it does sooth her in the day sometimes.I hate them andvwish she would suck her thumb but she is a very sucky baby. She does chew her fists but only when shes excited so not to sooth. Maybe i should stop with the dummy except at night? I guess its all habit. This parenting is crazy you dont know what to do for the best!

dementedpixie Tue 15-Dec-15 10:01:48

Why on earth is the HV suggesting a 9 week old could/should sleep through? If she isn't settling for hours than I would assume she is hungry and you should feed her.

Katastrophe13 Tue 15-Dec-15 10:16:05

I can't remember what size the baby dry starts from. Might be 3 but have a look. did she feed well at the 10pm feed? And what time did you used to feed her before you started doing a dream feed? Did she settle after you fed her at 3.45? Yeh it is hard. Don't feel you should do a dream feed because the hv said that. If you and your DD were happy with what you were doing before then stick with that 😊

SnowWhite26 Tue 15-Dec-15 10:29:16

She wpuld of taken 150ml but i got paranoid she might get wind and wake up so about 100ml.also didnt want her to get a really wet nappy which happened anyway due to her going to bed at 7 lol. Well i dont mind doing night feeds but she has started not taking much so thats why i thought id try not feeding in night.Also i have always got her up when she stirs rather than crys and hv suggested i wait till she crys

SnowWhite26 Tue 15-Dec-15 10:35:42

Also yes she did settle after her small feed. It took a while though i gave up and just left her to it in the end and she fell asleep. Hv reakons its habit

LaurieLemons Tue 15-Dec-15 11:26:00

I wouldn't change her if she's sleeping. Just use lots of nappy cream, she'll be fine. If it's leaked in the morning then you need a bigger size. I've always used pampers and they've worked well. I would imagine a dream feed just stops them waking up naturally if they are hungry, but she well could just be waking up for comfort etc. Let her lead the way, if she's sleeping through this young I would recommend you do anything to encourage that!

LaurieLemons Tue 15-Dec-15 11:26:48

Have you tried a dummy?

SnowWhite26 Tue 15-Dec-15 12:21:54

Yes she has a dummy.i hate them but it settles her. i try to not give it to her to much in the day but sometimes it it helps calm her.she does chew her fist but it hasnt turned into a soother yet.hopefully when she can play more she wont need it. I have bought some pamper dry nights for tonight.

Katastrophe13 Tue 15-Dec-15 12:49:02

if you want the dream feed to work, then I would give it a few more nights because sometimes takes a while for them to settle into a new thing. Maybe let her have as much as she wants at 10 and see how it goes. You could also change her nappy before the dream feed and then if she wakes up during that hopefully the feed would send her back to sleep.

SnowWhite26 Tue 15-Dec-15 12:58:10

Thanks for all your commemts.Hopefully the dry nights nappy will help smile

VeryPunny Tue 15-Dec-15 13:04:24

FWIW I never changed either of mine in the night unless they pooed, and I either used cloth nappies or the cheap Aldi jobs.

frangipani13 Tue 15-Dec-15 16:14:17

Do you wind babies when you dream feed them?

SnowWhite26 Tue 15-Dec-15 18:05:41

I always give her a little pat on the back just to see if she will

Nottalotta Thu 17-Dec-15 14:48:49

I would have thought are 9weeks old its perfectly normal to need a feed and nappy change overnight isn't it?

I was changing ds at 10/11 and 2/3 at that stage and feeding (bf ) several times.

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