I thought diapers were supposed to, you know, actually contain the pee.
October 1, 2012 11:02 AM Subscribe
Is everyone changing diapers at 3am and I just didn't know about it?
My son is almost 22 months old. We cloth diaper during the day (Bumkins) and have been using disposables (7th Generation) for overnight since the cloth stopped containing pee at around 9 months.
Up until 2 weeks ago, I could put a disposable diaper on him at 8:30pm and it would contain all his pee until 9:30 the next morning. And during the day, he could stay in a cloth diaper for 3 hours most of the time.
Now, very suddenly, he is very wet by 4am every morning, and he can literally have a dry cloth diaper and then 5 minutes later he will have entirely peed through the diaper so spectacularly that his pants are wet all the way down to the cuffs. He is not drinking more at bedtime lately than he usually does
Is this... a thing? That I did not know? Is it because he had a growth spurt and his bladder is suddenly bigger? Is it because he's saving it all up and then lets go in one big rush?
What can I do to contain these rivers of pee? I tried switching from the 7th Generation to Huggies Snug & Dry for overnight, but he's still soaked by 4am. The cloth diapers... I hate to stop using them because they still fit well but not if they're completely failing at their one and only task.
Did you have this problem with your toddler? What did you do?