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8mo peeing through diaper during the night


My son has recently been peeing through diaper during the night. He weighs about 20lbs and i put him in size 4 diapers to hold more. I've tried doubling up on fitted sheets so i wouldn't have to change the mattress cover everytime! I just don't know if I'm doing something wrong or what i can do to make it better! TIA!

  • Sara
    Jun 09, 2018

    Are you using overnight diapers? I really like the Honest company’s overnight diapers.

  • CJN
    Jun 09, 2018

    No! Ok awesome gotta give it a try thanks!!

  • Jennifer
    Jun 09, 2018

    My son has always been in a diaper size bigger than weight suggested. He’s 22ish pounds and wears a size 5 to bed so he doesn’t wet through and wake up at night.

  • Lisa
    Jun 09, 2018

    Yep, I would get night diapers as they are meant to hold Pee longer amounts of time than normal diapers, also, consider buying mattress pee protector fitted cover, you will need it for potty training anyway, and it will save the mattress if there are more leaks... all else fails you may need to change brands, some hold pee better than others. I like Target’s Up and Up brand, affordable and hold the pee very well.

  • Kelly
    Jun 09, 2018

    I'd suggest a "nighttime" style diaper and also possibly sizing up or down. Leaking usually happens when the fit is off, and the weight limits are just suggestions. Every brand seems to fit a little different. My son has a really narrow waist and sleeps up on his knees, so we had to find an option that was a slimmer fit to avoid a waste gap at night. My son is 22 months (27 lbs) and fits a size 4 as well, so lots of range there. Good luck!

  • Lindsey
    Jun 09, 2018

    I get a size up of the pamper swaddles and a sposie diaper booster pad. I haven’t had a leak since

  • Brittany
    Jun 09, 2018

    We had the same issue with our son around the same age and we switched from Pampers swaddlers to Pampers baby dry and that took care of it. We never had another leak.

  • mary
    Jun 09, 2018

    My kid uses overnight Huggies for the night but I have to change it in the middle of the night just to make sure it won't get too messy. We used to do two diapers before lol but didn't work out

  • Meghan
    Jun 09, 2018

    I use overnight diapers and Sposie pads (from Amazon). They are like a giant maxi pad you put inside the diaper to help soak up more pee. Bc my twin boys would soak through every morning too.

  • tt
    Jun 10, 2018

    We used overnight diapers and a diaper change as close to bedtime as possible.

  • Doraleah
    Jun 11, 2018

    My newborn was peeing through diapers pretty regularly. I had some disposable liners you use for reusable diapers and have been lining the disposables with them. Seems to be working well and I'm not going through as many diapers doubling up.

  • Alyssa
    Jun 11, 2018

    Go up a size and get nighttime diapers. We went through the same problem. We also started pull ups early cause we found that they hold more.

  • Christina
    Jun 11, 2018

    Overnight diapers worked for my daughter until she potty trained at 2.

  • Jennifer
    Jun 14, 2018

    I'd literally had to wake up at night and change my daughters diapers, otherwise they would pee through and wet her bed. She goes through 2 diapers a night.

  • Maureen
    Sep 16, 2018

    Wear a size up at night and the overnight diapers