Posted in Diapering, Toddlers

Leaky diapers

Lately our son has been waking up in the morning soaked with pee. He’s 2 and wears a size 6. We have tried putting on a regular diaper AND a nighttime diaper. Together. Still soaks through. We can’t go any larger in diapers so I’m thinking one of two things - 1. Do we need to monitor his liquid intake at night? 2. Could it just be his positioning when sleeping? I appreciate any insight. Unfortunately we aren’t at a point yet for potty training 😀

  • Erica
    Nov 11

    I have twins that are 3 I give them 8 ounces after nap around 4 then nothing till after dinner...6ish then like 4 oz. Of milk...cut the fluids. I went thru soaked sheets jammies, and diapers for both every morning for weeks until I finally broke them it takes a bit of patience but it helps and they dont wake up early because of it either

  • Cathy
    Nov 11

    Thank you. My son wears feetie jammies so I don’t have to worry about him getting into his diaper. I may have to monitor his liquid intake. Geez. Just when you think you’ve got them figured out they trick ya 😂😉

  • Maddy
    Nov 11

    We tried almost every brand of pull-ups and found the goodnites pull-ups to work really well! and get a size up that worked for us!

  • Michelle
    Nov 11

    Ever thought of just not putting him in the diaper maybe laying down a pee pad to protect the mattress but this way he realizes it’s uncomfortable to be wet and may help click that he needs to go to the potty at night too. Also, ya no water before bed and going pee before laying down.

  • Elizabeth
    Nov 11

    If he is wearing any type of pants , it’ll make everything spill. Pant less is best, or loose pants

  • Lana
    Nov 11

    Maybe the diapers are small from the sides leaking Or the type is not good Always use the bedtime one And you can change it while he is sleeping (best time is when you give him his bottle of milk if you are feeding him at night) and if you are potty training him then take him to the bathroom and talk in his ear to calm him and keep the light closed

  • Cathy
    Nov 12

    Thanks everyone. My son is almost 2 and hasn’t taken a bottle in a year. He sleeps through the night so I’d hate to wake him for a diaper change. We aren’t potty training yet since he’s not ready so I need something that can withstand the night.

  • Bailey
    Nov 12

    My daughter sleeps on her belly and it doesn’t matter how much liquids she has before bed, she almost always is soaked. So I double her diapers and put a thick pad(like ones I used after birth) across her belly and she’s dry every morning!

  • Wenonah
    Nov 12

    My daughter sleeps on her side and if we don’t change her at least once in the middle of the night she will be wet on o e side and wake up because she’s uncomfortable. So it’s best to just change her mid-night then rock her back to sleep. She’s a hard sleeper anyway so she never totally wakes up.

  • Angelique
    Nov 12

    The best EVER item and it works!!! They’re called Sposie Pads. We buy them in bulk on Amazon. We use one at nap and one for bedtime. Life saver. No nighttime diapers worked for our little guy either. These really do!! They’re like a maxi pad but with no backing. Just adds extra material to absorb urine.

  • Meg
    Nov 13

    Check out peejamas They're kinda pricey but they're supposed to be super absorbant and replace nighttime diapers entirely. Sizes start at 2T so they're bigger than 6 diapers anyway.

  • Angie
    Nov 14

    Hmmm.....the two diapers should work! I would say no liquids past 6pm.

  • Angie
    Nov 14

    Def footed pajamas as well. And no fluids after 6pm. Regular diaper underneath an overnight pullup.

  • Mackenzie
    Nov 14

    Honestly I use a maxi pad, just like I use for my period! I just pop it in his diaper for bed and it works fantastic!

  • Cathy
    Nov 14

    We tried an overnight diaper with an overnight pull up and he still leaked through. I have been monitoring his liquids and he doesn’t really drink that much so 🤷‍♀️. We are going to try the Sposie pads, peejamas if needed and then the Maxi pad! Good grief! Thanks everyone!

  • Jackie
    Nov 18

    I went up a diaper size even though my son wasn’t that big. It helped 100%. He pees a lot so at night, his correctly sized diaper just could support the liquids

  • Cathy
    Nov 18

    Thanks everyone. We have found success. He’s wearing a size 6 night diaper, with a Sposie pad and a 2T night pull up! Thank you for your help!