If you find yourself changing diapers at night, or doing earlier than usual wake up calls, I’m here to save your day.
This isn’t my usual post. It’s practical and solution based. Hahahaha.
But trust me, if, and when you know someone who has a toddler and you find they have same issue of wetting through the diaper, you will save them or yourself, a months worth of 5am wake ups. Because that is what it took us. A bloody month.
Why are you changing diapers at night?
Here is the analysis process.
We tried a range of nappies so that Aru wouldn’t pee out the side of his diaper and wake up with wet pyjamas.
Huggies in multiple sizes up, training pants, Bambo and nearly got to Aldi for theirs as well.
We even tried less milk, my poor bubba went from 260mls to 200mls and he howled. But went to sleep.
Even this wouldn’t stop him from waking up at 5am.
We also tried cows milk (Aru is used to goats milk) and formula.
We tested heavier meals, although getting him to eat more was a challenge.
All to no avail.
If you know me, you’ll know how much I love my sleep. This 5am thing wasn’t doing anyone any favours. We asked around, from a sleep consultant to friends and moms.
Finally, a friend of my sisters told me that she put an undie over the diaper to make the diaper stay in place.
I thought to myself, “What are the chances, but at this point, I’ll try anything!”.
And you know what.
From 5am wake ups to a sweet 7am.
Technically, the undie holds it all in place, penis as well I presume.
I love him all over again!
I hope this post might save some of us mums some sleep.
Yay for undies!