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Diaper for the night – our tips and tricks

Diaper for the night – our tips and tricks  - Bamboolik    To change or not to change and when does the much desired all-night sleep come? Your questions, our answers.

DIAPERS AT NIGHT 101  

When will my baby start to sleep through the night? - The dream of every new parent. 

When did your baby start to sleep through the night? - Curious inqueries for your more experienced friends. 

Do they sleep though the night? - Nagging questions from your family and less experienced friends. 

Well, we don’t have a universal answer for that! The phenomena of night sleep is so diverse that there is no manual for it. 

However, all parents want it. We suppose there is no-one who would willingly get up many times at night and be happy about it.  

We cannot affect or predict intervals, in which your baby will awake during the night (either to feed or for some other reasons). However, based on our parent experience, we can estimate that once your little one’s digestion fully developpes, they will most likely stop pooping at night (it’s usually around 2-3 months). 

Why do we mention feeding intervals? Because during the first months/weeks, your baby will most likely poop after every nursing session; newborns poop in little amounts but very often. And as the golden rule of diaper changing says – change diaper immediately after poop, the night is no exception. (More tips on diaper changing in this article). 

SO WHEN CAN I STOP CHANGING DIAPER AT NIGHT? 

As soon as your baby stop pooping during night feedings, you don’t have to change diapers every time you nurse at night. You can still do it, of course, but there’s a good reason why you shouldn’t: By the time your baby’s digestion is fully developped, their regime also stabilizes. And most babies will be happy to sleep at night. They wake up to nurse (which is absolutely fine!) but once fed, all they want is to continue sleeping. Parents usually want exactly the same thing. When you change diapers, you move the baby around too much, which might wake them up more than necessary (feeding is one thing as babies can nurse half asleep; lifting their butt up and turning them from side to side is another level). That is why we recommend to move your baby as little as possible during the night. 

Another aspect that you have to consider with regard to changing diapers at night (especially if you use cloth diapers for your baby): How does your baby react to their diaper being wet? Most newborns sincerely hate it. We reckon you don’t want your baby to feel hatred in the middle of the night? Moreover, being exposed to wetness for a few hours might cause some skin irritation. 

SO. WHERE ARE YOUR TIPS FOR DIAPER CHANGING AT NIGHT? 

First and foremost, you need a diaper that is very absorbing. Very much absorbing. It should be able to absorb urine for the entire night. 

Parents, who use disposable diapers for their babies, usually size up the diaper for the night. That ensures sufficient absorbing capacity in most cases, however children with very sensitive skin might not like being wrapped in not very breathable fabric (mostly plastic) for long hours. 

Cloth diapers, on the other hand, are much more breathable than disposables but you should strive to avert the wetness away from the skin. Stay Dry layer is your best friend in this case! It makes your baby feel comfortably dry even when their diaper is wet. Wetness is diverted from the skin and there’s no risk of skin irritation. 

WHERE TO FIND STAY DRY LAYER? 

Our most recommended diaper for the night would be our Night Fitted Diaper which uses Stay Dry layer as contact layer. NIght Fitted Diaper fits from approx. 6 – 15 kg (usually the end of the diaper period). It comes with an attached absorbing insert - sufficient (absorbency-wise) for a 6 kg baby. Later on, as your baby grows, you can add any other absorbing insert(s) in the pocket of the Night Fitted Diaper. Like our AI2 DUO Absorbing Inserts for example. For toddlers, we recommend using our Organic Cotton Absorbent Booster – our most absorbing option. 

Night Fitted Diaper is made of soft velour and therefore absorbs well in all positions (laying on the back, on the side, on the stomach). Don’t forget to use a waterproof Diaper Cover over the Night Fitted Diaper! 

STAY DRY SEPARATION LINER 

  • You can also buy Stay Dry fabric separately! E.g. if you’re an Organic Cotton Absorbing Inserts user, you might need to add a Stay Dry layer for the night (or a day nap). It’s just a thin rectangle of Stay Dry fabric and apart from it making your baby feel comfortably dry, it will also help you to get rid of the diaper’s content more easily 

Stay Dry Layer can also be found on our AI2 DUO Absorbing Inserts that have one side Stay Dry, the other is bamboo terry. At the beginning of your night changing journey, using our AI2 DUO Diaper System might suffice perfectly (maybe just add one more Short Absorbing Insert, compared to what your baby needs during the day). 

SUMMARY 

Don’t worry. Hold on. Your baby WILL start to sleep through the night, eventually.  

Any questions we didn’t answer? Feel free to ask us – at our hotline, thought our chatbox here on our website or on our social media. 

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