Diaper Issues

If its not one thing, its another.  Well, this time we’re having TWO different diaper issues.

Issue #1:  Naptime.  Porter has begun to think its quite amusing to dink around in his crib at naptime, throw all his animals out, take off his pants and diaper.  I can usually tell when this happens as he’ll become extremely loud, banging on the crib, yelling and running in the crib. Yes, maniac indeed.  Usually I just go back in and he asks for his diaper and pants, which I put back on, and that is the end.  Well, yesterday he took off his stuff twice.  So, today this was my solution:
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Yes, that is electrical tape on his diaper.  We didn’t have duct tape.  Yes, I made him stand there and post for me.  Poor kid.  Well, he is sleeping finally and his diaper is STILL on.

Issue #2:  Bedtime.  For the last oh, 6 months or so (maybe more, maybe less) we’ve had problems with Porter leaking through diapers at night.  For awhile I summed it up to us giving him a cup of water in bed, and once we quit that *most* of the leaked through diapers stopped. 

During the day we use cheap diapers- Luvs or Target Brand.  At night we were using Huggies, which worked fine up until a few weeks ago.  We stopped the night water, and he was still waking up with soaked pj’s in the morning. 

So, we tried Pampers and those were working fine.  Up until this week.  Three days in a row he’s woken up at 5:30-6:30am yelling "Mooo-mmeeeeeeyy! Mommy! Moooo-mmmeeeeeyy! Messy! Messy Mommy!"

He doesn’t get water at night.  He doesn’t drink an excessive amount of liquid before bed.  Last night we had dinner at 6, he drank a cup of milk.  He went to bed at 7.  I can’t imagine stopping his liquids BEFORE dinner (granted, most of the time we try to have dinner at 5/5:30 but that doesn’t always happen). 

So, any suggestions?!?  I’m at a loss, and short of waking him up before we go to bed to change his diaper (bleh!) I don’t know what to do!

  1. We were having the same problem, we use Luvs during the day and he was leaking out of almost every diaper, both day and night. We tried Pampers..same thing so we moved him up a size even though he doesn’t weigh the amount the package says. At night we use Huggies Overnights and they work great! I don’t remember if he’s ever leaked out, if so only once. They are made out of a different material and some how can absorb more.

  2. I have the solution. And if you were closer you’d hug me – seriously. We did this with M when he was going through it, he soaked through constantly. Get maxi pads (thick flow kid) and slap one in the diaper. Problem solved, seriously. They soak up the pee then anything that is not soaked up, the diaper picks up. Freaking genius.

  3. yep, i was going to sugges the “get a bigger size thing,” but i see sarah has already done that! should work!

    i know, im no parent, but i pick up a lot of things from the daycares! 🙂

  4. Ok, first of all, love the tape idea. That’s hilarious! Second, I was going to suggest the overnight diapers, but I like Kim’s idea better! Funny stuff. We don’t have too big of a problem with diapers so I haven’t had much experience. I just know I can’t use Target brand, Bianca once pee’d all over my leg because the diaper didn’t absorb any of it! Yucky. Good luck.

  5. That’s hilarious! I have a picture of Morgan with duct tape on her diaper, she always took it off if she had no pants on. She now knows how to take the pants and diapers off,especially if it’s poopy. Kids are so fun!

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