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20 August 2006 @ 11:37 am
Middle of the Night Sheet Changes  
We've been co-sleeping with the baby in our bed the past few nights. I really like it and he does also. He's at that stage where he wants to be soothed and held by Mommy and Daddy so if we put him in the bassinet too soon after he eats and falls asleep, he wakes up and cries again. Hence letting him sleep against me just works right now.

The only problem is the number of extra sheet changes I've been doing! I had a waterproof pad, the kind that feels like suede, on the bed to protect the mattress. The only thing is it was under the sheet. I just got comfortable with it there after I had placed it there to protect the mattress in case my waters broke in bed.

Last night I woke up to soggy sheets and honestly could not tell in the middle of the night if my boob had leaked or if his diaper had leaked. Between me sweating profusely at night from my hormones, his diaper blow-outs, and my leaky boobs, we're a mess! My t-shirt was wet, my bra was wet, the sheets were wet, his diaper was wet, but his little t-shirt was dry so I just don't know.

What do other co-sleeping and breast-feeding Mommas do to work around the soggy bed thing? I was just getting to the point where I was starting to convince the husband that co-sleeping with him in the bed is a GOOD thing and using Fuzzibuns diapers rather than disposables is a GOOD thing and then we have this minor mishap last night.

Advice appreciated. I'm trying to find items to pad the bed with (or other solutions) that won't be uncomfortable for me to sleep on top of with me shuffing him around for late night feedings. Thanks
Current Mood: calmcalm
Tiphtiphany on August 20th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
I stuff my Fuzzi Bunz with 1 JoeyBunz Hemparoo and 1 micro fiber insert. That usually keeps him dry. But I still change him once in the middle of the night. He usually sleeps from 10 PM to 3 am. I change him at 3 and we rarely have a problem. A lot of nights I also put him in an SOS fitted with a soaker insert and a good cover. That has never leaked for me either.

I also have some baby lap pads. They are waterproof pads that are about 9" by 13". I use to put those under my first son because he was a super heavy wetter.

Are your diapers leaking during the day? They may need to be striped if you are having lots of leaking problems.
helena_mae on August 20th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
this was the first time wearing a Fuzzibuns. I bought a bunch of cloth diapers and found they were all too big. A friend loaned us some x-small Fuzzibuns to try out. She gave me four last night. Two leaked when he peed- one last night and one during the day while he was sleeping, one kept poop in just fine and the fourth kept pee in well.

I'll try the stripping. Thanks

His disposables all leaked also and we've used three different brands. He may be a big wetter.
Mother Inferior: My Girls (by cementpants)spiderbabyx on August 20th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Meadow sleeps on a folded over receiving blanket when she sleeps in our bed since she tends to urp at night or have a leaky diaper.
Dianafaerieflings on August 20th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
We make sure Kyra is in one of her best diapers for nights, something very absorbant, and it it isn't a pocket or AIO, that we have a faboo cover on. For leaky boobs, I sleep braless with a towel around my cheast, and just unwrap the side she's goint to be nursing from when she's hungry.
helena_mae on August 20th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
What's a faboo cover? I have AIO's and then prefolds with wool covers. We just started trying cloth because the prefolds I had seemed way too huge on him right now. Fuzzibuns might not be enough for nighttime for him. The Mommy who loaned them to me had a smaller baby than him so Ian might just be a heavier wetter than the other baby who wore them amd had good luck with them.
Dianafaerieflings on August 20th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
haha, faboo = fabulous, I was just being silly! I use wool, or stacinator delux fleece for overnights. Try a fitted, muttaqin works well for us. I hear good thing about motherease one size fitteds, as well.
Curious Stuffonelargecat on August 20th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
We haven't had problems with leaky diapers, but my baby does drool a lot of milk and spit up occasionally, and my boobs leak a bit, too. We just sleep with a bath towel underneath us. That way I can just change the towel each night and not have to wash the sheets as often.
I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. November: ninnyraving_liberal on August 20th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
I drape a prefold cloth diaper over the not-in-use breast and I sleep topless. The diaper soaks up the milk and the baby doens't let the milk from the other side go to waste. ;)
Galagala on August 21st, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
We haven't had any leaks from fuzzibunz overnight since her legs got enough chub to fill up the leg gussets. We're using a single micro terry insert, and as long as everything is tucked in, we don't have much of a problem. As for leaking boobs, well, we wash bed linens a whole lot more often now. I usually sleep in just a tee shirt (one side lifted up so she can get at it and the other side covering), and wake up before I get too wet.
Amanda-liciouskandi_bomber on August 22nd, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to tell you (andyour hubby, lol) that i had to use a disp diaper at night the other day (was stripping diapers) and.....IT LEAKED!

its a baby thing. not a bad cd thing :)
I am not ashamed of pete wentz.: Pregnancy - Evol Overlord - Shanalleadellyna on September 7th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'm using 'sposies, and he only leaks very occasionally, but he DOES spit up and my boobs do leak. I usually just put him on a receiving blanket. It catches the spit ups, but would probably not catch the pee if he leaked a bunch. Um.... I know they sell stuff at, like, Babies R' Us for cribs? Large sheets that you can cut to size that are soft on one side and waterproof on the other?

And if you can't find anything you like, why not make your own? It probably wouldn't be that hard. Something with a comfy fabric and a water-proof liner? Probably just a matter of hemming, really.