Sometimes, one leaky diaper is all it takes to turn a peaceful night of sleep into a chaotic mess! So, what’s a parent to do? How do you stop leaky diapers from waking your baby or toddler at night?
Here are some tips that can help:
1. No drinks before bed (for toddlers).
Ignore this tip if you have an infant; babies need to nurse or take in formula frequently, and you should never withhold a feeding from your baby in order to prevent diaper leaks. If you have a toddler, however, it’s a different story. If your toddler routinely has something to drink right before bed, this could be part of the leaky diaper problem. Change your routine, and make sure that your toddler’s last drink of the night happens an hour (or more) before bedtime.
2. Do a diaper change right before your baby or toddler’s bedtime.
This one seems obvious, but not all parents take this step. If your baby or toddler is routinely waking up with a wet, leaking diaper, be sure to do a fresh diaper change right before you put your little one to bed for the night.
3. Start buying bigger diapers.
Once your baby or toddler starts approaching the upper end of a diaper’s size limit, the leaks will probably start. If your little one is waking regularly because of a leaky diaper, consider moving up a size (at least at night). Some parents find that this solves the problem completely.
4. Invest in good diapers.
If none of the above tips make a difference in the leaks, consider purchasing the new Pampers Baby Dry. With Pampers Baby Dry diapers, your baby can get Up to 12 hours of overnight protection and dryness. These diapers have 3 layers of absorbency versus only 2 in an ordinary diaper, which helps them stay up to 3X drier. With the UltraAbsorb layer, Baby Dry offers outstanding leakage protection and flexes for a snug, comfortable fit all night long
New Pampers Baby-Dry diaper with:
New stretchy sides
New fun designs
4 Dryness Layers
Soft outer cover