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post #41 of 74
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Edwards
So seriously, all of you get up at night and change diapers on your sleeping kiddos? No one responded earlier....
My daughter wears her diaper all night long. But, she's one of those crazy babies who holds it until after I change the heavy duty hemp diaper... then she lets it go in a pocket diaper. I've had to learn to double up the babykicks in her first of the morning diaper.
post #42 of 74
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So seriously, all of you get up at night and change diapers on your sleeping kiddos? No one responded earlier....
I don't unless they have soaked the bed of course. That has only happened once. In the morning, both Ds's diapers are very heavy and wet. They do not have any problems with it (rashes, etc...)
post #43 of 74
OK, if we are comparing evils here, it is much better to have a wet cloth diaper as opposed to a wet sposie. With cloth, what you see is what you get. But with sposies, the chemical reaction that occurs when urine hits it is just plain scary.

It is very difficult to tell when a child has wet in a sposie. You would think that diaper companies would have those disappearing stars or something when they are wet. Sometimes it is difficult to tell my ds has wet in his cloth diaper. I have some quality diapers and I am confident that they can compete or actually surpass in performance with sposies.

Do I change a diaper when it is wet? Absolutely. We go coverless at home for that reason. Do I change diapers during the night? No. Both of my boys sleep through the night. That would be disturbing to them. I have solid nighttime systems that do their jobs, though. So we do wake up with dry pajamas and dry sheets, which is a whole lot more than I can say for sposies.

I used sposies for a long time and didn't give it a second thought. But now, since switching to cloth at the beginning of the year, I wouldn't even consider using sposies as an option. It isn't a thought in my head, or in my dh's head, for that fact. And have mercy on the poor soul who may think to put a sposie on one of my children.
post #44 of 74
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Originally Posted by ustasmom
And have mercy on the poor soul who may think to put a sposie on one of my children.
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post #45 of 74
Grrr!
post #46 of 74
Holy cow!! That poor child!
post #47 of 74
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Edwards
So seriously, all of you get up at night and change diapers on your sleeping kiddos? No one responded earlier....
No, DS goes about 12 hours in a microfleece-lined pocket diaper with a hemp insert because it wakes him up for me to change him, but that's all the more reason why I think it's important to change frequently when he's awake. I want to minimize how much he's lying in pee, you know? He doesn't usually poop at night but on the rare occasions that it's happened he lets me know pretty emphatically and of course then I get up and change him.
post #48 of 74
: Okay, going to be mean...
Maybe when they are older and unable to help themselves to the bathroom, they will realize the inhumanity of leaving a living being seeped in their own waste! Huh!

Oh, and I don't change dd at night unless she's leaking. She's a sound, happy sleeper and I like to leave her to her rest. If she's fallen asleep really early I know she will have many hours in bed and so I gently change her, and bf her back to sleep. I would never do anything to compromise the tissue soft integrity of her sweet skin
post #49 of 74
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Originally Posted by SiValleySteph
That's so strange. I've never heard of this "change the baby only 4 times per day" phenomenon. I mean I haven't had a baby yet, so maybe I didn't realize this, but I always thought you changed the baby whenever they pottied or when they wake up if they were sleeping.
Me too. That really ticks me off. I'd like to put them in plastic pants and only change them four times a day

We used sposies for dd1 from 0-18 mos, but I changed her all the time. I couldn't stand the thought of her sitting in pee. :Puke
post #50 of 74
My daughter is 2 1/2. We go through anywhere from 5-7 cloth diapers a day. She is one who holds her pee and then drenches her diaper when she goes. I check her often and if she is wet she gets changed but there are times when she is still bone dry after 3 hours. She is just learning to hold her pee and getting close to potty training.
post #51 of 74
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Edwards
So seriously, all of you get up at night and change diapers on your sleeping kiddos? No one responded earlier....
Yes, I do. Like Jenn, I bring a few to bed with us, next to our bed. When baby wakes up in the night, I change him, and I drop the wet diaper on the floor till morning. For my toddler who is still in dipes, I change him last thing before I go to bed, and he sleeps through it.

I agree about rather having them in wet cloth as opposed to wet chemicals. Also, it is different when you need your sleep at night as opposed to when you are all awake anyway. It is just healthier for baby's skin to have their diaper changed as soon as it is soiled, and it is just a priority for me.
post #52 of 74
I change dd at night if she wakes up. If she's super wet or poopy she always wakes up and lets me know

She probably gets changed in the middle of the night 90% of all nights. She REALLY likes to poop at 3 a.m.

Kimberly
post #53 of 74
Hmm, at the risk of being lumped in with all those other terrible mothers, I shall stick my neck out and say that when I used disposables, and now when I use them on my older dd, I don't change anywhere near as often as I do with cloth.

There, I said it.

I don't think what you are talking about is at all unusual. And sorry, I don't think it's as awful as you seem to. I"m not talking about only using 3 a day, but heck, I'd never change a sposie every two hours. And if I"m out at a park day and dd#1 is in sposie (won't use cloth), I"ll change dd#2's cloth, but not dd#1, unless she's really really wet (usually isn't).

Why? Because firstly both my kids HATE being changed. It's a big deal for them, and for me. It's different with a tiny baby, of course, although I never changed sposies every hour either at the baby stage.

I never change a nappy at night, either cloth or sposie. (unless soaked, but they have never been, either cloth or sposie)

I always change poop as soon as the child will let me. You know, they don't think it's as gross as we do, or at least, my kids never did. They will often put up a fight and run away insisting they haven't pooped when I know they have. Anything to avoid being changed.

I feel terrible every time I throw a disposable in the bin. I wish I didnt use them, and I certainly don't want to start throwing them out every hour or every two hours. I hate what I"m doing to the landfill enough already.

As for wet or sore, well, the truth is that in a sposie, dd is neither. Dd#2 is uncomfortalbe in a wet cloth nappy and is happier to be changed (usually, anyway). I know about the chemicals, and beleive me, if dd wasn't special needs, I'd have switched her to cloth three years ago. But most parents don't know or care about the chemicals. What they care about is that their baby feels dry (whcih they do in disposables, for sure). And yes, they care about the cost. I"m not poor, but I hate the money I spend on disposables, and don't want to spend more than I have to.

Now, I said it. I think there are far worse parenting practices for us to get worked up abotu than how often someoen changes a disposable diaper. JMO, though!
post #54 of 74
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Edwards
So seriously, all of you get up at night and change diapers on your sleeping kiddos? No one responded earlier....
I don't wake in the middle of the night to change my 18mo old. She wears a large fuzzi bunz with 3 large joeys to bed and I change her as soon as we wake up in the morning. With a newborn, I change every time baby wakes to eat (and did with sposies too). But figuring the 20mo old in the first message sleeps like my dd (9 pm - 7 am) that is 3 diapers for 14 hours! YUCK! Yes, with my dd is it sometimes 3-4 hours and her diaper is dry, but I check at least at every 2. OH, and I might add that maybe once a day does she do the 3-4 hours thing.

Barb
post #55 of 74
When dd was born, we used sposies for about 6 weeks (I just couldn't handle the thought of one more thing to take care of right then)... dh and I were so incredibly clueless that we didn't know if you had to change them every time she peed or not! We looked on the package for directions!!! But I know we changed her everytime...

Now she's 2 and in cloth exclusively. I change her whenever she goes- she always tells me right away. Although I don't get up during dinner if she pees. I would for an infant, but not a toddler. Maybe thats mean... I don't know. I just think she can wait 10 mins sometimes!

There is no nighttime diaper changing here unless she wakes up and has a full dipe. She sleeps in her own room for 10-12 hours straight a night, and wakes up with a clean diaper every morning. I'm thinking nighttime potty learning will be easy for us b/c she never pees at night!

ETA: I *did* change her diapers at night when she was younger, and especially when she was cosleeping.
post #56 of 74
Just wanted to add that a lot of people who do EC think that all diapers are gross. Including the most sought-after cloth diapers!

I think it's a matter of perspective, and unless the baby is sitting in a rash in a gross poopy diaper, it's not something worth getting steamed up about, or being judgemental about sposie users about. (oops, used the J word!) I"m an avid user of cloth, but understand totally why a lot of people think cloth is gross and would never touch it. Horses for courses..... IMO of course......
post #57 of 74
I don't wake mine up to change them at night because they both sleep through the night right now. But I always make sure they are wearing something fleece-lined to help keep their bums feeling dry. Waking them up to me would be more disturbing to them and both of them are light wetters so in the morning their diapers really aren't that wet. But during the day when I am awake and coherant I just can't see letting them sit in pee if I don't have to. We go coverless at home during the day too and they get changed everytime they pee. If I'm out then they wear a cover and may go a little longer.
post #58 of 74
Poor bum . I used to babysit for someone and every time I would go over there the diaper would be soaking and falling off the hips of their toddler it always broke my heart.
post #59 of 74
eeeewwwwwww!!!!! i've been a sposie user since siobhan was born & only switched to cd recently, & eeeeeewwwwwww! we changed her on average of 6x a day (more if she pooped) b/c she averages less than 10 hours of awake time so it's more than 2 hours each. dh had a thing for a while of "it's fine, it's not full" but he's also the type that will run the car on fumes b/c the gaslight comes on when you have "plenty left" argh. we've adjusted his thinking on dipes though oh poor baby!
post #60 of 74
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Edwards
So seriously, all of you get up at night and change diapers on your sleeping kiddos? No one responded earlier....
I'd never, ever wake a sleeping baby to change a diaper and I think you make an excelent point. But IMO letting a child sit in honest cloth diaper pee is different than letting a child sit in yucky chemical pee wrapped in plastic day in and day out.
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