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So I need to know if this has happened to anyone else or if I need to be concerned.<br><br>
My son is 9 weeks old and we've been doing a very relaxed type of ec, similar to how we did with my daughter who is now 4. We usually catch the first pee of the morning and maybe a couple more over the day and we've gone several days in a row with all the poops in the pot, I'm not aiming for diaper free or anything right now.<br><br>
So this morning I took him to the potty right away after he woke up and his diaper was dry! When I took him to the potty he had a pretty good pee, clear and plentiful. Right now he's only waking once in the night to eat around 4 AM (all on his own, I did nothing to discourage night feedings and I'm not confident it will last). So, is it possible that he's actually holding it already? He eats well during the day and has plenty of wet diapers but I guess I have some residual concern because of supply issues with my daughter and I'm worried that he isn't getting enough milk at the end of the day. But if he were hungry he'd be fussing and awake, right? He's a very calm and happy baby, not at all lethargic, he's growing well.<br><br>
I can't get over the feeling that it can't be right for a baby of his age to be dry overnight. This morning was the first time he actually woke up dry but lately his diaper after overnight has been pretty light. He always pees first thing on waking but this is a diaper that has been on him for about 10 hours. I don't change him in the night unless he's poopy, which he never is anymore.<br><br>
Thanks for any advice or experiences.<br><br>
Miss Chris
 

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All of my kids have gone through a few nights here and there w/ a dry diaper, even very young. My 4th dc is the only one that I have ec'd. She did it the most and was mostly dry at night by 14 months (like 1 wet diaper every 4-6 wks). In my experience it just fluxuated and youngs ones didn't every stay dry for weeks at a time.<br>
I don't think it is a problem, if his urine doesn't smell really bad or a dark yellow when he does go than he is getting plenty of fluid.<br>
I would say don't worry about it.
 

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My 11 year old was like this. We didn't do EC, but she was very reliably wet all night from the time she was just a few weeks old. She peed a bunch in the morning when she woke up.<br><br>
The good news is that we never had to worry about her wetting the bed when she was potty training (unless she was sick.)
 

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yeah, we have that too. he's been dry at night since a little guy (not every night, but a fair number), and now it's more often than not (20 months) and has been for a number of months. but there are times when he'll go dry for along time, and then we'll have a series of really, really wet nights--lots of night waking to go, etc. so, i don't know if there is a pattern, but yeah. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Thanks everyone. Its good to know that this is okay. I didn't want to ask my pediatrician because I figured she'd probably panic but I knew you mamas would have an answer for me.<br><br>
Of course last night, after I wrote all that, he woke up every hour and a half and was super wet in the morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">. That'll teach me. Silly mommy, babies never do the same thing twice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
We're all battling a little cold, maybe that had something to do with all the waking. I'll probably never know.<br><br>
Miss Chris
 
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