the dissenting voice here!
Earlier in my diapering journey, I left Eli asleep all night in a super thick dipe and a wool soaker or wool cover. That worked fine for us. He stayed asleep all night, waking to nurse and going right back to sleep.
Now, since we are having more success with Elimination Communication, he wakes dry during the night, pees in the potty and goes back to sleep. (Well, that's our best case scenario.) SOmetimes he wakes dry, pees in his dipe and has a hard time falling back asleep -- he squirms until I change him. He no longer sleeps through peeing. My 4 yo son Sam, however, still pees all night in a diaper and never rouses himself to feel it at all. (My how my mothering has changed!) Because I want Eli to continue to be aware of his nightime peeing -- so as not to wind up like Sam -- I am continuing to change him at night.
I keep a few dipes piled next to him on the bed. (co-sleeping) He sleeps in a diaper with no cover. I easily feel if he is damp. I use good thick dipes so the pee stays in the dipe and not on the sheets. When I feel wetness, we do the change, in the dark!
that's what we're doing now, and it's working for us. Ask me again in a month and who knows! I look at this as an investment in his future nightime dryness, IYKWIM?
Yes, I am tired.