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...how do you do it and how often do they wake at night to pee?<br><br>
DD (11 weeks) used to only wake up once a night to nurse, so I would nurse her on one side, change her diaper and give her a potty opportunity, and then nurse her back to sleep on the other side. The last couple of weeks she has started to wake up 2-3 times a night, and I am wondering if at least one of those times is just because she has to pee--she frequently wakes up from her naps when she has to pee, which makes it rather difficult to get her to take a decent nap, but that's a whole 'nother story! Anyhow, I'm considering trying to EC her at night if she's already waking up, but if it's going to cause me to get less sleep I don't want to do it--sleep is far more important right now than a dry diaper!
 

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We potty at night because it results in better sleep. Sylcie is 11 months, but we've been working at this since she was 3 weeks. It is still the same. If she needs to pee, she doesn't sleep as well. She nurses more, she fidgets, she wakes a bit frequently, etc. Yes, I can nurse her and not pee her, but if I go ahead and potty her (and she is willing to potty), we both go back to sleep, she will let go of the nipple, and we get good deep solid sleep. That's just how it works in my house.<br><br>
When she was that little, I kept a bowl by the bed and would potty her into that. I usually put a thin dipe in the bottom to deter spills.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> She would not potty while nursing, so I would offer, nurse, offer, then back to sleep. Occassionally, she would not potty; that WAS frustrating, but we got past it.<br><br>
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DD pees 0-3 times/night, usually. Though she has peed about 6-7 times on a really wet night! My new rule of thumb is that if she actually open her eyes and looks around, then I will potty her. Otherwise, she generally will not pee in her sleep (and will just sleep in my arms over the potty). Oftentimes she kicks around a lot, which can mean she needs to pee, but can also mean she needs to fart or burp! But, if she does open her eyes, it almost always in our case means that she needs to pee.<br><br>
DD is a pretty good sleeper though, which means that I am a deeper sleeper than I expected - which means that I do end up missing a certain amount of pees.<br><br>
With DS, I peed him 5-6 times a night and he really needed it. With DD I'm not sure how we will do it in the future as she grows. Right now I just put prefolds under her and if she does wet them, I just change them out.
 

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I am still working on waterproofing our bed, because DS doesn't often signal well at night... or rather his need to nurse seems to overpower his need to signal at times, and I get peed on.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Right now he sleeps on a lap pad (regular, not wool, though I really need to just break down and get the wool one), then I put a couple of toddler-size prefolds down on top of that. If he wakes enough to let me know he needs to pee I will take him to the potty if he's willing. Otherwise the prefolds will catch most of the pee and I either just take off the top one or swap them out when they get wet.<br><br>
The last few nights he's been sleeping really soundly for several hours at a time, so has stayed dry for 7-8 hours. We've had stretches like this before though, and then other stretches where he wakes every hour to nurse and pees every other hour!
 

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DS (10 weeks) pees three times or so per night and doesn't sleep well if we don't potty him. We dress him in a prefold with snappi but no cover, and as long as we potty him when he starts squirming, he stays dry all night but we put a folded fleece blanket beneath his bum just in case. He's begun sucking his thumb sometimes instead of nursing back to sleep, so this probably cuts down on how often he pees.<br><br>
We keep our BBLP next to the bed, and if DS really wants to nurse and also needs to pee, I sit up with the potty on the bed between my legs, facing me, and do both at the same time. (This will land my kid on the psychiatrist's couch some day, won't it...)
 

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ive tried ecing at night, but so far with no luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> when i use the prefolds layered, she rolls around on her side to nurse towards me and ends up rolling off them and it ends up all over the bed. When i try peeing her shes half asleep and cries, b/c all she wants is to nurse back to sleep. ive noticed she'll be dry until about midnight,but after that dd pees a lot. We've been pretty successful during the day, i would like to carry it over to nighttime ec'ing . . .Any suggestions??
 

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Well, I dont' know if this will work for you but I am pretty much in love with my nighttime EC setup!<br><br>
I put DD on a lanolized fleece wool pad or blanket. I used to put the whole big fleece blanket beneath the both of us (i.e. we both would sleep on it). That way the bed never gets wet because the wool fully protects it. But now I just put a fleece wool bassinet pad beneath her - it's probably about 12" x 2.5 ft. If I am having bad luck with folding prefolds beneath her (ie. because she is moving around more than usual), I fold a prefold in thirds and tuck it into an elastic ec belt. When its time to pee I just flip out the front and tuck the hanging prefold behind her as I hold her over the potty.
 
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