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Ok we switched over to cloth about a month and a half ago and are still trying to find a nighttime system that works. We've solved the leak problem with wool but are still searching for a stay dry system and are going to try LLL nightie newts. Anyway I got to thinking that maybe it was unreasonable of me to think that I wouldn't have to change cloth dipes at night and that I'll just have to get used to getting up once or twice in the night to change ds. (I have to say sposies look pretty good in the face of this prospect--sleep being a commodity and all that.) What does everyone here do? Do you change at night? I just can't stand the idea of ds sleeping in a cold wet dipe even if it doesn't leek.
 

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The best piece of parenting advice I ever got was from my mom who said "never wake a sleeping baby". If your DS is uncomfortable, he'll let you know, otherwise, I'd say let him sleep and not worry about changing him. If you're really concerned you can use a fleece liner or fleece topped doubler which will help him stay drier. Also, I use apronstrings pocket diapers at night and my DD (who is a very heavy wetter) never leaks out and is relatively dry in the morning so she must be pretty comfortable.
 

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I change at night, but am in the minority. With my first, I used cloth as well and let her stay in the dipe all night- I stopped changing when she was three weeks old. That worked fine.<br><br>
Currently I change, because my ds hates feeling wet and wakes. I only change him when he wakes, though. Occasionally he will sleep through and so will I. The diapers don't leak, so that part is not a problem.<br><br>
My son wakes a lot anyway at night, so the diaper change is not a big deal.
 

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I used to change ds when he woke to eat when he was a newborn. I would change him between sides so that I wouldnt wake him to change his diaper, and not before he ate because, well, he couldnt wait, the boy wanted to eat!!! AS he got older it seemed that he was waking up more dry, so I stopped changing him. I use Fuzzi Buns as our nighttime diaper, as it has a fleece lining so it keeps him dry. You can also adjust the inside absorbancy in teh pocket for your needs. There are a lot of other pocket diapers that would work too. The ones I can think of are Happy Heineys, and Apronstrings.<br><br><br>
hth!
 

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I change DD 1-3 times a night. I don't wake her to change her though. I only change her when she wakes. If your baby sleeps through he's probably not bothered by wetness. I don't like the idea of DD sleeping in a wet diaper all night, but I don't think a wet cloth diaper is worse than a wet chemical filled disposable. JMHO of course.
 

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At 9 months ds doesn't get changed during the night. We use a HH with a hemp prefold and he sleeps through the night and never has leaks. I would recommend fleece against the babe's bottom for nightime so they feel dry.
 

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Well to be honest I still change ds at almost 17 months in middle of the night if I have to. We co-sleep and if he's wet in middle of the night he will still sleep, but it's a restless sleep. Because of that I do change him, usually w/o even waking him up, he sighs and sleeps calmly. He now mostly will make it until between 5:00-6:00 AM before wetting now, so in most cases I can change him then and get a quick wink or just get up.<br><br>
NOW I agree, don't wake a sleeping baby for a diaper change, BUT if they are restless or just not sleeping as well because they are wet, then a diaper change may make their sleep more sound and healthier, as well as a piece of mind for the parent if it's a concern for them. It does help to co-sleep (shoot I forgot to put a cover on ds the other night and when I went to bed I was able to slip a woolie side snapping on him while he slept on his tummy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ) you do it often enough it gets so easy you can do it with your eyes shut anyway.
 

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0 times!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
My 5 month goes to sleep around 11pm and wakes up around 6 - 7 am. The fleece liner again his skin is dry though the prefolds (1 premium + 2 preemie folded as is doublers) are full - I use Dappi covers and they work wonderfully.<br>
I am going to be getting some hemp doublers soon though (for when my baby begins sleeping longer than 7 hours
 

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I stopped changing them regularly at night once they stopped pooping at night as newborns. Now I will sometimes change Bret (20 mo) once before I go to sleep, depending on how stinky he is (sometimes the hemp we use at night gets pretty stinky).
 

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I dont change him at night either. Once in a while if he wakes up and his diaper feels like its full of pee I will change him but if he is sleeping, I dont wake him. He HATES getting his diaper changed right out of sleep, he screams and crawls away so I try to do it as little as possible.<br><br>
We use either a cricketts hemp or organic fitted and a wool cover. Or I use a HH with a stuffin for night.
 

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I never change ds in the middle of the night. I put his night-time dipe on at 7pm and don't change it till 7am (unless of course on the extremely rare occasion that he poops in that time and he lets me know if he does, but this like never happens). He's always bone dry because the fleece keeps him dry. OH, I use FB with a HH hemp insert, the one that is for boys.
 

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I stopped changing at night once the pooping at night stopped.<br><br>
Aaaah, I miss newborns. I am having major baby lust these days, can you tell? LOL...
 

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I stopped changing at night once he stopped pooping. Now at 10 months I put his diaper on before bed at 8:30 and change it at 7 right after he wakes up. We use a FB with either 2 JB or a Samuel's Soaker and he is always dry to the touch and has only leaked one or two times, due to the diaper being overstuffed and leaking right out the legs. He leaked a few tiems a week in a sposie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I stopped changing Ryan during the night around 7 months.. i just put him in a good night time dipe and 99% of the time we wake up dry........ <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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