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Anyone have or use one? Just curious, DS really really hates diapers lately and I want to respect that, but I also just can't get up in the middle of the night to change sheets. I tried to waterproof the bed with towels etc. and it worked but was kind of a pain. This seems simpler.
 

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We have used one (I THINK it's a nekkie blankie, we lucked into it used at a thrift store). I loved it while Nell was non-mobile, but never really got into it for nighttime. My dd wanders all over the bed at night, but the biggest problem was that it just wasn't comfortable for me to be on the nekkie blankie (dd sleeps right next to me, so I end up sleeping on it too). I don't remember why--I think it was because it wasn't big enough for my whole body, yet it was thick, so I felt the edges (and mine's old, so the edges are kind of curled up). Plus, I flip her back and forth to either side of me as she nurses throughout the night--I was having to flip the blankie from side to side too, which was a pain. Also, it's waterproof, so I felt a bit more sweaty. But that's just me.<br><br>
Probably it would be really useful for you to have something like that while you are learning, and then once your ds stops having nighttime accidents and you get your confidence up, you'll ditch it. We keep dd in dipes at night when she's unpredictable (now that I know her night time cues), and when she's doing well, we leave her naked butt. I would recommend keeping 2 bath towels and a comfortable baby quilt next to your bed if you are letting him go naked. Then if there is an accident, you can use the first towel to mop up the puddle, lay the second one down on the bed to soak up the pee from the mattress, and cover it with the baby quilt so that you're lying on something comfortable (can you tell I have some experience dealing with misses? Actually at night, I make my dh deal with pee misses in the bed 'cause I do all the nighttime pottying otherwise, and if we miss I'm usually covered with pee and pissed off to boot! But this is what he does at any rate...)<br><br>
Good luck! While we were learning, what I did was that I slept really really poorly for a few nights in a row... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Seriously though, I would sleep with my hand in her diaper (too chicken to go naked right away) so that I could tell when she started to pee!
 

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Yeah, I wish I had discovered it before DS started crawling. I tried nakey once at night so far, with a waterproof pad, about 12 towels and a prefold and a towel laying on him, and didn't really sleep. But it was STILL easier than having him wake up all the way when I take his diaper off. I had the problem of not being able to move him to my other side though, because I couldn't move that whole pile. So I figure sliding the nekkie blankie around has to be easier than that. I love the towels and blanket set up though, it reminds me of how we keep extra diapers around at night to cover the spots where DS peed out of the potty because I wasn't paying attention. Ah, my bed is so stained, it's kind of gross. Oh well.<br><br>
I just feel sooo bad when I put DS down and he rolls over and tries to go to sleep right away, and then I'm too chicken to leave him that way so I have to disrupt his sleep to diaper him. Plus, that one night where we did try nakey, he actually stayed pretty much asleep while I pottied him, and that has NEVER happened before!<br><br>
I guess I'll try it out, I can always keep it for the next one. Or find some other use for it if I don't end up having a next one. Lend it out, perhaps. I just like to justify purchases by saying I can use them for the next kid, lol. DS generally sleeps right next to me, so maybe I'll have to get out another blanket for me to sleep on to even out my sleeping half on and half off the nakey blankie.<br><br>
Anyway, I'm rambling here. Thanks for letting me know how it works for you...I need the nakey love at night, especially because he's not giving me the EC love during the day right now, lol. And man, how did you find one at a thrift store? I couldn't even find a wool blanket at ours when I went this weekend! (That was waterproofing the bed plan number one...)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">. Ah, my bed is so stained, it's kind of gross. Oh well.</div>
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Ah yes...ours too. I figure, after we are done with kids...NEW BED!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">And man, how did you find one at a thrift store? I couldn't even find a wool blanket at ours when I went this weekend! (That was waterproofing the bed plan number one...)</div>
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I have NO idea how that one found it's way to the thrift store! (Actually, baby consignment store, so more likely but STILL...you know?) The woman at the store was funny--she had NO idea what it was. I went in and told her I was looking for "one of those pads that you can put your lo on to change their diaper...waterproof on one side" (I was hoping to find another small waterproof changing pad that I could use for diaper free time)...she came out of the back holding it out at arms length and kind of looking at it skeptically going "is THIS what you're looking for???" My eyes bugged out and I was like why YES that is EXACTLY what I was looking for (even though I never in a million years expected to find it HERE!)!! Very funny.<br><br>
Let me know how the nekkie blankie works for you. I love the idea of putting the quilt over the nekkie blankie to get past the "uncomfy edges" problem. I dont' know why I didn't think of that. I may try that myself...we haven't been doing much diaper free time at night lately, but I'd love to get back to it. It is really cute to be sleeping with a non-diapered baby... Good luck! (i.e. may you never be peed on twice in one night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)
 

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We have one, but my ds never stayed in one place and because we share our bed the two of us moving around to nurse etc would cause it to get bunched up and if he did wet it was never on the nekkie blankie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
We went to training pants at night because they are looser, more breatable, and can easily be tossed on the floor when wet. If he wets at night he won't usually do it again, so I leave him diaper-less at that point.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Good luck! (i.e. may you never be peed on twice in one night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: I expect to be a one-miss nighttime EC-er. One miss and back in a diaper. Hey, we PAID for all these diapers, and I'm going to get as much use out of them as I can! Maybe we paid for them, maybe they were a gift, who knows it was 13 months ago! "Use" is relative, I guess though, since my sister is trying to get pregnant and she told me "why would I want any of your baby stuff" when I said I was excited to get it out and share it with her...so when I told DH she didn't want anything, even the diapers he was like, "Good! I don't want her using our diapers! They're still really clean! Most of them have never even been pooped in!". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> DH always makes me feel better when I'm being too sensitive. lol.<br><br>
Heather, hmm...well DS seems to sleep pretty much in one spot. I mean, we switch sides and all, but that's about it. Now, being a boy, he'll probably pee off the mat anyway, but I plan on draping his lower half in a towel, so that should get most of it. I would just use trainers, but it's the taking something off and on that really bothers him at night.
 

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This thread just got me motivated to leave my ds barebummed tonight. We recently got back on board with ec and this will help the cause for sure. thanks!<br><br>
btw, i have a nekkie blanket, its very nice. but for the reasons mentioned above, we dont use it in bed. too thick and not big enough to share. i will have my ds on a towel with a towel over his lower half.
 

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I too got motivated into nighttime EC in a thread by swellmomma. We did nakey last night too...towels and such. I love it so much, and we both sleep better since potty ops are so fast and easy!
 

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Darn ladies, someone tell me these issues so I can fix them! If you want one then I'd recommend one of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> but I make them. I do make big ones, but I personally like the smaller better. What we do w/the LO at night is he sleeps pretty much in one spot and I fold the blankie over his parts (he's a side sleeper). You can always do felted wool too.
 

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Hi kochanyk, I knew you were on here somewhere! I did buy one (well, DH did, I was debating it's necessity and DH was like, "geez, move over, I'm ordering it!" lol), but DS wanted out of diapers weeks ago at night, and I'm enjoying the good sleep, towels and all until it comes! (I didn't believe any of you that your dc's slept through nighttime potty ops, but ds does now too! It was all that diapering and undiapering that was waking him up! Sleep, glorious sleep!)<br><br>
Anyway, DS usually sleeps on his side so I'll have to try folding the blankie over him once I get it, seems much easier than messing with towels and such.<br><br>
Do you switch sides for nursing at night? Can I just slide it over easily? With two little ones in bed, you might not be able to do that, but I can't sleep on one side all night long!<br><br>
I'm not gonna lie, I wish I had heard of the nekkie blankie for floor time before DS was mobile! But I'm excited to try it at night now. Anything that makes our EC-ing easier!
 

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Awe, well hopefully it works great for you! I have side switched with nursing before, and flipped the blanket which is *okay* with a side-layer, but it takes a few times to get the hang of it w/o bunching the blanket. Both my LOs are rollers so I try to confine them to the middle of the bed now. The way we lay ours is snaps on opposite side of us just below the pillow line then fold over the bottom corner. I only laid on it a few months when I was still leaking- now DS has it all to himself. If I fold over more than a bit though I'm always afraid he'll get too hot. LMK if you have questions or concerns though- or any suggestions! Thank your DH for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> hehe
 

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that's hilarious! i'll have to try it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wild"><br><br><br>
maybe we'll try going naked at night again. taking the diaper off and pottying is more or less easy and minimally disruptive, but getting the diaper back on can be a pain.
 

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Our nighttime EC strategy keeps changing as DS changes, but for now, he usually sleeps in a fitted diaper and Imse Vimse wool cover (with aplix--it's fast!). I keep the potty right next to the bed with the Nekkie Blankie under it; it is perfect for any "overspray." I will have to try the NB in bed again, though. He is becoming a very good sleeper and I hate to interrupt that with complicated potty ops.
 

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I have one and I love it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> It gets lots of use at my house.<br><br>
DD has been diaper-free at night for around 5 months now and for the most part, we catch them all at night, but occasionally we miss one... and the Nekkie Blankie catches it instead. If it gets wet, I just hang it up to dry for the day and put it back on the bed at night. Or I wash it with a load of CDs.<br><br>
DD sleeps pretty much in one spot and she doesn't switch sides to nurse (we can nurse both breasts on one side).<br><br>
We also have a waterproof mattress pad for those rare time when she rolls off the NB. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Darn, I wish I could nurse on one side. We flipped around a lot and I think it is actually my body that moves the NB around and out of the way. We don't really need it anymore because he started waking dry around 12 months with a very occasional miss and since we use training pants very little gets wet.<br>
I can't wait to use my NB with our next baby for diaper changes and early EC
 

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I CAN nurse on one side, but I don't really like sleeping on my side in the first place, so I get sore. Maybe I'm a wimp!<br><br>
Anyway, DS had the stomach flu for a few days so we diapered him at night. Apparently he thinks he's all better because he refused to even lay down without first unvelcro-ing and trying to rip off his diaper.<br><br>
Our Nekkie Blankie came today, I'll let you know tomorrow how it went! (Ah, what would I do at naptime without MDC? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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I want encouragement to go nakey (ok, to have DS go nakey <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">) at night again too!<br><br>
I used to have him nakey at night, but that was when a) it was summer b) he was little and sidenursing next to me all night.<br><br>
Now it is winter and 60 degrees in our house at night, and he is not next to me, but is in the sidecarred crib at night. He wouldn't be warm enough, I feel, with his bottom exposed. What are your kids wearing?<br><br>
Oh, and we have a Nekkie Blanket too... thanks kochanyk! I haven't used it very much because we bought it just as he was becoming mobile and not sleeping in one spot as much. But baby#2 is on the way!
 

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Well, I really loved using the nekkie blankie last night! I didn't find it thick or uncomfortable to sleep half on half off at all, I didn't even notice it, actually. Maybe it's because of the microfiber insert? It's way thinner than I had imagined even before I asked here! I did try covering his bottom half with it, and that worked pretty well, but I wouldn't want to do it in the summer. Plus, I did question my decision to do that when I woke up and DS had rolled over so he would have peed all over DH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . But DH didn't know, so it was fine. I'll probably alternate doing that and using a towel or blanket over him, depending on my mood. DS seemed to like it too...we both slept very very soundly last night! (And that's with DS breaking a tooth overnight, so that's something!)<br><br>
Aletheia...I really have no idea how you would do it with DS in a crib. Maybe split crotch pants? Or leg warmers and a long shirt? I thought about using those because it was pretty chilly last night, and while DS sleeps next to me nursing most of the night, he likes to kick off the blankets. We'll probably put something on his little legs tonight. If you still wake when your DS stirs to pee, then I think it would be possible, but I don't know what it's like not having DS next to me, so I can't give much help!
 

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Drat! Now I am craving a new one (since ours is maybe not even a real Nekkie Blankie since we got it at the thrift store, and is at least curled up at the edges from use and an old model without snaps or inserts...). I'm glad it's working for you Lexmas, I may have to cave and get one for my sister in law (dh's bro's wife) who is having a baby sometime in the next few weeks ("due" today!)...that way I can have it when they are done for our next baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> (another friend has ours right now)
 

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Lol I say go for it, nothing like buying something for someone else so you can borrow it later. (And might I say, I don't do well with due dates, I always start anticipating the baby 2 weeks before and then I'm waiting SOOO long before they're born when they're late! And then the fact that DS was born 5 weeks early doesn't help my perception! Hey, it's my thread, I can go OT if I want to!)<br><br>
I am loving it though. DS seems to be too, I think he thinks its cozy. When we put him on the bed he crawls over to it and tries to bounce on it. Apparently he's aware that it's "his bed".
 
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