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I do part-time EC during the day. DD wears a cloth diaper without a cover or hangs out naked. I catch about half the time. We just started ECing this week. So here is the embarrassing part... I have been using sposies at night because I can't find a CD system that works for us. DD hates feeling wet. She ended up with a nasty rash from the sposies. I want to EC at night. What is the best way to do it? What does your LO wear to bed? How do you avoid waking up soaked if you cosleep?
 

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My son is swaddled at night still (he's three months), so he just is in his swaddling blanket on top of an absorbent pad. When he's done being swaddled, I will put him in a coverless diaper on top of the absorbent mattress pad.
 

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last summer, when DD was just a few months old, we did the swaddle or just a t-shirt, nakey, on a puddle pad. When she would be really stirring around, I would put her on the potty, mostly caught stuff. Never woke her to potty, but I noticed she never actually peed in deep sleep either.<br><br>
Then, at some point that got too tiring to wake up at night so I just went back to diapering.<br><br>
Now she's older (just turned one) and for probably the last 7 or 8 months I have her in a cotton fitted dipe (Motherease Sandy's) with a cover. When she wakes to nurse at around 10 or 11 I potty her. Often just let her nurse while she sits on the potty. Most days she goes, sometimes not. She's frequently dry in the morning- maybe wet once a week? I don't stress about it and she seems to be trending towards dry at night anyway.<br><br>
oh, we co-sleep (bedshare).<br><br>
You might try a pocket dipe? Like fuzzibunz, etc? Stuff it up really good, have baby sleep on a pad or cotton blanket just in case it leaks. You can fasten it slightly loose so its easy to pull off quickly for nighttime pottying.
 

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My six week old is in sposies at night. Last week or so I have noticed, he has been waking up about 4 hours after we go to bed. Doesn't cry but is grumbly and wiggling around, I take him to potty, turns out he needs to poop. Then he goes right back down to sleep. Back in the dry diaper he didn't have to potty in. Guess I should try the padding as pp have mentioned.
 

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We use a waterproof pad with a prefold and a blanket on top of it, ds lays on that in his pajamas without a diaper or underwear, but he is almost 2. In the earlier days, he still slept on the waterproof pad, but usually had either a cloth diaper w/o a cover, or a prefold with a diaper belt. He has always gotten restless in his sleep when he needs to pee, and that's how I know to potty him. If we did have a miss though, it was easy to just take the diaper off, and grab a new one (I kept them close by), and *most* of the time the blanket and pad underneath him didn't get wet.
 

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I also take the approach of having my boy sleep on a prefold (naked) and then change them when they are wet. He is a squirmer when he pees too. I've also had luck with the Blueberry one-size pocket diapers. The insert is very absorbent and they fit well. Sometimes I will use the pocket diaper, and try to potty him some through the night. I never have any leaks this way.
 
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