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Okay, so I posted that my DS was soaking through his aristocrat. The advice I was given was to "pump up" the diaper underneath.<br><br>
So, I had him in a hemp fitted with a trifolded infant PF. Should this have worked? I was under the impression that this is a good amount of diaper but he soaked through the cover, his jammies and onto our bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
Am I supposed to put more under the cover? Wouldn't any more be uncomfortable for him?<br><br>
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yikes! It sounds like a) he nurses/feeds a lot at night, so he wets profusely and b) that you may have to bite the bullet and change him two or three times at night.<br><br>
I never really had to do this at any point, but i know several mamas here choose to, and it doesn't seem to cause huge issues for them. Particularly if you are already waking frequently with him. I think this is a stage that will pass, really.
 

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Well, that would've been plenty diaper for us. C wakes up dry about 1x/week and just piddles through the night otherwise.<br><br>
OK...In our checklist did we go over the idea of washing/lanolizing the aristocrats?<br><br>
Would you consider not having pajamas (on his bottom anyway) in case its compression wicking (although theoretically he could still compress against the bed so maybe thats a dumb idea).<br><br>
The infant PF was on the inside of the hemp fitted I'm assuming? No chance he's leaking out the side is there? (I'm just throwing questions out...I feel bad for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> )<br><br>
I haven't had to face this so I know I'm not much help. Hope you can find a reasonable answer.<br><br>
ETA I change C into a fresh diaper when I go to bed and Dh or I usually changes him again around 8, so he's not in his night diaper more than 6-8 hours.
 

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Yeah I did wash and lanolize. Still when he woke, everything was soaked. The cover took all day to dry.<br><br>
I was trying to come up with a solution so I didn't have to change him at night. If I change him he will wake up no matter how quiet/gentle I am, and scream until I nurse him. I really don't want him to have to go through that. He is so used to nursing the second he rouses.<br><br>
I'm doubting its a leak considering the entire diaper outfit is completely saturated. Am I right to assume this?<br><br>
Any other suggestions? Oh my...he's only 6 months. What am I going to do when he can REALLY wet? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:
 

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My DS is a super soaker and this is what we use,<br>
A hemp Sugarplum fitted with 2 doublers that stacks up to 8 layers of hemp. topped off with a wool soaker or cover of some sort. I usually put his nighttime dipe on him about 10ish and he gets changed around 8ish. So far this holds up for us.<br><br>
One thing I am wondering if he is peeing out the top of his dipe? Sometimes little boys you need to direct his umm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> downwards.
 

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Nope, his "umm" points downward lol <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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What kind of PJ's is he in? I found that if Dallin is in fleece PJ's that we rarely have leaks. With cotton we get wicking...That said, I am on the quest for a new night time solution as well...
 

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Yeah I found that as well so he is mainly in flannel. Sometimes we have issues regardless though. I don't really want to have to resort to PUL for nighttime. Night is a little too long for him to be in something that doesn't breathe. I'd really like to stick with a natural fabric.<br><br>
Thanks so much for all the suggestions mamas. Any others?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Hmm. I don't know how much help I can be. Ds is 3 and hasn't wet at night since he was a year old. Up till that point he nursed and got changed at least once a night. I think boosting your hemp may help. Also is there a possibility you have build up on your dipes? Maybe strip them and see if it helps. I hear good things about the night light dipes. But like I said with ds being dry all night it isn't something I have personally tried. Still it might be worth it. I would think if you used a hemp fitted with a hemp prefold, or maybe a few hemp doublers you might do better. Hemp just seems to hold more for us anyway. How about a happy heiney happy hempy fitted. It is a pocket fitted. You could stuff it with more hemp and see if that helps. The other thing that works well for us is micro terry towels. You can buy the inserts, or just buy the towels cheap at walmart, then fold them down to fit in your dipe. They absorb more quickly than hemp, so I put one on top of the hemp. Ok one last thing, I know this is disjointed, but I am just typing as I think of things, how about a wool doubler. It is a piece of wool that you would place between the diaper and the aristocrat in his heavy wet zone. May help boost up you dipes absorbtion. HTH
 
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