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Anybody use a waterproof pad under you/your baby at night for diaper leaks/spit-up/etc? I'm trying to evaluate what stuff I still need to buy before this baby comes. I don't want to have to change sheets in the middle of the night, but I also don't want to buy things I won't need/use.
 

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we have a king size and bought a waterproof cover for that. over that but under the sheet is a crib size waterproof pad (like from the baby store) just because the waterproof cover for the whole bed is sorta a pain in the butt to wash. so if she leaks i can hopefully just change the sheet and pad without having to wash the cover too. make sense??? it works for us. good luck.
 

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I use a wool pad that fits our bed (queen sized). I lanolized it in the bathtub. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It works great! We've been using it for about three years and I've never had a leak.
 

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We just started co-sleeping, so I didn't use anything, but <a href="http://www.notyourmamasclothdiapers.com/nekkie_blankies.html" target="_blank">this</a> looks like it would be useful...<br><br>
For her crib, I wish that I would have done something, b/c there was a ton of sheet changing in the middle of the night before we started CD'ing...
 

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We have a waterproof mattress cover ($$). The first few weeks, I used a lot of towels as my milk came in.<br><br>
The previous poster is correct about the mattress cover being a pain in the butt to wash. We washed ours 2 days ago - DH spilled cereal and milk and we didn't want the milk to sour. Then, washed it again today because I spilled a bottle of freshly pumped milk in the middle of the night.<br><br>
We don't use anything else - the baby doesn't make the messes, it's the parents who do!
 

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We don't, I just lay a receiving blanket down on my side of the bed, and I wear disposible breast pads. We've never had a really bad leak. And definitly nothing that would inspire me to change the sheets int he middle of the night!<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 have a $$ waterproof mattress cover too, but I know how much of a pain those can be to wash. I'll probalby get a crib sized one to have on had. I'm sure I can find other uses for it if nobody leaks or spits up in the night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thanks for the responses
 

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We did the same thing. I bought an old wool army blanket from a surplus store and lanolised it. Works like a charm. Due to my milkiness, I also lay a prefold under her head/my boob.
 

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I use a wool puddle pad from here. <a href="http://www.nurtured.ca/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=123" target="_blank">http://www.nurtured.ca/Scripts/prodV...?idproduct=123</a><br><br>
We only just started using this - wish we had goten it earlier!<br><br>
Love it... but that nekkie blanket also looks awesome.
 

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I can honestly say that our waterproof mattress pad has been one of our best investments. And in fact, I wish I'd gotten two. I'm pretty sure ours is like this...<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FSimmons-Beautyrest-Waterproof-Laminate-Mattress%2Fdp%2FB000BI3P58%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_7%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dhome-garden%26qid%3D1196719712%26sr%3D8-7" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Simmons-Beauty...6719712&sr=8-7</a><br><br>
Cottony soft stuff backed with some kind of laminate that does not feel like plastic. Actually it feels like the inside of a lot of cloth diapers. It works perfectly and I don't think it's that hard to wash. I need to buy another one!!!
 
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