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Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:40 PM
ok, so here comes my silly question...
DS wears a heavily boosted BBB with a wool soaker to bed and then pj's or all on one jumpsuit to bed.
When he wears pj's we get leaks assumingly because of the elastic pressing on the top of the nappy therefore wets his singlet & top.
So, I am just wondering if I should ditch the pants and just put him to bed in the soaker and top or jumpsuit?
He moves around alot and does not stay under his blankets so I am always concerned that he is going to get cold.
If you have got this far, thanks
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:47 PM
what about a sleeping bag?
DS is the same-I either put him in a jumpsuit (short sleeved atm) or similar or if it's too hot a top only.
Sleeping bags would be good because you don't have to worry about him kicking off sheets then
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:50 PM
rough-diamond - he used to sleep in sleeping bags but then we it got really hot here we stopped, could always go back to them I guess.
Thanks for the suggestion
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:54 PM
what about things like woolen longies or shorties no pants needed then. thats if the sleeping bags dont work.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:10 PM
not a silly question
none of us were born knowing this stuff, everyone has to learn sometime
no right or wrong
just a matter of trying different things
whichever ones work, stick with them.
if it is cold enough for you to be wanting to cover your baby's legs, i would suggest you put a woolly longies, or a fleece flongies
this acts as BOTH a waterproof cover for night nappy AND pj bottoms.
bbh is really a day nappy, i would be looking into dedicated night nappies before too long.
my baby totally overheated in polar fleece sleeping bags, so i eventually found all cotton sleeping bags - i coudln't afford the gro-bags, so i got $12 ones at bestnless and also big w. Very few colours to choose from )oatmeal, pink, blue, green), but they're cheap and they worked for us. they suited my child, who overheats very easily in polar fleece sleeping bags (and pj tops made of polar fleece).
oh, and these sleeping bags also come in a SLEEvELESS variation, for summer.
regardless of whether you use a sleeping bag or not, a golden rule of night nappies is to AVOID tucking ANYTHING into the night nappy, singlet especially.
a singlet is made of absorbent fabric (cotton)
as soon as baby wees, the wee will WICK up into the singlet, making baby wet, something you want to avoid.
my other tricks for night nappies include
- a sheepskin rug under the babies flat sheet
- using cotton sheets for good breathability
= no tight clothing over the nappy e.g onesie, to avoid compression leaks, if you want to use a onesie, use one a size up, to be loose and accomodate the night nappy.
i put my bub to bed in a thermal spencer and longies for winter - don't really worry about pjs with mcn.
Flongies are great too, machine washable and dry fast.
i love our woollen longies, but you do need to have extra, cos they take longer to dry (and need hand washing, lanolising.) NOne of which is a bad thing, it's just somethign to consider.
Edited by purplebilby, 15 March 2009 - 05:11 PM.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:34 AM
Thankyou for taking the time to reply purplebilby.
I think I will definatley invest in some longies for winter and some dedicated night nappies. Will also be trying some of the other tips
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