Diaper leakage is every mama’s nightmare especially during the night when a mom has finally put her baby to bed. A mother’s ultimate dream at that moment is uninterrupted sleep. It’s quite uncomfortable for you and your child to leave your warm beds to change layers of clothes. This is a common problem every winter. Most of the time it has nothing to do with the diaper’s brand. In this article, we include some golden hacks that will help mothers avoid this hassle.
Hacks to avoid overnight diaper leakage during Winter:
- Check the diaper’s size
- Pull out the diaper’s cuffs and fold down the edges of the diaper’s waistband
- A trick for moms of baby boys
- Use a waterproof pull up over the diaper
Check diaper’s size
Make sure that you are using the right diaper size for your baby. Tight and loose diapers usually leak overnight. A suitable size should properly fit around the legs without causing any red marks. It shouldn’t cover the belly button or it will leak in this area.
If the diaper leaks at the thigh or the back, this means the diaper is loose. There is also another tip that works for some mothers. During the night, you can use a bigger-sized diaper than your child’s normal one if it’s not too loose. This guarantees absorption during the whole night.
Pull out the diaper cuffs and fold down the edges of the diaper’s waistband
Since diapers usually leak at the belly button area, fold down the edges of the diaper’s waistband to avoid this. Another important thing is to pull out the cuffs of the diaper to make sure it is firmly attached to your baby’s thighs to avoid leakage from the sides.
A trick for moms of baby boys
Unlucky moms of baby boys face more trouble with diaper leakage. When the boy’s penis is facing upwards and he pees, the urine leaks onto his stomach. Make sure to point your baby’s penis downwards when changing his night diaper.
Use a waterproof pull up over the diaper
During extremely cold nights, it’s expected that your little one will pee more often. With older babies, you can dress them in waterproof pull-ups – used for potty training – above the diaper to avoid leakage. The pull-ups should not be tight so it doesn’t cause any inconvenience for your baby during sleep.
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