I am a new mom to a 4-month-old baby boy and I'm having a hard time managing diaper leaks during naps and overnight. It seems like no matter what brand or size of diaper I use, he always seems to leak out the sides or through the back. It's frustrating because it leads to multiple changes throughout the night and disrupts his sleep as well as mine.
I'm open to any suggestions or tips on how to prevent or better manage these leaks. Are there any specific brands or types of diapers that have worked well for you? Should I try a different size or adjust how I'm putting the diaper on? Are there any additional products or techniques that could help?
Thanks in advance for your help and advice!
I've been a parent for over 10 years, and I've had my fair share of diaper leaks with both of my children. One thing that helped prevent diaper leaks during naps and overnight was making sure the diaper was the right size. Too small of a diaper and there won't be enough absorbency, and too large of a diaper may cause bunching and not sit properly on your baby's skin.
What worked for me was using cloth diapers during the day and overnight. They are more absorbent, and we had fewer leaks with them. If you're not interested in cloth diapering, you can use disposable diapers with an additional liner for added protection.
Another suggestion is to make sure you're changing your baby's diaper frequently. Even if the diaper isn't completely full, changing it every few hours will help prevent leaks.
Lastly, consider making sure your baby is going to the bathroom right before bed. You can gently wake them up and take them to the bathroom. This will help reduce the amount of time the diaper needs to be worn, and it can prevent overflows.
I hope these tips are helpful for you! Remember to be patient and keep trying different techniques until you find what works best for your little one.