Tuesday, January 15, 2008

May the fours be with you

I am probably jinxing us, but we think we have solved Little Elvis' pee-out problem. He usually wakes up between 1 and 3 every morning wet, cold and very upset. He has to endure not only a diaper change, but a sleeper and sheet change as well. It's not easy getting him back down after all that.

We had a little luck with Huggies and with Diaper Doublers earlier, but as soon as I wrote about them being a godsend, they stopped working. I, personally, didn't want to write about our latest discovery, but Bob was proud of his title...

This weekend, we decided to use a size 4 diaper overnight. Little Elvis didn't wake up until 5!! And he wasn't wet when we went into get him!

I know size 4's start at 22 pounds, but as big cheapies, we decided to wait until he was 28 pounds (the cutoff for size 3s) to upgrade. He's about 24 and a half pounds, and with the addition of the Diaper Doubler, his size 3s were pretty tight.

So now he wears size 3s during the day and size 4s at night, with the reinforcement of Diaper Doublers. And he's slept until 6 for the past two mornings!

And now I am fully expecting to wake up to a wet and unhappy baby early this morning.


Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

That was always how I knew it was time to go up a size.. wetting through in the night. Hope it keeps working for you!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Marla said...

Terrific! So glad you solved the mystery of the over soaked middle of the night diaper! There is nothing better than being able to sleep through the night! I hope that revealing your discovery does not jinx you guys. ;)

10:43 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

ha! i'm all scared to jinx, too.
i hope it works for real.....

glad y'all figured it out. didn't sound like too much fun.
especially as old as he is (to still be getting up)

good luck!

and FANTASTIC title. almost as good as his blog's title!!!! (best ever)

8:13 AM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

oh yes, mama. you have to up-size those boogers!
We still do the doublers, and a size 5 diaper.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

Update -- he woke up at 1 with an extremely full diaper that had not yet spilled over. It took 2 hours to get him back to sleep.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

holy crap I cannot BELIEVE how much bigger that boy is! LOL Zach is about 17-1/2 lbs! LOL Sheesh.

I'm glad you have figured out how to fix his problem, though! :)

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

glad you figured out the problem, i always think the size thing means nothing really depends on the body shape. My babes was moved to size 4s at about 13lbs because she started wetting through

5:39 AM  

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