***Warning, this post is about Baby Pee so if you are bothered by the topic, stop reading now***
I need help from all you experienced mommies out there.
When my Wiggle was a newborn, she wore a variety of types of jammies. We used the footy jammies at first but found that we had to buy them a size or two bigger because she is so long and her feet were always squished. After that we tried the gowns but I was always afraid that her legs would get cold since we were not supposed to use blankets. Then we tried the non-footy type and I just put socks on her.
As the weather got warmer, she decided (by screaming every time I attempted to put her in PJs) that she wanted to sleep in nothing but her diaper. I let her, if that makes me a bad mommy, oh well. It was hot in her room and it seemed to help her sleep better. Which in turn let me sleep better (I know how selfish of me!)
Now that it is getting colder, I decided that she needs to start wearing jammies again. The problem (and reason for the post) is that when she wakes up for her 2:30ish feeding, she is soaking wet. Jammies, Sheets and everything. I have tried one piece PJs and two piece sets and it does not make a difference. This has happened 3 of the 4 nights that we have been wearing clothes to bed.
It seems like the jammies are acting like a wick and pulling the pee out the top of the diaper and onto the clothes,sheets and teddy. She is usually wet only on one side, depending on if she was sleeping on her back or front. Yes, I let her sleep on her stomach. She likes it and if I turn her over she just flips back over to her stomach. I think it is OK now that she can lift her own head and roll over.
So without waking her up in the middle of the night, I have to strip her and the bed down and put on new sheets.
We go potty every night before we have our bed time bottle. If you are asking, how I know she goes potty it is because we started some basic potty training about 2 weeks ago. She goes potty in her pink Bjorn potty every night before bed.
She usually takes about 8 ounces of milk before bed therefore her diapers are pretty full in the night. I am sure that is the root of the problem but how can I not feed her if she is hungry?
My questions to all of you are: How do you keep baby dry overnight? Am I doing something wrong? Is there a special night diaper I am supposed to be using?
Man, why doesn't anyone tell you about all of this stuff before you have a baby! Someone should write a book with all these weird things so that those of us who are clueless will get a real picture on parenting.
Any advise is greatly appreciated, my laundry is piling up and I am tired of holding a wet baby! We won't even talk about what I hold when she decides to take half of her diaper off in the night and it is full of something other than pee.