Tonight my 6 week old was fed at 6.30pm and pretty much asleep in her moses basket at just gone 7pm. She'd been changed etc beforehand.
Anyway at 1.30am she was stirring a little, not a lot, eyes still closed, just fidgeting a bit, she's swaddled so I could see her trying to wriggle. Anyway she was still asleep but I could hear her having a poo. After she'd finished going she was still asleep. I could smell it though and because she's been dirtying every single nappy at the moment (we're questioning if it's her comfort milk), I got her up to change her as I didn't like the thought of her laying in it.
I do think if I'd have left her she'd have slept for another few hours at least, if not all the way through til morning. She stayed flat out asleep while I took off her nappy which tells me she was flat out, it wasn't til the cold wipe touched her that she woke up a bit.
Anyway I offered her some milk and she took some but its taken me an hour to get her back to sleep.
So my question is if you know that your lo has a dirty nappy not just wet would you get them up to change them or just let them stay sleeping and let them wake you if it bothers them? I'm wishing now I'd let her sleep as it clearly wasn't bothering her, I just felt guilty!
Well, if it's poop, I'd definitely change it. Pee, though, I leave. My son has never pooped in the middle of the night, but if he did I'd try to gently change him without waking him... If he wakes up, I'll deal with it, but I don't want him sleeping in poo.
Agreed with previous poster. I always change ds dirty nappy. I normally give it about. 20 mins after but only because he is a sneaky little dude and I am sure tries to save a little squirt for me if I go in too soon!! Lol! I hate the thought of him lying in his own though and I think I would be awake longer concerned about just how quick nappy rash develops (I worry about everything as soon asi think there is a possibility!!)
If he's asleep I just let him sleep for that very reason of taking an hour or longer to get back to bed. If he's uncomfortable he will wake up
Edit: at 6 weeks old Eliott was waking every 3 hours to feed and I'd just change his diaper to wake him up a little and get him ready for the other boob. Now I just let him sleep all night. I'm not going to set an alarm to wake up and check his diaper just in case he has peed or pooped.
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I change her diaper each time I notice it is wet (or dirty) to avoid her being uncomfortable and getting a rash. When Evy pees she pees alot and it fills the diaper anyway so she needs to be changed no matter what.
During the night, if it's a poo, yes,even tho I cry doing it as my daughter is a terrible sleeper! and I know it'll take forever to get her back to sleep. Thank goodness she rarely does this now.
But not if it was during a nap as I know she'd wake up soon anyway.
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