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    Talk to me about your night time diaper change routine.

    I know some of you bed share, some use a cosleeper or bassinet and some have their LO's in cribs. So where do you change your little one? If you cosleep do you just do it on your bed? In the cosleeper, bassinet, crib? Or do you bring them to changing table @ 3am?

    And then where do you put the dirty dipe? Do you keep a trash can in your room? Or do you get up and throw it out? If you cloth diaper, do you use cloth dipes and wipes at night or disposable?

    When can you start leaving them in a dipe overnight? When they start solids?
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    We cloth diaper, but don't for the first couple of weeks when they are new. After that we usually use disposables at night because they absorb better. (we're going to try this time to do cloth all the time, but we'll see)

    Anyways, we have a bassinet in our room for the first 8ish weeks that has a changing table attached, so that is what we use, and I just throw the diaper away in the morning.

    Also, I try to only change them if they have poop at night as long as they are not too wet, because I try really hard to just feed them and then put them back to bed from the very beginning when they wake up at night. The less lights turned on, and the lest movement IMO is better because I want them to know that night time is very different from day time. It also helps to change them before feeding them, that way you're not waking them up after they have just eaten and are ready to go back to sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morel_baby View Post
    The less lights turned on, and the lest movement IMO is better because I want them to know that night time is very different from day time. It also helps to change them before feeding them, that way you're not waking them up after they have just eaten and are ready to go back to sleep.
    This! I do the same. Change, feed and put back in bed. With DS, it worked great and he would get changed, eat and fall asleep.. no staying up at all. I made sure I didn't talk to him much either. So he wouldn't think it was play time. Worked great and will follow the same routine again this time. Oh and I usually changed him on my bed. Yeah, a few times there were accidents but rarely.


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    I change, then feed in hopes she'll go right back to sleep after eating. I change her in my bed and toss all the diapers in the morning. Everything centers around trying to get as much sleep as possible.
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    So when you all say you toss the dipes in the morning, where are they going? The floor? I asked my friend this question and she said the floor. But I have a free roaming dog in my house thats likely to destroy a dirty dipe. So I'm thinking I will have to keep the diaper genie in my room if I use sposies or the wet bag if I use cloth. But both mean getting up to do so, bc I'm not sure I'd want those right next to the bassinet. Or maybe its not too terrible.

    If you change them in the bassinet do you use a changing mat under them?
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    There's no way I'm getting up enough to put a mat underneath her or go throw away a diaper. The dirty ones just kinda go whereve, on the nnightstand or in the corner of her crib. They're not really eally nasty at this stage.
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    I agree with everyone else.
    Keep the lights as low as possible, literally just enough for you to see what your doing. Don't say much as you want baby to learn day/night time as early as possible.
    We check the diaper and if it's dirty we change it, if its only a little wet we leave it as baby will get cold during changing and will want to wake up. Then we feed and put back to bed.
    If we change a diaper it usually goes on a dresser or something until morning. I agree the first few weeks the diapers aren't bad ones.
    We usually change on our bed as being up for a short amount of time is the key to try and get as much rest and sleep as possible!
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    Pretty much same as everyone else. The poop doesn't even smell at this point. Sometimes I have no idea she has pooped until I open the diaper unless I hear it lol. I bring a plastic bag up with me if I remember and put it in that. Diaper genie was a huge waste for us. Used it a short time with DD then just the trash. We try to keep it low and quiet and I change before feed because she dozes while eating. We were only changing poop at first and within a week she had super red area and a yeast infection so now I change more since that is best for a yeast infection. I NEVER use a changing table. My height makes them super uncomfortable so on the bed, couch or floor I throw a towel or blanket and change the kids.
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    We have a bassinet next to the bed for him to sleep in. We change on the bed, I use a large prefold diaper as the changing pad. I set up a couple of dipes and the prepped wipes on the nightstand so they are handy for changes. I put the dirty dipe and wipe in a small wetbag and keep it on the nightstand. When we were still using sposies, I just velcroed it closed and placed them in the corner of the bassinet (everything was tossed in the morning). We too have a dog who would love to get the diapers!

    We changed him at first during every nighttime feed. I usually change him between breasts, i.e. Nurse left, burp/change, nurse right. Now I change him every other nighttime feed.

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    Honestly, everyone is so delirious for nighttime changes

    I change on the bed, since we're usually cosleeping. I have a bassinet in our room for this time, but I'd rather be sitting down myself while changing, not standing up, so the bed it is. Diapers go in a pile on the floor until morning, or tossed quickly in to a garbage can beside the bed. Diaper Genie was a complete waste for us. I only change poops or overly wet diapers.
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