changing the diaper or letting them sleep.

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changing the diaper or letting them sleep.

If your child is asleep and you hear them poop do you wake them up to change their diaper or leave them to sleep.
Or if they are grunting and obviously tired and then they make a really loud poop and immediately falls asleep because they feel better do you change it and wake them up or do you leave them in a poopy diaper.

And by hear them poop I am talking about the explosive poops that sound like only a grown man could do. lol.

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If Landon poops I change him no matter what. I wouldnt want to sit in a poopy pair of pants.

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I change Carter. I don't want him getting any rash on his tushy.

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I would change him. We have been dealing with a lot of diaper-blowouts so that sound scares me, lol. Also when he was really little he had a diaper rash that was BLEEDING which came out of nowhere - his bum was fine, not even the slightest irritation, then BAM we had the most nasty rash one morning after a sleeping-poop we didn't hear. Took a week to clear it up!

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"Summer05" wrote:

I would change him. We have been dealing with a lot of diaper-blowouts so that sound scares me, lol. Also when he was really little he had a diaper rash that was BLEEDING which came out of nowhere - his bum was fine, not even the slightest irritation, then BAM we had the most nasty rash one morning after a sleeping-poop we didn't hear. Took a week to clear it up!

Oh no! Poor Liam! What did you use to clear it up?

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Jen, I know you didn't ask, but we love CJ's butter:

http://www.kellyscloset.com/CJs-Butter-Tube_p_4182.html

sorry for the unsolicited advice Smile Laszlo seems to have the really dry skin of his Jamaican ancestors, so we use it on his scalp, too.

I change right away, also. Only exception is if he's nursing strong - I wait for him to pop off the breast before I change him, so no more than 15 minutes.

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I sometimes let him sit in it a while if it's just a little squirt, especially at night. (Emerson likes to do little squirts in every diaper change rather than big blowouts a few times a day) During the day I don't let him sit in it, but at night I just leave him if he squirts a little, rather than disturb his sleep - cause then he'd be up disturbing mine!

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I guess I am lucky, my kids don't poop in there sleep. It is usually big enough to wake them Lol I think my kids pooped in the night the first 2 weeks or so, but after that only during the day. Like I said, when they do, they wake up, so it isn't much of an issue for me. Starting soon I will introduce the potty for EC.

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I think you have to ask yourself two questions: How long will it take you to get him back to sleep? and how sensitive is his skin? Maya will go sleep anytime as long as she is swaddled and her Sleep SHeep is playing rain sounds. Melodie on the other hand took four hours every night to get back to sleep so there is no way I would have changed her. You just have to weigh your options and know that if you decide to let him sleep you are not a bad Mommy.

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Thats my issue I am struggling with right now, Keira is a horrible sleeper and sometimes if I move she wakes up and it sometimes can take up to two hours to put her back to sleep. Her skin isn't sensitive right now but that might change just like it did with Kay, but I feel bad leaving her in a poopy diaper and not changing it right away but at the same time I feel bad wanting to wake her up to change it because I know she needs the sleep.

I really am torn.....

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Luckily Rory doesn't poop at night anymore (at least not often) and if he does poop he's generally awake anyway so I might as well change him. I say do whatever works balancing rashy bottom, crabby baby etc etc

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I would change the poopy diaper. My kids have sensitive skin, and poor Trin seems to have near blowouts when she goes (like all the way up the front, to the edge of the sides, and up the back.) I don't want icky poop sitting in her lady bits too long. But she also goes right back to sleep. that being said, she doesn't poop at night, just farts up a storm.

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I absolutely change him right away. if not, and I think this would be the case with any baby sking, their little bum will be all red and sore, and thats just terrible for them!! And remember, when it's red, you cant wipe it with baby wipes, as they have soap on them and will irritate their little bum even more. So overall it's easier and better for me and him to just change him ASAP! Even if it takes a while to get them back to sleep, IMO, this is just one of those times where you have to put baby before you!

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It's a tough call when your baby is a light sleeper! And what about those noisy toots you're SURE are a poop, but there's nothing in the diaper ~ I hate that lol.

Oh no! Poor Liam! What did you use to clear it up?

Jenn for L's nasty diaper rash we just used patience, meticulous cleaning, tons of dry diapers & slathering with the zinc cream. Would let him have fresh air for longer while on the change table but being BF I'm not brave enough to let him go naked. Since then I realized giving him tummy time on a puppy-pad should work great! We had 3 kinds of cream Zincofax, a store brand, and Aveeno. Although it is a pain as its so pasty the Aveeno seemed to work the best. Liked Zincofax with DD but maybe this lot was expired; store brand we like as it goes on really easily so we just use it now as bit of a preventative, Aveeno comes out when there's any irritation showing. Most of the time we don't use anything, no powder, no petroleum jelly.