Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How to determine your child is a heavywetter or lightwetter?

Sounds tricky but it is true that you will be able to find out after you switch to using CD. This is especially more obvious when you use CD at night time... or leave the CD on the child for 2-3 hours... then you can find out.

In fact, I realized there are many factors that can contribute to having a heavywetter baby. Well, at least this is more obvious when your baby becomes a toddler.

During daytime
This is more tricky as during the day, they tends to have different fluid / milk intake and when baby was soaking wet with a normal pocket diaper with microfiber insert for less than 2 hours then probably you need to boost with hemp or bamboo and see the difference.

During nighttime
1) Drink milk / water just before bed. Or ask (including mummy offer milk for breastfed baby) for milk during midnight.
2) Never pee before going to bed.

Guess what... there were a few nights which my DS refused to wear either CD or disposable to bed and I, being a good sleeper mummy forgot to check on him after he slept. Normally I can feel the wet bed sheet after 1-2 hours he visits the La-la-land. Then the next pee will be somewhere around 6-7am. This is also the same scenario with my DD last time. When they grow older into toddler-hood, I have difficulties getting a super absorbent fitted diapers with minimal layers because their volume already increase with a better control of the bladder system. I still remember I need to change my DD's fitted diaper and the wool cover every morning around 6 or 7am into fleece or PUL pocket diaper. In other words, more work is needed.

Come to think of it if I were using disposable diapers on her, I don't think I will realized her "pee habit" so fast. This is particularly important and helpful in later when you decide to potty train your child at night because you need to know the timing.

Now, about lightwetter? I think if the child never meets the above conditions, then most probably he or she is a medium or lightwetter. Please share with me the facts about lightwetter child if you know any... Most welcome to hear others' stories too...

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