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Choosing The Right Nappies for Night Time

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What are the best night time nappies?

We have a detailed guide to what babies should wear to bed. It has information on layers, temperature, sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at choosing the right nappies for night time.

What Makes a Good Night Time Nappy?

The best night time nappies are:

  • They’re made from soft, natural materials, so that they don’t cause any abrasion or irritation.
  • So that your baby can move in their sleep without causing any leaks.
  • So that any fluids are absorbed quickly and evenly for added comfort, without wetting their surrounding sleeping area.

Staying Dry Through The Night As Your Baby Gets Older

Newborn babies wake and feed quite regularly, so you should have no problem keeping them dry through the night.

As your baby gets older, they’ll feed more and sleep for longer. This is when you’ll really need to think about night time nappies, as you’ll need something that offers more comfort and more protection while they sleep.

When to change the last nappy

It can help to change your baby’s nappy as close to bedtime as possible. This way, they can go to sleep in a fresh, clean, comfortable new nappy. And as you’ll have just changed them, in theory they’ll be less likely to fill their nappy through the night.

Nappies at night while potty training

Eventually your baby will be a toddler, and before you know it they’ll start potty training. But even if they know how to use their potty during the day, they may still need nappies or pull-ups at night. This is totally normal! It can take a while for a young child’s body to learn to wake them up should they need the toilet during the night. A protective mattress cover can help keep them dry and comfortable during this period.

You can read our complete guide to knowing when your child is ready for potty training.

Choosing The Best Night Time Nappy For Your Baby

Most supermarkets stock nappies specifically designed for night time. Any nappies that promise extra comfort or extra dryness might also be suited for night time use. You may have to experiment with different brands and fits before you find something that works for you and your baby.

Eco-friendly reusable nappies are a great choice for the night time. They’re made from softer materials than disposable nappies, which can help keep your baby comfortable through the night. They’re adjustable, so you can get the perfect flexible fit, to avoid leaks. And they don’t contain any plastics, dyes, or harsh chemicals, so they’re less likely to cause nappy rash.

Also, if you need a bit of extra protection through the night, you can add a layer of boosters to make things ultra-absorbent.

Our reusable nappies come with a choice of stylish and friendly designs, which can make things a bit more fun if you need to change your baby during the night.

Never used reusable nappies before? Head here to read a complete guide to how reusable nappies work, and how to use them.

You can also browse our range of reusable nappy starter packs and boosters.

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