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Friday, October 21, 2011

W is for William, Winnie, Wiggles, and Wee

This is not a review and I'm not sponsored by any nappy brand, or anyone for that matter (unfortunately).

My son William is an absolute champion whizzer. There is certainly no doubt that his metabolism is working well. At just ten days of age we had to upgrade from newborn size nappies to infant size nappies.

We changed Alexis to infant nappies very early on too but that was because she was too big for them. She was born at 4.49 kg, so we didn't have much of a chance of keeping her in newborn nappies for long. We really missed the wetness indicator that her cute little Winnie-the-pooh covered  newborn huggies nappies had. Also you can't buy huggies infant size in bulk so we swapped to babylove brand, exposing us all to the Wiggles (on the nappies and the boxes) far earlier than desired.

With baby William newborn nappies were short lived for one simple reason: they could not keep up with him. The wetness indicator was useless because the nappy went from dry to overflowing in a matter of seconds. There is nothing more annoying at 2am than an orange line saying he's dry when you're changing soaked sheets, a soaked wrap, a soaked blanket and trying to comfort a sticky smelly hungry baby who has wee-wee up his back (all the while trying not to wake his sister).

We happened to be about to finish his box of newborn nappies anyway so we changed to infant size. No more wetness indicator and fortunately no more wee-wee covered William at this stage. Once again we switched to Babylove for the lower cost and convenience of buying a big box instead of a tiny bag.

All is well, except one little factor. Our daughter Alexis is absolutely positively obsessed with all things Wiggles. This morning I was feeding William and he was only wearing a nappy. Alexis felt the need to tell me over and over and over again "Wiggles, Wiggles, Wiggles, Wiggles". She kept touching his nappy as she said it. At least it kept him awake long enough to have a decent feed I guess!   

Update since drafting this post
On Wednesday night/Thursday morning William woke with a wet back and his wrap was damp. It didn't smell like urine and it quickly evaporated (Corey said it was dry when he went to change the sheets but he changed them anyway) so we think it might have been sweat this time. I might have over-wrapped him. Has anyone ever found this?

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At October 21, 2011 at 8:42 AM , Anonymous michelle said...

Hey karlee its Michelle... from my past experience with liam he used to persperate a lot. When taking him to the doc they said that is normal for a baby when over wrapped. I felt horrible coz I thought all babies had to be wrapped (so they felt like being in the womb) but no, I couldn't wrap liam at all because he was born in middle of summer. Don't be surprised if William persperates a lot coming into summer. Maybe wrap him in a light wrap? I've got a couple of really light wraps here if you want them they're yours. Otherwise you could still wrap him up nice and warm but try cooling the room down? I haven't haven't tried this tip yet but someone told me you can do things like wrap an icepack in a towel and sit in cot for half hr with fan on to circulate cool air. Other than that I don't really know of anything else I could tell you

At October 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Anonymous Kellie @ Three Lil Princesses said...

We haven't had any problems with sweating, but then we do live in Tassie. So it's not really an issue. Sounds like you might be on the money with that though.

At October 22, 2011 at 5:36 PM , Blogger Sif said...

My boys all sweat a lot in their sleep - they are little hot packs - which is contrary to what is said about sleeping (that you're core temperature drops). Are his wraps cotton or gauze? Maybe opt for cause wraps?

At October 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Daisy, Roo and Two said...

My boys were sweaters, too, Karlee. You can get these great things called Sleepy Wings that give the baby the sensation of being wrapped, but only cover their arms and hands in a kind of bolero type thing. Google them - they might be better coming into summer :)

At October 26, 2011 at 8:44 PM , Blogger The Mother Experiment said...

thanks ladies. in real summer we'll just use the air con. It's the in between bit that's the hard part! but it definitely was wee for the first few nights until we changed the size of nappies


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