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21/08/2013 at 12:11
I know you are gonig to think this is a really silly question, but
talk to me about night feeds! what was your routine?
did you get up to baby, check if it needed changing then feed it, or feed it first then check bum?
did you pick it up and try multi taking whilst donig bottles? or lay it somewhere whilst trying to prepare bottle? i told you this was a random question !!!(and im not toally thick hnest i just wanted to hear peoples routine)
21/08/2013 at 12:15
I only changed during the night the first couple of weeks. I changed nappy before a feed as he would fall asleep on the boob so easier to change first then when finished feeding could just transfer back to cot
21/08/2013 at 12:33
I breast fed and co slept, he stirred, I latched him on and mostly dozed. I only changed dirty or leaky nappies, not a problem after the first short while. If I did change I just did it on the bed.
21/08/2013 at 13:14
I bf and would put him straight on as if he woke for food he usually wanted it right that second thank you very much! Then I would change mid way, put him back on the boob and he'd feed back to sleep.
Though he still wakes in night now, I only change him if he's pooed. I think for the first 6 weeks they are a bit more delicate, skin wise so do need changing through the night. Sam also pooed a lot during the night at first but thankfully doesn't much now!
It's not a silly question and I wondered all this stuff but you do find your way of doing things really quickly. Other than the early days exhaustion, I actually enjoyed our time together in the night - but was of course glad when it reduced!
21/08/2013 at 15:19
We only changed then in the first few weeks.
The baby stirred. H lifted them and changed bum on the bed, handed to me I lay down and latched on, I dozed while they fed and then one of us put them back in the crib. This worked with my eldest by my you vest pretty much stayed in our bed and fed all night.
21/08/2013 at 15:33
I am bf and if need to, will change and then feed as same as the others, E will often fall asleep on the boob. Since about 6 weeks we put E in pampers dry night nappies which are thicker and mean that unless he poops, we don't need to change him until morning. Thankfully, after a period of pooping during the night, E has now stopped!
21/08/2013 at 15:56
I'm new so I hope you don't mind me just jumping in with my two penneth worth!
I would sniff check first - I only every changed mine if they were dirty of if the nappy seemed particularly heavy. if dirty I would change before a feed as the milk makes them nice and sleepy so easier to put back in cot!
once mine were on bottles i made them up in advance and kept them in the fridge, warming them in the microwave as required. I know this goes against the making them up on demand instructions but no way was i leaving my babies screaming for half an hour while i faffed with making them at 2am! (i soon moved on to another, even less following the rules method but i may get flamed if i explain that right now!)
21/08/2013 at 15:57
I used to change nappy before every feed so when the night time feeds stopped, so did the night time nappy changes! I would change the nappy whilst waiting for the milk to be ready.
21/08/2013 at 16:25
When BF, I did much the same as the others. When bottle feeding, if they woke up screaming for food, one of us would comfort and change if needed, while the other made up the bottle and then I would usually feed her then put her back in the cot. For bottles in the night I would take bottles with the formula ready measured out and a flask of hot water upstairs when we went to bed. We'd then use this to make the bottles up and quickly cool under the bathroom tap. To make it even quicker, you could take a bottle of cooled, boiled water up with you, make up the bottle with 2/3rds hot water and add the formula then make up to the required amount with the cooled water. This makes cooling down much quicker. I was too lazy to bother with going downstairs.
21/08/2013 at 16:44
I Breastfed (i cant imagine the faff with making up bottles in the middle of the night - in fact used that as motivation to ensure we both learned to breastfeed) and baby was in a bedside-dropside crib - like an extension to our bed basically. I would whip out a boob and feed baby, she usually fell asleep on boob so if a nappy needed changing (when she was very tiny) i would do it before feed.
21/08/2013 at 17:05
In the first month while I bf when W stirred H would get up to him, change him if he was dirty and i'd feed, wind and put him back down again. After a month he started sleeping through the night and we switched to ff. He wakes at about 6 now and H will change his nappy regardless of how it is and I heat up a bottle, take him back to bed with me while H get's ready for work, I'll feed W, wind him and put him back in his crib until he wakes between half 8 and 10!
22/08/2013 at 12:53
Breast fed here so no bottel prep
but first few weeks nappy change at each waking (unless it had been less than an hour) then a feed as he usually fed to sleep then.
wheh he was waking very frequently we did feed nappy change feed as he was very sleepy so waking him mid feed with the change meant he ate more then slept a little longer before the next feed. (all this was very very early days stuff)
Once he was a bit bigger only changed nappy is dirty, and it was feed and back down as soon as finished. (That said he last nappy change often ended up being 10 half 10 ish as he was an evening cluster feeder so he was dosing on us downstairs or in his carrycot and eating every 30-40 min so would have been pointless changing nappy everytime.
22/08/2013 at 12:59
I breast fed, so no bottle prep. I didn't routinely change nappies over night, unless it was leaking I left it until morning. I'd sit up, lift him out of cot (next to bed so no need to actually get out of bed) and fed, he'd normally be asleep again by the end of the feed so popped him back in the cot and went back to sleep.
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