Taking care of young children is a difficult journey for every parent. Children have constant changes daily or send unusual signals to their parents.
Therefore, we should constantly observe their daily habits from eating habits, sleeping habits, and even the number of times they go to the toilet and abnormalities in such waste.
A small abnormality can also warn of serious problems in young children.
One day you wake up and suddenly realize your baby has been awake with a dry diaper all night? Surely, you will be startled by this and ask a series of questions such as why, how, and if there is a problem with your child?
Why won’t your baby pee all night while nursing as usual? Is this a sign of a health problem? Join us to find out the answer.
1. Children Can Become Dehydrated
In the case of a baby who wakes up with a dry diaper all night while feeding normally, the leading cause could be dehydration.
Dehydration will make the child unable to urinate because of the lack of necessary water to be eliminated.
You should observe your baby for some signs such as his tongue and lips becoming dry, no tears when he cries, little and dark urine.
Some of the more obvious signs are when a child’s hands and feet are colder than usual, blurred vision, and rapid breathing. If your baby wakes up with a dry diaper with the above symptoms, immediately call the medical team to get help.
Dehydration in young children often occurs from illnesses such as vomiting or diarrhea because a young child’s digestive system is immature and prone to digestive problems.
Therefore, for a small child, parents should pay special attention to the problem of urination and defecation to recognize abnormal signs from their digestion.
2. Nocturia Related To The Child’s Age
The digestive system of young children will become more and more complete and the waste disposal mechanism will also get better over time.
Therefore, children can sleep through the night without urinating because the kidneys are working efficiently.
Here are the statistics that FirstCry has compiled:
- 0 to 1-month-old – 10 to 12 diapers per day
- 1 to 5 months old – 8 to 10 diapers per day
- 5 to 9 months old – 6 to 8 diapers per day
- 9 to 12 months old – 6 to 8 diapers per day
Research experts say that a child between 9 and 12 months will change about 6 to 8 diapers a day regardless of day and night.
Therefore, whether the child has nocturia or not is not an important issue if the child’s body still ensures the necessary amount of water.
So you don’t need to worry too much when your baby wakes up with a dry diaper if your baby is older. This problem is only worrisome if you are taking care of a newborn.
3. Children Can Sleep Through The Night Without Urinating
Newborns are often fussy at night and this is the ideal time for them to feed during the day. Therefore, the amount of waste will also be high in the period from 3 to 6 months. You may need to change diapers frequently to avoid wetting the baby’s bottom skin.
However, as they get older, they will start to adapt to their biological clock and sleep more at night because they engage in many activities during the day.
As a result, your baby may breastfeed less or not even at all, so he or she may urinate less.
Especially, if your baby is not in the habit of feeding at night, they will rarely urinate because there is no excess water.
In addition, formula- and breastfed babies produce different amounts of waste. Formula-fed babies will feel full longer than breastfed babies, and you can control how much milk your baby gets each night.
If babies are breastfed, they may feed more frequently and continuously during the night because the mother is always next to them.
Therefore, you will not be able to control the amount of milk your baby consumes, so the number of diapers per night will also change and depend on their needs.
You should control the amount of milk consumed each night for children to easily monitor the amount of waste to detect abnormalities early.
4. Habit Of Sitting On The Potty While Urinating
Children can also go to the toilet based on reflexes formed by habits that adults practice.
Children can learn to sit on the potty, and it is only when they sit on the potty that they begin to urinate. Many children often have a habit of going to the toilet after waking up because their parents have formed their biological clock.
In particular, if children are 1-year-old or older, they also can hold their urine and only urinate when they can sit on the potty due to the habit trained by their parents.
You should also practice potty training for children, so they have reflexes, and going to the toilet on time will also bring many health benefits and keep children clean.
In short, when a baby wakes up with a dry diaper all night, you should calm down to consider the issues I just mentioned to have an overview.
You do not need to worry too much if your baby is 1-year-old, and if your child is in the newborn period, you should pay special attention to their vomiting and diarrhea.
Make sure that the young child is not suffering from dehydration and related medical problems. You also do not hesitate to share with other mothers or listen to the doctor’s advice to handle possible situations.
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