Mornings can be one of the best times of the day for the adult baby. If bedtime the previous night included lots of love and attention – a bath, story time, and changing the little one into a thick night diaper and comforting sleep wear, then hopefully they will have felt a sense of security and coziness in their bed or crib. Your son feels babied and as a result will likely wet himself through the night (hopefully without realizing he did!)
This leaves a decision for dad in the morning. After coming in and seeing his little one, the first instinct is to check his diaper. It will often be quite wet or even soaked. If the latter, an immediate change is in order, especially if he has leaked or his mattress is also a little wet. Dad might start consider heavier diapers at night, the use of stuffers, or late night changes to get the toddler through in comfort.
But often the diaper is quite wet but not soaked. My preference is to leave the little one in his wet diaper for a bit. The cool shock of taking off his wet diaper before he’s fully awake can be unsettling, but more important, being in his wet diaper for a while gives him the reassuring reminder that he’s a little one who wets in his sleep.
You might notice him plopping down on the floor in the nursery or living room area, standing and then plopping down again. This is your little one feeling the squishy diaper beneath him. His wet diaper might even give him a little giggling feeling, thinking little thoughts about how he needs his diapers at night and how his diapers protect him from a wet bed or crib.
These little giggles and the playful movements and shifting around as he senses his wet diaper put him in the perfect mood and he’ll be happily changed, with both daddy and son proud of his night time wetting.