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When I had children, I knew that they would be the most beautiful of God’s gifts that I could ever receive.  What I didn’t know was that this also gave me superhero like qualities.  I used one of those magic abilities last night.  I was in the deepest sleep imaginable, however, I was still able to be wakened by the sounds of a convulsing child in the other room.  Unfortunately my husband did not inherit this gift, because he didn’t make a sound.  I secretly believe his special gift is to ignore the outside world when sleeping with an almost stealth-like ability. 

Anyways, you might wonder how this is turning into useful information to share?  When having to change sheets in the middle of the night, whether it be for infant spit-ups/drool, bed wetting, or vomiting in my case, I layer the bed.  I put a crib size waterproof mattress pad down first, then a fitted sheet, and repeat for a couple of layers.  So when your half asleep in the middle of the night, all you have to do is take off the wet layer and a fresh clean layer in underneath.  These mattress pads can be found at most stores that sell crib sheets.  You can usually get 2/$8.  When I registered for baby gifts, I asked for several of these.  I also found a bunch on clearance a few years ago.  I now layer both of my girls’ beds at night incase of night wetting or random vomiting. 

For more great ideas, head on over to Don’t Try This At Home who is hosting WFMW this week while Shannonis OOT.  

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