leaking diapers

Jennifer - posted on 08/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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So i've tried all the diapers out there. Overnight they leak. Any suggestions? I am thinking I might have to wake up in the middle of the night and start changing diapers.

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Hanna - posted on 08/16/2009

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oh, btw, i use pampers cruisers. and Maxi is 5.5 months (ok he's really big) but he's on diapers #4 and i'm not sure if after this box i'll get the #4 or #5 and he's about to outgrow carter's 9 clothes because he's 30"long.

Hanna - posted on 08/16/2009

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buy a bigger size diaper and when you put them on make sure that the ruffle part is turned out. then when you close the diaper pull the ruffle part (around the leg) out a bit & make the inner rubber band snap into place, gently. that's what's going to stop the leaks. i had the same problem too for the longest time because Maxi used to fart a lot & poop at the same time so it always leaked, now I buy bigger size diapers & make sure it's on properly and, knock on wood, no major problems and my son rolls around all over the place, especially at night. the trick is not to go by weight but by size and if your baby is "in between", buy the bigger size so that his butt fully fits in between the inner rubber band lining, that way it'll stay put. also put him/her in bigger clothes that leaves some room for the diaper to expand before it starts squashing it -- that would also help control some of the leaks. good luck!

Marcia - posted on 08/16/2009

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Not sure what to suggest really. Aaron only has a leaky nappy if he's done a big poo. If you have your baby in the right size nappy for his/her weight, and doing it up close enough you shouldn't leak that often if at all. I've read that the perfect spacing for a nappy should be tight enough to have a finger fit between the nappy and tummy. But loose enough so not have imprints of the elastic on the tummy and around the legs. Do you fix the ruffles on the legs after putting it on? Sometimes if you forget your not letting the spill section work it's best.



We use Pampers 12 hour protection nappies at night because they keep Aaron so dry. He only has a night change if he's had a poo which is rare. He tends to do his poos in the morning and during the day, so I haven't changed a nappy at night since her was nearly 5 months now. And that brand is really good I find. Aaron doesn't suffer nappy rash from being in them all night and he has a good barrier nappy cream as well.



Hope you solve your problem.

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