Leaking Fuzzi Buns

Leia - posted on 03/15/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have been using my Fuzzi Buns for months at night with no troubles at all. Then this week they started leaking. My two year old would be soaking wet in the middle of the night.His bed is wet, his PJ's are wet, but his diaper is hardly wet. I have the feeling that the pee is just sliding off the diaper and not absorbing.

It is possible it is the diaper cream. But now I need to know how to fix it. I've been told stripping with boiling water isn't good fro the plastic snaps. What to do?

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Jessica - posted on 03/18/2009

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Sounds like you need a stripping. Run your FBs through hot cycle about 3 times, checking to make sure there are no bubbles. Don't use any detergent or anything, but you can use a teensy bit (pea sized amount) of plain Dawn (the dish soap.) Make sure you rinse until there are no bubbles.
You can check to make sure they will absorb again by squeezing some water onto a diaper with a suction bulb. If it repels still, you need to strip.

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A few weeks ago, in our church nursery someone put diaper rash cream on my daughter while she was wearing her Bunz. We had the same problem with the diaper after that. I have read, and actually had to, strip my diapers using dawn dish soap. The old fashioned, blue stuff. Just soak your diapers on hot water for 15 minutes. Put a little dawn soap on the diaper and scrub it together, soak another 15 minutes. Rinse and then do the normal wash routine. I would not use diaper cream on them again.

Naomi - posted on 03/15/2009

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What detergent do you use? Cause sometimes that can cause build up as well as diaper cream. I haven't heard anything about boiling water but I do a 1/4 cup white vinegar for my BumGenius diapers every couple of weeks in a cold water wash after I've run a normal wash to clean the diapers. I didn't do this for the first 6 or so months of cloth diapering and I ran into the same problem but once I did this they returned back to their usual absorbancy.

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