Best diaper for child w/ Hirschsprung's??

Ashley - posted on 07/26/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hey everybody I was just wondering if anyone has suggestions on what type of diapers to use for a toddler with TCHD? We are using Huggies but they always leak due to the amount of cream (Ilex and Vaseline) It seems like it melts the sides of the diapers.

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Darcy - posted on 08/20/2012

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We used pampers. We tried every cream/ ointment you can imagine, and honestly aquaphor or eucerin cream seemed to work the best on the horrible sores..

Jennifer - posted on 07/27/2010

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we have not tried gdiapers but i from what i heard of them, they are not great. the big perk about gdiapers is that you can change the liner and reuse the cover but if your little one has loose poops, you can throw the possibility of reusing the cover out the window. it just wont work. the other negative thing i heard about them is that once little one starts moving around, the liner just does not stay in place and you end up with leaks and big messes.

we use bumgenius and i am so so so in love with them. there are disposable liners you can put in them that catches poop but they wont work as well with loose poop.

also, if you do decide to switch to cloth not all diaper creams can be used. most creams will stick to the diaper and cause them to repel moisture and leak. i'm not sure if vasaline is safe to use with them or not.

Stifler's - posted on 07/27/2010

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Maybe give her lots of nappy free time too on a big sheet with a plastic thing under it just in case it might help prevent the rashes.

Iridescent - posted on 07/27/2010

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My mom is suspected to have had a form of Hirshprung's, so I knew about it for quite a while now. She was in her early 30's and had to have her entire large colon surgically removed and had a colostomy bag for a month, then they did a resection of her duodenum and small intestine to her rectum. She had been dependent on laxatives from birth because there was no innervation in the large intestine, and eventually the laxatives just stopped working completely. They even did full barium enemas with no result, as all the nerve endings were as good as dead by then. Her colon had stretched to over 12 feet and wrapped up near her heart and was compressing that and her lungs, so the surgery was very necessary. All due to it being missed.

The G-diapers are quite expensive per diaper, even if they are biodegradable, when you calculate full expense of liners. This is why I didn't suggest them. The other liners are less waste than a full disposable diaper, easier to break down than a disposable diaper, and cheaper than G diapers. If cost isn't an issue, it may be the best route for you in all areas. If it is, I'd look into other types of cloth diapering.

Katherine - posted on 07/27/2010

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Thanks for clarifying, I'm sure most of us have never heard of it.

Ashley - posted on 07/27/2010

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Ok Thank you! Ya that is what I am thinking also do you know anything about the g-diapers with the disposable inserts? I think that is what I will try.


Hirschsprung's Disease is a hereditary diseases that happens at 8 weeks gestation when the ganglion cells do not form in the intentions. It can cause a blockage and surgery is needed to remove the infected bowel. My daughter had her surgery at 3 weeks old and had an ileostomy bag for 13 months. She had a pull-through in Jan. She now has very frequent lose bowel movements. They removed all of her large intestine and 13cm of her small intestine so things pretty much go straight through her.

The creams are for the sever diaper rash that he can get. If we don't use them she get blood open sores and can not sit down.

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Thank you for your responses!

Iridescent - posted on 07/26/2010

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Huggies. Luvs used to work well with our kids (chronic diarrhea, flooding), but they changed them a few years ago and now they're worthless IMO. Some hints - fold the back and front top edge of the diaper down on the inside about an inch. Go up a size as someone else stated. Make sure the leg elastic is out and centered. They do stick a bit to ointments, but what can you do? You could also try cloth diapers with liners, but that does add up so research brands, styles. The liners can be disposable which would help you significantly, and since the edges are cloth they wouldn't bind to ointments. Some friends of mine rave about a couple brands - Bum Genius, Fuzzi Bunz, Mutts.

Katherine - posted on 07/26/2010

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Can you kind of give everyone a bit of information on Hirschsprungs? I just had to google it......I would say go up a diaper size. I use pampers 12hr diapers. They work the best to prevent leaks IMO.

Stifler's - posted on 07/26/2010

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Huggies are the best you can get I think. What are the creams for?

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