Help! My daughter is soaking through her diapers every few hours. This just started a few days ago. I've been told to move her up a size, but I'm not sure she's ready for that. She is currently in size 1's (8-14lbs), and she is barely 11lbs. They seem to fit her well. If I move her up prematurely and the diaper does not fit properly around the legs, it'll just leak more. That happened when we switched from NB to 1's too soon. Any help would be appreciated, because this is killing my sleep at night. Thanks! :)

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For those of you who have to change the crib bedding in the middle of the night, here is a tip. I usually have 2 sets of sheets on the bed in case of a middle of the night leak. So it goes Mattress, mattress pad, sheet, mattress pad sheet. That way when you have to change the bed you can just pull off the top set and there is a fresh set waiting for you. I don't function very well in the middle of the night so this really helps me.

Amanda - posted on 12/03/2008

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Do they make the extra absorbent Overnights diapers in her size? I always had to move my son up a diaper size at night. Now he's in nighttime pull-ups because I can't find a diaper size 7 and they don't make the Overnights in size 6. Good luck!

User - posted on 12/04/2008

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I had the same problem when my daughter was about 3 months old and started sleeping through the night. I tried Huggies Supreme and now she is almost a year old and I still use them and swear by them. Good luck!!

Ellen - posted on 12/04/2008

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Try cloth diapers. The fit appears more comfortable and it has a very snug and soft cotton bunching around baby's legs and is ALLOT less expensive in the long run. Check out softclothbunz.com and www.mothering.com/articles/new_baby/diapers/joy-of-cloth.html (article about mom in same boat). Good luck!!

Kristen - posted on 12/03/2008

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try pampers swaddlers, and are you still changing her at every feeding thats something that we as mums sometime forget to do as the child starts to get older you tend not to be so insistant on keeping up with routine especially if you have older children.

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Kim - posted on 03/01/2011

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we tried all different diapers with our daughter(now 9months) we found that the Walmart brand worked the best & never leaked plus they have an elastic at the back so when she has a poopy diaper it stays in the diaper. We love them!

User - posted on 06/23/2009

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hI MY SON IS 4 MONTHS OLD AND I HAVE HIM IN SIZE 2 DIAPERS AND MAY NEED TO BE GOING INTO THE NEXT SOON HE ALSO IS 12 LBS AND ONCEW I CHANGED HIM HE NO LONGER WAS SOAKING THROUGH HIS DIAPER soM EBABIES ARE JUST A LIL MORE CHUNK_a_ BUTt THAN OTHERS LOL AS MY SON IS HE IS SUCH ALIL CHUBBA. DO TRY ANDMOVE UP A DIAPER SIZE AND YOU WILL SE THEY ARE not THAT MUCH MORE BIGGER THAN THE 1'S hOPE THIS HELPS LOVE@

Melanie - posted on 05/08/2009

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It could be the specific type of diaper, we were using the contoured Huggies, and switched just the type of Huggies and didn't have anymore problems!

Michelle - posted on 12/08/2008

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I used a bigger size at night on both my boys. This seened to work for them.

Amanda - posted on 12/04/2008

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this won't help with the leaking, but it will make bed changes quicker. Get a plastic sheet/liner for the crib. Put down one crib sheet, then the plastic sheet, then another crib sheet. When soaks the sheet in the middle of the night, all you have to do (besides change her, is whip off the top sheet and plastic sheet, and voila, a clean dry bed

User - posted on 12/03/2008

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I switched to the parents choice diapers at walmat...I switched to size 2 and these ones fit pretty good they seem to be a little smaller then the other brands size 2 and she hasnt leaked yet and when the paw prints on the diaper is gone it means they are wet....they are also cheaper as well. try a small bag and if they are too big you will need them soon as they grow so fast

Stacy - posted on 12/03/2008

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Huggies are great for girls...And I have also found that Walmart brand works well for boys. I would say definitely try changing brands...if that doesn't work get the inserts as suggested by Jamie Cohen.



Hope this helps. =)

Hilary - posted on 12/03/2008

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Fold the front down and inch or so, this will make it snug around her legs. My daughter did the same.

Neia - posted on 12/03/2008

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I know the new cloth diapers have inserts, you can try buying just the inserts and using them along with the diapers you use now.

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I have YET to find any brand of diapers where the weights were accurate. If you didn't have a problem with the diapers before, then just go up a size. Buying the bigger size isn't going to be a waste...it's not like you won't eventually use them anyway! LOL



The doublers idea is a good one...you can also just put the bigger diaper over the smaller one, put a smaller size inside the size 1, or put a pad (one of yours) in the diaper. Especially if you know she's in for a long sleep. (by the way...the smaller diaper inside the larger diaper is what we did when the boys had diahhrea...just an FYI to remember for future use)

Hillary - posted on 12/02/2008

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Yeah, I'm with everyone else. It's probably the brand of diapers. My daughter used White Cloud and Luvs but try different ones. I bet you could find some samples of diapers somewhere online.

Sam - posted on 12/02/2008

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i think u just have to experiment until you find the right one that suits your baby cos babies cum in ll shapes and sizes dont they i personally find the tesco's own brand nappys by far the best.

Nai - posted on 12/02/2008

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Been there done that! LOL. My daughter has always been tiny due to her medical condition, but she soaked through all of her diapers. We switched from Huggies to Pampers Cruisers (the purple packaging...not the green) and that made a huge difference. Huggies are cut much lower in the front and back. Then it got to a point where she was soaking a lot. Possibly a growth spurt. The next size up would have swallowed her. My Pediatrician suggested that I put 2 diapers on her. I cut holes in 1 of the diapers and put that one on the inside. I put the other diaper on top of that. Solved our problem immediately. Until she grew into the next size up. Good Luck!

User - posted on 12/02/2008

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It might not be the wrong size, but the wrong diaper! Each brands shape can be different, and may not fit your little one properly... causing accidents! All of my kids have gone through this .......one brand might not work at all stages

Kelly - posted on 12/02/2008

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I have a boy and a girl. Huggies was by far the best for both. I would maybe go up a size too and see how that works.

Sam - posted on 12/02/2008

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my newborn always done that at first ...mainly when they were huggies he leaked threw 2-3 times a night i just changed brand and it seemed to work

Henriette - posted on 12/02/2008

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i had to go up sizes in diapers for my baby's body--- so she is way below the weight that is suggested on the diapers.... just go up a size and see if that helps-- also others have suggested the brand- so that might be something to consider too!!! good luck!

Mindee - posted on 12/02/2008

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I have found that Pampers Swaddlers work great on baby girls. My sister says that Huggies are best for boys. Good luck!

Hoi - posted on 12/02/2008

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Thanks for your help, everyone! :D Angela, she is leaking from the top 90% of the time, but through the legs the other 10%. She's been rolling from side to side and curling up her legs (getting ready to roll over?), and I think that is most of the problem.

Emily - posted on 12/02/2008

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my daughter has the same problem at night i tried bigger diapers liners and rubber pants nothing work so now im just gonna have 2 get used 2 laundry and changing her bed a couple times a night

Susan - posted on 12/02/2008

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What about trying a cloth diaper liner until your baby is big enough to fit into the larger size.

Jenny - posted on 12/02/2008

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If she is soaking through them at night, try the Huggies Overnites (if they make them that small). they are super absorbant and work wonderful for my son.

Alison - posted on 12/02/2008

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Does your daughter have really thin legs? My son would leak ALL the time until he started to gain "pudge" around his legs. I thought at first it was the brand but it ended up being him. I used both Huggies and Pampers and, at first, thought one was better than the other but once my son began to fill out he stopped leaking. Hopefully this will be the same case for you.

Tina - posted on 12/02/2008

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Are you sure it's the diapers or does your baby have a kidney/bladder issue. If she is soaking every few hours like that I would consult her pediatrician. I don't think a bigger diaper size would matter, to me it sounds like alot of excess body fluid. My son's blocked kidney tube wasn't found until he was 5 and he was wetting a lot. It wouldn't hurt to just make sure. Good luck!

Hoi - posted on 12/02/2008

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I got several different brands from my baby shower. I've tried store brands, Pampers, Huggies. Huggies is by far, the worst and Pampers seem to work better. Perhaps I should try doubling as suggested.

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I always put my son in a bigger size before his weight seemed right, and no more leakage. I also found that a specific brand worked the best for him.

Ellen - posted on 12/02/2008

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I totally agree about the difference in diaper brands. My son leaked through Pampers, but did great with Huggies. When he got older and started leaking at night, we switched to the Overnights by Huggies at bedtime and these work great :)

Candice - posted on 12/02/2008

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My son was having the same issue. I tried the Pampers brand (they carry a size 1-2, which is in between a 1 and a 2) and they worked really well. I looked at other brands, but I wasn't able to find the same size in any other brand OR You may want to look at switching brands all together if the ones you are using aren't working for you. I had to shop around quite a bit to find ones that would fit my son and fit him well, without leaking. Also, I don't use the same kind of diapers at night that I use during the day...they make super absorbant, leak proof, etc. to accomodate your baby's needs. I have tried them all...LUV's, Huggies, Pampers, Store brands, etc. so don't get discouraged! Good luck!

User - posted on 12/02/2008

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I would switch diaper brands too, my son can only wear huggies. I also had the soaking through problem for awhile, there are night time diapers that are more absorbant. They are more expensive and bulky so we only used them at night.

Samantha - posted on 12/02/2008

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It is probably the brand of diapers because I had the same l problem untill I changed the brand of diapers he was wearing.

Gretchen - posted on 12/02/2008

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I don't have any more suggestions, but Gretchen Dixon, what a GREAT re-gift idea!!!

Samantha - posted on 12/02/2008

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It porbablly is the brand of diapers. I had the same problem untill I changed his brand of diapers and now his diapers are excellent.

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You should try different brands. I had that same problem with one of my daughters. Pampers always leak on her but Huggies work well for her. Huggies leak on my son but Pampers and Walmart White Cloud diapers work for him and my oldest daughter can wear anything except Luvs. If she is only 11 pounds I would definitely keep he in a size 1 just try a few different brands and see which one works for you. Any extra diapers can be gifted at a baby shower just take a stack of about 12 diapers and tie a pretty ribbon around them and add a rattle to the bow. Voila! Cute baby present.

Jamie - posted on 12/02/2008

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Try using Diaper Doublers. They are inserts that you can put inside the diaper so they absorb more. You can find them a Babies-R-Us. I think they're around $3 for a 30 pack.

Lea - posted on 12/02/2008

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Go ahead and try the bigger diapers...you'll use them eventually if they don't do the job. No loss there. Also, you could double up her diapers at night. Put the smaller one on under the bigger one.

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