Does anyone have suggestions on a diaper that doesn't leak #2?

Amanda - posted on 01/11/2010 ( 68 moms have responded )

6

10

0

My son is four and half months old. He is strickly breastfed. I have yet to find a diaper that will keep his poop in his diaper. I bring home a bag of dirty stained clothes from the daycare pretty much every day. This is very frustrating! How do I get the stains out of his clothes and what diaper can I use to try to prevent more stains?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Sylvia - posted on 01/16/2010

1,315

8

31

I think it depends on the shape of the baby, honestly. We used cloth prefolds and a variety of diaper covers when DD was a baby, and we found that some kinds of covers leaked way more than others. For travelling, and after I went back to work and she started daycare, we used paper diapers, and again, everybody swore by different brands, but the kind that leaked like crazy when we used them didn't leak at all on somebody else's baby. I think the kind we ended up using most was Huggies (not the "supreme" ones, the regular ones). They change them all the time, though -- my DD is 7 now, so my information's very old LOL -- and I don't have tons of experience with the combination of 4-month-old poop and paper diapers, since as I said we were mostly using cloth at that point. By the time she was in paper diapers full-time, she was 13 months old and eating solids, which of course changes things a lot.

Anyway, my advice would be to buy small packages of a few different kinds, or ask other mums if you can have one or two of whatever they use so you get a variety, and try them out over a weekend to see what works best, before you actually invest in a huge package of any brand. Also, some brands of paper diapers have this revolting baby-powder smell that makes me sneeze, so watch out for that :P

About the stains, try soaking in Borax. If you can, hang the clothes in the sun to dry -- that helps with stains also. I actually found that baby poop didn't stain much -- it looked as if it would, but the discolouration actually came out after a wash or two. It's when they start eating food that stains really become a problem...

Elizabeth - posted on 01/11/2010

126

21

24

I used a cloth diaper called Rumparooz (www.rumparooz.com). I never had a blowout with these diapers because they hug my daughter with out leaving marks. They were my lifesaver. She was always having blowouts with her disposables. If cloth is not your thing you can buy a diaper cover at www.clothdiapersupply.com or on ebay (diaper cover) that works really well. I also loved Oxy Clean for those yucky blow outs. Just put some water and Oxy Clean in a bucket and let it soak, then wash.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

68 Comments

View replies by

Winter - posted on 01/27/2010

23

4

0

For all babies, I highly recommend cloth diapers! It takes about 500 years for ONE disposable diaper to break down! We use our BumGenius and we LOVE that even when he has a mega poop, they contain it all! Weère saving over $2,000 by doing it from birth too!

Maria Leonora - posted on 01/27/2010

6

8

0

When you are at home only the best way to clean the baby's pooh is water and soup, after which you dry it. It would really clean thier skin thoughroughly, no amount of wipes can replace it. But if you go out you need a thicker wipes, His stained clothing you use a little bleach in your laundry but make sure to separate it with the clean ones.

[deleted account]

For me the only diaper that worked for my little ones was Pampers. Huggies was the worst for my children. They just didn't fit right.

Pamela - posted on 01/26/2010

1

3

0

Oh I know exactly what you mean, half the time their calling me that my daughter has diareah and has to come home, I started to use the pampers swaddlers their so far the best ones they have a extra mesh layer that keeps more in it. My daughter is the same age, I just use spray and wash let it soak over night and wash in hot water, I find it doesn't come out of the white undershirts that great but the clothes have no sign of stains after.

Tiffany - posted on 01/22/2010

3

1

0

The only thing that has ever worked with my son is the Huggies Supreme (in the dark red box) all others always leaked.

Good luck!!!! There was a really good spray that I used to by at Babys R us that worked great to get rid of the stains....I think it was called Toddler something...... hope that helps

Latrese - posted on 01/21/2010

24

67

2

I absolutely love luvs....I used them with my oldest son and now my 5 month old. They work great.

Pawtoki - posted on 01/21/2010

24

1

0

I recommend Pamper Baby Dry.I love this Brand because it work great for me. I have tried many other brands but the quality is poor. PBD is my favourite.I used them with both of my sons.

Tonyagene - posted on 01/21/2010

4

6

0

There is a lot of great advice here, my 2 cents. If the diapers are still leaking after changing sizes, the daycare is not changing soon enough. I know they have their hands full but it is better for everyone if they check and change your child more often.

Araceli - posted on 01/18/2010

18

13

5

my doughter uses the brand especially for baby supreme, she's now a size 4. since I discovered this diapers I don't want to change or try another brand; I buy them at toys 'r' us, because I haven't found them in another store... I also use the baby wipes. Love the diapers because since my baby uses them, there are no leaks and no rash. About the stains, let the clothes soak for like two hours in boiled water with laudry detergent... that works for me, even if they are whites.

Lauren - posted on 01/18/2010

12

28

1

I used Luv's the are a little cheaper and always did the job for my little one. I breastfed my son as well and I know how messy the #2 diapers can get. The Pampers did nothing for me at all. I ended up washing more clothes for him then me and my husband. For the stains I use Shout and Baby Dreft stain removers on our clothes and it works beautifully. Even if you didn't catch the stain the first time you can still get it out. Good luck and I hope this helps.

Gina - posted on 01/18/2010

41

32

4

My sister had this problem and tried the next size up and that would work for awhile, then switched to cloth diapers, she figured if she was laundering poop stains, might as well. They have a higher back then regular diapers so it helped, good luck.

Nora - posted on 01/17/2010

9

30

1

I use the pampers baby dry and when you spring a leak move up a size. As for stains baby oxy clean is wonderful and you can get it most anywhere. Also, amway has a stain remover that works well but can be quite expensive.

Julie - posted on 01/17/2010

3

4

0

We started out with Pampers swaddlers and then several other kinds due to allergic reactions. We now use Parents Choice (walmart) that are a fraction of the price! They work great!! We do use pamper overnights for night time because he pees so much at night:)

Linda - posted on 01/17/2010

1

0

0

for disposables, I found the pampers baby dry worked the best (crawlers and walkers sucked). For cloth, I used Mother-Ease and rarely had an issue. for stained clothing, we always kept 1 scoop of Oxyclean (the cheap generic brand) in the pail with the water. Then I also washed the diapers (and any clothing stained with food) with 1 scoop of the same stuff in with the detergent. Clothes and diapers came out looking great.

Jessica - posted on 01/17/2010

1

32

0

Pampers, also found that using baby wipes on stains works really well before you put them through the wash.

Sierra - posted on 01/17/2010

1

21

0

For boys, I HIGHLY recommend Luvs. I have three boys and one girl, and I've tried all the diaper brands. In my experience, the Pampers cruisers work best for my very active two year old daughter, but they never worked well for my boys. LUVS was the ONLY brand that didn't constantly leak for all of my boys. Good luck!!!

Angela - posted on 01/17/2010

2

18

0

pampers are the only ones that never leaked for me, they have these overnight diapers that are awsome!

Denise - posted on 01/17/2010

2

6

0

Pampers Swaddlers definitely! I breastfeed my babies too, and theses worked fabulous!!

DivaMommy - posted on 01/17/2010

1

27

0

PAMPERS are the best diapers hun! they're the only ones that doesn't leak u really should try them!

Florencia - posted on 01/16/2010

72

72

13

Dawn dish soap truly works wonders, I also use the Zout. I also use ammonia it helps with smells too.

Ginette - posted on 01/16/2010

64

67

16

Pampers are great but i'm a huggies fan.............as for the stains the only thing i found that works on everything including blood stains out of whites clothes I found at Leisure World (material shop) in a white squeeze bottle ..........will look into name for you but it's only 10$ and you only use very litttle of it on the stain, rub in a little and through in washer.............

Sheri - posted on 01/16/2010

27

16

3

I use and think the pampers swaddlers/cruisers are the best diapers. I have used him since my baby was born and they are great! but some babies are different and are shaped better for huggies. like i was told by my mother, spend the extra money on good diapers.

Vanessa - posted on 01/16/2010

3

20

0

When my son was about 4 months old, he would leak out of his diaper (pee) during the night. I was so frustrating because all of his clothes would be soiled at night. I decided to switch to huggies overnight diapers and they last ALL NIGHT. I hope this helps!

Rebekah - posted on 01/16/2010

10

13

0

I too found pampers baby dry were very effective in containing everything,I also used huggies which were also good.As for the stains,I find vanish spray works pretty well though for persistant stains you could try soaking in Oxy action powder.Good luck,sounds like you have a fun future ahead of you with regards to laundry product knowledge!!!!.

Lauren - posted on 01/16/2010

17

31

0

Pampers swaddlers were the only diapers that worked for my son's leaky problems!

Manal - posted on 01/16/2010

3

7

0

I use pampers, they are the best! they can stand for more than 8 hours. As for the stains... God help you.. why not try clorox??

[deleted account]

Luv's worked the best against leaks for me, everything else soaked my boys. Luvs are good and affordable.

Melissa - posted on 01/16/2010

79

11

5

We have used Huggies for both our children with no problems. As far as getting stains out of clothes, we use Baby All, it is cheaper than Dreft and does the same thing. Good luck :)

Saranna - posted on 01/15/2010

4

7

0

Huggies Lil snugglers. Pampers swaddlers leaked EVERYTIME! But I have a girl. When he starts on solids you won't have this problem.

Gayle - posted on 01/15/2010

6

13

0

I am a huge fan of the target brand diapers they work great and are a little cheaper than some of the name brand ones.

Rose - posted on 01/15/2010

22

14

2

Maybe it's not the diaper, maybe it's the daycare. Make sure they are changing him often. I love Luvs. They are so absorbent and affordable. I have 5 kids and Luvs are #1.

Julia - posted on 01/15/2010

1

3

0

I suggest pampers swadlers or cruisers. and make sure they are changing him enough.

Nadyeli - posted on 01/15/2010

1

5

0

Luvs have been the best iv used so far.. cheap. no leaks and they have a baby powder smell so it doesnt smell like pure pee like the rest.

Brianna - posted on 01/15/2010

51

31

2

My son is 8 months old & has always been exclusively breastfed, so I understand the poopies you are dealing with! Pampers Swaddlers & Huggies Newborn’s worked great for the first 2-3 months, then, EVERY time he went #2 they would leak. I, too, dealt with poopy stains on his cute little outfits. I tried every style for Huggies & Pampers, even Walmart’s brand (which worked pretty good but were a little stiff). The best diaper I found (also one of the cheapest) is Luvs. My son has worn them since he was 4 months old & I rarely have leaks (#1 or #2)!!! Once your little one starts cereal then other solids, his poopies will be firmer and not pose such a problem with leaking. Good Luck :)

Stephanie - posted on 01/15/2010

258

31

6

when my daughter was a new born i used either pamper swaddlers or huggies but now she is 4 months old and ive been using luvs since she was like 2 months old and i love them and there are about 10 bucks cheaper than pampers or huggies.

Bonnie - posted on 01/15/2010

33

26

6

Pampers swaddlers and pampers cruisers all the way here. Sounds to me like the daycare is waiting too long to change those diapers! Eewe poor baby! I would be getting on their case asap

Frances - posted on 01/15/2010

48

20

4

Maybe it is not the diaper maybe the people at the daycare are not changing him often enough. you never know what happens behind closed doors. I suggest pampers.. I nor my sister has ever had a problem with pampers leaking. also it might be time to move up a size.

Samantha - posted on 01/15/2010

1

10

0

My daycare use to do this too but my daycare uses there own diapers. So i told them to use a different kind cause i got tired of it, i use luvs and there not to expensive and there really good!!!!

Melodie - posted on 01/14/2010

1

11

0

I would also say that Pampers were the best for my son. I had 3 girls and swore by Huggies until I had my boy. As for the stains.. best thing that works to get spit up and any stain out of clothes is vinegar. It's safe and natural and to me the best thing ever! Just poor about 1/2 cup to a cup of vinegar in the load when washing. Works great also to get your whites white without using bleach.

Chelsey - posted on 01/14/2010

8

22

0

I swear by pampers swaddlers/cruisers. Never had any leaks except when it was time to go up to the next size :)

Misty - posted on 01/14/2010

2

20

0

i use huggies, the one tha have a pocketed leak protection on the back .. it works for my daughter.

Naomi - posted on 01/14/2010

190

7

38

it could be a fit issue.
other than that my recommendation is cloth! :) works great for us, cheap & easy. I think we only had 2 blowouts, maybe 3

Brittany - posted on 01/14/2010

11

37

2

I am a fan of Huggies! Make sure the diaper isn't too small. Sometimes our babies grow so fast that we don't even realize it's time to buy the next size up!

Jill - posted on 01/14/2010

1

20

0

There is a stain remover called AWESOME sold in the Dollar Store. It is awesome!!!

Lucky - posted on 01/14/2010

9

36

0

That sounds awfully familiar, still remember joking with my Hubby that we should invent a Diaper that can absorb that Mess!! I agree with comments below - best bet & what worked for my Daughter too, she always peed out of the side of her Diapers. So upsized the Diaper I was using & that seemed to help. As for Stains - I use Bio Classic Aerosol Stain remover - in South Africa - not sure where you are:) - to pre-Treat & then add the Same in Powder to my Wash & that pretty much removes anything. - My Mom firmly believes in Sunlight Green Soap Bar & you cover the Stain with a good Layer & hang in the Sun - She is still old School where material diapers were the norm. This too shall pass so hang in there!!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms