View Full Version : Diapers Leaking - Need Input Please!
12-10-2008, 04:00 PM
For the past few days, my son's diaper has been leaking. In the morning his pajamas and sheet are soaked and sometimes after his nap as well. At 19 months and 24 lbs I have him in a size 4 during the day and size 5 for overnight (huggies or costco's kirkland brand). I tried size 6 overnight but they leak because they are too large around the legs.
He's a belly sleeper, but the leaking has only happened recently. Is it possible that his bladder is holding more and then he is emptying more at a time? He's not ready for potty training yet, but I'm running out of pajamas and sheets with all of the daily washing!
Anyone have suggestions? Thanks :)
12-10-2008, 04:07 PM
Try Pampers. They're the only think keeping the twins from forming a lake in the middle of the night. Then we revert to the cheap Target brand during the day.
12-10-2008, 10:20 PM
Interestingly enough, I was talkign to my boss about the same problem yesterday!!!!
So my DS is 18 months and in size fives, and he's been in size fives since he was like 10 months old!!! now, im thinking we may need to go to size 6.. because he's growing like crazy all of a sudden, but i've also found (as of last night) If we give him his milk an hour and a half, to 2 hours before he goes down at night.. then change him right before bed, he was dry this morning on the outside, so jammies and sheets were safe!
good luck, and tell me if you think of anythign else that may work so i can try it too!
12-10-2008, 11:55 PM
It sounds like he's starting to get bladder control. My DD seemed to "hold it" without thinking about it when she was active and engaged. When she'd relax, let loose the flood gates! He's still too young for p/t and even when they're ready for day time, night time is a ways away. I'd try two things in the mean time.
Make an extra dam with a maxipad on either the belly or the butt of the diaper. It doesn't work for everyone, but it's worth a shot.
Add a cover like a cloth diaperer would use. A wool cover would be ideal (you can buy second hand stuff from http://www.clothdiaperexchange.com/ and it's much cheaper) but you can always get the old fashioned plastic pants from any babiesrus. Wool is nice for overnight because in addition to being super absorbent, it's naturally anti-bacterial and the material breathes so it doesn't encourage diaper rash.
12-11-2008, 01:37 AM
I would second the waterproof cover and I would add a recommendation of a doubler in the diaper which would absorb some of it. There are disposable diaper liners that would do the same thing as the maxi pad would. Another solution that might not be very economic but might do the trick is to put him in two diapers or put him in nighttime training pants, whether disposable or a good cloth kind, and put a diaper over the training pants.
12-11-2008, 09:47 AM
The only diapers I've used that don't leak or don't leak as much are Huggies. And anytime my DD started leaking at night I would move her up to a bigger size just for night time. That works every time. She's a size 4, but wears size 5 at night and it works like a charm!
12-11-2008, 05:45 PM
When my little guy was a "little" guy we used Luvs because they were the only brand that did not leak at all. Huggies were the worst for us and Pampers were a little better but we eventually settled on Luvs because they were cheaper and no leaks! And they even have a guarantee. I know I sound like I work for the company, right? lol! But I'm all about promises and was all ready to call the 1-800 number had they leaked! But they never did! Later on, we moved to the Target brand during the potty training weeks. They also worked great.
12-11-2008, 06:09 PM
But I'm all about promises and was all ready to call the 1-800 number had they leaked! But they never did!
My Luvs totally leaked! I thought they were the worst! I am so finding that 1-800 number and calling it!
12-11-2008, 11:36 PM
My friend swears by Huggies for her DS but my DD can only wear Pampers. I think it has to do with the particular body type of the child as to which brand has the best fit.
I also had the problem with morning "wet baby" syndrome. Sometimes it was just a little, others it was sheets and all. The waterproof crib liners worked for the sheets but she was still wet and cold. We started giving her her last liquids at least an hour before bed and changed her right before putting her down and that works most of the time.
12-12-2008, 12:35 AM
The brand of diaper definitely depends on body type.
My niece does best in Huggies but they leak like a sieve for us. We have had great luck with Luvs but they leak like a sieve for my niece. My niece is the fattest rolly polly little baby you'll ever see whereas my daughter is stick thin. You've got to experiment.
12-12-2008, 08:47 AM
I usually just go up a size my four month old is in a size 3 (we just moved up). However, every time I leave him at my mother's he leaks. No matter how well he fits into a daiper. It could be how you are putting the daiper on. Probably not because this is a recent development, but it is worth checking out. Deffinatly try the maxi strapped on...I know the only brand I can use is Pampers (sometimes luvs, they are made by the same supplier). Huggies always seem so awkward on him. The size 1 were hudge when the size one pampers fit like a dream. Just try different things.
12-12-2008, 07:50 PM
This happened to my DD. So during the day she wore Pampers, and Huggies Overnights through the evening. The best part once I changed, no more leaks. I found mine at Walmart but Babies R Us also carried them. If these (2) stores were out, they were difficult to find.
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