your child's tiny hiney still fits in one size diaper and the next size up is too big therefore leaks in gaps... yet... they pee too much for the size that 'fits' to contain it all???
Emma's peeing out of the overnight diapers. She had to have her pants changed all 3 days of school so far this week. Overnights are already super absorbent! We tried UnderJams at night (she's leaking out most nights too) but the smallest size is too big on her.
Any suggestions?? She's in a size 6 Overnight right now and weighs 32 lbs.
One of my kiddos at school has the same problem. His home health nurse puts a liner in his diaper and we haven't leaked yet. I'll ask him what brand of liners her uses when I see him tomorrow!ReplyDelete
You could double diaper her. You could put a smaller diaper on underneath and put the big one on over it. That way, it wouldn't leak out the legs or gap, but if she soaked through, the outer diaper would catch the leak. Julie and I did this with Katie and David when they came home and had similar problems. When they don't leak, you can use the outer diaper throughout the day without having to use 2x the number of diapers. We have used liners too, but the company we bought them from stopped making them. I'd love to know how to get them from another company.ReplyDelete
rubber pants overtop the diaper..my sister(adopted from Haiti) leaked like crazy when she was little..and the blowouts are another story..we just always had the rubber pants overtop to contain leaks.ReplyDelete
I have you tried diaper doublers? They look sort of like a sanitary pad, and go inside the diaper.ReplyDelete
Sometimes, with the children I work with, we uses the larger diaper with or without a liner, and put underwear over them. This way it stays a bit more in position. Also onesies (www.essentialwhites.com has bigger ones) can keep it all centrally located! I've also seen people use two diapers, a smaller one with a bigger one over it, but I personally don't like that, and it's more expensive. =/ Either way, growing bigger is a good thing, so I guess you have a "good" problem!ReplyDelete
I love diaper doublers, can't get them in my area any more, of course the "old fashioned" sanitary napkins would work, but I don't know if they make them any more, lol. Washable liners is always another choice. I have also done a small diaper, like a cheap newborn, inside her regular overnight diaper.ReplyDelete
Oh, man, you are probably WAY to busy for this, and school might not like it either, but have you considered cloth diapers? You can get a much more custom fit with cloth. You may even be able to find a diaper service for the price of super absorbent overnight diapers and Underjams. It would def. be cheaper than double diapering, too. Of course, sensitive skin can be an issue... One good "side effect" of cloth is kids feel when they are wet right away, so begin to associate that "feeling" with being wet. One step closer to potty training! The down side is the diaper is more bulky, and of course, the laundry (if you wash at home).ReplyDelete
I used diaper doublers and they worked great! Or put a serenity pad inside of the diaper to make it more absorbent.ReplyDelete
Either what Ali Rae said or traditional cloth diapers.ReplyDelete
We have a similar problem lol. Eden is so tiny (though had a growth spurt this summer!) but still less than 25 pounds.ReplyDelete
I put a folded terry nappy inside a disposable nappy and then cover the lot with the terry nappy cover.
True, she walks like she's been riding horse all day but that is what we do at night. In the day I still use the terry COVER but usually not the terry inside. I do have a smaller terry insert that I can use in the day.
Just read all the other comments and wow, you have things in the US we just do not have here lol! But I agree, terry nappies (cloth) could be an answer. I did cloth for a long time though and had to start with the outer one being a disposable one to contain leaks as she was leaking all the time.
I suppose the only other option is to cut out liquids from her diet ha ha (NO DO NOT DO THIS LOL).
I'm going to make a line of women's clothing made out of terry nappy material and plastic to manage the child's leaky nappies. Let's just say, I used to attempt to wear clothes that looked nice, now I borrow William's old ones that I don't mind if they get leaked on! ha ha
we were having that very same issue here. i got a coupon in the mail for huggies and it was a new diaper. it is cut deeper in the legs and does not gap or leak. of course they are much more expensive than the regular huggies, but they work!! we love them here!!ReplyDelete
I had the same idea of a few others -a booster pad.ReplyDelete
I have not used these, we used "diaper doublers" but they are not made any longer. Hope this helps.
I just thought of this...they make those extra loooong humongous pads now from always, in a navy blue and purple package. I am not sure how they compare cost-wise to the Poise Pads, but you might want to look into it. Maybe I will try one with Ben!ReplyDelete
We have the same problem with my little boy. we finally arrived at a solution! We got Depends Boosters. The reason they work is that there is no moisture barrier on the back, so he can soak up the pad, and it still flows through and soaks up the diaper behind it. So that goes IN the diaper. Then I put a Poise pad (off brand), horizontally across his waistband of his diaper. We also think Luvs absorb better than the Huggies Overnights. He is too tiny for the smallest size of Goodnites, too. They gap. I hope this helps. It's amazing how much the Booster pad can hold. And they're cheap (around 5.00 for a big package) and available at Walmart!ReplyDelete
you might try a different brand of diaper. Some of them are cut differently.ReplyDelete
Slip a wool soaker (little wool shorts) on over top of the disposable at night- and google "wool soaker" b/c they are just so amazing it's beyond words. Good luck!ReplyDelete