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We've been using sposies at night and cd's during the day b/c the cd's we had leaked overnight. The past 2 days the sposies leaked, and I just got in a medium fuzzi so I was excited to try it overnight (the lgs are wayyyyyyyy too big). I put two kushie liners in, and it leaked tons. All over her jammies and our sheets <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'm so disapointed right now. Any tips?
 

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Were the inserts soaked? I don't know what Kushies liners are made of, but in a medium FB, I would try it with a Regular or premium prefold folded in half twice. I'm guessing that the Kushies liners just weren't enough. Also, If the legs are too big, there's a chance the pee just dribbled out and wasn't "caught" by the diaper.<br><br>
What other diapers do you have?
 

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If they are the Kushies liners I am thinking of (peanut shaped and 3 layers of flannel) then YES they will leak. Those won't hold anything - they really are just liners and not doublers.<br>
If you don't have a microterry insert for your FB then try a microfiber towel or two or even an infant or regular prefold (premuim would be to big in a med fb in my experience).<br>
Plus if the leg holes gaped even at the tighest setting then yes you will be bound for leaks. They must fit snug.<br>
Do you have a picture of the fit on your little one?
 

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Does your baby sleep upside down (on her tummy with the bum in the air)? I swear every single time Brandon wears a fb to bed, he pees out the tops because he sticks his bum in the air (even though he's on the tightest waist snap). So, we just put a pair of wool shorts over it and a t-shirt instead of pj's...works every time!
 

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We have been using 1 cotton insert and 2 hemp doublers at night in our Fuzzi Bunz. The hemp doublers are ones I got on ebay (super cheap!!) from Little Lambs. They're not the same quality at Joey Bunz but MAN you can get them CHEAP, and they work great for us!<br><br>
HTH.
 

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I use prefolds. I vary the size pf depending on how much absorbtion I need.<br><br>
I would try a premium pf. It should not leak. Also try putting it inside the dipe instead of the pocket. It tends to fit tighter that way. That is what we do when we are between sizes.
 

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Try a hemparoo hemp prefold or buy some cheap microfiber cloths at Walmart in the automotive section, wash them separately. You can use 2 for night. 2 Joey buns or 1 ducky buns at night works great for us. Also an Indian prefold. If the legs are way big, the pee will leak right out, like someone else pointed out.
 

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For daytime use, I can get away with just having a flat folded up inside a FB, but for night use I need a premium prefold if I am not using assorted hemp.
 

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could it be because, like you said, they were too big? My bug print FB only leak because they are big on ds now. They were fine when he was 9-10 months because he was much chubbier than now.
 

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Also try putting it inside the dipe instead of the pocket. It tends to fit tighter that way. That is what we do when we are between sizes.<br><br>
You should try it....it works really well!
 

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My FB leak too.<br><br>
I've figured out that - at least in my case - there are a couple reasons why.<br><br>
1. My ds pees like a maniac<br>
2. He sleeps on his tummy<br>
3. I've been using my FB stash almost exclusively for what is now over a year. I turned a few inside out and saw that the PUL has little holes/tears along the stitching around the legs.<br><br>
Ds has outgrown this size anyway, but I'm just ticked off because now I have two dozen FB that I can't sell/give away because they leak.<br><br>
Are your FB older? Used a lot? This might be your problem too.
 

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Try stuffing it with something more substantial, like an infant prefold! I love prefolds for stuffers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Wow, thanks so much everyone!<br><br>
Ok, the fuzzi was brand new- only worn once. I have it as tight as possible, but will play around to make sure the leg is snug.<br><br>
The liner is the peanut type shape. What is the diff b/w a liner and a doubler <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
Dd sleeps on her back, but is a heavy wetter (at least seems like it, she's my only child so I have nothing to compare her too).<br><br>
Thanks for all the tips on what to stuff the diaper with. I will def look into the ideas. I haven't been having much luck at all with cd and was getting discouraged! I really really appreciate all of the help. I'm determined to cd overnight, and keep up with the day- and get rid of these Kushies- I HATE them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I don't know what a liner is (I don't think it's anything that was made for pockets, since that's all I use and I've researched pockets extensively before even starting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> ).<br><br>
A doubler is a smaller, usually two layer serged rectangle of absorbent fabric that goes in the pocket with the main insert, to "double" (though not literally) the insert's absorbency.<br><br>
It sounds like you do not actually have any inserts. Inserts are the key to making pocket diapers work (assuming they fit around the legs and waist of course as mentioned above). Inserts are rectangles of fabric in various layers (3 to 4 usually). They may or may not be serged together. Several folks above have recommended you create your own inserts by folding microfiber towels or prefolds so that they fit into your FB pocket. These are popular choices for inserts. You can also purchase pre-made ones. Mother Of Eden (MOE for short), parent company of Fuzzi Bunz, makes some microterry inserts. Microterry is a popular fabric, as is hemp. There are several places to get hemp inserts. Hemp is highly absorbent. I get my at <a href="http://www.fuzzibunzstore.com" target="_blank">www.fuzzibunzstore.com</a> - cheapest I've found anywhere. For nighttime I use two of these (they are smaller than some of the other hemp out there) topped by a MOE microterry doubler for softness. Microterry absorbs more quickly than hemp, but hemp absorbs more quantity than microterry.<br><br>
You can do this! I switched to CDing with 13 month old twins - they just turned 20 months yesterday and we're still going strong! Allow yourself a few times of trial and error and allow for extra sheet-washing in between, and you'll get your routine down and you'll be fine. Really. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Just get some real inserts or insert-making fabrics/prefolds, check the fit of the FB, and go to it!
 

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Rainbow Brite said:
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The liner is the peanut type shape. What is the diff b/w a liner and a doubler <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br>
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I use a liner to protect my diaper if I am going to use any rash cream. Regardless of how cd friendly they are, they seem to stain. Doubler is usually used with an insert or soaker to help double the absorbancy. But dont use a fleece liner with a pocket that has fleece or microfleece in it, it will repel.
 
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