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Help, I'm so at the end of my rope! My 6 month old can't cope with being wet at all so I have to change him every half hour all day long! I go through my whole stash everyday - 22 diapers! I find I will put a disposable on just to get some peace and so he will take a nap and/or sleep longer than 2 hours at night. I change him, then turn around he's fussing again and I check him and he's wet and I change him again ALL-DAY-LONG and I feel like I can't deal anymore! I'm starting to think disposables are the greatest piece of technology ever.<br>
I'm fairly new to CD. Been using CD for one month. Is this par for the course and I should just suck it up? Does anyone else have this problem? I tried putting fleece liners in the diaper so he wouldn't feel the wetness as much and it seems to have made no difference. What should I do? Go back to disposables?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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Hmmm... What kind of diapers do you use? Maybe you need some with all-fleece inners, instead of just liners so the entire inside is fleece?<br><br>
I don't think I could handle that all day, every day either. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Also curious what kind of diapers you are using. My DD used to be the same way. I had a really difficult time with PFs even though I LOVE them because she would soak through them so quickly and just feel so WET. An all fleece inner diaper with a GOOD insert is what works for us. Even when she has soaked the insert she can't feel much wetness because of the fleece. BUT, we did buy some used fuzzibunz diapers and they fleece did not work like fleece should. BLAH. So much for saving money!
 

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Thanks for responding! I'm using a Kissaluvs fitted with a bummi cover. I cut a thick fleece blanket into wide liners and I was using those. They never ever leak. That's good advice about having an all fleece inner. It just seems to me that most people don't bother with fleece inside and they don't ever talk about this problem.
 

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Yeah, prefolds get soggy fast and are a cold wet lump. No one likes that!<br><br>
My daughter couldn't stand fleece inside her diapers, so it is an individual thing. Also, your child may still be getting used to the different feel of cloth diapers. Some babies are just more sensitive to how things feel, but that can change over time.<br><br>
Kissaluvs are not very absorbent in my experience; barely lasted an hour on my daughter. You might try adding a large fleece topped contour doubler inside them or try something more absorbent. What about Thirsties fab fitteds? They are all fleece on the inside. So are some of Snuggle Hugs fitteds. Also Tiny Tush Elite one-size pocket diapers have the softest fleece inside and have the advantage of being AIOs and one-size.<br><br>
Don't give up mama! Resale on Kissaluvs is good so you can try something else for not a lot of money.
 

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We have this problem too. We've been battling a nasty rash for the last several weeks and my stash is currently split between flannel pockets and Indisposables fitteds. When wearing the fitteds he knows instantly that he's wet and takes it off, same for when he poops. But, I find that the flannel pockets we use have a disposable like quality. I stuff with a prefold and it sucks in all the wetness away from his skin. He never tries to pull them off (though he couldn't if he wanted to because they're pinned) unless he's poopy.<br>
I'm in the habit of changing him as often as he wets (because of the rash), but when he's wearing one of these pockets I even have trouble determining if he's wet! Even when I take the diaper off and feel the inner flannel I have trouble telling! Needless to say he stays in them longer than the fitteds and his skin is often perfectly dry when I change him. I have used everything from flats to prefolds to fitteds to AIO's and these are by far my favorite.<br>
Don't give up! You'll find something that works for you, and if you find that what you've bought isn't working you can always sell it often for the same as you bought it for and buy something different. A hassle yes, but you baby is worth it!
 

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My DS will whine for two reasons: either as soon as pees in one of our less absorbent fitteds, or if I've used a different brand of detergent (which I think the residue combined with the urine causes an irritant). My cotton fitteds are pretty threadbare right now so they only hold one pee anyway, but as soon as he goes he rips it off. With my more absorbent hemp, organic cotton and pocket diapers (stuffed with hemp) we have zero problems. You might try just purchasing one of a more absorbent brand to see if you still have the problem. Try it both with and without the fleece liner, as that will give you a better idea if it is being wet that is bothering him or maybe a chemical reaction.
 

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We totally had this problem with ds--I had made 70 or so fitteds when I was pregnant with him, and then realized that neither he nor I could sleep with him being wet. So we switched to pockets for any long stretches (naps, trips out) and are living happily ever after almost two years later.<br>
I have read some disagreeing opinions here, but we love our Bumgenius 2.0 pocket diapers. They're not all natural, but they're better than disposables, right?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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If she can't stand being wet, a pocket diaper is the way to go.<br><br>
Le babe doesn't really care about being wet, but he's had a couple of diaper rashes recently (teething) that have had me cautious about putting his prefolds directly against his skin and leaving them for 12 hours overnight. So on those rashy days, I've stuffed the tri-folded prefold into one of the BG2.0s we use for daycare, and 12 hours later the prefold is soaked but his butt is bone-dry.
 

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Thanks for everyone's replies. I bought my Kissaluvs stash (terry cloth)for only as much as one month of disposables so that's not bad. I have to go really cheap so I can't be buying all sorts of diapers. The Kissaluvs I have DS has almost grown out of so I'm in the planning stages of making some bigger diapers. And it's taking me a really long time to plan because there is so many options. I'm thinking of making the diaper with a couple layers of flannel receiving blanket (I have tons), then sewing a thick terry soaker to it (A stack came with my diapers), and then sewing Fleece on the inside. Does this sound like a good plan? How many layers of flannel do you think I need? My son pees often but only a little at a time. Any input would be appreciated.<br><br><br>
I may buy one Bumgenius and/or Thirsties/Snuggle Hugs/Tiny Tush like you all suggested, then If I like the features I can integrate it into my own design. I never suspected the Kissaluvs would be the culprit because they never leak. Good tip about the excess laundry detergent but I know that can't be it because I only use the tiniest dribble of free and clear detergent.<br><br>
ps . . .DS wore sposies today because I needed a BREAK!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Put fleece on the outside, it's water... resistant. Unless its microfleece. The layers depend on your child <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Oh, I mean I'll make it so the fleece is between his bum and the rest of the diaper. Is that what you mean by outside? or do you mean outside like a cover? How do I know if I have microfleece? I bought it at Walmart for $5 a yard. I can't use it if it's microfleece?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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The pockets I made myself (using the same pattern that I used for fitteds) work great and (of course) cost a lot less. Just be sure that you don't use cotton elastic (big wet disaster) What I like about the BG is that they are adjustable and fit him for a while.<br><br>
FYI microfleece allows moisture through and stays feeling dry, so it's ideal for the inside of the diaper. Thicker, regular fleece acts like wool, both absorbing and containing the moisture and can be used as a cover or outer layer.
 

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Microfleece is very thin and wicks moisture through, thus leaving the booty dry. Regular fleece is thicker and acts as a barrier, but does NOT absorb moisture like wool does. It actually disperses moisture and b/c it's water resistant and not waterproof, actually allows some moisture to evaporate. In that sense it works like wool does. To tell if you have microfleece or regular fleece, take a medicine dropper syringe and fill with water. Press against fleece and slowly but steadily release water against fleece. If it wicks through immediately then it's microfleece. If it sits on the surface a while before it goes through, or doesn't go through at all, then it's regular fleece. You -can- find microfleece at WalFart, but it's usually in prints and not solids. Some Joanns Fabrics carry it too, but not all. Another good wicking material you can get is Alova Suede from Joanns. It works like the suedecloth in BumGenius does. Just make sure you get the Alova Suede and not microsuede or any other kind of suede - those won't work. It has to be Alova Suede. You can cut this up like fleece and it won't fray.<br><br>
Also, another thing I was thinking - when you cut out your liner, try to make them maybe more contour shaped, so they would cover more surface area. That way there would be less places for you LO to feel moisture. HTH!!!
 
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