Mothering Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
466 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
What am I doing wrong? We have to change an entire outfit during every diaper change and I am changing SO MANY diapers!!! He will just get changed , have a fresh outfit and not even five minutes later his whole outfit is soaked. Is it that the covers are too big, or am I folding the diapers wrong? I seem to have better luck with a prefold with a snappi and a wool cover.<br>
We are using prefolds and covers. I am getting really frustrated!<br>
Any tips or websites I can look at?? I must be doing something wrong because no one would use cloth if it was supposed to be like this! Please help!<br>
What are you using?what works?<br>
Thanks a lot mamas<br><br>
-Heidi
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,161 Posts
This is my favorite prefold site: <a href="http://diaperpages.com/pf_folds.php" target="_blank">http://diaperpages.com/pf_folds.php</a><br><br>
What kind of covers are you using? Are you sure you are getting the diaper all th way in the cover? Are their gaps at the legs? I've never had much luck with trifolding a prefold and just laying it in the cover, since pee can pool at the legs and seep out when they move. We go most days without a leak, so do not fear - once you get the hang of this, your future will be less soggy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
837 Posts
I am using FB pockets and prefolds jelly rolled with a snappi and wool covers. We have had no leaks so far! (knock on wood) I think we would have leaks if I wasn't using the snappi. dd wool covers are slighty too big but seem to be working( imse vimse bumpy wool and aristicrats wool)<br><br>
Good luck!!!!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,072 Posts
Certain dipes *always* leak for me. What kind are you using? How many times did you wash your prefolds? What detergent?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
466 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
<b>ivymae</b>- I am using Bummis super whisper wraps, Thirsties,and Imse Vimse organic cotton. I am sure to get the whole diaper in the cover but still have wicking<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:.<br><b>kittywitty</b> I amusing Unbleached Indian prefolds.I washed them about four times in hot water before using them. I use the 7th Generation laundry detergent.<br>
We seem to be doing a little better today with the leaking.<br>
Thanks for the replies.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,603 Posts
Maybe try and tuck his penis down it may just be laying in the perfect way and have a straight shot out of the leg.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
466 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Momma2DoubleCuties</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/10296433"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Maybe try and tuck his penis down it may just be laying in the perfect way and have a straight shot out of the leg.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Yes, thanks for the tip. I am new to babies with penises,and was wondering if it was something that needed to be done. Dh diapered him today and got peed on while suggling with him,Solomon's little penis was hanging right out the side of the diaper<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,133 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>mamablueberry</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/10296640"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, thanks for the tip. I am new to babies with penises,and was wondering if it was something that needed to be done. Dh diapered him today and got peed on while suggling with him,Solomon's little penis was hanging right out the side of the diaper<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: that has happened to the best of us mama! better him than you though.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I snappi a prefold and use a BSWW. Sometimes I use Pocket Change Diapers too. I don't do any special kinds of folds.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
689 Posts
i second the "jelly roll" along the sides to contain infant poop!<br><br>
i also have unbleached diapers - maybe run them thru HOT HOT HOT wash again with regular detergent (like tide) and then again with 7th gen to make sure they're stripped. when i got mine, i washed them about 6 times to strip them....<br><br>
HTH
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,699 Posts
We use the "bikini twist" method for our pefolds and have only ended up w/ poo on our covers twice. I like that better than the jelly roll.<br>
Oh and i second the "point the penis down" thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
497 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Momma2DoubleCuties</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/10296433"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Maybe try and tuck his penis down it may just be laying in the perfect way and have a straight shot out of the leg.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Yeah, I just figured this out a few days ago...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,688 Posts
It could be 7th generation detergent that isn't working for you. it didn't work for me.<br><a href="http://www.bummis.com/en/BummisCare.html" target="_blank">http://www.bummis.com/en/BummisCare.html</a><br>
here's a good link for washing diapers.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,072 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>clintonhillmama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/10297957"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">i second the "jelly roll" along the sides to contain infant poop!<br><br>
i also have unbleached diapers - maybe run them thru HOT HOT HOT wash again with regular detergent (like tide) and then again with 7th gen to make sure they're stripped. when i got mine, i washed them about 6 times to strip them....<br><br>
HTH</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
I agree. The less "natural" the detergent, the better it works. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,001 Posts
here's a site w/different folds (with pics!): <a href="http://diaperpages.com/pf_folds.php" target="_blank">http://diaperpages.com/pf_folds.php</a><br><br>
for our son we use regular chinese pf's, a snappi, bsww and the angel wing fold. while we haven't had many leaking problems, it has become apparent our son is a super soaker, so we're now trying hemp pf's.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top