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My first baby is 3.5 weeks old and we have used cloth diapers since day one, but are still struggling to find the right system for us. We like the pocket diapers, especially at night, because of the lining that wicks away moisture from her bottom. But, we've had bad leaking problems. We put her to sleep on her side and she leaks out of the side that is down towards the mattress. And, in one 24 hour period we had two poops that leaked out the side in the same way when she was on her side. Major mess. It seems the seal around the legs is just not tight enough no matter what we do. We never have these problems with fitteds with covers, but that has seemed cumbersome at night and also like she ends up sleeping with a wet diaper against her bottom. She does have some diaper rash already. The pocket diapers we are using are happy heiny's. It seems to have nothing to do with what they are stuffed with because we get the leaking no matter how many layers are in there and no matter if it's cotton or help. We don't want to use disposables at night. So, my questions:<br>
1. Is there a brand of pocket or AIO diapers that gets a good seal around the leg?<br>
2. What is the best way to keep our daughter's bottom dry at nighttime without needing to change diapers frequently -- she sleeps for 4-6 hours at a stretch and we don't want to interrupt that.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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You could get some fleece and cut it into rectangles and use them to line the fitted diaper. That gives you a stay-dry lining for any diaper. I even used them with prefolds.
 

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On the HH are you using prints or solids? How much are you stuffing them? Overstuffing can cause the legs to gape open & leak.<br><br>
Aside from that other pockets are: fuzzibunz, lullaby diapers, snap-ez, snapping turtles... I am sure there are more but I don't use AIO or pockets so I'm not much help there.
 

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or you could try fuzzibunz if you'd like to stick with a pocket diaper, with the two rows of snaps you can tighten the legs up more than the waist<br>
Also the <a href="http://hyenacart.com/wahmarama/index.php?category=3" target="_blank">harleyz</a> pocket diapers are relly good they are snug around my dd's skinny legs
 

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I haven't had any leaking issues with fuzzibuns, but like Karen said, when dd was younger (I didn't want to buy pockets for such a short stage so I waited until she was in mediums) I used prefolds with either a velour liner or a microfleece liner, worked like a charm. Molly hasn't had any diaper rash since she was 2.5 weeks old. I even made some of my own diaper doublers or liners using a nice absorbant terry towel and putting 3 layers of towel and a layer of velour on top, now that she's in fuzzibuns, I use them to stuff the pockets with.
 

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OMg - we had the SAME problem with Maddie and side sleeping - I think it's just a side sleeping issue....I tried everything I could think of (and we had solid HHs) but the insert(s) would be practically DRY, everything just ran right out of the side, and I put diapers on pretty snugly as well....<br><br>
I think pockets just don't work so hot for side sleepers....I'd go with the fitted lined in fleece (even hour glass so it really covers her in fleece) and then a wool cover...If you really pump up that diaper, you should be able to make it all night with a dry bum AND dry sheets!<br><br>
Good luck<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks all. I contacted HH and they said to try putting a prefold around the hemp insert to better absorb pee. I dont think that will help but wanted to pass on the suggestion. I'm going to try the fleece liner in the fitted diaps.
 

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It's the whole side sleeping issue! The only way we could make it work was to pin prefolds on - that way there is diaper on the sides of the baby. And you can use fleece liners in there so baby gets that stay dry effect. Sposies don't even work for this! I also had him sleep on a fleece blanket with waterproof thing under it so we didn't get all soaked (we co-slept).
 

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I'd suggest trying Harleyz - they are my fave pocket. You can buy a "try-it" pocket for only $10 at <a href="http://www.wahmarama.com" target="_blank">www.wahmarama.com</a><br>
ETA: There are also 5 side snap nb/sm size for sale on the TP right now...
 

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Both of my dd's have been side and tummy sleepers and we have used hemp pocket fitteds or solid PUL pockets since birth.. I have had one leak and I know it was because I got the insert twisted!
 

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I use wonderoos with my 6 month old twins, and we haven't had any leaking problems at all. They seem to have a really good seal around the leg, but they don't leave imprints in the skin or anything. I also add one extra insert for nighttime use.<br>
I've been using wonderoos for about a month now, and I am absolutely in love with them!!<br>
Good luck!
 

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I would try a side snapping diaper like Green Acre Designs for a newborn. Harleyz might also work, but I think that you can get a more customized fit with the GAD. Also, you might want to try to get a custom GAD and have it made to fit your child. Then, you would know for sure if it was a stuffing problem or just the side lying problem.
 

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I would try a fitted with microfleece lining to wick away moisture, with a wool cover.<br>
Is your baby skinny? My skinny little guy fits much better into fuzzi bunz than in HH-- I just get a better fit with the snaps.
 
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