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I've been using prefolds and bsww for about 6 months or so and my bigest problem is when the snappied diaper is not tight around his legs and so when he pees, it goes straight onto the cover. the cover cant stand that much mosture and now everything is wet. Ive tried diferent folds and tighter snappi-ing but it still happens. Not every time, but always at a most inopertune time, like when there is not another clean and dry cover. so, anyone find a way around this? Am I doing something wrong? They are simple and cheep, but sometimes I want do ditch the whole system.
 

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My only advice would be try changing him more often. I change my DS every 2 hours or so. My DS isn't really a heavy wetter, so I usually find he's barely wet the prefold at all!<br><br>
Make sure you are putting the cover on tight enough too. I notice if the cover isn't on tight then the diaper has room to gape and leak!
 

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Do you have any extra absorbency in his wet zone? I had to fold in extra hemp or even another (smaller) prefold when I used prefolds on my older one. He could pee through a premium prefold in less than 10 minutes - they just didn't have enough absorbency in that *one* area where he pees (I've heard with girls it's typically more of a dribble kind of thing, not a hose).<br><br>
Or is he shifting himself after you put the diaper on?<br><br>
Oh, and what size prefold are you using on how big of a kiddo? My youngest physically outgrew the infant prefolds around 4-5mo, but he outgrew the absorbency by 1.5-2mo. I just make little firehoses it seems.
 

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Yes - we have had this problem. I find that a bikini twist works the best. <a href="http://diaperpages.com/bikini_twist.php" target="_blank">http://diaperpages.com/bikini_twist.php</a> The trick with my son is to have the twist below his bits, so that he points into the twist part of the diaper. Make sense? Also, when you make sure that he's pointing into the twist, and secure the diaper - it makes it harder for his bits to get out of the folds and pee directly onto the cover.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes - we have had this problem. I find that a bikini twist works the best. <a href="http://diaperpages.com/bikini_twist.php" target="_blank">http://diaperpages.com/bikini_twist.php</a> The trick with my son is to have the twist below his bits, so that he points into the twist part of the diaper. Make sense? Also, when you make sure that he's pointing into the twist, and secure the diaper - it makes it harder for his bits to get out of the folds and pee directly onto the cover.</div>
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Yep I guess I'll have to try this again and make sure get the twist lower. I usually do change him after he pees, but the trouble comes when he actually pees on the cover because the diaper shifts (or his bits do!).<br>
Thanks everyone!
 

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Have you tried rolling the sides in before you fold the prefold up? That can help create a gusset and I've noticed it helps. I use the bikini twist sometimes too but every once in a while, his parts shift and I get a mess....I'm sure it's just the way I mess it up sometimes though when I'm putting it on him. Also...definitely try a doubler inside....I almost always use a doubler of some sort and I usually fold it in half (sometimes more if it's big enough) and just place it right in his wet zone so I get extra layers of absorption just where I need it and it helps a TON! You could also try trifolding....that always gives extra layers too....but it's not my favorite way to do a prefold.
 
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