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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I just can't seem to get it right. It's becoming very frustrating.<br><br>
Here's what I have.<br>
Several Bumkins covers.<br>
Several Bummis SWW.<br>
Several Cuddlebuns fitteds.<br>
A fleece Cuddlewrap.<br>
A Bumkins AIO.<br>
A Crickett's fitted.<br>
A Little Lamb front snap AIO.<br>
A Honeyboy type that a friend made for me.<br>
A few FuzziBunz and JoeyBunz. I have the hemp and the micro.<br>
Prefolds.<br><br>
I have a couple other things too. Odds and ends.<br><br>
I also have a few other WAHM fitteds. We just have leak after leak. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm not sure what I should be using. I think my covers are crap. My Bummis end up soaked around the legs after one pee. The Bumkins seem so short in the front. I have a heck of a time keeping the diaper all inside the cover. My son is only about 24lbs. He's taller and thin. No chub at all.<br><br>
I need suggestions before I throw in the towel and head back to Pampers. I really want to make this work. HELP ME!!!!
 

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Not sure how to move this to the diaper forum.<br><br>
I say try Mother Ease. Not WAHM but almost fool proof. I've yet to have leak with the Air Flow covers regardless of the diaper I'm using.<br><br>
Don't give up!
 

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Thanks for the tips. I am waiting on some wool now. I will have to keep my eyes open for some motherease.
 

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I would get rid of the Bumkins and Bummis, and switch to wool or better covers. I recommend Full Moon Baby Gear covers if you like PUL at all.<br><br>
Also, try posting this in the Diapering forum! You will get more responses. You can also do a search in that forum, as I am sure people have had similar issues in the past! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would get rid of the Bumkins and Bummis, and switch to wool or better covers. I recommend Full Moon Baby Gear covers if you like PUL at all.<br><br>
Also, try posting this in the Diapering forum! You will get more responses. You can also do a search in that forum, as I am sure people have had similar issues in the past! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Thanks. I posted this here, and then realized it was in the wrong place, so I posted it there too.
 

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It can be confusing figuring out how to navigate and where to post! Hope you get some good answers...those mamas really know their stuff!
 

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Do a strip on everything, wash them without detergent and with a bit of baking soda. Detergent buildup causes leaking. Also prints wick more than solid colors, are your bummis and bumpkins prints?<br><br>
Also check if there are any bits of diaper peaking out or gaps in the leg holes, this could just be a size issue. If the covers are too small diaper sneaks out and wicks and if too big gaps in the legs/waist allow leakage.<br><br>
If none of that helps definitly try wool <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. Good luck!
 

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OK...another voice in favor of Mother Ease. DS leaked through _everything_ else we tried. We use ME dipes and covers--no leaks. Not a WAHM (unfortunately), but easy to get and they work for us.
 

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Yup, it does sound like you may want to try new covers. ME Airflow covers are great and very economical, maybe size down for a skinny child if you are at the lower end of the size range.<br><br>
I really like ME OS (onesize) diapers as my moderately absorbant daytime workhorse diaper BUT they take forever to break in so you may want to buy used and be sure to get the snap in liner if you try these.<br><br>
I think L Sandy's are more absorbant but might be too wide and roomy for a tall skinny child (???)<br><br>
Are you by any chance using biokleen or some other "natural" detergent, these decrease diaper absorbancy for some people (at least biokleen did for me). Are you using fabric softener on any of your clothing, this might be sneaking into your diaper laundry? Another way to strip you non-fleece items is to wash with 1/2 cup calgon watersoftener and just a tiny bit of detergent, rinse until all suds are gone.
 

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What are you using under the covers? You can have the greatest cover in the world, but if you don't have enough absorbency underneath, it will leak. We've been known to use 9 layers of hemp at times (most fitted diapers only have 5). Get some doublers and see if that helps. Doublers cost less than new diapers or covers.<br><br>
I'll also say that we used 9 layers of hemp under bummi's and they still leaked, but those same 9 layers under fleece or wool work like a charm.<br><br>
How often are you changing? When Ben goes coverless, I change him whenever he gets wet, which is often every half hour, especially in the morning. I think sometimes we think that we can use cloth diapers like disposables and only change 4 to 6 times a day, but that simply isn't the case. Try changing every 1.5 hours or 2 at the most when you have lots of absorbency. Change more often if you're just using a 5 layer diaper (such as cuddlebuns).
 

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Thank you for all of your advice. I have bought a few wool covers and a ME air flow cover.<br><br>
I think that the Bummis really just don't work for us. The Bumkins seem to be doing OK lately. I'm happy about that.<br><br>
I use Tide for detergent.<br><br>
I use Cuddlebuns and Crickett's fitteds with the snap in liners. Not sure how many layers that is.<br><br>
I change about every 1-2 hours. A little longer at nap time. We've been pretty leak free this week! I'm definately doing the happy dance.<br><br>
Thanks again!
 

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Newbie here, longin; for the day that with experience I can give you just the right advice. Until the, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: hopin you make it through this!
 
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