I just started cloth diapering today my 1 month old and 4 out of 5 of my diapers leaked, I have to confess I am so tired I just put him on a disposable diaper because all of his pants are in the washer now!
The poop stayed in the diaper but somehow the pee escapes! I used three different type of diapers: rainforest AI2 leaked every time, OZ kawaii pocket leaked, and a fitted with cover that my sis got me ( that was the only one that didn't leak.
What am I doing wrong? I was pretty sure they were tight enough around the legs and all but I don't want to hurt him
Out of personal experience, I would suggest to double check the fit. My boy was at 97th percentile for height and weight at one month-- he didn't fit into the one-size kawaii pocket diapers until around 2-2.5mo. If you put the diaper on and then pull back and bicycle his legs, check for any gaps forming between his legs and the diaper. We had gaps between his legs and the gussets even on the smallest setting for the longest time. It wasn't that the legs weren't tight enough, I think it was more the slightly thicker-than-most microfiber insert was too wide between his legs at the time.
There is a bit of a learning curve to getting a good fit with cloth nappies, and most people put them on too loose to start with. As long as you can slip a finger in between the nappy/cover and the leg fairly easily you're unlikely to be hurting your LO.
Also I agree with the above- it is hard to get a good fit with most OS nappies until they are older with a lot of babies- mine didn't fit OS well for several months.
I bet he would let you know if he were uncomfortable with the tightness. We had to do ours a bit looser for a few days because LO got injections in his thighs, and he definitely complained the first time we tried to fasten the diaper.
Do you use liners? When I first started cloth diapering LO I let the excess liner stay outside of the diaper and it would wick pee right onto his pants, so if you use liners make sure you tuck in the parts that hang out
I attached a pic of the diapers I use, they're AI2, the inner part of the shell is fleece, I still have no ide of what is going on no bad leaks anymore, however after two hours when I go ahead and change the diaper his pants feel cold but I can tell they must be a tiny bit wet and not just cold... haven't found anyone that has used these diapers yet rainforest babies is the brand.
Oh! I forgot to respond: I have made sure that the inner part of the diaper, the insert, stays in so that cannot be it
Have you tried boosting the nappies? I don't know how absorbent the inserts in them are but if you are getting 2 hours without big leaks, it may just be that you need more absorbency in there. Is the nappy wetter in certain places or evenly wet all over? Boys often need more absorbency towards the front but it does vary.
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