So, a friend of mine has just written asking for help, but I don't know what to tell her, as I've never had this issue.
Her son is 7 mos old and has been in cloth since day 1. He wears flats and Thirsties Duo covers. So she says that they've just moved up to the second size of covers, and while she'll keep these size 1s around for a possible second baby as back up, she's pretty sure she'll need to buy a new set of covers for baby #2, as these ones are all leaking- not out the leg, but through the fabric.
Her wash routine is generally to wash at 40*C about once a week (for the covers, not diapers). Once a month or so she would do a high heat wash at 90*C. She lives in Europe, and does not have a dryer, and has to use whatever detergent she can find- not necessarily a CD friendly one, BUT, she isn't having any issues with her diapers- just the covers.
She said she noticed the issue in the last two months. He was outgrowing the covers rise- so the diaper would sometimes peak out the top, but, he would have wet stains on his clothes (probably from the diaper peeking out) and the front of the cover would be wet too.
She's just wondering if there is some way she can change her care routine to not run into the same issue with the size 2s.
So have you ever run into your covers no longer being waterproof? Anything she can do?