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Kayla1981's picture
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Help. The search continues...

I have two problems now. Jordan is leaking during naps (AIOs) and while she is up (pockets).

Today she leaked through a Thirsties duo hemp in two hours. It was going through the TPU. I really don't think the diaper is failing. The TPU looks fine. The insert was just saturated.

I also bought a Primm'n'Proper and a Piddle Poodle off FSOT trade. Both were supposed to go to 35lbs but she is too chubby for both of them. Sad Her doctor even commented how she is built very solid, not scrawny at all. So 35lbs might be okay for those diapers if the child is taller but not for shorter and... round. I was going to order a Grasshopper AIO to try too but now I fear it will not fit? It might be worth a try. I don't know.

So, do I really want to keep buying inserts? And more AIOs? Especially when she leaked through a Thirsties duo hemp prefold? And the AIOs I've tried don't fit??

Do I just give up and go to sposies until she learns to use the potty sometime in the next year? I'm not sure what to do. Either way I have to spend more money. I'm trying to figure out which option makes the most sense, especially since the cloth has been way more miss than hit lately. Sad :( Sad

Sandradee84's picture
Joined: 08/02/08
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Have you tried fitteds w/cover? We use those at night, no leaks! We usually put a hemp doubler under the main snaps, and it seems to hold a lot of pee that way.

alwayssmile's picture
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Fitteds? It was my best night time solution for the longest. I was using Mother's Ease Sandy's large with an extra soaker pad. Bit bulky compared to AiOs, but they work for many.
And what are you stuffing your pockets with?

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
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If I understand you right you are using TWO inserts in those pockets and it's not lasting you 2 hours, correct? How long have you been having trouble for?

Is it possible that she drinks too much? Are you only having trouble at mealtimes?

Kayla1981's picture
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I guess I've never really liked fitteds. I tried GM's once and ended up selling them. I just didn't fall in love with the idea of having to have a cover and they were super bulky and very stiff. Like she had a boulder around her midsection. Granted, I know I've heard a few others say that GM's are not their favorites, despite the hype. Maybe I shouldn't judge based on one brand of fitted. (Funny enough, I actually have some newborn fitteds. They were too cute to pass up.)

I'm stuffing her diapers with a few different things -
Cotton flat with a MF doubler (super thin ones that came with BG's)
Hemp flat with a MF doubler
BabyKicks hemp insert with a MF doubler
Thristies Hemp Duo prefold

She has leaked through all of these at some point. Not every time. I changed one diaper today that was very dry and it had been on two hours. But then when she does pee, it's like she pees a ton.

I don't really think she is drinking too much. We have noticed that lately she is sucking down her sippy cup of milk really fast though. We have the 6 oz. cups and she can drink it all at once. Used to she would drink about 12-18oz a day but I would say she is definitely drinking 18 oz. a day lately. Then some water in between but that's hard to measure since she will drink out of my cup. It's not much though. I have to encourage her to drink water since she seems to loves milk so much. She gets busy playing and water isn't always her priority.

Kayla1981's picture
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"tink9702" wrote:

If I understand you right you are using TWO inserts in those pockets and it's not lasting you 2 hours, correct? How long have you been having trouble for?

Is it possible that she drinks too much? Are you only having trouble at mealtimes?

I think I clarified this already but just wanted to say that yes, two inserts but the second is a doubler. They are scrawny doublers, not a regular MF insert. The regular ones just make everything so bulky that no pants or shorts will fit her. No pants are made to fit on a chunky toddler PLUS cloth diapers. If only I could sew!

And the trouble started in the last couple of weeks when she started drinking milk like crazy. We tried water in her sippy cup today (since usually sippy cups are just used for milk and water is put in a glass or Klean Kanteen) and she didn't drink it like she does milk.

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I totally hear you on the trouble finding pants for a chubby-thighed CD'd toddler. I pretty much have to avoid all jeans and most outfits that I can't buy pants separately. Leggings in many colors are my best friends.

Those GM fitteds do look rather bulky, especially in the waist. The ones I have are ancient but I think some one on here said they're now known as OsoCozy fitteds. They're not as trim as my Sunbabies but they're not as bulky as a prefold.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

I totally hear you on the trouble finding pants for a chubby-thighed CD'd toddler. I pretty much have to avoid all jeans and most outfits that I can't buy pants separately. Leggings in many colors are my best friends.

Those GM fitteds do look rather bulky, especially in the waist. The ones I have are ancient but I think some one on here said they're now known as OsoCozy fitteds. They're not as trim as my Sunbabies but they're not as bulky as a prefold.

Yes! Leggings are nice b/c they stretch. I also found some Circo shorts at Target that have elastic all the way around the waist. Hallelujah! Most have elastic on the back which means they still dig into her tummy. I need to stock up on these shorts.

I'm still undecided if the cost is worth it. But, if they last, I guess they will get used again. *sigh*

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I had Snug-to-Fit fitteds and I LOVED them. The waist part is quite thin, really not bulky at all. I would definitely recommend them.

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When DS was leaking through his pockets, we added a PUL cover over the pocket. We knew that this was a short-lived phase and didn't want to invest in another system. We also made sure to use hemp inserts in the pockets as they absorbed more for their size.

This won't help her pants fitting better however. Longies or shorties could work.

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
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You could also try Potty Training right after she drinks milk - give it 15 minutes then try putting her on the potty. If the 6oz of milk at once is the problem then you might be able to expect her to pee at a certain interval after that?

I can't remember, but how are bamboo inserts compared to MF or Hemp? I can't remember? But it looks like that is one options you haven't tried.

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