Pardon me, does this fit my child's butt?

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Pardon me, does this fit my child's butt?

How do you know if a disposable diaper fits? OK, obviously if pee and poo emerge it's not on correctly, right? But let's say I'd like to know if it fits in advance of pee and poo shooting out.

I figured it would be a good idea to have a pack of sposies in the car for our upcoming road trip JIK we find ourselves without a washing machine. OK, easy enough. Just go to the grocery store, right? Wait a minute, you mean the weight ranges on these things overlap ... like substantially?! A size 3 is 16-28 lbs and a size 4 is 22-30-somethingorother lbs?! But Teagan weighs 21.5 lbs and the ladies on my birth board said to size up! What do I do?! Panic! Ask three other women in the aisle who all think I'm nuts carrying around an 8 month old asking questions about what diaper to buy. OK, calm down. It's just a diaper and I have several contingency plans for washing the diapers along the way (including washing them in a creek as was suggested by my FIL). Size 4 it is.

Fast forward to my trial run this evening. I put one on Teagan and discover that they are quite big. Well, the rise is high but her chubby little butt still kind of sticks out of it. Are their cheeks supposed to hang out like that? She was just a newborn with newborn butt when she was last in a disposable. I have no idea how these things are supposed to work! Panic! Aaaaaaahhh!

Might I mention that I also had a hard time learning how to drive an automatic after learning to drive on a standard ..... :eek:

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Get size 4. Tobey is about that weight in and size 4's. And put it on really tight. I always overlap the tabs And Tobey's giant butt hangs out of everything so yeah, I'd say their cheeks are meant to hang out a bit Lol

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Our sizes don't overlap as much and Ronin has a little buttt, but even with 3kgs to go in the size range I sometimes see baby butt hanging out when we use sposies, then again it could be user error on my part but we haven't had leaks.

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I should probably have taken a photo of him before he went for a nap. He's going to my mums for a bit today so he's in sposies Smile

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i would say size 4 and pull it tight as well...but i am confused about the butt cheeks hanging out! i don't have that problem. Lucas is in size 3, but i am guessing he is around 18 pounds. if he was Teagan's weight i would probably move him to size 4.

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I think the best way to measure what size you need is by the tabs. So if you can stretch the tabs almost to the middle of the diaper or if they overlap once the diaper is on, the diaper is probably to big. If the tabs are too short then it will seems like the diaper will fall off or they only stretch slighlty past the daiper so its probably too small, if its in between its most likely the right size diaper. Most diapers fit like underwear so the edge will propably fit right on the buttcheek border.

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ROFL

I'll be squeezing my 19lb son in size 3s later this month cause that's what we have leftover from when he was last in disposables back in March! I think 4s will be fine. It's okay if the tabs are touching or crossing some. I'd rather have a bit more so that it's a taller rise to help contain poop (not that that works half the time).

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ROFL I would've loved to have seen the looks on people's faces when they heard you questioning how to fit sposies to your 8 MONTH OLD!

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Nate is in size 4. He is 23 lbs. Butt cheeks hang out but size 5 is way too big.

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I'm sure they are fine. It probably looks odd to you because cloth come down the leg further and you're not used to seeing that. 3's are getting tight on Lyla, so the next batch we buy will be 4's.

Post a pic and us sposie moms can tell you for sure.

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ROFL

I want you to know that I was laughing reading your entire post! You are too funny Erin!

I think the size 4 is probably ok for her. I'm not sure about butt cheeks hanging out. I don't think Luke's do that, but he has a skinny butt. Smile I just now moved him to size 3s. But he's only 15 or maybe 16 lbs now. If they are a little big you can fold the top down, and it's okay if the tabs overlap. My one tip is too make sure the sides of the crotch area and around the legs is pulled out, not folded in a bit, after the diaper is in place. (Did that make sense? Idk how else to explain it. But whenever my dad watches him he never does this and he always leaks! Even though I've showed him a hundred times :rolleyes:)

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We need a tutorial for Erin! Anyone want to volunteer??

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ROFL
This is too funny. And I'm trying to picture poor Teagan in said diaper with cheeks hanging out during trial run. Cloth covers way more than sposies do for sure. What about ordering some disposable inserts instead? We have some flip ones that work pretty good in a pinch, actually work ok with all the covers I own (minus my wool shorties), and think the pack of 18 was only like $5. I'm still sitting on a pack of size 2 diapers that we got for long car rides with Odin. I've pretty much cursed them since they have leaked and/or given him a rash every time :mad: I don't recall him having the cheek issue in them though.