S.P. asks from Downers Grove, IL on December 08, 2007
Need Help with Leaky Diapers
My twin girls both are leaking thru their diapers at night. They are 16 pounds and currently using #3 pampers. One sleeps on back and come out sides, the other sleeps on tummy and rips lining and comes out top. I have tried huggies too. Nothing seems to work. Does anyone have suggestions. Im tired of changing and washing sheets and pjs everyday. Help!
C.J. answers from Chicago on January 22, 2008
I use the Huggies overnights, I swear by them. The smallest they come is a 4, but try them anyway, I started putting them on my daughter at 16 pounds, lifesaver!!!!!!
K.G. answers from Kokomo on December 12, 2007
Have you tried Luvs? My daughter can pee through Huggies and Pampers but has yet to get through Luvs. Plus, luvs are cheaper.
K.C. answers from Chicago on December 10, 2007
My two year old is still having that problem, so I know how that constant sheet/PJ washing can make you go batty - and you have two!!! We have now switched to the "overnight" diapers and it has made a world of difference. It's not fail proof, but 90% of the time they work. Right now we are using just the Jewel brand of overnight diapers, but I have heard that the Huggies overnights work just as well. Good luck!
A.T. answers from Indianapolis on December 10, 2007
Huggies work good but they have that hard spot right in the front by the belly button, so I stopped using those. My thirteen month old now wears sz 4 Luvs and has been wearing size 4 for 6 months. Never leaked out of his diaper. He's on the small side too (just now hit 20 lbs). We just wrapped the diaper a little tighter. I swear by LUVS, they are cheaper, they're not bulky, and they dont sell horrible when wet.
H.T. answers from Indianapolis on December 09, 2007
Babies R Us has Diaper Doubles. They come in a baby blue package. They look like a maxi pad, but unlike using a maxi pad that one mom suggested, they don't have the plastic backing. We add one to our son's Huggies Overnights nighttime diaper. Some times we even add a second one in a T shape around the waist if I know he has had liquid late at night. Good Luck.
P.D. answers from Chicago on December 09, 2007
I had the same issue with my son. I used the diaper doubles and also a rubber diaper over his regular Pampers.
D. answers from Chicago on December 09, 2007
Is there room for an Always pad in there?
M.H. answers from Chicago on December 09, 2007
Are the diapers full, or leaking at the edges? Maybe they just need to be tighter at the waist, and make sure the ruffle is outside the diaper, not tucked under around the leg.
If huggies don't do the job, try another brand. It may just be the way they are fitting their bodies. I liked pampers for my daughter and then at size 3 diapers switched to huggies snug & dry. She is soaking the #3's at night so now I use those during the day, and a #4 at night. The huggies overnight's are great too.
You might try rubber pants too. We use to use a nojo sheet saver for spit ups. If your daughters don't move around a lot yet, you could tie one to the crib where they lay to absorb the pee if it happens.
Try putting a wanted post on freecycle in your area for a couple diapers, that are a different brand. Or see if some friends have any leftovers in the size you need, so you can compare.
Good luck, you'll figure it out. Hope the beds dry up soon.
J.B. answers from Chicago on December 09, 2007
I just asked a similar question and lots of people of suggested the Huggies overnights diapers. I tried them and they were a life saver! Haven't had to change a sheet or pjs since! They have them at Target and Babies R Us! Good luck!
L.M. answers from Chicago on December 09, 2007
my daughter went through a time like that and the cheapest easiest solution was putting plastic pants over the regular diaper. Just rinse in the morning and hang dry.
M.R. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2007
Try going up a size. We use Pampers Baby Dry and our baby sleeps 12 hours at a time without a leak.