Why Do Diapers Leak?
From our first blog post: Turn any diaper into an overnight diaper, we explained that Babies come in all shapes and sizes, which is why one brand of diapers may work great for your neighbor’s child, but not for yours.
A diaper that is too small can be prone to leaking because there isn’t enough absorbent material for the volume of urine. Adding a Sposie Booster Pad to your child’s diaper can increase the overall holding capacity. However, if your baby is reaching the upper-end of the weight range for the diaper size he/she is currently wearing, it may be time to move to the next size.
Other signs that your baby’s diaper is too small:
- The diaper isn’t covering your baby's bottom completely
- Red marks around the waist or thighs and signs of chafing, which may indicate the diaper is too tight
- The diaper is soaking through
The diaper is too big. Bigger diapers are capable of handling more waste as they have more absorbent material. However, diapers may also leak because they are too big. Additionally, some parents prefer to have a diaper that is loose-fitting.
In this case, Sposie Booster Pads help by eliminating the “diaper-gap” created by using a bigger diaper.
Choosing the Right Diaper Size
Size is a huge part of finding the right diaper fit for your baby. As you know, babies come in all different shapes and sizes. And just like clothing, diapers fit every baby differently.
Most diaper sizes are organized by weight, and since no two babies are the same shape you will notice some overlap between sizes. In most cases, your baby should be within the weight range for the size you are using.
Ensuring the Diaper Fits Well
When a diaper fits well, it should appear straight and equally proportioned on your baby. Also, check:
- The waist is snug with the diaper just under the belly button.
- The leg cuffs wrap neatly around your baby's legs and bottom. After putting on the diaper, run your fingers around these edges to make sure the cuffs are pulled out. Cuffs being tucked inside are a common cause of leakage.
- Stretch: The tapes should be fastened symmetrically on the colored waistband on the front of the diaper. Most diapers have flexible sides which adapt to the baby’s shape and movement and help you create a custom fit.
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