Are you experiencing leaks from your nappies? We know that this can be frustrating, but we are here to help!
Nappy leaks can occur due to a number of reasons, so there is no single answer to avoiding them, but here are the main contributing factors;
- Time; Cloth nappies should be changed every 2-3 hours depending on your bubs output level. Keep in mind that if your baby is a heavy wetter, you may need to change more frequently or consider adding additional absorption (see below)
- Fit; Ensuring your nappies are fitted to baby correctly is the first step to avoiding leaks.
Our pro tips to avoiding leaks with a correct fit are;
- Ensure your nappy is adjusted to the correct size setting and all 3 hip snaps are done up
- No white inner suede fabric is showing, as this component is not water resistant, and will transfer moisture to clothing/bedding
- Tuck in the leg elastics; Run your finger around the leg elastics to seat them into the groin. This step is particularly important to seal in any moisture and avoid leaks around the legs
- Wash routine; If your wash routine isn’t quite right, the absorbency of your inserts may be affected. We suggest that you review your wash routine against our instructions to ensure this is not a contributing factor.
- Absorbency; The next question we would ask you, is if you have enough absorbency in your nappy. When you remove the insert from your leaking nappy, is it;
- Completely soaked; from front to back, and feels wet/damp to touch
Solution; change more frequently, or add additional absorption. A booster or second insert will provide you with an added layer of protection.
- Partially wet; part of the insert (generally the back) is still dry
This could indicate a few things; flooding, fit issue, wash or absorbency issue.