Diapering

Questions, tips & tricks for keeping your child clean and comfortable while using cloth or disposable diapers.

Anonymous posted in Diapering Monday

Good diaper

Offlate my 1 year old son started developing daiper rashes. I was using pampers which was initially ok but not sure what happened recently. Any suggestion for very soft diapers for sensitive skin.

  • Gemma
    Monday

    We use seventh generation amazing diapers for sensitive skin- my daughter developed rashes from pampers huggies Costco the amazon brand.. and then I found seventh generation the difference? No gel! They don’t have those gelly beads that swell and expands when wet But don’t let that fool u- the seventh generation diapers don’t leak! Trust me make the switch you’ll love it and your baby’s bottto... More

  • Megan
    Monday

    Cloth!!

Cloth Diapers - More absorbent than disposable??

My son is a heavy wetter. Especially at night. I have to change his pjs almost every night because he saturates his diaper to the point of leaks. Let me note that we use Huggies overnights as well as change him everytime he wakes up in the night. It’s my belief that some of his night wakes are due to him peeing through. I’ve heard that cloth diapers are more absorbent than disposable... Has an... More

  • Ariel
    Sunday

    We have to double my son diaper at night. It helps so much. We normally buy pull ups to put over his diaper that way if he does pee that much one night we can just reuse the pull up.

  • Sara
    Monday

    I don’t know about being more absorbent, but a cloth diaper with a cover is a very good option. We use all in one cloth diapers day and night. Baby sleeps 6 hours or so at night and we change her out of compassion but I think she could go 8 hours

Help!! Cloth diapers

Hi so baby number three is due beginning of January and I really want to use cloth diapers. I’m just not sure where to start. Do I start using cloth diapers on day one? Are there different sizes? How many should I buy? What brand do you guys suggest? Any tips you think will help would be great!

  • Isabella
    Tuesday

    I loved diapers there weren’t a million snaps and they were simple enough that other non clothers (lol) could still figure them out when watching baby. The worse that happens was being but on backwards but they still worked that way. They also aren’t as bulky so I didn’t have to size up in clothes at all for my kiddos. You can play around with inserts to find what works for you you don’t have... More

  • Isabella
    Tuesday

    We were also gifted disposables in baby sizes so I did use those for the first week or two but never bought after that.

Anonymous posted in Diapering Oct 10

Compostable diapers

I’ve been advised to hire a composting diaper service and I was wondering: If I use compostable diapers and compostable trash bags in my diaper pail, can’t I just put the bags in the compostable trash bin and expect Recology to do the work? Composting diapers is supposed to be different or is the only advantage of the service the fact that they deliver you diapers when they pickup up the trash?

  • Anonymous
    Oct 11

    Live in the Bay Area.

  • Megan
    Oct 11

    Go you for using compostable diapers though! I’ve heard of cloth diaper services, but not compostable.

Anonymous posted in Diapering Oct 08

Taking off diapers!!!

My son is only 6 months, well going on 3 weeks now he keeps pulling off his diaper!! When he pees he just keeps pulling at it or if he poops he scratches at his butt. I started just taking off his diaper and letting him lay out without it. He can go about an hour without peeing and won't until he feels the diaper back on him. How do I cope with these little stunts he does????

  • Anonymous
    Oct 09

    Onesies aren't stopping him😂 he's just pulling them side way through the leg holes

  • Anonymous
    Oct 09

    Put a cloth diaper cover with snaps over it. Much harder to undo.

My daughter is two and takes her pamper off, could this be a sign to start potty training ?

  • Mercedes
    Oct 06

    I tried potty training and she would always cry when I tried to make her sit in the potty so I thought she wasn't ready but I'll try again !😁

  • Anonymous
    Oct 07

    Absolutely! You got this! Be brave!

Amy posted in Diapering Oct 05

New Pampers Baby Dry

The new pampers baby dry are useless. They don’t hold the pee like they used to. My daughter walks around with a saggy diaper in like an hour of changing it. Going through a lot more diapers. Anyone else see the change?

  • Yarlin
    Oct 06

    Yes, and they also don’t stretch much so i feel like my son is uncomfortable. He would have small cuts on his thighs. I switch to huggies snug and dry they stretch and don’t look saggy i mean unless I leave him with the same diaper for a long time.

Bed wetting

Lately my 4 yo have been bed wetting. I dont know what else to do. At home i make sure she pees before bed time and in her school they make pee before nap time and she still manage to pee on herself. Im at the end of my wits. So i jist purchased some training panta for her school for nap time so they dont keep on cleaning their carpets and me doing the laundry. Its embarrassing idk what else to... More

  • Rizalle
    Oct 05

    Just the milk with her dinner how many hours till bed to withhold fluids? She pees before bedtime tho

  • andolin
    Oct 06

    No water 2 hours before bed.

Toddler hates diaper time ... HELP!

Hi all! I wanted to know if anyone has any tips or tricks for diaper time. My son is 18 months old and recently started fighting getting his diaper changed. He used to love them, but now he will roll over, crawl or run away , and throw a tantrum. Plus he just figured out how to take his diaper off himself!!!! I try giving him toys or books to distract him but he just throws it. Is it time for p... More

  • Amanda
    Oct 04

    My son has the same issue and has since day one. I sing his favorite song and make faces at him. He usually stops fighting it.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 04

    I have a special tiny toy he holds while I change him. It’s a little play ring from a cupcake lol but in regular life I wouldn’t let him play w it cause he’d just try and swallow it 🙄 so he’s soooo fascinated by even just holding it and looking at it while I change him lol is there some tiny little action figure he can hold that’s special?

Merle posted in Diapering Oct 03

What diaper brand for sleep??

Hi my son is a size 5 right now in diapers. We moved from Europe to Hawaii. Since then I can not find a brand that will have a full night coverage.. (always wakes up with a full wet daiper. Most of the times leaked through) we have being trying a lot of diffrent diapers.. anyone got the golden tip for us please?!

  • Merle
    Oct 04

    Thank you so much for your help! Really appreciate it❤

  • Amanda
    Oct 04

    We used Huggies snug an dry when my son was smaller he’s 16 months old now and we switched to huggies little movers and they work fine he never has a leak

Allie posted in Diapering Oct 03

Cloth diapers

Hi mommas! My little one keeps waking up in the middle of the night because of a wet diaper. It is not soaking through her pjs but I guess being so full and cold makes her uncomfortable. I have heard that cloth diapers could be the solution for this. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any help is appreciated, there is so much information online that it is daunting 😓.

  • Allie
    Oct 03

    Thank you everyone! Megan could you tell me what your son uses? There are so many options for cloth diapers my head is spinning.

  • Megan
    Oct 03

    Fitteds with covers work really well and I’ve just discovers Grovia Ones are awesome too!!

Anonymous posted in Diapering Oct 02

Any diaper rash cream that actually works???

My poor baby has a diaper rash already :( it’s super tender and bleeds when we wipe him.. it breaks my heart hearing him cry.. we’ve tried everything.. someone please help.. I hate seeing my baby in pain

  • Sam
    Friday

    Give a bath everyday and just let him hang out naked for an hour or so...Afterward

  • Diana
    Saturday

    Weleda

Mama koala diapers

Anyone use the brand mama koala cloth diapers? We have used bumgenius for about 2 years now. But we don't have a huge stock so we wash pretty frequently and they are starting to show some wear. I was wondering about the mama koala bc they seem like they would fit well (narrow leg openings) aaaaaand they seem to be more affordable than the bumgenius...

  • Sammyjo
    Oct 05

    I've been using them for a couple months and they work great

  • Brittany
    Oct 05

    Sammyjo where do you order from? Amazon?

Anonymous posted in Babies Oct 01

Cloth diapers

All mommas.. Who used or using cloth diapers.. Can you share your experiences? I have one year old and I am thinking about cloth diapers. But my husband is like who will wash it and how many times you need to change and things like that.. So here are my concerns. 1. How often do you change it? How long it should hold? 2. What kind of cloth diaper types you are using? Any information is app... More

  • Anna
    Oct 06

    I got super into cloth before my first baby came-I was obsessed-and I think that’s honestly the biggest issue with cloth—they are so darn cute! I spent so much money I know that I lost a bunch in the process, so it definitely wasn’t cheaper. We cloth diapered with my newborn, and it was great in that it probably saved us a lot of money on newborn diapers. After that, though, I just stopped want... More

  • Erin
    Saturday

    I loved cloth diapering. So easy and so nice not spending money on something you just throw away. Nickisdiapers.com is another great resource if you are thinking about cloth. My favorite were best bottoms. So easy to use!

Shari posted in Diapering Oct 01

Wetting through every night!

My son is 16 months old and wakes up having soaked through his diaper every night. We have tried a bigger size, Huggies nighttime diapers, Pampers Nighttime Swaddlers, cutting back his liquids after dinner and nothing helps. He sleeps through the night on the rare occasions he doesnt wet through. Any tips or suggestions?

  • Adrianne
    Oct 06

    I started buying the overnight diapers a size bigger than he usually wears and pull it up higher in the front. Its helped a lot.

  • Sam
    Oct 07

    My son has never soaked through an Aldi brand or Luvs diaper.

1 year old likes daycare but doesnt let me go when arrive at day care.

it drives me nuts, he totally loves day care will walk into room but then hangs on me like its horrible. he whines at home with just me and likes getting ready to go but omg I'm losing my mind. I get upset that he fusses alot but I dont get it he wants to go why is it so hard to let me leave him there. help. any tips on diaper changes he wont lay still and acts like I'm killing him to c... More

  • Lulu
    Sep 27

    It sounds like he is having separation anxiety. And it helps when I give my 1 yo something new to examine, like a toy or her brush or anything really, while we are changing her diaper. And something that helped me... I read the other day. Helped me breathe instead of yell. https://www.thepragmaticparent.com/10-positive-parenting-tips-become-patient-mom/

  • Momof1
    Sep 30

    My son doesn’t like diaper changes either so we distract him with a small board book or toy while we change him and we are done before he notices what happened. If I don’t do that he tries to escape!

Diapers vs pull ups overnights

Okay mama’s! My son is 22 months old and wears a size 6 diaper! Every night he pees so much he wakes up at 5 am soaking wet! My mom said she read that the pull ups overnights are more absorbent because they are for bigger kids! I try not to give him to much to drink after 5, but sometimes he eats a later dinner... any suggestions?! TIA!

  • Beka
    Sep 21

    My son wears size 6 and pull ups didnt hold through the night either. The sposie diaper booster pads have helped though!!

  • Maggie
    Sep 21

    My son wears size 6 and was having the same issue! I use pampers during the day and recently switched to Huggies overnight diapers at night and going on 3 weeks with no leaks!

Mary posted in Diapering Sep 19

Overnight issue

My LO is peeing through her diapers overnight. I got a larger size, then I tried I think they are huggies overnights and they aren't working either. I don't mind cleaning her up and changing her sheets every morning. I just don't think it's very nice for her, Please HELP!!!!!

  • Cynthia
    Sep 20

    Huggies little movers never failed me. They are better then the snug and dry and regular huggies a little more in price but well worth it

  • MommyX3
    Sep 20

    I double diaper my youngest at night. He’s peed through a couple times but it’s rare now. I use Huggies little movers. Also I have noticed that’s it’s been my boys that peed through the most. My daughter doesn’t or it’s very rare.

Anonymous posted in Diapering Sep 18

Diapers at night...

My 20mo. little girl gets a diaper change before she goes to bed after she has had her milk and brushed her teeth but when I go to get her in the morning she is completely and totally soaking wet of urine. What diapers are good to help this overnight or are there overnight diapers?? We currently are fans of Parmpers. Thank you in advance for any advice.

  • Natalia
    Thursday

    Luvs !!

  • Rick
    Friday

    Huggies nighttime work best for us. Tried both Honest Company and Pampers and both had problems staying together. Huggies has not failed in 2 years

Alexis posted in Behavior Sep 17

Diaper changing drama

My 21 month old son within the last couple of weeks has started throwing MAJOR tantrums during diaper changes. Like screaming and flailing around as if someone is going to hurt him. I stay home with him so he doesnt go to daycare. The only people who have ever changed his diaper are family and the ladies in the church nursery. I cannot figure out what his deal is. He never did this before. Its ... More

  • Maggie
    Sep 19

    My daughter did that, still does sometimes. One thing that helped is letting her pick out the new diaper. You mentioned you use cloth so if he has different prints it gives some control back. Also I’ve let her put diapers on her dolls and stuffed animals first, then it’s her turn.

  • Jessica
    Sep 20

    My son is 22 months also and recently started this- I have been told it is a sign he could be ready for potty training? We are going to give it a go. Good luck!

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