Posted by KarenC on December 31, 19103 at 11:10:23:
In Reply to: HELP! HELP! HELP! I have LEAKS! posted by Melissa on December 31, 19103 at 06:44:52:
My perspective on doublers is pretty different than Darshani's. I don't think most people use doublers during the day, only at night or long naps. I have never used doublers and have never found any need for either of my children at any age. My son is almost 3 (still not day trained, :sigh:) and his diapers are never near saturated during the day, only wet in the front and middle. I have heard that using doublers is more common for those that use the One-Size diapers, I've always used Sandy's so that may make a difference.
It's normal for the diaper to be wet on the outside (ie soaked through all layers in the diaper) but it should not be totally saturated (ie front, back and sides) when it was dry only 45 minutes earlier. If that is what's happening, I would suspect absorbancy problems. I'm not a doctor but it would seem pretty unusual to me that a child would pee out more than 10oz in one urination (Sandy's have an absorbancy level of something like 13oz so to feel completly wet all over you'd have to be pretty close to that).
Have you changed anything about your wash routine lately? New detergent maybe? Check to make sure that nothing you're using has fabric softener in it (some detergents have it built in). If something is building up in your diapers it could be causing reduced absorbancy.
To check to see if the problem is your wraps you can put a clean wet (with water) diaper in your cover, close it up and gently squeeze or press on the cover. Make sure the diaper is pretty wet but not dripping. Feel around while pressing gently to see if you see any spots where wetness is coming through.
If neither of these is the problem then the only thing I can see is that your daughter is urinating so fast that the diaper doesn't have a chance to absorb it all before it 'slips' out and past the cover. In that case, make sure the diaper and cover are snug enough (to keep the liquid in and give a chance to the diaper to absorb it). A doubler may or may not help in this case.