Posted by KarenC on March 24, 2004 at 08:34:31:
In Reply to: Re: Help with night-time diapering please! posted by KC on March 24, 2004 at 01:23:55:
Sounds to me like the biggest issue here is comfort and keeping him dry. It's pretty normal for the diaper to be wet on the outside even after just one pee, so I don't really think the issue is absorbancy. Doublers will help a little so they're worth giving a try but the fleece liners will be key I think. The One-Size diapers have an absorbancy of 13oz and the liners something like 7-8oz so that should be wayyyy more than enough to get you through one feeding. Even if he wets the diaper in the first few minutes it's perfectly ok to leave him in it till the feeding is over (from a hygiene and rash pov anyway).
Now keeping him comfortable through that is a bit of a different story since he's so sensitive, and that's where the fleece comes in. I would actually recomend you go with fleece liners and not commercially made stay-dry liners for a case like this. First, you may be going through a lot of them so you'll want a fairly inexpensive option. Second, with homemade fleece liners you can make them as wide and as long as you like to maximize coverage to keep him as dry as possible. Commercial stay-dry liners are usually just the size of a regular liner. That's plenty to protect a baby's genitals from diaper rash (that's the area that sits in the wettest spot and the most sensitive area so it's only logical) but for the utmost comfort it would probably help to go wider and longer (trace the diaper and make the liners as close as you can to the exact size/shape without sticking out). Fleece liners are so easy to make, just cut them to the size/shape you want and that's it. No sewing because fleece doesn't unravel... Did I mention that already in my other post??? Sorry if I'm repeating myself....
You could also try pocket diapers but they can sometimes be tricky to use and are very expensive (especially since you already have a full supply of diapers).
Hang in there! It'll most likely get much better as he gets older....