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    Default My Itti Bittis are leaking :(

    I am so sad. I love them so much, I want them to work so badly. But I've had a couple of days of just cleaning up leaked wee and poo and I'm about to admit defeat.

    They've been washed heaps of times. Any suggestions? I really don't want to switch brands but from what I've read maybe I need to

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    *try a strip wash.
    *try a facewasher in the nappy. Maybe your child just floods the nappy to quickly for it to cope.

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    I have the Ittis...

    How is the elastic around the legs? It should fit snugly against the skin with no gapes in the fabric.

    What are you using to wash them with? They might have a build up in powder and not be as absorbent as they should be, so do a strip wash as the pp mentioned.

    How often are you changing? I change often (bout 2-3 hours) as the nappy is often soaked.

    Have you tried adding another booster? Just grab one from another nappy (if you have SIO's) I do this at night and works great for about 4 hrs! I have a very heavy wetter and she's only 6 weeks old.

    Good luck-

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    Thanks for your replies!

    They look nice and snug to me... I wish Itti Bitti did home visits! Have checked out the YouTube site though and all looks well.

    I use EcoStore, about half a cap in a front loader; is that too much?

    How do I do a strip wash?

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    Itti's don't work for us, especially the snap ins...

    Some nappies don't suit my LO and that was one of them. Hope you can find a solution!

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    Are you doing an extra rinse after you wash? Sounds like you should strip them like suggested.

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    How long have you had them for? If they are new and you didn't purchase them secondhand, they shouldn't need a strip wash...

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    Itti Bitti's don't suit my bub either. She's a heavy wetter. We use BBH Magialls All in one. I can add extra boosters to them. I've never had a drama with my BBH's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    How long have you had them for? If they are new and you didn't purchase them secondhand, they shouldn't need a strip wash...
    About two weeks, brand new.

    What MCNs do you use?

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    I found that my brand new Itti Bitti D'lish leaked occasionally while they were still new, as it took up to 7 washes to reach max absorbency- I also only used half (or less) powder than the recommended dosage on the packet.
    I don't use the powder anymore though- I use Earth's Choice (just a squirt in a large circle in the tub).

    What size Ittis do you have and how old is your bub?

    My bub goes straight into large (she's 5kg)- she had smalls (to small in my opinion) and has mediums, but the large fit her the best, with more absorbency, and more room to add other inserts.

    To do a strip wash (either hot or cold) fill your machine up with water and add your nappies, wash without powder or detergent. Spin dry and repeat as many times as you need to get all of the suds out of the water.
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