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    Default TMI warning... Leaking nappies!

    Hi everyone

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    My DS is 12 weeks old. We are using disposable nappies (Huggies) and frequently have poo leaks! I was just wondering how common this is, or whether we might be doing something wrong? I think we probably get leaks every second or third day.

    We are using the right size nappy for DS's weight, and try to put them on tight. We pull out the skirt bits on the sides of the nappy.

    With Huggies, we haven't had too many pee leaks, just poo leaks. It leaks out the legs or out the back up the top. We try to change the nappy pretty much as soon as we know he has poo-ed in it. Now he's a bit older than the newborn stage, he generally poos once a day. Maybe the poo just comes out so quickly and forcefully at such volume that the nappy can't contain it?? Sorry about the TMI. He's breastfed, and not sick or anything like that.

    How often does your little one have a leaky nappy? Any suggestions or is this just one of those baby joys?

    ETA: We tried another brand of nappies a few times (Woolies brand) because they were cheaper, and I figured why pay for Huggies if we were getting leaks anyway - but we got pee leaks with them, so went back to Huggies! Happy for recommendations for other nappy brands too.
    Last edited by JustJaq; 14-01-2015 at 11:59.

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    Different brands work better for different babies

    Can you try a different brand when the current box runs out? DS used to have poo leaks with Huggies and no leaks with snugglers. We're back to Huggies now and haven't had any leaks for over a year

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    Different brands work for different babies.
    Do you have other mummy friends you could swap a handful of nappies with to try different brands?

    Otherwise grab a small pack of a couple different types and use each for a few days.

    My DS leaked huggies occasionally when he was a newbie cause he had such skinny legs it would run out the leg holes..eeewe

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    Spoke too soon! Just had a pee leak in Huggies! Lol!

    Yeah, i guess i should try some other brands. I thought Huggies were meant to be the best, so i thought if they weren't stopping leaks, other brands would likely be worse.

    I have heard the Aldi ones are good?

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    Lots of people rave about aldi but im not a fan.
    I did like babylove a few years ago but wasnt a fan last time i tried them.

    I just put up with the occasional huggies leaks till my DS filled out a bit and are still using huggies

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    Pampers are supposed to be good though ive not tried them

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    My DS has poo leaks every few days, I think it is because of the volume that comes out and the force!
    I have tried huggies, babylove and Coles brand, they're all about the same, maybe baby love a bit better.

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    Snugglers user here, I find them much better then huggies (since they changed a while back) and at times can get a box for $20 (usually about $25).

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    I'm now using the Coles Little Explorer nappies and haven't had any issues at all. I used to have Huggies but the new ones just didn't cut it. My DD is a heavy wetter overnight and we've had no problems since switching :-)

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    I use coles comfy bots, I've not had any problems with them..

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