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HaleysMommy 08-12-2011 07:31 PM

elastic, one size FB
Is the point behind the extra elastic that it will wear out? When do you know?

DD2 started wearing them around 7 weeks (all settings between 3&4). A few months ago I changed them to between 2&3 but I have some that look a little loose.

Do I adjust or put in new elastic?

ho11yb 08-12-2011 09:34 PM

Re: elastic, one size FB
We have been using our FBOS for almost a year with very regular use and I haven't even considered replacing the elastic. I thought the replacement elastic it comes with was more for if you needed it after a couple years or maybe later kid. I don't plan to replace mine unless it really seems to be shot. If some seem looser, I would prob just move it up a notch tighter. Although DS has been on the same setting for the last 11 months, so I haven't even needed to adjust it yet :)

wordbox 08-12-2011 09:46 PM

I agree, I'd try shortening the elastic first if it seems a bit loose. I've been using ours for over a year now (in a large rotation, but they still get a lot of use) and haven't replaced them yet. I can tell it has stretched a bit, but I'm going to wait awhile before I swap them out. They fit so well and we don't have any leaks.

You'll probably just want to see how much give is in the elastic, especially once it's tightened. Is it still sealing around the legs? Does it still spring back if you pull on it?

How long the elastic lasts will really depend on a lot of factors... how often they're used, your washing and drying routine, etc.

I've heard that attaching a safety pin to the end of the elastic can make it easier to thread through, though! I haven't tried it but I will when it's time to replace.

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