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Old 03-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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What went wrong? BG 4.0 leaked overnight!

Last night I put lo in a BG 4.0 stuffed with a Thirsties hemp prefold. This morning his whole back was wet and the prefold was more than half dry. It was an artist series, do they have any seam issues? I usually just lay it in a cover with a stay dry liner. Any ideas what went wrong?

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Was the PF fully prepped? If so, did you get a good fit? I stuff my BG 4.0s w/Thirsties hemp pfs and have never had an issue. I only have one Artist Series but haven't ever had any issues with it. I think the issue w/the new ones us the seam and the Artist Series dipes don't have the extra seam.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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Re: What went wrong? BG 4.0 leaked overnight!

It's fully prepped and I've used it twice so far with no issues. Maybe I should just stick to covers but I have a bunch of 4.0s that I bought before he was born and was hanging onto them for daycare dipes when the time comes. Not so sure now! I'll try one again tomorrow but I'm scared to try it overnight again. He was in a fleece swaddle so that pulled some of the wet off his back but I have no idea how long he'd been wet since he didn't even squeak.
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Hmm...I don't know. For us, leaks up the back are usually a fit issue. Is it time to adjust the rise up?
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We've had wicking issues with the artist series due to the tag in the back
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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Re: What went wrong? BG 4.0 leaked overnight!

Just my opinion. Wetness needs pressure to penetrate the stay dry interior of a pocket diaper. Since there is no pressure in the front (assuming a back sleeper), it all absorbs into the back. If your baby was a belly sleeper, I think you would have the same problem but the back would be dry. Stay dry liners don't inhibit absorption as much as a complete interior of stay dry material. Therefore absorption with a prefold even while using a liner is much more equal. My experience is that prefolds/fitteds with covers work much better for night because the absorbent material is right against the skin (pretty much). If your old system was working, I would just stick with it.
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