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Old 07-11-2016, 12:45 PM   #1
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cloth for 4.5 year old?

I need some advice/support. We have a 4 and a half month old in cloth and just put our 4.5 yr old in cloth pull ups (flips with prefolds trifolded inside) to try to help him feel that he is wet. He has autism and does not connect with his body sensations. He does not feel hunger, cold, that he is peeing and gets wet from it. So even with 6 months of aba therapy he has never peed on the potty. So we bought him flip trainers to try to help him feel the wetness. So far he just looks at the wet prefold and says, i not do that! he has no idea but he pees through them at least once a day. At night we are using disposables since he is so big. But he has been pooping out of them. ALL over the place. it just leaks right out. he is small, only 32 lbs and in 4 t clothes so they fit but just cant contain 4.5 yr old poop. Do i try to put him in cloth at night? he is not used to how bulky cloth diapers are since he has been in disposables expect trainers. Would cloth hold the mess better? I would like to do a natural fiber option since out little one can only do cotton with out getting a rash and i want to be able to re use it. i dont want to spend a ton since we just got a whole set of diapes for our little one and the trainers for big brother. but im so tired of cleaning poop of the carpet in the am and im not sure how soon we can expect him to be trained. not when he cant feel that he is going

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Old 07-11-2016, 03:53 PM   #2
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Re: cloth for 4.5 year old?

Applecheeks have a size 3 that are made for older kids that age. Might be something to look into.
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Re: cloth for 4.5 year old?

I know another expense but have you tried fitteds? My son potty trained at 4 1/2. Fitteds worked well for him. I can't remember what brand we used. But they did contain really well. It was a WAHM that did coops. Diaper pricing was really good. I would suggest having one size bigger made though. Special order. My kids would regularly leak poop only when the diapers were too small regardless the weight expectations. My oldest and youngest have wider hips. They went up in size sooner than my narrower hipped middle child. And I sized up according to leaks rather than weight.

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Re: cloth for 4.5 year old?

Sandy's worked for us as well. Did have to add a doubler so I would recommend going toddlease rather than large to allow room for doubler and poop.
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:31 AM   #5
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Re: cloth for 4.5 year old?

You can check out Kijani diapers - we make an XL all in two for older children, and also nighttime training pants. We've gotten great feedback on our training pants - it's an all in two style with leg gussets on the soaker so it's really good at containing leaks and messes.

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