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Old 02-23-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Elastic leaving marks

But if I do it looser in afraid it will leak. How do you know when the fit is right? And are marks on their legs always bad? I mean, even socks leave marks, right?


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Old 02-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Unless it's bothering your LO, I wouldn't worry to much. DS3 has huge thighs, and pretty much diapers (even sposies) leave red marks.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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I only worry if the marks are bad enough to not disappear in 5-10 minutes. I make big chunky babies, there isn't a diaper made that doesn't leave some kind of mark.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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I always compare it to socks too. If they aren't bothered by it then it's ok.

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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Most diapers have left marks on my LOs, even my skinny thighed DD. It never bothered me before, and I always figured people that complained about red marks were just being picky. As you said, socks leave marks too.

Then my chunky DS came along, and the dipes I used to love with DD left ANGRY red marks on his thighs. And I was like "oohhhhhhh..... THOSE are red marks". The kind that don't disappear for several hours. Even after leaving him in fleece for the rest of the day, I could still see red lines.

If it looks like impression marks (like from socks) I wouldn't worry. If it looks sore and angry, either time to adjust the fit or get a different cover. I had 11 thirsties covers, and I've only kept a couple as spares for DD.

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