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Old 05-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Still trying to convince a friend to CD. I loaned out some Alva pockets w/ bamboo inserts and she returned them this week saying they leaked. Some more questions later and found they were changed every 3+ hours

IDK, I was on the norm where if your lo is awake and they pee you change them right away. Which is why cd families need huge stashes diapers right

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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I change my girl every 2 hours unless she is asleep or poops or acts like she wants to be changed sooner. But I did that in disposables too.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Still trying to convince a friend to CD. I loaned out some Alva pockets w/ bamboo inserts and she returned them this week saying they leaked. Some more questions later and found they were changed every 3+ hours

IDK, I was on the norm where if your lo is awake and they pee you change them right away. Which is why cd families need huge stashes diapers right
I don't change mine right away. I let them go about 2 hours or until they poo or unless they want to be changed sooner. I had the same problem as your friend when I first started. I bought some cheap eBay diapers and then they started leaking from day 1. I thought I had made this huge mistake in buying no name diapers instead of something expensive like bg's or fuzzibunz, etc. it wasn't until I came on here asking for help that I realized I was leaving them in the diapers too long. Because obviously even microfiber can't soak up as much pee as all that gel can in a disposable.

My family that uses disposable will leave the same diaper on almost all day, as long as its not leaking. They have left it on so long that the gel was so heavy it made the diaper sag to the knees almost. so maybe she just needs to reevaluate how long to leave the diaper on her baby. Your friend that is. She may have her mind set that cloth diapers are supposed to last longer than a disposable and it's definitely not the case.


Oh and I do actually sometimes change after every pee,but that is if we are using flats or something without a stay dry liner because they will get a rash super quick in a wet flat...
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I change just about every two hours or right after a poop, whichever comes first.
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Even in sposies I change as soon as it gets wet. (1-2 1/2 hours- Depending on age of child).
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I used to change at least every 2 hours or if I noticed earlier that the baby had wet or soiled the diaper. I remember with ds in particular that we changed all the time because he would wake up wet, get changed, poo while eating, get changed, pee after eating, and get changed. We went through a lot of diapers with him!
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Re: How many "pees" per diaper

I change every pee but my son is 2 and a half so all any diaper will hold is 1 pee and he tells me as soon as he has peed so it's easy to know he can go up to 3 hrs or longer without peeing though and he goes 10-12 hrs at night without using his diaper!
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I check religiously and change as soon as he is wet or dirty. Unless he is sleeping, of course.

Daycare rule of thumb is check every hour and change when wet. Maybe she could try that.

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Re: How many "pees" per diaper

At home we almost exclusivly use coverless flats or prefolds. That way I can see/feel when she's wet and change right away. With pockets at home I change every 1.5-2 hours. With pockets while out I change every 2-3 hours. I don't know how many pees that is
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