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Old 07-29-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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How to tell when pocket dipes are wet?

Is there a way to tell without pulling the insert out or or do you just change LO every so often whether of not they need it?

I've been a cover & insert girl but I'm going to give pockets another try I think. Not knowing when it's wet was one thing that bugged me though. Is there a trick?

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Re: How to tell when pocket dipes are wet?

Hmm...I don't have any tricks for you, I just change him every 2-3 hours irregardless.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: How to tell when pocket dipes are wet?

I can usually tell by weight, but if I'm not sure I'll sniff it lol
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Re: How to tell when pocket dipes are wet?

I change DD at regular intervals. Before she eats/BF or if I notice that she has that.. I just went pee/poo look. She will fuss for poo but not do anything for pee.

DH puts his pointer finger down the back of the pocket part and feels as low down on the insert as he can-if it is wet he changes, if not he doesn't. He will change her regardless if we are about to leave the house, she is about to eat, about to go to bed, or if he is going to hand her to me to BF.
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Re: How to tell when pocket dipes are wet?

They get very heavy when wet. They won't sag down like a sposie but you can tell from looking at the outside if there is a ton of urine in it as it will get bigger. I typically just pay attention to how often the child wets and change every 2-3 hours usually. If you are doing it right the outside should never be wet as that means a leak. If you are taking the diaper off the feel of it in your hand by weight will let you know if it is ready to be changed, I am too lazy for this and just change every 2-3 hours all day.
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I tend to stick a finger in on top of fleece and push down a little, if it's wet I'll feel it. (Always look for poo first of course)

Eta: I change every 2ish hours unless she's asleep or we are in car regardless, sometimes even sooner if she is wet.
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Re: How to tell when pocket dipes are wet?

It took me a while to figure it out, but I can tell by the feel of it. If I cup my hand under and kinda lift up a little I can feel by the heft/weight of it. But it took me a while to figure out what a wet one feels like. DH still can't tell without feeling inside. If the diaper has been on for a while I'll feel it.
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Re: How to tell when pocket dipes are wet?

I also stick my finger into the pocket and feel the insert. I always feel the side away from her skin because sometimes she'll sweat and it'll make it feel wet when it's not.
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I tend to stick a finger in on top of fleece and push down a little, if it's wet I'll feel it. (Always look for poo first of course)

Eta: I change every 2ish hours unless she's asleep or we are in car regardless, sometimes even sooner if she is wet.
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Re: How to tell when pocket dipes are wet?

I change my LOs at pretty much the same times each day unless there's a poop, then its immediately of course. We change when waking, mid morning, before nap, after nap, mid evening and bedtime once ours are 18+ months. Before that, they are morning nappers also and get changed before and after that nap also.
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