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Old 12-07-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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We are getting leaks with everything that we use, BG 3.0, BGE, RARz, large simplex, freetimes and a few other randoms. She just seems to pee a ton at once and I think I need more absorbency. So far we have been using GMD red edge in the 3.0's, flour sack flats with a AMP hemp doubler in the RARz, even resorted to added hemp or a premie prefolds to the BGE's. I still have all of the microfiber that came with all of the diapers. Does anyone have the magical combo that would work for a heavy wetter. I don't want to have too much money but have looked at the Alva bamboo inserts, how about those?
She is 10 months old, 24-25 lbs and 30ish inches. Right now these very fluffy diapers are only lasting 1 hour. My husband is a stay at home dad and is getting pretty frustrated, when he takes her out of the house he puts her in a disposable.

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Old 12-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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Are they soaked all the way through? The reason I ask is that she could be flooding them faster than the diaper can absorb the pee, especially with natural fibers or if you have buildup. If you're pretty sure you don't have buildup that's causing repelling, you could try using a microfiber on top of the natural fiber inserts (in the pockets) which should help absorb the pee faster.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #3
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Are they soaked all the way through? The reason I ask is that she could be flooding them faster than the diaper can absorb the pee, especially with natural fibers or if you have buildup. If you're pretty sure you don't have buildup that's causing repelling, you could try using a microfiber on top of the natural fiber inserts (in the pockets) which should help absorb the pee faster.
She is soaking them all the way through. I just added the BG newborn insert on top of the red edge prefold in the 3.0's that I just folded so I will see if that helps.
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By a year old, we had to get rid of our pockets. We've been using a brown GMD prefold, trifolded, in a PUL cover. The trifold I think helps with that strong current of pee all at once. Also, I think the stay-dry inners didn't help matters either & he probably leaked faster than if the shell wasn't there & it was just natural fibers catching his pee. We also use the GMD large flats, pad folded, with hemp or bamboo. Now that LO is 2 1/2 we really don't use the bamboo much anymore.
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Oh, and we started adding hemp to our pockets before we switched our system at about a year old. When that started to fail, we ditched pockets altogether.
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