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Old 04-02-2015, 05:17 AM   #1
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Softbums leaking

I really want to love my Softbums but they are my only diapers that leak! My little one is only 7 weeks old and she soaks a MF superpod at night and 2 minis during the day. If she's doing that already how in the world will this work when she's 2! I know the bamboo pods are more absorbent but I bought the MF and can't afford to buy the bamboo as well. Adding more layers seems crazy bc the os pod is huge for her size already. Any suggestions would be great!

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:36 AM   #2
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Softbums are my FAVORITE right now! I'll try to help out where I can!

How often are you changing her? Microfiber works well if you have something like hemp combined with it bc microfiber is prone to compression leaks. I read somewhere it's just like a sponge, it absorbs super quickly, but if your baby is lying on her back all day it'll compress out like when you squeeze a saturated sponge.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:31 AM   #3
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I had the same problem. I only had a few so I traded them and haven't looked back. The mf inserts are horrible they are huge and bulky IMO so they make it tough to add doublers where needed but even then the compression leaks were ridiculous. As I read your post I thought te same thing a soft bums mama told me to get the bamboo but that was just too expensive when I have other cheaper options that I like
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:40 AM   #4
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Re: Softbums leaking

I have looked at the softbums omni pocket but one things I am worried about it the toggle eventually not pulling tight. Getting stuck in the pull fabric. I know all my drawstring toggle pail liners --- after a few washes the toggle does not pull sit anymore --- just stuck in the pull.

Anyone have this trouble.


With the microfiber I am thinking it just does not absorb enough....
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:50 AM   #5
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It is a bit sticky but pulls ok.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:01 PM   #6
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I have looked at the softbums omni pocket but one things I am worried about it the toggle eventually not pulling tight. Getting stuck in the pull fabric. I know all my drawstring toggle pail liners --- after a few washes the toggle does not pull sit anymore --- just stuck in the pull.

Anyone have this trouble.


With the microfiber I am thinking it just does not absorb enough....
I've had this happen to me on my echo's but not omni's, but really rarely. I'm not sure why one but not the other?
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:17 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone! We get leg leaks during the day I echoes and back leaks at night in omnis. She is already sleeping through the night (6 hrs) and I'm not going to wake her or myself to change her diaper. I'll try a thirsties hemp in the pocket at night in addition to the os pod. Hopefully that will do the trick otherwise I'll have to find a different nighttime diaper...
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:04 AM   #8
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Update. Decided to go with fitteds for night and just use my Softbums during the day. Thanks again
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:57 AM   #9
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Re: Softbums leaking

you could consider picking up some hemp inserts to put behind the MF inserts. Look into thirsties hemp or joey bunz. It's super thin and makes a good doubler.
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I have two echos and MF pods and can't get them to not leak at the legs probably going to send them on their way on FSOT soon.
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