How to Avoid Leaks with the Perfect Fitting Cloth Diaper

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Sizing plays the most important role when it comes to avoiding diaper leaks and ensuring your little one stays comfortable.

When it comes to picking the most sustainable cloth diapers, one-size diapers definitely take the cake. Crafted using an intelligent fitting mechanism, just one set of diapers would last you perfectly until your baby is potty trained!

Given how one-size diapers are meant to be used for a few years, what happens when you don’t get the fitting right? you unleash a mountain of diaper disasters. Fortunately, ensuring an impeccable fitting doesn’t isn’t as difficult as it might seem.

Let’s find out why diapers can leak and what you can do to fix this problem.

A Quick Look at Different Diaper Sizes

Diaper sizing makes all the difference when it comes to keeping diaper leaks at bay. One-size cloth fitted diapers mainly come accommodate three sizes for your growing little angel. These sizes include:

  • Newborn size
  • Crawler size
  • Walker size

Cloth diapers are super-adjustable. They adapt well to the size and movement needs of your baby. Many factors affect the way a cloth diaper works including your baby’s weight, size, gender, level of activity, time of the day, and whether they’re awake or asleep.

How is One-Size Diaper Built?

When it comes to finding the perfect cloth diaper fit, it’s important to get the snaps right as per your baby's weight and level of activity.

Generally speaking, there are three types of diaper snaps. These include:

  • The waist snaps. These are the “top row” snaps that are lined across the front of the diapers and within the flaps. These are the snaps you’ll be folding around the front of the diaper. The waist snaps ensure the diaper is snugly fitted around your little one’s waist.
  • Thigh snaps. These are the “second row” snaps that ensure the diaper is firmly adjusted around your child’s thighs. To keep any kind of diaper disaster at bay, it is critical to get the fitting of these snaps right.
  • Rise snaps: These are the snaps you’ll find across the middle and the front of a cloth diaper. These snaps focus on your baby’s length, movements, and other activities. These are the snaps that adjust to your baby’s growth – from newborn to crawler to walker.

How Does Growing Greens Diaper Construction Work?

Growing Greens by BabeeGreens offers organic one-size diapers that fit babies between 5-35 lbs. With a two-part diaper construction system, these diapers come with several snaps that offer flawless adjustable fitting (for back and thigh) for growing babies. The design features a unique contour in the shape of an umbilical cord cutout. This promotes quick healing for newborns during those first few weeks.

When used alone, these contours offer a great fit for newborns that weigh about 5-10 lbs. As your baby begins to get active and grows to about 10-18 pounds, you can use the fitted diaper alone by folding down the front.

For toddlers weighing 18-35 pounds, you can slide in an insert for additional absorbency. During naptime or night, you can add in a doubler.

Made with the softest fleece knit, natural latex-free elastic, and 100% unbleached cotton threads, Growing Greens diapers ensure your toddler feels fully comfy and remains immune to allergies. These diapers also feature an elastic waist to make their potty training journey so much easier. In other words, the elastic waist helps toddlers pull down and pull up the diaper all by themselves!

How to Ensure Your Baby’s Diaper Fits Perfectly?

When it comes to finding the perfect diaper fit, the magic lies in the snaps.

The sizing will continue to change as your baby grows and moves around. Make sure the diaper fit is tight enough to hold in solids and moisture.

To ensure your baby is fully comfy when wearing a diaper, you can deploy the “finger test”. Stick one finger between the diaper and the baby’s legs and make sure you can fit no more than two fingers between your baby’s tummy and the diapers.

Don’t worry if you notice slight indents on your tot’s skin (they’re normal!) as long as you successfully run the finger tests.

That said, here are some things you can do to ensure you leave no room for any diaper leaks:

  • Apply a tighter diaper setting – especially around the thighs – if you notice any leaks.
  • Sometimes, the insert could bunch up between your toddler's legs which can then cause leaks. Double-check to make sure the inserts lay flat when you slide them into the pocket post-washing.
  • In cases where a baby doesn’t seem to fill out the diaper, you can try adding another insert. This can be especially helpful with newborns or when your baby starts to become more active.
  • If you think absorbency is the issue, you can add extra inserts. Baby girls often need additional absorbency along the back and middle of the diaper. For this, you can consider either folding the insert towards the back and middle or leaving it flat. Baby boys will typically wet the front of the diaper so you can consider folding an additional insert along the front.

Remember, when adding additional inserts to avoid diaper leaking, you may have to re-adjust the snaps to ensure a snug fit.

Why is It So Important to Get the Right Fit?

Your little baby is going to grow fast and throughout their journey, it’s important to make sure they're fully comfortable.

If you’re going to invest in one-size diapers, it is critical to first do your research and find the one that would cause no fitting issues down the line. Diapers that are too tight can cause rashes. Diapers that are not breathable enough can trigger allergies. Diapers that don’t fit perfectly lead to inconvenient leaks.

When choosing a one-size diaper, make sure you find the right balance between the diaper construction and the fabric. A quality diaper will adapt to your baby’s growth right from the waist down to the thighs. It will also enable efficient washing and faster drying time. Lastly, a great diaper will offer a high-absorbency rate, adding to its leak-resistant mechanism.

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