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New to this, need help!!!!

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Rubyhall
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New to this, need help!!!!

Postby Rubyhall » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:44 pm

Hiya,
I'm new to the world of aio's and pockets- always used tots bots ect..
An anybody help...
One I have leaks round the legs and I'm trying :-S to make my own- which so far also leak around the leg?
Could anyone please help?!
Can't wait to finaly get this right!!!!
I've spent too many evenings & nap times trying to get it right!!!
xXXx

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Re: New to this, need help!!!!

Postby zoeyboo » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:47 pm

We personally never get on with pockets/aio's and always get leaks :roll: so stick with fitteds 99% of the time.

What nappies are you using?
How old is your LO?
What inserts are you using with them?
Have they been prewashed enough?
Are they new or preloved?

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Re: New to this, need help!!!!

Postby Kirstyh » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:49 pm

:idea: What inserts are you using with your pockets? i found that petite dessous bamboo on top of an easy peasy hemp worked best x

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Re: New to this, need help!!!!

Postby Rubyhall » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:43 pm

I've got a blueberry & a bambooty and made similar styles myself,
in the blueberry it came (preloved) with 2 bluberry boosters- not sure what they are made from.
And in my own I have used some one life boosters I had around the house.
As mine were preloved I didn't prewash.
Do the boosters you use affect the leaking around the legs?
Thanks
xXXXx

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Re: New to this, need help!!!!

Postby Rubyhall » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:45 pm

Oh and my LO is 7 months. :)
xXXx

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Re: New to this, need help!!!!

Postby Amanda » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:57 pm

Rubyhall wrote:Do the boosters you use affect the leaking around the legs?


If they aren't absorbent enough that's where the leaks will come from. Also microfibre absorbs quickly but doesn't hold alot. It's quite squidgy so if your lo is sitting in the buggy or car seat for a while pressure can squeeze wetness out via the legs. As bamboo and hemp hold more liquid, but are slower to absorb it, alot of us use a mf insert on top of a hemp or bamboo one. Having said all that, I couldn't use pockets at all on Connor, he out wee'd them in no time! Hope you find something that works.

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Re: New to this, need help!!!!

Postby Rubyhall » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:05 pm

Ohh, thanks- that's great to know!!!
How many layers are needed?
I have fleece, bamboo toweling & cotton toweling.
Could I use these to make my own boosters?
xXXx

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Re: New to this, need help!!!!

Postby zoeyboo » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:19 pm

Is the blueberry insert 2 different fabrics? If so it's microfibre/hemp ... I'd maybe try putting some of your bamboo towelling inside?

I asked if they were preloved firstly because if they are new the inserts may not be up to full absorbancy yet, if they are preloved they should be fine. I would check the nappy itself for detergant build-up ... put a few drops of water onto the inner if it soaks in then great but if it beads on the surface then this indicates build up & they may need stripping.

My Bambooties only leak when they are out-peed, I have bought some of the extra lay-in bamboo mini-boosters for them which helps - they are only £2 from Cheeks and Cherries

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Re: New to this, need help!!!!

Postby Rubyhall » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:51 pm

Great help, thanks.
They do soak it up but how do you strip them- for future.
Yes the boosters are two colours, I was wondering what the hemp was- thought it might of been unbleached cotton, but hemp sounds more likely.
How many boosters do you use at day & at night?
Also should I fold so there is more at the front?
I thought it might help as I have a son- more pee at the front?
xXXx

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