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What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

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Re: What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:51 pm

i wouldn't class either of mine as heavy wetters, moderate may be. oakley pees more than taliesin, and his teenyfits no longer go overnight, but his easyfits are more than okay. we have a good 5-6 proper soaked nappies from oakley a day, but then he's a boobie baby that i think also uses me for comfort as he won't take a dummy. i drink for england though, more so than normal to keep up with him.

taliesin has 3-4 6ozbottles a day of toddler milk. made up with an extra oz of water as he is a monkey and only drinks milk

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Re: What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

Postby tanya » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:56 pm

lazylexis wrote:Last week one of Nathan's night nappies weighed 500g more in the morning compared to the night before.
I think judging it by how long a nappy lasts without leaking is a good measure, or maybe how many nappies used per day but I guess it depends on the type of nappy u use!

Another very good point Lexis. A LO outpeeing a cotton tots is not quite the same as a LO outpeeing a F&S Heavy Wetter or equivalent.

It also depends on a LOs age, and from what you've been saying Nathan is a very heavy wetter for his age. I'm not even sure Bella needed that much stuffing in her night nappies at that age!

Jake pees pretty heavily, but he is having 6-7oz of milk every 3-5 hours, so he's bound to be very wet, same as Oakley I would assume :giggle: Pre-weaned babies are pretty much always gonna be pretty heavy wetters I would think.

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Re: What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

Postby lainey1978 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:10 pm

Wow

I am quite lucky. I thought Amber was quite a heavy wetter but dont really have the cash to try out to many combinations. We are still in sposies at night! I might get some zorb boosters and try the LLS night nappy we got, its too big round the waist at the moment though, and she leaked out of it last night within an hour, but put that done to bad fit.

I do find the days she drinks loads is the days her nappies are wringing wet, in comparison to Bella I would probably class her as a moderate wetter.

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Re: What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

Postby paintedclaws » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:23 pm

Noah can pee and pee, he drinks alot. Around 5-6 cups a day. Not sure on the actual amount and it does vary.

I wasn't aware he was a heavy wetter until we started using cloth, the nappies I chose for him just didn't work well at all but to save face (Mike was in it for money saving) I just got on with it for a long time until I nearly admitted defeat after his peeing increased at about 6 months (when he started weaning). I went from using blueberry's and Ittis to Greenkids and they fitted better and I could stuff them enough to make them last 3hrs max! He did it again at 13 months and we went over to fulltime wool with fitteds.

Now we can't use day fitteds in the morning, not even heavy wetter ones like fluff&stuff, I have to use night nappies and mostly bedbugs which I know aren't the most absorbant night nappy but they do last him three hours (sometimes less if he's had one drink after another) but they are soaked from edge to edge then.

Night time up to now has been relatively easy, bedbugs weren't enough after a few months (he was about 20 months I think) of using them and the same goes for HollowOak (these don't last as long as bedbugs on him) so I gave WNNNs a go and they've been great but the fit isn't so good on the print outers, the OBV fit much better.. Anyway just recently they've been leaking resulting in puddles on the floor so I think he's gaining some control of his bladder and flooding them after peeing all night..

Poppy isn't a heavy wetter thankfully, she's not having a bottle in the night now so her bedbugs suit her just fine, she can wear normal day fitteds during the day and they're not always soaked through either. I'm actually getting bored with her stash because there's no need to swop and change. I just seem to be collecting them. :oops:

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Re: What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:25 pm

yes i think it would depend alot on which nappies are used.

i'm debating putting oakley into dedicated night nappies at some point. he's still feeding 2-3 times a night too so that helps him saturate a nappy. he's out of sposies at night and has been for a few weeks as i had a night were every feed he'd out wee'd and i changed him,clothes and all 3 times overnight. so cloth is def a better way for us. so far the easyfits are doing well for him, and i'm gonna stick with them for as long as, but i still got boosters i can add to those so it's not a big problem yet. i don't do bedbugs though tanyaon account of them being rather big. i put oakley in a small one recently and the poor kid looked like he had a foot or more space between his legs, he waslike a week starfish and the look on his face told me he wasless than impressed!lol

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Re: What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

Postby vampiredreams » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:36 pm

tanya2007 wrote:
megansmummy wrote:I also think it depends on your deffination of 'outpee' a nappy...i know there have been discussions on here before were someone says their child is outpee'ing a nappy but what they mean is that a fitted is wet on the outside or a pocket nappy has leaked (when only stuff with MF or something) :-?

This is exactly my point Tory, thank you :) It's all relative.

Bella's nappies are soaked, to the point of being able to wring them out. I don't remember the last time a nappy was damp to the touch. And pockets are stuffed to the brim, which makes the fit bad. But when they come off, they've leaked round the legs and all the inserts are dripping wet. That's my definition of a heavy wetter :giggle:


Fully agree here....ours tend to drip! classic example is i have just changed Aoife again (last done at 3pm) and it was dripping through...she walked in leaking drips on my floor....not short of following her with a mop she could easily be put to work :giggle:

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Re: What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

Postby peachy.moo » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:50 pm

I'd class Elsie as a heavy wetter- i struggle to find nappies that can cope....

Her nappies aren't 'dripping' but would be VERY soaked- she has 9oz of milk at bedtime & 9oz of water over night....

In the day she has to be changed every hour or two- very rare times she can go longer...

Her FnS Heavy Wetter doesn't cut it & her HW LLS have to be boosted with hemp or bamboo & still the longest was 3hrs....

Her Monkey Snuggle boosted with a MF cloth & a MonkeySnuggle night insert has been the best at 4hrs!!

She drinks all day- easily has 2 9oz bottles of milk (+ the night one) as well as 3 9oz bottles of water (+ the night one) & 2 9oz bottles of very dilute juice!!!!

This morning after her bottle, she had 4 good puddle pees on the floor in less than an hour.......

I know she's not the heaviest wetter- just wish she'd been like her brother who only used Minki pockets & they'd last 4+hrs in the day & easily overnight!!!

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Re: What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

Postby sophie2198 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:14 pm

Isnt it funny how we all love talking about , and reading about babies wee'ing amounts and habits!! :giggle: :giggle:

H didnt used to be a heavy wetter , when we started using cloth at 5 months he only had fuzzi's and would have 1 microfibre insert and 1 babykicks hemparoo insert (these are FAB!) for day nappies and 2 of each for night time....this suited us until he was a year old....then i found fitteds!! :roll: :hohoho:

All fitteds we used were bamboo of some variety , no cotton , and couldnt use cotton outers either as they would literally drip come change time which i dont like. Mainly used m/l bedbugs during the day or wnnl with the boosters folded to the front to give something like 12 layers....nappy changes had to be alteast 2 hours , never anymore...

Now that H is potty trained during the day i can see just how much he does wee as its going into his potty! 1 wee will normally half fill the potty (its not a small one either its one of the 'chair' ones where you life the actual potty out) so quite alot! :shock:

At nights even though he is heavy we've pretty much never had 'problems' as such. Used to use either heavily boosted toddler bedbugs or boosted wnnnv2 's......now we use minkee inner and outer wnnnv3's and recently this week got a PKNN which is fabby too!

Heavy wetting to me was the fact that his nappies would literally drip as i pulled his woolies off , and having to use a new pair of woolies due to them being wet....

Still the journey was fun so dont think id have swapped for a light wetter , as carolyn said having nappies that work gets boring :wink: :giggle:

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Re: What is a heavy wetter and what makes a heavy wetter?

Postby wytch » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:15 pm

I class alanna as a heavy night wetter only regardless of how much she drinks her night nappies ( med WNNN +double hemp and 2 masive bamboo boasters with the WNNN standard stuff) in the morning I have rung it it as i couldn't believe it when she got up in a soaked bed and the walk to the bathroom was driping down her leg and throught the wool. i rang out in a measuring jug 3/4 ish of a pint and her nappy was still soaked but not dripping then.

we are in spoies at night right now (5+ size) she is changed as she goes down then at midnight and then i get up at 4am to do another change (these are both sleeping changes) and then its hit or miss wether shes dry or we have leaked.

during the day we can use nippa'd prefold 2hrs 4hrs with bamboo insert in. 4hrs from pockets with trifold prefold stuffing or trifod and wrap. Its just nights :x :x

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