Once upon a time there was a boy called Liam L'Hostis. Although he was only one month old, Liam already had developed a deep love for a few things: cuddles, mummy milk, his book called 'les jouets', chewing on muslins and his poo. In fact, Liam loved his poo so much that he refused to give it up, keeping it safe in his little belly until it exploded from his little bum, filling his nappy, then the wrap, then oozing up his legs. Now Liam's mummy had read posts on the cloth nappy tree about how to deal with power wee'ers, but she desperately needed to know how to deal with power poo'ers! She is nonetheless very thankful for thirsties wraps that seem to contain everything, but do tend to wick poo around the leg gussets.
you're using fitteds are you? which sort? being only a month old i'm guessing he's not got much chubbiness yet... once he does then he should fill the nappies out better leaving less room for explosiveness. are the nappies definitely right size? if it's escaping everywhere then dounds like they may be a little big on him. i only ever had poo escape from itti's where there was leg gape and no extra wrap to catch it.
The absolute best thing we found for catching explosions like this was a folded nippad terry. You can kind of roll it in at the back and around the legs which stops any escapes!
Just be thankful you're not using disposables - the few times we were silly enough to put one of those on for "convenience" we generally had a full body straight in the bath situation with poo literally from feet to neck...!! Not very convenient at all
i had the same problem but found using fitted with a thirsty wrap worked better for me. i also found the ones with tight elastic roun the leg better too but you need to get a happy meidum eith that though
Thanks for the tips! We're using a mix of fitteds, nippa'd prefolds and terries and xs covers. Liam is definitely a skinny minny at just under 7 lbs, but I try to get a snug fit on his nappies with creative folding and nippa'ing. However hard I try though,the terries and the prefolds are definitely the worst at poo containment...I have one sandy and it's great, but i have a hard time buying new nappies because technically we have enough....it's just that some of them are not pulling their weight.
I'm definitely on the prowl for more sandies and thirsties on the classifieds though...if you have any you're looking to shift...