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BG - what am i doing wrong??

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BG - what am i doing wrong??

Postby sim » Fri May 22, 2009 11:06 am

Hi,
I've been using bumgenius on my LO since birth (he is now 6 1/2 weeks old) and for the first couple of weeks we managed with the m/f inserts- first the small one then the large one poppered down. In the last week and a half I've had to add more to the nappy to get it to last more than 2 hours. I've been using the large mf and an EP hemp which will usually give me 3 hours (probably would do 4, but I change him with each feed). I'm concerned that if I need this much boosting on a 6 week old these nappies aren't going to cut it. I've also had some BF poo escaping through the stitching on the legs!

Any suggestions on how to deal with all this?

Simone

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Re: BG - what am i doing wrong??

Postby emmalala » Fri May 22, 2009 11:14 am

:hug: sorry, no advice, just wanted to say im using BG on my lo and hes 7 months and having no probs. hopefully its just a blip.

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Re: BG - what am i doing wrong??

Postby clairelana » Fri May 22, 2009 11:35 am

You might find you need to change from microfibre to bamboo or similar.
Microfibre is quite squishy and can make a nappy leak.

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Re: BG - what am i doing wrong??

Postby sim » Fri May 22, 2009 11:37 am

emmalala, I hope so too. What are you stuffing them with?

clairelana, which bamboo would you recommend?

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Re: BG - what am i doing wrong??

Postby emmalala » Fri May 22, 2009 11:43 am

:idea: just using the micro fibre. hes got chubby legs though so maybe that helps. :giggle:

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Re: BG - what am i doing wrong??

Postby clairelana » Fri May 22, 2009 11:45 am

I use petit desouse bamboo inserts but they are proberly a bit big for your lo.
I think they might do smaller ones. I will look when I get chance.

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Re: BG - what am i doing wrong??

Postby Frances » Fri May 22, 2009 11:53 am

My DD was a really, really heavy wetter during the first few months as she drank so much milk! She actually wets less heavily now she's weaned. It sounds as though you may find fitteds better for now, and perhaps try pockets again in another few months?

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Re: BG - what am i doing wrong??

Postby flutterby » Fri May 22, 2009 2:16 pm

Simone, I would say if your getting on ok with the big MF insert and 1 EP insert ATM then stick with that and when you need more boosting deal with it then! We use them with 2 EP inserts over night and it isn't too bulky, I seem to remember he's quite a big lad so he will porbably be ok with the additional bulk when you find more boosting necessary! A L petit dessous insert will fit in the BGs on the smallest rise nicely I think, but I will check for you :D

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Re: BG - what am i doing wrong??

Postby sim » Fri May 22, 2009 3:55 pm

Thanks ladies :wine:

Hanna, yes he is on the large side - he's now cracked 11lbs! yay for :bf: Thanks for checking for me - I take it you mean a large petit dessous (still learning to interpret cloth abbreviations!) - where would you recommend buying them from?

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