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Help!! Newbie stupid Q re. BB inserts

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quinnsfluffybum
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Help!! Newbie stupid Q re. BB inserts

Postby quinnsfluffybum » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:09 pm

I've just tried my first pocket (large WN SS) on my 11 month old son. I used a large BB insert, but it leaked out one of the legs really quickly. Are the sized BB inserts the same absorbency as the OS inserts? (It was pre washed 4 times before using it.) I did try putting a swaddlebees hemp booster in too, but it made it feel really bulky so I took it out before I put it on him.

I've also got P'tit Dessous bamboo inserts & swaddlebees hemp boosters to try out - i'm going to give these a try tomorrow to see if they work better for us!
I've also ordered some Ella's House hemp inserts & WN boosters (hemp & bamboo).

Been using a large WNAI2 & this works fine so I think it must be the stuffing, not the fit of the nappy.

Please help...I feel like a right numpty & I have no clue what I'm doing!! :giggle:

Karen

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tracedw
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Re: Help!! Newbie stupid Q re. BB inserts

Postby tracedw » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:00 pm

Hope i can give you some tips. Firstly make sure that the microfibre layer is uppermost, this is a faster absorbing layer than hemp. Hemp may also take a few more washes to get up to full absorbancy. I have both sizes of BB inserts and do find that the OS lasts longer than the large.
Also with a boy, i have 3, make sure that everything is pointing south IYNWIM :-?
Hopefully you may have more luck with the p`tits dessous tomorrow, i have these also and they work very well.
When i started using pockets it took me a while to find the right combo of inserts , i had leaks all the time and had to stop using them for a while and even sold some out of frustration.
Also, i don`t use pockets in the morning, my ds is a heavy feeder :bf: and wetter at this time and so use fitteds and wool in the morning until we go out and then use pockets, its what suits us. Hope this helps
Tracy x
Also ,when you layer the inserts , always make sure that hemp is under the bamboo insert, hemp is the slowest to absorb.

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Re: Help!! Newbie stupid Q re. BB inserts

Postby rhead » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:10 am

Was it fastened tightly enough around the leg? There have been discussions of wee running right out the leg hole on fitteds :shock:, if there happened to be a bit of gaping and it all came in a flood :giggle:. Also, if it was a new pocket, sometimes it helps to give it a spin in the tumble dryer to seal up any pin holes in the leg seams.

The other thing with sized Blueberry inserts is that they have quite a thick layer of microfibre, which is prone to having the wetness squeezed out of it - it may be that he did a huge wee then sat down and squished it all out the side(s). This doesn't really happen with other materials, so you may have better luck with your other inserts!

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Re: Help!! Newbie stupid Q re. BB inserts

Postby quinnsfluffybum » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:16 pm

Thanks for the tips!
Not able to try it out for long today as Quinn decided to do a poo about 10 mins after I changed him (what is it about a nice fresh nappy that makes them want to poo in it??) - but I'll try out the suggestions tomorrow.

Karen xx


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