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Cotton outers worse for boys?

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Cotton outers worse for boys?

Postby squidsin » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:31 am

I've got three gorgeous PBPD nappies with cotton front outers that I am thinking of selling as they wick within half an hour of me putting them on my son - presumably as soon as he wees! They are so cute though I was thinking of keeping them for the next baby and hoping it's a girl - I've been wondering if the wicking is worse with boys because they pee forwards instead of down, onto the cotton part? I can't even get cotton border cuts on nappies as they wick on Sam too. Probably doesn't help that he spends 90% of his time on his tummy! Anyone have any joy at making pockets with cotton outers last - and do you have a girl or a boy?!

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Re: Cotton outers worse for boys?

Postby Soupdragon » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:39 am

I could never use cotton outers on my DD - they wicked terribly. I think cotton outers just don't suit heavier wetters, regardless of whether they're boys or girls.

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Re: Cotton outers worse for boys?

Postby squidsin » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:59 am

Sam's not even that heavy a wetter - the rest of his nappies (BGs, itties, GK and WN) usually comfortably last three/four hours without extra boosting. I think perhaps the cotton outers only work if your LO does dainty fairy wees!

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Re: Cotton outers worse for boys?

Postby Velvetsteph » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:56 am

You are pointing his willy downwards into the nappy aren't you?
Any nappy is more likely to leak if you don't...

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Re: Cotton outers worse for boys?

Postby beck » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:02 am

I found cotton outer nappies leaked just as equal with both Will and Phe

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Re: Cotton outers worse for boys?

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:03 am

I stopped using pockets all together as I just got sick of them wicking all the time :-? have you tried extra boosting in them (I know you probably have but sometimes you don't think of these things)

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Re: Cotton outers worse for boys?

Postby squidsin » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:13 pm

Doing my best Steph - but you would not believe how squirmy is. I've had to get used to putting nappies on upside down as he crawls away at speed!

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Re: Cotton outers worse for boys?

Postby Heather London » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:59 pm

I totally gave up on cotton outers. I thought they didnt suit medium wetters either. Didnt work with either my girl or boy :(

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Re: Cotton outers worse for boys?

Postby becky1978 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:05 pm

I couldn't use cotton outers on pockets as they wicked terribly and Archie isn't a heavy wetter at all. I still use them on fitteds as we cover with wool and this seems to keep him drier. I just change then when the outer feels wet, well I change him every 2 hours to keep rashes away anyhow else he suffers. :(


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