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How do you know when

Postby Emmo » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:39 am

a cloth diaper is wet??
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Postby BeccaM » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:39 am

Meaning, when to change? I do PFs and covers. I just reach in the front under the cover and feel. I have more trouble telling when a disposable is wet.
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Postby ttcintx » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:03 am

BeccaM wrote:Meaning, when to change? I do PFs and covers. I just reach in the front under the cover and feel. I have more trouble telling when a disposable is wet.


Me too (except we use mostely flats). But don't stick your finger down too far or try doing it through the leg hole. I know it sounds obvious, but EBF poo just doesn't really smell to me and I have been caught off guard by doing that (more than once :oops:) when we have had poo blow-outs into the cover. Especially with DD whose wet zone was lower down. :lol:
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Postby ttcintx » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:04 am

Oh, and if you happen to be holding the baby when they pee, you can sometimes feel the warmth spreading.
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Postby stefanielynn » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:25 am

I just try to change at least every two hours. I really can't tell unless I stick my finger in, and I prefer not to do that if I can help it. I agree about the EBF poo...I've gotten that surprise so I just don't bother checking anymore, I just change often! :)
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Postby ivycrystals » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:05 am

During the newborn days, I changed her at every feeding which was every 1-2 hours. 2 hours was the max I would go. I also made sure to check before we went out. And anytime I heard fart noises or smelled something.

Now, I can go 3 hours because she has started holding her pee longer. She also tells me. But when you take off the diaper if it is a pocket you can tell because it is heavier.
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Postby KimmyH » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:45 am

I stick my finger in :oops: It really grosses out DH. I use fitteds and covers and change when the outside of the fitted starts to feel damp.
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Postby NotBarbaraBush » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:41 am

I give it a little pat and the harder it feels, the wetter it is.
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Postby Mommaspeck » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:14 pm

I use one size pocket diapers and I can tell by grabbing his 'crotch area'....well without grabbing his actual parts! LOL

Sometimes it's hard to tell, but generally I just change him every 3 hours or so!
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