Top Solutions To Prevent Leaks In Your Baby’s Nappy

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Oh, dear! The leaking nappy saga! It can deplete you no matter how long you’ve been in the parenting game. And when nappy leaks happen all the time, it can feel like you’re in a never-ending cycle of bed changing and sheet washing. Not to mention comforting, undressing and re-dressing a soggy and unhappy baby.

We know how frustrating and exhausting this can be, so we’ve compiled a few reasons and possible solutions for your leaking nappy situation.

These are five reasons why your baby’s nappy might be leaking:

There could be a number of reasons why your baby’s nappy is leaking. Moms have reported that these are the most common reasons.

  1. Wrong size
  2. Compression
  3. Absorbency
  4. Bad fit / Not put on correctly
  5. Changing infrequently

Now you know why your baby’s nappy is leaking. Let’s look at how this can be solved!

Best Solutions to Nappy Leaks

1. Upsize

Often, simply trying a bigger nappy size can provide a quick and easy fix. Weight ranges are just a guide and bigger nappies are designed to be more absorbent. Just make sure the nappy is still fits snug around their little tummies and legs.

2. Try a different brand

Babies come in all shapes and sizes, so what works for one, may not work for another. That’s why At Drypers we have so many options for your baby. Choose from Drypers Wee Wee Dry, Drypers Touch or Skinature by Drypers and find the perfect fit for your little one.

3. Boys – Point it Downward

If your baby boy is leaking through his nappy, always make sure to point his boy parts down before closing his nappy. This way, he will wee toward the most absorbent part of the nappy instead of it all going up and over the top of his nappy.

4. Change on schedule

Not changing frequently enough can be a huge contributor to nappy leaks.

These are the common times to change babies nappies:

  • Right after waking
  • After mealtime
  • Before naps
  • After naps
  • Just before bedtime

5. Ensure the nappy is put on properly

A nappy’s ability to keep your baby dry is only as good as the fit. So make sure it is nice and high at the front, and the leg bands (the frilly parts) are outside. This gives a better seal and keeps the wetness in. There shouldn’t be any gaps at either the legs or the tummy and it should fit firmly and snug. Lastly, the nappy might be the right size, but if fastened too loosely it could also cause leaking.

Levelling Up For Nighttime Nappy Leaks

Nights are long and most babies tend to feed during the night as well, making them prone to full nappies and leaks before waking. Here are our best tips to prevent nighttime nappy leaks.

1. Double up

If one nappy isn’t enough, try two! Putting on a second nappy over the top (make sure that it completely covers the first nappy) can offer the extra protection your little one might need for a comfy, dry night.

2. Coverup

An alternative double-up option is to add an outer cover. Old fashioned pilchers can be an easy and inexpensive option to contain leaks. Or maybe try a cloth nappy shell, these offer a custom fit and are more breathable.

3. Add a sanitary pad

Another creative way to stop the nappy leaking at night is to stick a sanitary pad on the inside top of the nappy just before bedtime. Once it leaks through the pad, it will eventually overflow to the mostly dry nappy and decrease the chances of leaking.

4. Dress them loosely

Dress your baby in looser clothing at night to accommodate their nappy and ensure that there isn’t too much pressure or tightness, especially around the nappy area. It is very likely for a nappy to leak or even explode if their clothes are too tight.

5. Encourage back sleeping

As much as you can, encourage your baby to sleep on their back. Belly sleeping increases the chances of leaking through overnight, because of the extra pressure on the front of their nappy. When they sleep on their sides the narrowest part of the nappy gets flooded and it inevitably leaks.

We’ve got you covered!

Parenting is rarely easy, that is a fact. Worth it? Absolutely! Easy? Absolutely, not! But, thankfully with help of these top solutions and Drypers Wee Wee Dry, nappy leaks will be one less thing for you to worry about! Drypers Touch is perfect for the more sensitive skin while Skinature by Drypers check all the boxes if you looking for a natural nappy. T to make it even easier, you can now buy Drypers nappies online with delivery anywhere in South Africa.

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