Many parents think that leaks are caused by how effective the diaper is, but it’s often a problem with how the diaper is used. It may be a question of the diaper’s size or placement.
As far as size goes, if the baby’s wearing a diaper that is too small for him or her, this means there will be risks that the diaper gets too full and leaks. Conversely, if the diaper is too big for baby, it will no longer fit him or her snugly and could leave a gap that lets leaks out.
Generally, sizing can be a problem for babies between 7 to 18kg, a weight range that babies are in for a year and a half, or about half their time before toilet training.
During this period, some babies – especially boys – have high-volume, high-pressure streams, meaning the urine can pool in a single area in the diaper. That’s why Tidoo’s size 4+ was invented. Size 4 has the greatest weight range and will be used the longest, and size 4+ is the version created specifically for those high-volume, high-pressure streams.
Furthermore, the diaper can be positioned wrong, for different reasons.
In fact, the gussets along the diaper’s edge are not just there to be ‘pretty.’ They must be pulled to the outside of the diaper to release the absorbent shield and hold it along the thighs.
In addition, the expandable fasteners are not meant to be pulled all the way. This could squeeze baby’s tummy uncomfortably. Just tighten the fasteners enough so that the diaper gently hugs baby’s tummy.
• To minimize leaks, choose the size that matches your baby’s build
• Secure the gussets on the sides so no urine gets out
• Gently pull the expandable fasteners snug on baby’s tummy
• Choose size 4+ for little boys or babies with high-volume or high-pressure streams.