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To think that nappies should be capable of actually catching and containing shit?

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1northernfairy Thu 02-Jun-16 15:33:05

Seriously. Not a day goes by when we do not have a PRI (poo related incident). Nappies are not a fashion statement, nor are they worn for comfort like my giant faded unsexy cystitis/husband repelling cottons, I buy them to serve a purpose. And they fail. Daily.

I'm not even talking giant, volcanic explosions of shit. Even delicate little wet farts find a way of escaping. I'm sure my DCs ability to shit doesn't defy gravity, so why does the nappy lead me to believe she can fire out upwards.

Wtf? AIBU or am I missing a trick here?

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Thu 02-Jun-16 15:39:13

Try some different ones? We liked Huggies but Pampers were no good. Tesco own better than Sainsburys and Asda Little Angels one the best.

Or just start using duct tape round the thighs and waist? grin

cjt110 Thu 02-Jun-16 15:40:38

My son has an allergy and often has anything from toothpaste to watery movements. The watery ones, we sometimes get leaks. The pasty ones - We generally dont, unless it's been left and he's sat/rolled etc etc therefore smushing it around. FWIW we use Aldi and also Asda nappies and both are fine.

Are you tightening enough? We had upwards pee incidents when DS was first born and we weren't tightening the tabs and therefore legs and waist enough.

NeedACleverNN Thu 02-Jun-16 15:44:52

What nappies are you using?

jesterkat Thu 02-Jun-16 16:21:09

It sounds obvious but are you making sure the crap catchers (elastic gussety bits) are out around the legs when you put them on?

quencher Thu 02-Jun-16 16:44:02

Try a size up. You might be using a smaller size even though it looks like it fits.

I have stuck with green bluey pampers because the others either licked or caused a rush even with nappy cream application.

Sometimes don't leave it fill up so much smile

OwlinaTree Thu 02-Jun-16 16:45:44

What brands are you using?

quencher Thu 02-Jun-16 16:45:49

Is the nappy held up at all, Eg, baby grow or pants ? Those might help keep it in place.

Floggingmolly Thu 02-Jun-16 16:45:54

They obviously don't fit confused. Try a different size.

Oysterbabe Thu 02-Jun-16 16:46:29

We're a pampers household, you need to try a few to find the right ones for you. All but the most brutal poonami's are contained. You must be doing something wrong.

BertieBeats Thu 02-Jun-16 16:47:39

I have 2 older children and never had an explosive nappy situation. You sure they have the right size?

BertieBeats Thu 02-Jun-16 16:48:03

I've always used Asda or tesco branded nappies.

MyBreadIsEggy Thu 02-Jun-16 16:51:01

I too would suggest you need to use a bigger size.
I'm an Aldi nappy advocate personally! People bought me pampers as part of a nappy cake, and a few packs of bigger sizes when DD was born....they may be the most expensive on the market, but j found they are also the worst for containing anything.
Tescos come in a close second to Aldi for me smile

NeedACleverNN Thu 02-Jun-16 16:51:57

We use sainsburys nappies here.

Used to use pampers but they got too expensive so we used aldi nappies. Nothing wrong with aldi nappies but sainsburys nappies are a bit of a slimmer fit. More like pampers. I've had one accident in 3 years with Dd because she had explosive diarrhoea. Nothing with ds yet

NeedACleverNN Thu 02-Jun-16 16:53:08

Don't always go for the weight limit on the nappies either. It's the body shape that's more important. Ds should still be in a size 4 max for his weight but we find a 6 fits him better

FuzzyOwl Thu 02-Jun-16 16:56:13

My DD went through about six weeks of this and I tried every supermarket and named brand type of nappy and the next size up. I think she just had a growth spurt and the normal nappies struggled to fit her properly, so do try lots of different makes to get the right one and be aware that you may need to change brands again in the future if you find it happening again.

Nan0second Thu 02-Jun-16 17:06:15

Cloth nappies here. 2 leaks onto clothes in a whole year.
In terms of disposables, try different size and brand but they're rubbish at containment compared with a 2 part cloth nappy...

Brummiegirl15 Thu 02-Jun-16 17:08:56

We are pampers and we've had one leak so far for 5 months DD - and it was a tidal wave of poo. Nothing was containing that bad boy.

StarlingMurmuration Thu 02-Jun-16 17:11:03

We use Pampers Actifit. Only a few leaks ever, when he's had poo explosions. We tried Aldi, Asda and Tesco ones, and they were all a bit rubbish in comparison.

MrsMook Thu 02-Jun-16 17:14:27

DS2 shat through every disposable he ever pooed in until he was mainly on solids. Cloth bamboo nappies with an over wrap never failed as all the bamboo was absorbent and the over wrap made it bomb proof. No extra laundry as I didn't have to wash all the clothing with every poo.

If only I'd tried them when DS1 was in his allergies stage. Neck to knee was his usual modus operandi. He had to have a baby bath at nursery for cleaning up. The nursery staff still shudder at the thought of his nappies years later.

randomsabreuse Thu 02-Jun-16 17:19:28

I found cloth better than disposable for actual containment but had issues with wriggling while changing and explosive EBF nappy.

My DD is long and scrawny so we had to be VERY careful with nappy fit - had to size up to size 3 disposable with about 2 inches overlap in the waist to get enough absorbancy. Cloth fit tight in the waist while disposables are flat. Helps with the newborn poonami.

My major issues were stealth poos in bouncers and the dreaded poo foot on opening the nappy!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 02-Jun-16 17:22:03

Cloth nappies are way better at containment as they have proper elastic on them.

1northernfairy Thu 02-Jun-16 21:09:50

Hmmm... Interesting stuff. Thanks for the feedback. I thought that there were mums across the nation drowning in nappy overflow. Clearly a case of user error. Who knew there was such an art to this.

Mostly we use Aldi but also tried sainsburys, pampers and tesco. Currently pampers slightly more reliable so i pop one on if I thinks she's brewing, otherwise <thinking of the pennies> shes in an Aldi cheapo. Its like playing Russian roulette with nappies. She doesn't have a poo o'clock or get a lil twinkle in her eye prior to the big event so I can't prep, it's all random. But... I pounce as soon iv heard a rumble or caught a whiff. She gets changed quite a bit as the rumbles are often false alarms but once i've wrestled her down to nappy it might as well be changed unless she's in a precious pampers, get every penny out of those buggers.

DD is long and scrawny too. There is defo scope to do the tabs up tighter, I will try this and see if it prevents the back spray. Can't imagine she could be in a bigger size though, there'd be more nappy than baby. I would consider cloths when iv got the time/energy to do my homework. Bamboo and all that, think I'd need to sit down with a wine and get my dithery head around it all.

<off to buy shares in vanish in the meantime>

1northernfairy Thu 02-Jun-16 21:13:09

Oh and yes to using a vest to help secure and yes I do always make sure the funny frilly bits around the legs are untucked...

madamginger Thu 02-Jun-16 21:14:02

I always found huggies nappies suited my scrawny DD but they stopped making them, we swapped to cloth nappies and they held most stuff in.

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