Hello, does anyone else have any issues with fuzzi bunz nappies? They seem very prone to leaking, the wee just seems to leech (sp?) out if he is sat too long on them even if they are not actually that wet (ie I would expect this if I left them on for hours all full up but I change pretty frequently). I am used to tucking all the fleecey bits in and away but this doesnt always help. Anyone sorted this out somehow...?
Also, and worse to my mind, they smell as soon as he wees in them. I know the smelly nappy issue has been resopnded to before but I really have tried more/less/different powders, more rinsing, hotter water, colder water, soda...I just wondered if my expectations are unrealistic. I used disposables with DC1 and to my mind they didnt smell badly of wee, but do they have deoderisers? Or should reusables smell no worse? Thanks for any tips.
I have the same leaking problem with our relatively new fuzzi's, she ends up with a wet patch where she has been sitting rather than the leg holes iykwim. She is changed every 3 hours if not sooner, i have resorted to added an a hemp insert but this makes them bulky. Haven't had any wee smell issues though, when i used disposables on dd3 on holiday the smell of her made me gag in the morning, i think the airflow wraps we use at night contain a lot more of the smells!
They are usually very good. Where are they leaking from?
I'm guessing you are using microfibre inserts. They really are prone to holding in smells. That said you're expectations are not unrealistic - IME disposables smell worse. tbh, I don't thnk the hot, damp weather helps the issue. There is a school of thought that MF holds onto smells more due to it not being dried properly between uses and stored semi-damp. The thinking is that the outer fibres dry far quicker than the inner ones and the fabrc is stored away too early and never dries properly. I'm not convinced and beleive it is actually down the very high surface area MF has (meaning it has more smell-holding capacity). BG do a spray for their inserts to stop them smelling - not needed it myself so not sure it is any good. I can link to it if you like. Not sure what else to suggest if you have tried everything mentioned on previous threads. Have you done a service wash on your machine? - that can help a lot.
Yes, no probs with fluffiness and at least they arent like cardboard! I meant perhaps all that hot air might make pongs worse...? Just googled it and think Im clutching at straws tho! I think Im going to try a different powder again and see what happens. Thanks for the input!
i found fuzzi bunz to leak real bad, no matter what stuffed with and how washed, i also had the stink to and never tumbled them. in the end the inside sticky bit got all stuck together and ripped so i chucked them!