Cloth diaper tips for boys
Overall cloth diapering boys & girls isn’t all that different but where they need absorbency is. Here are some key tips that we’ve discovered along the way that help to keep little boys happy and dry.
It’s all about the angle
Pay attention to the angle of his dangle – and point it down. This is the best piece of advice I can give you if you’re diapering (cloth or otherwise) a boy. Make sure, at every change that you gently point the penis down between the legs, sounds easy but is easily forgotten at 2am or when you’ve got a fussy baby. However, this will help keep the majority of pee hitting the diaper where it’s most absorbent. Point it to one side and you’ll get leaks out the legs; point it up and pee will flow up the tummy, over the hip and out the back making a wardrobe change necessary along with a diaper change.
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More absorbency in the right place
Note also that the amount of pee increases as your baby grows. By the time your baby is 12 months old, the amount of pee discharged in a day will be twice that of a newborn. While the diaper size may appear to fit your baby, the amount of pee may have increased with his growth. And although this one can seem pretty obvious, the more absorbency the better. Also, adding absorbency where it’s needed, and when it comes to little boys, it’s up front. When you add an extra insert, don’t center it. Extra absorbency concentrated at the front is especially useful for older boys who like to sleep on their tummies. This trick can help prevent those nap time tummy leaks.
Check the rise
In addition to more absorbency in front, preventing leaks for boys goes hand in hand with a proper rise. The rise is how far up baby’s waist the diaper sits. If you’re experiencing leaks, it might be time to size up & adjust your diapers to a larger setting. The rise of the diaper should fit level with baby’s belly button providing full coverage over the bum. For help on getting the right fit at every stage of baby’s growth, check out our blog post here
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