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13/09/2007, 05:38 PM
My newborn son of two weeks is outweeing a small magicall within an hour. I remember reading somewhere that you can seal them in the dryer - how long do I put them in for and what setting?
But I must say for BF poo containment and trim fit they are fantastic... just have to sort out the leaking.
13/09/2007, 05:45 PM
Hey there!! I have found with the Magic Alls they are a little prone to compression leaks with little bubs that are stuck on their backs. Are you finding that it is leaking at the back?
This is what I have found with mine on my now 11week old anyway.
The easiest solution for us has to been to simply boost them. I put a Bamboo trifold in mine (with a microfleece liner). This gives it loads more absorbency and adds much more time before it reaches the back.
13/09/2007, 05:57 PM
Adding in an Itti Bitti bamboo booster has made all the difference for us!
13/09/2007, 07:27 PM
Wowee- did you have a big bub? I am surprised the small ones fit yet. How are you finding the fit around the back? It is really important that the back seals properly.
When it comes to a nappy leaking, it is usually one of two reasons(or possibly both): fit and/or absorbency capability.
If you feel the fit is perfect for your baby, then the other reason would be that the absorbency cant match up to the length of time bub is wearing it, or, the amount of pee baby does.
To test if absorbency is the issue, you need to check if the sewn in soaker pad is full. You can test this by pressing a dry tissue on the soaker pad- right up the top at the front, and also at the back near the elastic band. If the tissue becomes wet in both of those places, this means the soaker pad is full and couldnt absorb any more fluids as it had reached its capacity.
The small magic-alls have 4 layers of microfibre terry in them and have been tested to absorb approximately 120-150mL of fluid, as is. Little bubs wouldnt pee this much in one go, however, little bubs do more frequent wees.... it can be multiple times even within half an hour. If you'd prefer to change your baby every few hours, as opposed to after each wet (changing every few hours was more convenient for me, personally) then, depending on how heavy your baby wets, and how frequently, this may mean you need to boost the nappy. If you boost the nappy you'll find it more absorbent, as basically you're adding more absorbent layers to the nappy. You can boost with anything absorbent, be it a proper nappy booster, or even a folded up face washer, cloth wipe etc.
The difference between an AIO nappy, compared to a fitted nappy, is that with an AIO, it is only the crotch area that is absorbent (that is where the absorbent core is sewn in, or snapped in, laid in etc) where as with a fitted nappy (the ones requiring covers), the WHOLE nappy is absorbent. So absorbency wise, a fitted nappy is always better for heavier wetters or for when baby needs to wear the nappy longer (ie, naptime/sleeping). Some people find that AIO nappies are better once their baby is older, and they do less frequent pees or are not taking in as much fluid (ie have started solids and are not on exclusive milk feeds). My own baby was fine in AIOs when younger (pre crawling), but he was never a particularly heavy wetter.
I would suggest checking that the fit of your Magic All nappy is perfect, and if you feel it is, then add a booster and see if this helps.
13/09/2007, 07:33 PM
Wow Davina that was a really great reply. I never knew about the tissue thing. I will definately try that. I personally love the Magicalls and think they are fantastic and am about to order a 6 pack or 2. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I
13/09/2007, 07:33 PM
For me, I don't have a dryer so I chucked mine through a hot wash and that seems to have sealed them.
I love my magicalls!!
13/09/2007, 07:42 PM
I will do the tissue test on DS2 tomorrow as we still have leaking issues. I am fairly sure he is in the right size but might get a large to try out.
13/09/2007, 07:47 PM
LittleDC, what sort of build is Carter? Blake started wearing the larges 2 months ago, which would be Carter's age right now. Blake fit them on the tightest setting, and he is of average hight, quite lean around the hips with a little pot belly. If your bubba has that same shape, I would be happy to send you one of my own (personal stash, used (obviously) but well cared for (obviously LOL)) to have a go with?
13/09/2007, 07:54 PM
Thanks Davina, I would love to try a large. I love them but have been having so much trouble with them leaking from front to back. I'll send you a PM now.
13/09/2007, 08:05 PM
I have found that boosting does help but that they still don't last a long time. So I now just use them for when my bub is awake and can be changed more often. I think they will be better once she is older. It's a pity we can't use them fulltime because my dh is hopeless at fitteds and covers, often forgetting to use a cover or can't work out how they go on (have a number of different ones) and he is used to AIOs that we use with our toddler so he gets confused.
But I'm hoping that as she grows and is not on her back so much and not weeing as much they will be better as I love the design etc - just not the wet clothes and sheets.
14/09/2007, 08:14 AM
Thanks for the replies.
He is now 4kgs at 2wks. the fit seems quite snug around legs and back but will now go and check and yes the leaks are at the back only, hence probably as you say the compression leaks... will go and reasses my nappy putting on techniques.
I love the magicalls - they look way too cute and are holding in the explosive BF poos fantastically.
I used my one and only BBH (waiting on more to come) and it was soaked without any inserts - so not sure if this means I do have a big weeer on my hands.
I have been using sposies as well due to not being able to do a heap of washing from my CS and they are soaked as well.
Davina congrats on baby #3...
14/09/2007, 12:59 PM
I love my magicalls.
I have had 2 leaks with them. One was a definite compression leak and the other was a "Mummy didn't ensure she pointed it down the right way when she changed my nappy" and let's just say he pee'd right out the side of the nappy! LOL
19/09/2007, 10:41 PM
Hmm, I have a problem with leaking Magic-Alls - nearly every time, as soon as she wees. What's this about "sealing" them? Never heard of this... how does it work?
I hardly ever get leaks with BumGenius AIOs, and I don't like the idea of using boosters (that's why I buy AIOs - they're supposed to be simple!)
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