Wetting issues - Night-time leaks and bulges in Ultimas
by, 07-Feb-2014 at 09:18 (371 Views)
Had another little leak last night, should have expected it because I was drinking a lot before bed. The Lille Classics with their high waistband give you a bit of warning about leaks but I didn't take any notice of it for some reason. I'm not used to sleeping all night, often don't get more than a couple of hours off-duty, when there's a chance of a good night's sleep a more absorbent night-time diaper is called for. AFAIK I don't wet in my sleep, instead mainly when dozing off and as soon as I wake. As I get more used to 24/7, I am less conscious of when I wet, it's still a deliberate act but doesn't take any effort. I just think 'wet' and it happens. For safety I have started using bed pads under the sheet again, as I don't want any wetness to reach the mattress.
In anticipation of the eventual loss of plastic-backed Tena's, the Ultima is on trial again because the replacements for Extra and Super will presumably be similar. The Ultima has a claimed 4100ml capacity and, in as much as diapers are never usable to the claimed capacity, without measuring I can believe it. As cloth-style goes they are pretty good, and the capacity is breathtaking, but it's actually quite hard to use much of it for daytime wear because of the difficulty of getting any of the wet to reach the back. The Ultima is just so absorbent that it all soaks in close to where it leaves the body, resulting in a huge bulge before the local capacity is exhausted. Boys get a big squishy lump at the front, girls end up with a pillow between their legs where they wet in the middle, while the back stays dry and unused. Need to try them at night although I much prefer plastic against the sheets.
Testing new, improved single-change kits today, more on those later...