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Thread: Going 24/7 but experiencing leaks literally all the time

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    Hello everyone,

    I started my 24/7 journey soon two weeks ago. Problem is i'm getting leaks from every diaper. I use Tena Super for the day and Maxi for the night but sometimes when i'm in school and I see that I've leaked quite a lot I often get so frustrated that I go back home and put on a Maxi. I seriously don't know what i'm doing wrong. Today I changed my maxi after only 3h!!! And even then it was some small leaking at the crotch. The tena Super I had to change every 2-3 h. All I had for drink was one 50 cl drink (over several hours), so I didn't even drink much. I mostly sat in the library so when I peed everything accumulated in the front of the diaper. This is probably why it leaked all day, I believe.

    I seriously don't know how to solve this. As i'm new to 24/7 I don't know if leaking this much is normal and to be expected. I can't use a maxi during the day since it's bulging quite much and with super I have to change way more often and it feels like it's leaking more? I mean, I can't change every 2 hours, then what's the point of having a diaper?


    Are you guys also leaking? Is this a part of being incontinent? What should I do?

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    You will have to seek out a better Diaper like the Abena Abri Form X plus M or L 4 or the Dry 24-7 you need the max ASAP! or if you want to be bold the Idiyl a blue pretty one or DC Amour a pink one also cute as well.

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    Sorry yes leaks are part of being IC realistically.

    3 things you can do. 1st swap to a better diaper, Tena used to make good products a very long time ago now they are shrink flation junk. I would recommend anything from ABU personally.

    2nd booster pads, if you plan it right after your booster starts to get wet you discard for comfort and rely on your diaper for the rest of its service.

    3rd is plastic plants over your diaper for an added bit of protection.... I personally don't like this due to excess heat, crinkling, having extra clothing and then you have a damp layer making trickey changing.

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    Argent,
    I never could for the life of me think of the reason for Plastic pants since when you "break the seal" of the plastic pants to change if there is liquid between the diaper and the plastic pants you become instantly wet! defeats the purpose of them right ? sure it will keep you dry while the seal is there when you pull down the plastic pants instantly you become wet and everything around you becomes wet also. I tried plastic pants once and threw them suckers away! To me its pointless dry for hours and wet in seconds crikey !

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    Wow, how much were you leaking, and were you using depends or something? Diaper covers in general are only intended to catch, that first little bit of pee and help you realize you've leaked so you can go change really quick. And even if you do leak a lot into a diaper cover, you could pull the top of them down just enough to put a wad of tp down there to soak up the pee. Only then would you remove the plastic pants.

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    Everybody leaks sometimes, but with the right product not often, not a lot, and not without some notice. I did test a bag of Molicares that seemed to "give up" a little too easily and stopped wearing them, and have had a couple Abena 3's that seemed to spring little leaks in areas that should clearly be waterproof. I'm not familiar with the European Tena Supers, but do they have leak guards? That might make a difference, but a quick web search was inconclusive. For the short term, to use up those Supers, I can't think of anything better than a booster.

    Hang in there!!!
    Last edited by depends4me; 06-Oct-2016 at 02:24. Reason: typos

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpluswearer View Post
    Argent,
    I never could for the life of me think of the reason for Plastic pants since when you "break the seal" of the plastic pants to change if there is liquid between the diaper and the plastic pants you become instantly wet! defeats the purpose of them right ? sure it will keep you dry while the seal is there when you pull down the plastic pants instantly you become wet and everything around you becomes wet also. I tried plastic pants once and threw them suckers away! To me its pointless dry for hours and wet in seconds crikey !
    Yep that was my experience too hence not using them but sometimes it can prove helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argent View Post
    Yep that was my experience too hence not using them but sometimes it can prove helpful.
    Plastic pants are not made to hold liquid. They are made to use over cloth diapers, which hold the liquid while the pant acts as a waterproof barrier. I never understood plastic pants over disposables, except maybe to mask the noise or prevent a messy diaper from getting worse.

    To the OP. Leaks are a matter of either: poor fit, low absorbency, too much peeing or you've stayed in your diaper too long. Sometimes in guys they can also be the result of 'pointing' the wrong direction (basically anyplace else but down). I've had many leaks over the years. Move up to a more absorbent diaper and don't drink like a fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    To the OP. Leaks are a matter of either: poor fit, low absorbency, too much peeing or you've stayed in your diaper too long.
    Low absorbency doesn't necessarily cause leaks, exceeding the absorbency in a specific location does. Two other factors that matter are absorption speed (a super absorbent material does you no good if it takes hours to fully do it's job), and wicking ability (all the absorbency in the world doesn't help if you can only use a tiny fraction of if).

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    Bad quality diapers and flooding seem to be the big contributing factors to leaking to the best of my knowledge.

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