Talking about plastic backed diapers... I wear bambino, 247, and abena xplus and have noticed that with all three of them, the outer shell material stretches quite a bit right after I put them on.
I mean, I tape the lowers so the diaper is nice and snug around my legs so I don't leak, and the tops in toward each other so it's snug around my tummy but not uncomfortable. And then an hour later I notice both areas are loose and I have to adjust tapes, pulling the top and legs tight again.
For the abena and 247 that have retapes this isn't too much of an issue since they have another set, although the lift tap on the first tape can get in the way for a small adjustment, I make sure to fold it back out of the way so the second tape has a good place to stick to. For the bambino that has tape panels instead of retapes, the top tapes I can move in, but the lowers I can only move in on the mediums. To be able to move the tapes in on the large's lowers requires them to start up on the taping panel, and for my waist size 36, that means I can't tape around the legs with the lowers, because there's no tape panel down there. I still seem to get the material stretch to a degree though that way, but when I move the tapes down and around a little later, the material stretches there too and the legs loosen up over time and there's no fixing that and I often end up leaking as a result.
What are your thoughts/experiences/ideas on "diaper stretch"? Maybe some way to pre-stretch? or diapers that don't stretch? If I diaper up just before going to work, I always have to pull things in while at work lest I leak later or especially while driving home.
Also I've heard several mention "blowouts"... is that when you tape too tight and the diaper rips open unexpectedly? I don't want to risk that...