I just wanted to see if other people were having similar problems with their recently purchased Abena X-Pluses.
Several months ago, I bought a pack (that was labeled as being produced in Nov. 2007) of Abena X-Pluses and they were great. So I went ahead and ordered a case from XPMedical when those ran out. The ones I received (produced Mar. 2008) have some problems that were not present with my first pack.
First: after a few hours of use, the inner lining becomes separated from the outer plastic cover. This is a big problem because it allows the inner 'fluff' to just... fall out. Also, the elastic leg gathers and leak guards are affected by this; they just seem to lose their elasticity completely, making leaks around the leg a lot more likely.
Second: the padding seems a LOT more prone to 'falling apart' after only a few hours (usually 3-4) of wearing; this obviously seriously hampers the diaper's ability to wick moisture, limiting its usefulness. I am not any more active wearing these than I was with the previous pack. This could be related to the inner lining and cover separating, allowing the padding to move around more.
Please note that these diapers are not 'super-saturated' when this happens. They are barely at 1/4 of the capacity my previous pack was able to handle. I have started to wear baby oil with these diapers; perhaps that contributes to the liner and cover separating--let me know if anyone has had similar experiences. I'm going to discontinue using oil to see if that helps any...