I'm gonna try 24/7 for a bit so I put together a guide. Here it is. Additions? Anything you want to add at all would be great, whether that be a tip for avoiding leaks, a way to reduce smell, general notes on 24/7 wear, etc..
I figure this is a good guide for noobs or people who have not delved super far into diapers yet, too.
-Abena Abri-Form M2 (50oz): $1.04, $1.02
-Molicare Super (44oz): $1.10, $1.09
-Tena Slip Plus (45oz): ?
-Abena Abri-Form M3 (62oz): $1.14, $1.11
-Molicare Super Plus (46oz): $1.50, $1.41
-Tena Slip Super (~52oz): $.93, $.87
Heavy Daytime & Night
-Abena Abri-Form Original M4 (75oz): $1.50, $1.43
-Dry 24/7 (95oz): $1.72, $1.67 (half case), $1.54
-Tena Slip Maxi (74oz): $1.62, $1.60
-Bambino Bellissimo (~70+oz): $2.51 ,$1.89
*key: Brand Diaper Type (capacity): XP medical price per diaper w/ case, “ “ w/ bag
Notes on Diapers
-Abena M2 & M3 have cloth covers and tape tends to slip. Not that good for active wear. Abena is very absorbent, but poor wicking, so press-out more likely. Use duct tape for M4 on second tape.
-Molicare has higher chance of press-out due to more paper pulp, but very good wicking.
Purchasing Diapers Discreetly
-Most ABDL aware sites ship with discrete boxes and labels.
-XP Medical ships via FedEx. To your order shipped to a FedEx retail location, simply ship to that location's address, using your name and put “HOLD FOR PICKUP” in the “company” line of Shipping Info. Your order then goes to the FedEx location, they call you when it comes in, and you can pick up free of charge.
-Standard diaper bag: small gym sack in backpack with wipes, cream, diapers, gloves, powder
-Wipe with wipes, wet paper towel, or wet wash cloth (makes skin feel better, reduces smell & rash). No rinse cleanser with wipes optional.
-Apply powder & barrier cream (ex. Desitin) if skin stinks or getting rash. DO NOT get on plastic pants.
1) Fold in half lengthwise (like a sheet of paper), to form “crease,” aka. center “trough.”
2) Put bottom tapes on at an upward angle
3) Form a pleat in the top front band
4) Put top tapes at downward angle to best tighten legs
5) Run fingers along leg cuffs to ensure diaper on properly
-For disposal on the go, pet waste bags or ziplock bags work well. In home, keep small diaper pail.
Expected Change Schedule
-Morning: light daytime diaper for day start
-Early afternoon (11-12): med daytime
-Early evening: light or mid daytime
-Late Evening: heavy
-Additional mid or light change may be needed
$4.67 to $5.77 / day (avg $150/month), cheaper if cases
-Cloth more comfortable than disposable in hot weather
-Keep pubes closely trimmed: reduces smell, bacteria, heat, & itching, makes cleaning easier, prevents diaper rash.
-Shower often. Don't scrub super hard. Soak in bath if smell persists.
-Wash crotch with dandruff shampoo (zinc helps build barrier to liquid in skin)
-Use moisturizer after shower. Don't get on plastic pants!
-Leave diaper out of package 24 hrs before wearing or fluff up before putting it on
-Plastic pants, with optional small pad between diaper and pants
-Onesies or biker shorts to hold close to body
-Booster can hurt if it blocks off elastic leg cuffs
-Put on using proper application (see above)
-Don't flood, let go in bursts
-Fap before busy time to prevent erection and more pressure on full diaper
-Duct tape if taps slipping to keep diaper tight
-Re-do tapes after being active for a short bit
-jeans may make shape look more natural
-spandex tight underwear to mask sound
-keys on waist, jingle distracts from crinkle
-Show daily, washing crotch with dandruff shampoo
-Use unscented baby powder to pull moisture from skin
-Avoid urine/fecal smell by only drinking water, staying hydrated
-Wearing plastic pants
-Avoid asparagus, cabbage, alcohol, coffee, garlic, sugary cereals, meat, ramen
-Take chlorophyll tablets for fecal smell
Recommended Plastic Pants:
-Leakmaster Deluxe Heavy Weight
-Gary (.007 thickness)
-Gary Active Wear
Recommended Plastic Pants Stores: