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    I am having a real problem with the last case of dry 24/7s I got from xp medical. The tapes at the top do not stick. Am I making the overly snug or something?

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    It's a failing on an otherwise really good diaper. You can minimize it by being very deliberate about the taping and running your fingers over the tapes to secure but they can still come loose and some find it easier just to apply some packing or duct tape off the bat in anticipation of failure.

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    Oh, I noticed the back of the diaper seems to be the thickest part. Is all of that absorbant and will the diaper wick in that direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funny View Post
    Oh, I noticed the back of the diaper seems to be the thickest part. Is all of that absorbant and will the diaper wick in that direction?
    In my experience, wetness migrates over time with all diapers but your position is also relevant. Given that these are made to be worn for an extended period, it seems to work out alright but perhaps I'd see some differences if I didn't spend any part of that wearing period in recline.

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    I use diaper pins to reinforce the tapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginger22 View Post
    I use diaper pins to reinforce the tapes.
    I do the same with my diapers

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    I have complained on several threads and to the company (three times) about Dry 27/7 tapes.

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    I've commented on this before as it comes up frequently so this may sound a bit recycled but then again so is the question.

    These diapers have sufficient waist elastic, you need to diall down on how tight you do the tape. The elastic puts continuous pressure on the tapes, and will pop them eventually if you put them on too tight. Just do the top up looser. Remember, the top tapes are there to keep your diaper from sliding down your hips and landing on the floor, NOT to seal up against leaks. If you have wetness reach the back of your diaper, it's past capacity and you're going to leak anyway. Any diaper that has front and/or rear elastic is going to have a bigger problem with tape creep/pop. (bambino and fabine can be really bad with that, due to having both front AND rear elastic)

    I can relate to those that don't like a "sloppy fit". I agree, I think a snug diaper has a much better feel to it, but it's hard on the tapes. So either loosen up, or expect to need to reinforce with tape of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambinod View Post
    I've commented on this before as it comes up frequently so this may sound a bit recycled but then again so is the question.

    These diapers have sufficient waist elastic, you need to diall down on how tight you do the tape. The elastic puts continuous pressure on the tapes, and will pop them eventually if you put them on too tight. Just do the top up looser. Remember, the top tapes are there to keep your diaper from sliding down your hips and landing on the floor, NOT to seal up against leaks. If you have wetness reach the back of your diaper, it's past capacity and you're going to leak anyway. Any diaper that has front and/or rear elastic is going to have a bigger problem with tape creep/pop. (bambino and fabine can be really bad with that, due to having both front AND rear elastic)

    I can relate to those that don't like a "sloppy fit". I agree, I think a snug diaper has a much better feel to it, but it's hard on the tapes. So either loosen up, or expect to need to reinforce with tape of some sort.
    The problem is a loose fit will cause the diaper to sag and leave 1" gaps between the leg gatherings and your legs. If you wet under those circumstances, you will leak no question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn View Post
    The problem is a loose fit will cause the diaper to sag and leave 1" gaps between the leg gatherings and your legs. If you wet under those circumstances, you will leak no question.
    That's a problem with how you're taping it then. The lower tapes are responsible for making the seal along your legs, the upper ones are just sort of there. In my experience, a properly taped diaper will actually sag down about an inch in the middle while the leg openings stay up where I initially taped them. If you think about it, that sagging actually adds an extra barrier to leaking (while standing anyway) because liquid would have to pool up quite a bit to make it over the openings. I'm extremely thin though, so ymmv if your body shape is different. Let me know and I can go into some more detail about how I do it.

    As far as making the tapes stick:
    1) don't tape the diaper in an environment with lots of particulates in the air (e.g. in the bathroom after a hot shower, or right after shaking powder everywhere). The tape often generates quite a bit of static charge when you initially peel it off and that will suck dust in like a magnet.
    2) don't touch the sticky part of the tape (a bit of a no-brainer)
    3) make sure there's nothing on the front of the diaper where you're taping (e.g. moisture from showering, powder residue, finger oil, etc.)
    4) Once the tape is taped, hold some pressure on it for a few seconds, then rapidly rub your finger over it to warm it a little, then hold pressure for a few more seconds.

    Other than that, all I can recommend is not taping it so tight.

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