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    Waiting to poo

    I used to experiment with diet and schedule to make filling my nappy more enjoyable, although the results were not always as predicted. In these happy days of full-time wear, the point of wearing a nappy is never having to wait, just going whenever there's a need. If it's a big firm load that's...
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    Wearing/Using in public?

    1) I wear most of the time, except in situations where the need to change my clothes or undertake physical activities would reveal my nappy to colleagues etc. Officially no-one knows and that is how it needs to be, so I don't push my luck with wearing in inappropriate circumstances. For example...
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    At what point did adult disposable nappies become decent

    In the UK it must have been the early 90s, with Attends and Depends at the forefront. I have a couple of packs of Depends from that era, saved as a basis for comparison, and they probably equate to a basic medical brand today. SAP content was low at that time, even some later '90s adult styles...
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    Ecologically-sound Pampers?

    Incineration at least gets something from post-consumer waste if you can utilise the heat, but wet diapers make for low-grade fuel to transport so as you say it might not work amongst large areas with sparse populations. I had this link to one of the initial news items about the project; the...
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    Messy accident at work

    You don't actually mention whether you had a nappy on when the accident happened. Hopefully you did, and it held the mess in OK. Obviously check out medical advice about any underlying causes for any loss of control, but as far as wearing a nappy for convenience when it's awkward to step away...
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    Ecologically-sound Pampers?

    Wearing only plastic-backed disposables, I've been keeping an eye on any innovation that might make them obsolete. For example, if mainstream manufacturers developed a fully biodegradable nappy, legislation could then prohibit manufacture and sale of plastic-based products on the basis that they...
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    Five reasons you MUST wear plastic panties.

    I'm a regular plastic-pants wearer with a general preference for white Suprimas. 1. I only wear plastic-backed nappies so doesn't apply 2. My jeans are usually enough to muffle the crinkle so I don't specifically rely on plastic pants for that. Minimising the smell of a dirty nappy is useful...
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    Is it possible that plastic backed nappies will be superseded by cloth backed?

    Yes, that was my point. The non-woven material is often mainly polypropylene, with a polyethylene film layer, i.e. it's just a different kind of plastic. Any regulation that affected PE film-backed 'plastic' nappies would affect also PP nonwoven 'cloth-style' ones. In the future we might see the...
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    Is it possible that plastic backed nappies will be superseded by cloth backed?

    In the future, there might be restrictions or an outright ban on sale of many single-use plastic consumer products. At the moment that wouldn't be practical because 'cloth-style' nappies are also made substantially from plastics. However, if manufacturers were able to develop a competitive...
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    Easier to go in a diaper than on the toilet?

    While we're discussing the advantages of using a nappy I suppose it's worth balancing them with a few potential negatives. A) Changing can be complicated or unhygienic if good facilities are not available. Yes and no. I read lots of posts about how cleaning up after a mess is a chore, too...
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    Easier to go in a diaper than on the toilet?

    Yes, it's easier and feels better to go in a nappy. I think there are multiple reasons: A) You can do it whenever you feel a natural urge, instead of delaying until you can get to the toilet and then having to start from zero. B) You can adopt any posture you like, squatting, standing, lying...
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    ID Slip pinhole leak

    I also used iD as my regular daily wear until I had exactly this problem which seems to be that the SAP is not properly contained within the pulp layers, as these should stop it contacting the backsheet. I used to consider iD reasonable quality and excellent value; somewhere in between regular...
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    Public diaper wearing experiences.

    I would add: Going out in a nappy contradicts so much training and life experience that it is quite normal to be nervous for a while and there might not be any way to fast-track the process of re-learning. I could tell you that I went to the supermarket in a boosted Betterdry and no-one noticed...
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    Why everyone should wear nappies to bed!

    Me too. I don't have accidents and never need to wee more than once or twice per night, but it's so much more convenient and restful to just wake up enough to use the nappy and drift off again. I do often have quite a lot to drink during the evening so when I wake, it's because my bladder is...
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    Assistance

    By your reference to a 'proper nappy' I would imagine that a plastic backing is preferable, so it sounds like you would get the best bang for your buck with a plastic-backed or hybrid (plastic with breathable sides) medical brand, in the lowest absorbency. I see you're in the UK. Options...
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