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Thread: Adult Diaper Leaks vs Baby Diaper Leaks

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    Lightbulb Adult Diaper Leaks vs Baby Diaper Leaks

    This might just be an observation from someone who's never had actual kids in diapers but I'll post it anyway.

    It seems to me that regardless of how consistent I am with taping and fitting my diapers I always have to be in a fairly similar position when wetting in order not to leak. Theres rarely a day where that horrible sensation of wetness running down the leg gatherer or down the wings and something gets leaked on.

    So my question is, How can actual babies in diapers be in all sorts of positions and movements while wetting and barely ever leak? Is it something to do with the high amount of elastics in baby diapers?

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    I'd also question the "reported diaper leak rate" of babies. I think parents just kinda get used to frequent minor leaks. They're thankful it's not worse. You only really hear about the "blowouts" where there's poop on the rug etc ;P

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    Also there is a much larger layout in people, cash, and time towards research and development in the baby diaper industry. They have entire product lines that are completely dedicated to working on children "on the go". Adult diaper development is rather archaic and non-existent by comparison.

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    I'd also like to point out that the differences between baby's bodies will vary by a very small amount. Differences in adult bodies can vary by FEET in total measurement. The potential for gaps between an adult body and an adult diaper is enormous. Getting a good fit is incredibly challenging when one adult weighs 100 pounds and another weighs 300 and there are only three sizes in the range.

    -RMS

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    There's a lot of factors that need to be examined before settling on a reason why. Taping jobs could have something to do with it. There are many others as well. Sizing, how you void, how much you void, diapers, it's a decent list.

    As for babies, they have very small bladders and very light streams. Babies are often changed more often and baby diapers are designed that way. They have more sizes available than adults do considering their small frames, N-7, 2T-5T, then you have Goodnites.
    This means they have less possible gaps through the fit.

    Another thing to consider is that adult diapers are designed for incontinence. Most incontinence issues are dribbles or short uncontrollable bursts through a period of time. That's why sizing isn't as vast as baby diapers.

    How about giving some information like your waist size, what kind and size of diapers you are using, what is your taping method and ect. Maybe we can help to patch the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambinod View Post
    I'd also question the "reported diaper leak rate" of babies. I think parents just kinda get used to frequent minor leaks. They're thankful it's not worse. You only really hear about the "blowouts" where there's poop on the rug etc ;P
    Yeah. This, pretty much. There's no perfect diapering system, whether for babies or adults. During the years that our two kiddos were in diapers, we dealt with leaks almost daily. Most were extremely minor and no big deal--a small wet spot on the pants or whatever they happened to be wearing. As a parent, you do just get used to it. And of course your kids don't worry about it at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cottontail View Post
    During the years that our two kiddos were in diapers, we dealt with leaks almost daily. Most were extremely minor and no big deal--a small wet spot on the pants or whatever they happened to be wearing. As a parent, you do just get used to it. And of course your kids don't worry about it at all!
    Yup. Same for us!

    Thing is a small leak for a kiddo is gonna be tiny and dry up quick. A 'small' leak for us... well. *blushes*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cottontail View Post
    Yeah. This, pretty much. There's no perfect diapering system, whether for babies or adults. During the years that our two kiddos were in diapers, we dealt with leaks almost daily. Most were extremely minor and no big deal--a small wet spot on the pants or whatever they happened to be wearing. As a parent, you do just get used to it. And of course your kids don't worry about it at all!
    Gosh though, you'd think with today's baby diapers, leaks would be relatively rare occurrences. And then they boast their ''12-hour protection''...

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    I recall reading at some point that part of it is that babies are shaped differently, being in particular more rounded and fatty at the legs and waist. That means that a fitted diaper that's the right size tends to make a very tight seal with their skin and hold in liquid. Add to that the points already noted about babies peeing less in total and less at once on top of that, and I think it's easier to see why baby diapers might do a relatively better (if still imperfect) job of stopping leaks relative to the adult ones.

    That said, I definitely haven't had the same bad experience with adult diapers, at least the really good ones. I wore an ABU Littlepawz all day today and peed on my back in bed, then standing, and then sitting later on before it finally felt full enough to change, and everything else was totally dry.



    Quote Originally Posted by KimbaStarshine View Post
    Gosh though, you'd think with today's baby diapers, leaks would be relatively rare occurrences. And then they boast their ''12-hour protection''...
    That sort of thing is usually with day trips in mind, so they're probably not drinking that much either, which of course makes a big difference.

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