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    Lately I seem to be having nothing but issues with diapers. Um..let me start at my first issue.

    1. I can't ever get diapers to fit me good. I'm a size 40 mens or size 20W womens and most diapers are either too small or too big. I've tried alot of different ones, Northshore was too big, Bambinos were too big, Waddlers were too big. Dry 24/7 mediums fit alright..Wellness briefs fit ok..but still kind of loose. Maybe it's the way I diaper myself? Since I don't have anyone to change me.. (v.v) I usually try leaning against the wall. Since I'm kind of big..if I try laying down, I can't see and am doing it blind..But when I change myself, it feels tight..but then when i go to move around it gets looser again.. I usually have to wear tight boxer briefs over them just to hold them up. (I don't have a diaper cover or anything..)

    2. I get irritation (rash?) all the time. I'm not quite sure if it's diaper rash or not..but i always get it right on the upper insides of my thighs. I usually put Desitin on it and it goes away in a day usually but it's still sore and red for a day. I'm not sure if it's cause of the diaper rubbing against the sensitive skin there or if its diaper rash. I wore to bed last night and I toss and turn alot in bed, and when I woke up I had the irritation again. It seems to happen more when I wear it to bed than when im just sitting around in one. Any recommendations on what I can do to prevent this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyanne View Post
    Lately I seem to be having nothing but issues with diapers. Um..let me start at my first issue.

    1. I can't ever get diapers to fit me good. I'm a size 40 mens or size 20W womens and most diapers are either too small or too big. I've tried alot of different ones, Northshore was too big, Bambinos were too big, Waddlers were too big. Dry 24/7 mediums fit alright..Wellness briefs fit ok..but still kind of loose. Maybe it's the way I diaper myself? Since I don't have anyone to change me.. (v.v) I usually try leaning against the wall. Since I'm kind of big..if I try laying down, I can't see and am doing it blind..But when I change myself, it feels tight..but then when i go to move around it gets looser again.. I usually have to wear tight boxer briefs over them just to hold them up. (I don't have a diaper cover or anything..)

    2. I get irritation (rash?) all the time. I'm not quite sure if it's diaper rash or not..but i always get it right on the upper insides of my thighs. I usually put Desitin on it and it goes away in a day usually but it's still sore and red for a day. I'm not sure if it's cause of the diaper rubbing against the sensitive skin there or if its diaper rash. I wore to bed last night and I toss and turn alot in bed, and when I woke up I had the irritation again. It seems to happen more when I wear it to bed than when im just sitting around in one. Any recommendations on what I can do to prevent this?
    I have a 40" waist also and I wear A+ level 4's with no problem fitting. I only use them for morning/daytime wear. The rest of the
    time I'm in cloth diapers. As for the rash/chafing issue do you use any powder. I had a slight problem with a rash last year. I cleared
    it up with Balmex rash cream. I also switched to J&J cornstarch powder from talc. Now I use only the cornstarch powder and haven't
    had any problems with a rash. I also switched to PUL panties and the leg elastics are a lot softer than the ones on my plastic pants.

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    I cant help much for diaper size and fit.
    Tho, I know about the putting on a new diaper, its snug at first then gets very loose soon after.
    A condition I have makes it do that all the time and I Know of no way to get around it.

    As for the rash, is it in the diaper area, or just outside of it?
    Inside not much you can do, but keep powdered, or baby lotion.

    Do you toss a lot at night?
    Sounds like it could be from irritation, and rubbing against the plastic.

    If just on the outside, I would say rub powder on area around diaper, and maybe a lil on the diaper it self.
    Can also try baby lotion/oil see if that helps.

    I use J&J lavender and chamomile cornstarch baby powder.
    It seems better for me than talic, and the sent of it is nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleman72 View Post
    I have a 40" waist also and I wear A+ level 4's with no problem fitting. I only use them for morning/daytime wear. The rest of the
    time I'm in cloth diapers. As for the rash/chafing issue do you use any powder. I had a slight problem with a rash last year. I cleared
    it up with Balmex rash cream. I also switched to J&J cornstarch powder from talc. Now I use only the cornstarch powder and haven't
    had any problems with a rash. I also switched to PUL panties and the leg elastics are a lot softer than the ones on my plastic pants.
    Hrm I never heard of A+ diapers before? I use powder in the diaper..but not on my thighs..but i should try that i guess.. Whats the difference between cornstarch and talc powder? and does the panties you speak of hold up the diaper?



    Quote Originally Posted by StargazerBleu View Post
    I cant help much for diaper size and fit.
    Tho, I know about the putting on a new diaper, its snug at first then gets very loose soon after.
    A condition I have makes it do that all the time and I Know of no way to get around it.

    As for the rash, is it in the diaper area, or just outside of it?
    Inside not much you can do, but keep powdered, or baby lotion.

    Do you toss a lot at night?
    Sounds like it could be from irritation, and rubbing against the plastic.

    If just on the outside, I would say rub powder on area around diaper, and maybe a lil on the diaper it self.
    Can also try baby lotion/oil see if that helps.

    I use J&J lavender and chamomile cornstarch baby powder.
    It seems better for me than talic, and the sent of it is nice too.
    It's outside of the diaper area..like right up to where the inside of the thigh rests against the diaper..

    I do toss and turn alot. I lay on one side and then my ear, after some time, gets hot. So I flip to the other side where that side is cool and sleep like that..and I keep doing that alot.

    ya maybe i can put some powder there..that or some lotion..

    I think i got that! I bought it cause supposedly it's supposed to make u sleepy but it doesnt..but I've still been using up my old talc first before I open that one..there's a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyanne View Post
    Hrm I never heard of A+ diapers before? I use powder in the diaper..but not on my thighs..but i should try that i guess.. Whats the difference between cornstarch and talc powder? and does the panties you speak of hold up the diaper?
    A+ diapers are sold by XP Medical. They are XP's own design and USA made diaper. I powder around the usual area and the inside
    of my thighs where the leg elastics of my PUL panties come to. Yes the PUL panties do a good job of supporting my diaper.
    Plus they're breathable and a lot cooler to sleep in. I'm a side sleeper and I'll turn side to side several times during the night.
    I also pee most of the time while I'm on my side with no leaks.
    Last edited by Eulogy; 28-Feb-2015 at 00:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyanne View Post
    It's outside of the diaper area..like right up to where the inside of the thigh rests against the diaper..

    I do toss and turn alot. I lay on one side and then my ear, after some time, gets hot. So I flip to the other side where that side is cool and sleep like that..and I keep doing that alot.

    ya maybe i can put some powder there..that or some lotion..

    I think i got that! I bought it cause supposedly it's supposed to make u sleepy but it doesnt..but I've still been using up my old talc first before I open that one..there's a difference?
    I am a side sleeper too, so that can put more pressure on that area.
    It doesn't happen often with me, but it will sometimes.
    Keeping powdered helps me with that.

    As for talc, and cornstarch powders, some take to one or the other better.
    For me cornstarch kind is better, as talc can irritate me sometimes.
    It just seems gentler to my skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleman72 View Post
    A+ diapers are sold by XP Medical. They are XP's own design and USA made diaper. I powder around the usual area and the inside
    of my thighs where the leg elastics of my PUL panties come to. Yes the PUL panties do a good job of supporting my diaper.
    Plus they're breathable and a lot cooler to sleep in. I'm a side sleeper and I'll turn side to side several times during the night.
    I also pee most of the time while I'm on my side with no leaks.
    can u show me where i can buy some of those PUL panties? and ok I will try those diapers after I use up the wellness ones lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by StargazerBleu View Post
    I am a side sleeper too, so that can put more pressure on that area.
    It doesn't happen often with me, but it will sometimes.
    Keeping powdered helps me with that.

    As for talc, and cornstarch powders, some take to one or the other better.
    For me cornstarch kind is better, as talc can irritate me sometimes.
    It just seems gentler to my skin.
    alright thanks i'll try to put powder on that area before i go to bed then
    Last edited by Eulogy; 28-Feb-2015 at 00:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyanne View Post
    can u show me where i can buy some of those PUL panties? and ok I will try those diapers after I use up the wellness ones lol
    All sorts of online stores: http://www.adultclothdiaper.com/PROD...PUL-Pants.html
    http://www.amazon.com/LeakMaster-PUL.../dp/B004NQ7JQU
    http://www.llmedico.com/product/27/n...pull-on-pants/

    Also, if your having trouble with diaper sizes, then maybe you should check the size chart first but warning that diaper sizes may vary, here's a chart of the most two that are used.

    http://diaper-sizes.org/adult-diapers/
    http://www.xpmedical.com/sizing.html

    Your sizes for popular diapers such as the Dry 24/7's, Abena M4's, etc. It's always crucial to wear diapers snug or maybe a bit of room but never tight and don't force a big diaper on you because that will create one hell of a mess. Your a size 40" you said right? That's border line of Medium/Large so recommended diapers in that region are Bambino's, A+(Absorbency Plus), and maybe some Dry 24/7's as they stretch with their flexible wings.

    To prevent rashes are a few possibilities but the most of them all is either destine cream or baby powder (I would recommend baby powder as it smells really nice and sometimes gives you that little feeling along with safe and secured armor from chemicals building up from the urine) and to also reduce some chemicals is to drink plenty of water as well, that will give you the upper edge.

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    I am a larger girl myself and I understand your pain of not finding diapers that fit well due to my odd shape, I'm curious though where do you usually wear your diaper at? I know alot of people like to wear them over their belly but I myself have to wear them under mine or nothing fits right at all and stretches out immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleAyria View Post
    I am a larger girl myself and I understand your pain of not finding diapers that fit well due to my odd shape, I'm curious though where do you usually wear your diaper at? I know alot of people like to wear them over their belly but I myself have to wear them under mine or nothing fits right at all and stretches out immediately.
    yeah I wear my under my belly as well *nods sadly*

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