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    I'm an older abdl. Fairly new. I'm having trouble with fit. My pants size is 38 but I have a big belly. It about 45 inches. Most mediums are too small. I'm using large Abenas. Fit over my belly but then they slip and I have this big sagging diaper. Much worse as I fill it. Any advice? I know I need to lose weight so no snarly fat jokes please. I know there must be others with the same problem. Thanks. Dave

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    Sorry Dave hate to say it but your in the same boat a lot of us older ABDLs are the beer pot has to go, so join the club.

    bn3baby.

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    Look into some 100% cotton onesies.
    I've found the ones from AdultClothDiaper.com work very well, are reliable and don't suck.
    They keep my diaper from sagging, which helps them fit best an not leak. Lots of other places have onesies or the snap-crotch shirts.
    I would recommend them as undershirts, rather than just shirts. Don't be silly & pay 3x as much for a onesie that someone sew'd a collar on.
    That does NOT make it a polo-shirt onesie!


    No point in wearing a diaper if it's just gonna leak.

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    Use Ducktape to make the diaper more snug, I am in the same boat that mediums are just s bit to small I use Ducktape around the diaper just keep the tape snug when taping it works like a charm even when the diaper is wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverabdl View Post
    I'm an older abdl. Fairly new. I'm having trouble with fit. My pants size is 38 but I have a big belly. It about 45 inches. Most mediums are too small. I'm using large Abenas. Fit over my belly but then they slip and I have this big sagging diaper. Much worse as I fill it. Any advice?
    (I like the IronDiapers icon btw )

    Sounds a lot like me, not quite as old, but same exact issue, 38 under the belt, 44 over the belt, "geek gut". Most medium don't fit well. I typically just order large and deal with it. Tape the tops at your BELT line, not higher. Pull the front up a bit if you need to, to get a decently snug fit in the crotch. You may want to tape the lowers down and around your legs, rather than inward toward each other. Avoid taping the uppers higher than your belt line. They'll immediately slip down, and get very loose as they fall down onto the narrower part of your waist.

    Consider diapers with better waist elastic. Snuggies, Bambino, Crinklz all have front and back elastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambinod View Post
    (I like the IronDiapers icon btw )

    Sounds a lot like me, not quite as old, but same exact issue, 38 under the belt, 44 over the belt, "geek gut". Most medium don't fit well. I typically just order large and deal with it. Tape the tops at your BELT line, not higher. Pull the front up a bit if you need to, to get a decently snug fit in the crotch. You may want to tape the lowers down and around your legs, rather than inward toward each other. Avoid taping the uppers higher than your belt line. They'll immediately slip down, and get very loose as they fall down onto the narrower part of your waist.

    Consider diapers with better waist elastic. Snuggies, Bambino, Crinklz all have front and back elastic.
    I have this issue as well, but thing is, the best I've found is to tape the top tops downward as much as possible, closer more so to the crotch itself (since I wear belts at the top of my pubic area underneath my gut) ,same with the lowers while giving enough room to not dig into the legs but the problem with this is you end up having to fold the front's excess that's still up by your belly button over the diaper's front and kinda snug the excess into the spacing between the tapes, and hope you don't leak out the top when laying down (tedious when sleeping)

    does anyone here have further tips on how to deal with the 'slides down off the gut' problem? as well do any of you have the issue that makes the leg gatherers dig into the thigh folds at all? probably don't unless you're really overweight like me but I'm curious, may make a thread on this soon as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessSara View Post
    does anyone here have further tips on how to deal with the 'slides down off the gut' problem? as well do any of you have the issue that makes the leg gatherers dig into the thigh folds at all?
    if you're wearing a diaper that's too small, or one that's too big and are taping the lowers around your legs tightly, that's going to make the leg cuffs dig into your skin. (been there done that) With oversize diapers, it's tempting to try to tape the lowers tight to hold your diaper up. But that's not what they're there for, and they don't work well for that. You're basically trying to hold your diaper up from below, and that's just not going to work very well. You need to either wear diaper suspenders of some sort, or tape the uppers around your waist. If you're evening up the front and back to the same height, and the top tapes are above your belt line, it won't help a lot to come around front and tape downward. You're still tightening around a wider part of your waist than is right below it. Gravity WILL win, pull your diaper down an inch or two or three, and at the same time it will loosen up quite a lot since it's going around a narrower part of your waist. Cranking down the lower tapes hard won't help this a lot, and you'll get your skin mad at you down below to boot.

    Drop the back as far down as needed so the upper tapes are going around your belt line. Normally when I'm diapering up, I back up to a wall and my diaper behind my back, grasping by the back wing around where the tapes are. I snug it up behind my body, pulling the tapes forward and adjusting them vertically to get to my belt line. After making sure they're even, I lean back into the wall so my body holds it there. Then I can use both hands to work on attaching the two top tapes. Lifting the front of my diaper up, I attach the tapes so they're about the same distance down from the end of the front as the tapes in the back are from the top of the back.

    Once both of these tapes are attached, I let go of the front. If the diaper is oversize, (it usually is) then it will slump down in the crotch. So I use the lower tapes like you were using the upper tapes. I use them to pull in the slack in the front. This can lead to a bit of a bulge in the front between the upper and lower tapes, but that extra material has to go somewhere. With oversize diapers, it usually works better to run the lower tapes in toward each other, rather than down around the legs. Down and around is good for leak protection, but is almost worthless to help hold your diaper up. So pull up from the crotch area, and tape the lowers snugly inward. The lowers down around the legs works for overnight leak protection, but go with inward for daytime wear to keep your diaper from falling down and gapping. Either way you are likely to be attaching the lower tapes well below the tape panel, so don't stress out about trying to get on the tape panel. Put the tapes wherever they work best, which will probably be an inch or two below the bottom of the tape panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambinod View Post
    if you're wearing a diaper that's too small, or one that's too big and are taping the lowers around your legs tightly, that's going to make the leg cuffs dig into your skin. (been there done that) With oversize diapers, it's tempting to try to tape the lowers tight to hold your diaper up. But that's not what they're there for, and they don't work well for that. You're basically trying to hold your diaper up from below, and that's just not going to work very well. You need to either wear diaper suspenders of some sort, or tape the uppers around your waist. If you're evening up the front and back to the same height, and the top tapes are above your belt line, it won't help a lot to come around front and tape downward. You're still tightening around a wider part of your waist than is right below it. Gravity WILL win, pull your diaper down an inch or two or three, and at the same time it will loosen up quite a lot since it's going around a narrower part of your waist. Cranking down the lower tapes hard won't help this a lot, and you'll get your skin mad at you down below to boot.

    Drop the back as far down as needed so the upper tapes are going around your belt line. Normally when I'm diapering up, I back up to a wall and my diaper behind my back, grasping by the back wing around where the tapes are. I snug it up behind my body, pulling the tapes forward and adjusting them vertically to get to my belt line. After making sure they're even, I lean back into the wall so my body holds it there. Then I can use both hands to work on attaching the two top tapes. Lifting the front of my diaper up, I attach the tapes so they're about the same distance down from the end of the front as the tapes in the back are from the top of the back.

    Once both of these tapes are attached, I let go of the front. If the diaper is oversize, (it usually is) then it will slump down in the crotch. So I use the lower tapes like you were using the upper tapes. I use them to pull in the slack in the front. This can lead to a bit of a bulge in the front between the upper and lower tapes, but that extra material has to go somewhere. With oversize diapers, it usually works better to run the lower tapes in toward each other, rather than down around the legs. Down and around is good for leak protection, but is almost worthless to help hold your diaper up. So pull up from the crotch area, and tape the lowers snugly inward. The lowers down around the legs works for overnight leak protection, but go with inward for daytime wear to keep your diaper from falling down and gapping. Either way you are likely to be attaching the lower tapes well below the tape panel, so don't stress out about trying to get on the tape panel. Put the tapes wherever they work best, which will probably be an inch or two below the bottom of the tape panel.
    this made very little sense to me in my head, and much of it I think doesn't solve the fact that any excess material in the front sits typically at the belly button, and slides down at the slighest overt movement (because the pressure of the gut makes it)....if you could illustrate or provide a video for your method it'd make a lot more sense but unless you do I'm still going to be hopeless and just have to make do *sigh* I'm just too big :'(

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    I have a gut as well. In my experience, wearing a large diaper as you do but rolling the excess of the front under my belly and taping it then. That way it doesn't loosen up. I made a thread recently about leaking when asleep on my side, and it was related to this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 417PlacesToGo View Post
    I have a gut as well. In my experience, wearing a large diaper as you do but rolling the excess of the front under my belly and taping it then. That way it doesn't loosen up. I made a thread recently about leaking when asleep on my side, and it was related to this issue.
    what kind of tape do you use that isn't going to scratch up against the body though? all tapes I've tried scratch or hurt my skin because of their stiffness :\

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