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Scaramouche

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Yesterday I received my sample pack of ABU Space diapers. I ordered one M and one L. The M just barely fits but the L is HUGE! It comes up way past my belly button. I almost want to say it's an XL. I looked at the order form and it says one M and one L. I don't see any size indicated on them ala Depends. Is there a way to determine the size? I'm hesitant to order either size as they either won't fit or be way too big.

Disclaimer: I've only worn store brands, Tenas and a few other Bambino brands. Nothing like what would be considered a true AB diaper. Could the L be bulky for the full AB effect?

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I've ordered the same sample pack (one large and one medium) of the ABU Space. I haven't had too many experiences with AB diapers. Usually though, I've just ordered mediums and while they did ride a little high, they never seemed ridiculously big. I haven't tried the ABU Space diapers nor have I tried AB diapers in a while so my memory could a little fuzzy.

If you don't mind me asking, about what size waist do you have? Just curious as to what to expect from my sample pack. Also, what'd you think of them (other than the sizing of course)?
 

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I have a 34 inch waist and bought the size L Space diapers. And Yes, the do come up past my belly button. I personally like that feel, but you can always tuck down the top edge a little if you don't like it.
 

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If you don't mind me asking, about what size waist do you have? Just curious as to what to expect from my sample pack. Also, what'd you think of them (other than the sizing of course)?

Thanks. I meant to say that. 36" +/-
 

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Premium diapers and store brand diapers are pretty different in design. Just about all store brand are cloth backed. Depend has a trimmer fit that also doesn't go up to high for discretion reasons, they are supposed to resemble the same fit as underwear. That's the reason why it feels huge on you comparing them to Depend. Premium diapers like ABU are designed to come up higher for protection reasons.

I have a 38 inch waist. They come up well passed my belly button. I wear larges. You have a 36 inch so you should be ok. Since you are on the top of the scale, you should go with larges. If you manage to tape them correctly, and they are resealable, so if you feel the need for adjustments, you can do that without compromising the diaper, the fit might take an adjustment to get used to.

Just follow some of the articles on how to properly apply a diaper to yourself. Some diapers are different than others. You'll have to adjust accordingly. It depends on the space between the top and bottom tapes. Make sure the back of the diaper is ever so slightly higher than the front.

My method with a larger diaper is to put the tapes in a > < like angle. Bottom tapes to point upwards towards your belly button. Point the top tapes towards your junk but pull over your curve of your gut, don't just pull straight to the desired taping area. This will help the diaper hug your frame and help to reduce sagging.

Also try to fold the diaper in half lengthwise to form a U shape to help prevent a W like shape in the crotch. The width of the crotch is probably double the width of a store brand diaper and is more prone to making the W shape which can make awkward fits and leaks.

You can make a larger diaper fit to your needs as a smaller one will have less play.
 

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I wore the M to bed last night. It fit perfectly and was AMAZING! It held multiple wettings with no leaks. I drank a lot last night (water and egg nog) and used it before bed, during the night and two morning floods. It bulked up nicely and was still comfortable. It was a little too crinkly for me, but since I sleep alone, there was no problem there.
 

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That's why I keep telling every one about the DC Amor brand I always had the same problem with the bambino and Molicure and other brand diapers.
And if you do not care about the pink Amor brand the the DC Idyl diapers are suppose to fit the same as the Amor's I would recommend the large size,
Take it from someone with lots of experience.
 

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That's why I keep telling every one about the DC Amor brand I always had the same problem with the bambino and Molicure and other brand diapers.

What was the problem? Bulking or crinkling?
 

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I have tried the space diapers. Underwhelming for what I got... But I love the prints so much!!
 

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I have tried the space diapers. Underwhelming for what I got... But I love the prints so much!!

Underwhelming? How so? I was thinking about getting some myself. What was wrong with them in your opinion?
 

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Underwhelming? How so? I was thinking about getting some myself. What was wrong with them in your opinion?

For the price, I don't find them any better than any premium AB diaper. Don't get me wrong, they are great! Just a lot of money.
 

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For the price, I don't find them any better than any premium AB diaper. Don't get me wrong, they are great! Just a lot of money.

Gotcha. I normally wear Bellisimos and was wondering if these were better.
 

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they are better than bellisimo imho.

I personally prefer the Basics though. The space aliens theme was tolerable for me who prefers an all-white diaper since the diaper itself was great, but the basic are perfect!
 

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Cool. Well, if all goes good this weekend and I get paid, I'm going to order some.
 

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There is nothing wrong with Bulking and you got to love the crinkling, I was just reading your other blog and remember the size being way to large or to small
between the medium and large,
When this happens look for a brand of diapers that have the large size that starts from 36 to 54 inch waist as an example And you might get a much better fit.
 

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There is nothing wrong with Bulking and you got to love the crinkling, I was just reading your other blog and remember the size being way to large or to small
between the medium and large,
When this happens look for a brand of diapers that have the large size that starts from 36 to 54 inch waist as an example And you might get a much better fit.

No, nothing wrong with bulking. I just thought the liquid would be more distributed. Maybe I didn't wet enough. The crinkling is good, if you live alone. ;)

If you read this thread a few posts back, you will see the M fit perfectly after all. I haven't tried the L yet.
 

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I got the 40 pack of the ABU Simple (same as the Space but all white). I'm in love. Northshore Supremes have been the reigning champ for me, and they are really good, but these take it to another level. The ABU ones hold a little more before leaking, so I would trust them more and would brave them under jeans in public, I think. They are crinkly because of the landing area, but it's the landing area that makes them wonderful. I've never encountered better tapes and it is very nice to be able to move them if needed. It's funny that they don't stick to the rest of the diaper plastic very well, so it's a little hard to ball them up for disposal afterwards.

I spent 60 hours diapered over New Year's and they didn't leak until really stressed. I did use a Northshore 2xl booster down the middle, and one Northshore large positioned from front center out to each side. I weighed one diaper that was just starting to leak at over 8 pounds and had a few 6+ pound ones. I just really need to know what a diaper can take before I let it be something I use in the real world so I was pushing these as much as I could. Obviously, I need to try some without boosters to make sure they could withstand a long movie at a theater, or, God Forbid, Jury Duty (OAB is a drag in those situations.)

They are expensive so I wonder if anyone could say that another high end diaper is definitively better? I say they beat Northshore and ConfiDry 24/7, but it's close, and they get a lot of points for the tape landing area.
 

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No, nothing wrong with bulking. I just thought the liquid would be more distributed. Maybe I didn't wet enough. The crinkling is good, if you live alone. ;)

If you read this thread a few posts back, you will see the M fit perfectly after all. I haven't tried the L yet.

Are they louder than Bambinos? I like crinkle, but I don't live alone.
 

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Are they louder than Bambinos? I like crinkle, but I don't live alone.

About the same. My recent experiences have been that the shell of my diaper is a lot quieter than the tape panel on the front. Even my snuggies waddler regulars have a loud crinkle to them if I press in on the front under clothes. Other than that you don't hear them.
 

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About the same. My recent experiences have been that the shell of my diaper is a lot quieter than the tape panel on the front. Even my snuggies waddler regulars have a loud crinkle to them if I press in on the front under clothes. Other than that you don't hear them.

Oh good. I get away with Bambinos no problem so these shouldn't be a problem after all.
 
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