Diaper fit problems...question

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how can I go about fixing fit problems like the ones in the red circled area? Seems like no matter how snug I get the diaper, there is always that area hanging out.

 

chevre

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Are the bottom tapes pointing upward? If not, they probably should be. Also, it's not possible to fit diaper so that is snug in all positions. Did you put it on standing or lying down?
 

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You are going to have some parts of the diaper not really tensioned up enough, it's inevitable. My best suggestion to you would be to tape it up as tight as you can and then pull the extra's on the side down. so long as it's tight enough around the waist and the leg gathers and it's tight enough that the leg gathers are snugly positioned you should be fine. If it's still too baggy, you may perhaps try a smaller size.
 
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You might also try a different brand. Adult diapers come in a lot of different shapes. It took some experimentation to figure that Molicare had the best fit for my body (whereas Abenas don't it me very well at all).
 

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Yup, it's all about getting those tapes angled in the right way. Who'da thought diapers would be tricky???
 

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You might also try a different brand. Adult diapers come in a lot of different shapes. It took some experimentation to figure that Molicare had the best fit for my body (whereas Abenas don't it me very well at all).
Hmmm....coincidence - I have the same problem. Maybe I'll order some molicares :smile1:. It's funny really - for me the small is too small around the legs but fits perfectly otherwise, and the medium is huge on me. I actually just trim a little off under the tapes and it works fine otherwise. If I can find molicares anywhere - I'll try them. I tried 1 once....but it came with another sample from some AB store, and I ended up getting the other ones because they were more expensive and I don't need that much absorbancy. Lately I've been wearing the attends cloth backed ones, because a shop that only ships to my province sells them for a good price with free shipping.

And ya, just to note - the amount of snugness can be increase and decreased by the angle at which you point them upward. So like if you find it's starting to get tighter after a while of wearing the brand, you may just be overangling them at that point! :smile1:
 

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so fit is based on the angel of tapes???? please explain i really didnt know this ... i know one tapes is suppose to be higher then the other
 
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I have always been diapered in Attends or Depends for the very reason that i spoke of in another thread: 3 tabs on each side. The bottom tabs are pulled snug, and up; the center tabs pulled straight across; the top tabs pulled slightly down.
I would prefer a more absorbent diaper like Molicare, but Attends and Depends are the only brands that i know of that come with the 3 tabs on each side.
 

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so fit is based on the angel of tapes???? please explain i really didnt know this ... i know one tapes is suppose to be higher then the other
It's easy - by turning the tapes into the middle of the diaper, it pulls more on the opposite side of the side-panel thingys. Your tabs are attached to panels, turning the tapes will pull the plastic panels in different directions, and pulling them toward the center tightens the outside to make a better seal.
 

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I wear Abena plus. What I do is fold up the lower part of each side of the front wing about an inch then fold again over itself. This snugs the diaper into my hip and then I can pull the tapes snugly. The top tapes actually fasten right above the lower ones and it looks like a single tape. I never get the flop hanging out at the bottom and it fits (and looks) like a baby diaper.
 

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That sounds quite similar to how I fasten mine. I fasten the lower tapes directly beneath the upper tapes, and fold any excess plastic beneath the lower tape. For a six tape diaper, I pull the middle tapes slightly further inward, so there's room on the plastic to tape them between the upper and lower tapes. And I usually trim the excess unpadded material beneath the bottom tape, to facilitate this.

This works great with Attends, and gives the look and fit of a baby diaper, which is exactly what I want. This high-cut method makes it easier to move around too, as it allows one's legs to bend more freely without being restricted. I still wonder why adult diapers aren't designed to fit like baby diapers -- with the right cut and shape, the typical four tape design would not even be necessary.
 
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