How to prevent leaks with the Abena L4's?

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Hi everyone,
I'm hoping to get some advice regarding leak prevention. I'm on the higher-end of the M4 size range; they do fit, albeit somewhat (too) snug, and I feel like the diaper fits too low and the L4's feel much more comfortable in that regard.

So while I do prefer L4's for the higher waist, and I can make the tapes snug with some effort, they're still too big in the leg area and that causes leaks often; essentially every L4 I wore leaked prematurely (after a medium wetting or two).

I barely ever wear diapers without plastic pants, as I don't feel safe enough without them. This means I have several well-fitting pairs, but even these can't save me for too long.

Is there something I'm doing wrong? Is this just how Abena diapers are now?

Thanks in advance!
 
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I doubt it has anything to do with Abena or any other quality brand...seems you're "stuck" between sizes. I am as well with Regular, Large & X-Large being the size I wear DEPENDING on manufacturer/how the diapers are cut/manufactured. It sucks, but is what it is. I recommend trying different brands until you find what works for you. My recommendations are likely not right for you but I always recommend the Betterdry from LLMedico as they offer discounts for veterans (and others) , have a rewards program on top of having 1st rate customer support. Most importantly however is that they give a crap about their customer satisfaction and go out of their way to ensure that happiness. Having the lowest prices on what they sell is not a bad thing, either.
If I can be of more help, feel free to ask.
 
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I find when you need to go a size larger for the extra height on back front coverage. Leaks will happen around leg guards. One solution that works for me is to add an Overnight Booster Pad ( I prefer Rearz brand) this helps fill out the leg area so larger diaper fits proportionally. Hope it helps.
 
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Hello!, I used to wear the Abena m4's a couple of years ago when they were still thick and were called XPlus. I got a batch of the "new"ones right before I switched brands.
I wear plastic diaper covers over all my diapers.
The "new" Abena m4's required me to do some adjustments.
For starters, I had to use diaper booster pads to make them absorb better along with a very snug fitting vinyl diaper cover. That was the only way I could make them contain leaks! ( I wear 24/7).
 
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i’m not sure if this helps or not. But I have a habit of pulling the leg openings tight and using the tab to create a leg opening that’s tight around my leg. Unfortunately doing this makes the diaper look a little different up top.

I’ll post a picture if you like.
 
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loadedpamperman said:
I doubt it has anything to do with Abena or any other quality brand...seems you're "stuck" between sizes. I am as well with Regular, Large & X-Large being the size I wear DEPENDING on manufacturer/how the diapers are cut/manufactured. It sucks, but is what it is. I recommend trying different brands until you find what works for you. My recommendations are likely not right for you but I always recommend the Betterdry from LLMedico as they offer discounts for veterans (and others) , have a rewards program on top of having 1st rate customer support. Most importantly however is that they give a crap about their customer satisfaction and go out of their way to ensure that happiness. Having the lowest prices on what they sell is not a bad thing, either.
If I can be of more help, feel free to ask.
Same boat. Sucks to be between sizes. Smaller sizes being too tight but hold much better while larger sizes being more comfortable but leaky.

Only advice for OP would be to try different taping styles like adjusting how high the back goes, where the tapes go, etc.
 
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