What diaper size do you wear?

What size of diapers do you normally buy?

  • Baby diaper size is enough for me

    Votes: 8 4.4%
  • Youth size / largest Goodnites/Drynites

    Votes: 25 13.7%
  • Adult size S (small)

    Votes: 18 9.8%
  • Adult size M (medium)

    Votes: 95 51.9%
  • Adult size L (large)

    Votes: 32 17.5%
  • Larger size than adult size L

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (explain)

    Votes: 5 2.7%

  • Total voters
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Peachy

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The question is quite simple: When you buy diapers, which size do you normally buy? Just vote in the poll.

However, to make this discussion more interesting, let's add another dicussion:
How do you determine which size is right? How do you (personally) determine if a diaper is large (or small) enough for you?

Peachy
 

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Medium.
I just look at the waist size suggested and go with that, and that gives me Medium.
I could fit into Small but I prefer a bigger diaper to a smaller one, as long as it fits.
 

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When I first started, I got a sampler of Bambino small and a sampler of the medium. Both fit, both were comfy, but in the end, the medium gave me a little more wiggle room, and had room to tape it so that it conformed to my legs better (I'm a cyclist, so my legs a bit larger than I guess might be average) I've been really happy with the mediums ever since.

To me, the leg fit is really the crucual part, because that's where leaks are going to come from most of the time.

The other factor is being able to fit under clothes. I almost went with the smalls just so that I could wear them under my regular pants with no signs, whereas there's a bulge with the mediums, but I think it's only really noticeable to people who are looking for it.

-- James
 

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I get medium, I might be able to fit in small ones but the larger sized always have more padding thus making it better. Especially when small and mediums cost exactly the same, most of the time.
 

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I buy and wear two different styles of Attends, both of which are intended for petite people. However, they have different names for the size.

Attends Youth Briefs cat # BRCL1000 were originally called "Adult Small" when I first bought them in 1981. At that time Attends also made "Junior" which were about the size of a current Size 6 and Youth which was just a bit smaller than Small. The current Youth are a classic poly-plastic outer layer with 2 sticky tapes per side. These are for hips from less than (<) 20" to 28+" weight <85 to100+ pounds and height <4'10" to 5'2+" I am 5'3" 104 pounds with 29" hips now and in 1981 my hips were 26"

Attends Breathable Extra Absorbent Small Briefs cat # BRBX10 fit the same size people.

I also use slip-in disposable pads.

For my pinned gauze cloth diapers I use 2 ply 36" square flat gauze from Adult Cloth Diaper Company with ordinary baby Gerber Birdseye perfolds as soaker.
 

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I don't think I'd be able to properly fit into any adult diaper.
But at the same time I can't fit into Huggies 6, either.
So I usually buy Goodnites L/XL.
 

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I wear various sizes depending on my needs at the time. (by the way we should be able to select more than on in the poll.) If I know I will be around others and I'm wearing more tight fitting clothing I can go with baby diapers. If I'm wearing something looser fitting Goonites/UnderJams work for me. If I'm wearing heavier clothing like jeans or windbreaker type pants, (ie:can cover up the crinkle,) I go with small adult diapers. I also wear small when I know I won't be wearing for long and need something less absorbent. If I have time to myself and I know I will be doing some heavy wetting I go with med, because in most cases they are more absorbent than smalls. Right now I have about 15-20 different kinds of diapers so I have the right diaper depending on my needs/mood at the time.
 

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I put other because I can fit into the largest size goodnite, however I can also fit into the small depends max and the small/medium walgreens.
 

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I wear goodnights but I like to wear a medium breif, I like having more room for inserts if I choose to.

However in some diapers I like wearing a large, I like that high on the waist look, and there is lots of room for inserts in those.
 
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I usually get Medium sized diapers, although when I can't buy anything else I will buy the largest size Boys L/XL Goodnites. Either fits, but I prefer the full size diapers for long periods of time and the Goodnites for a quick thrill.
 

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I just look at the sizing on the package, depending on the brand i'm an Adult small/medium.
 

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For me, it depends upon the brand and style. My waist and hips are normally in the overlap range of the medium and large sizes. The height is usually most critical to a diaper fit for me. Mediums usually tape low on my hip bones and do not stay up as well as the larges. The good brands of diapers such as Abena, Molicare, and Tena are much longer in the large size as compared to mediums and tape above my hips. Tranquility ATN is an exception. The mediums in that type tape just high enough to fit well and the larges go to just below my rib cage. For wearing in public, the mediums in a lesser absorbency version is prefered. The cashier at the local pharmacy usually questions my size choice when she notices a bag of medium Molicare Supers and a bag of Large Molicare Super Plus.

Pull-up styles need a snug fit. These are always mediums. The belted style such as the Tena Flex can go either way since neither is ideal.
 
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Medium.
I just look at the waist size suggested and go with that, and that gives me Medium.
I could fit into Small but I prefer a bigger diaper to a smaller one, as long as it fits.

Thiiiis. :thumbsup:

I can fit into a small, but it's a "tight-snug" fit and it doesn't really give me the thick, large coverage I like. They're great for going out in though, very discreet.
 

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I can fit into an Adult Small "S" however it's a little tight. Though I think Mediums might be a bit big on me. So i'm some where between S and M XD
 
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I can fit into Pampers Cruisers 7s, and 6s in BabyDry and Luvs. I've tried an adult small in normal diapers, and it goes wayyy up in the back. I personally don't like that. The goodnites youth large size fit alright on me, but I don't like the diaper itself.
 

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Any brand of Mediums fit me perfectly. I'm about a 32" waist, so they are usually pretty snug.
 

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I've never really bought real "diapers" before, But my brothers large goodnites fit me like they are supposed to fit. Im kinda small for my age so w/e.
 

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The question is quite simple: When you buy diapers, which size do you normally buy? Just vote in the poll.

However, to make this discussion more interesting, let's add another dicussion:
How do you determine which size is right? How do you (personally) determine if a diaper is large (or small) enough for you?

Peachy



Simple, you just know your hip or waist size, whichever is bigger, and go for that size.


I wear mediums.
 
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