With four kids, you’d think I’d have this parenting thing down. The thing is, Miss S has completely thrown me for a loop. Not only is she my first girl, but she’s also my first that’s typically developing. She’s six months old and now sits up, and she’s almost crawling.
For now she gets up on all fours and rocks, or scoots around our house stealing her brothers’ toys and fighting for attention.
When she started to get mobile, we started dealing with some pretty crazy diaper leaks. Diapers were getting saggy, and in some cases she wiggled so much they were coming off completely! Talk about a mess!
Luckily, we were able to find a few tried and true ways to prevent diaper leaks with our mobile baby girl!
Preventing Diaper Leaks With Your Mobile Munchkin!
Changing More Often
I know this seems like the obvious choice, but here me out. When your baby is little, you probably change them every time you feed them, which is roughly every 15 minutes.
But as your little one gets more mobile, they’re likely spreading out their feeding times. Miss S will now play or sleep for a few hours without eating, so I need to make sure I remember to grab her a few times for diaper changes in between nursing sessions.
(Don’t judge, I have four tiny humans. It definitely takes effort to remember to change diapers!)
Going Up a Size
I often notice that we get more diaper leaks when our kids are at the higher end of the weight range for their diaper rather than the low end.
When we switched Miss S to a larger diaper size she definitely had less diaper leaks! Now, if you just bought a bulk diaper supply in your little one’s current size from Sam’s Club, by all means use that up before re-purchasing! Use the other tips in this list until you buy your next box.
But once you are ready to buy, make sure that you get a size up. Miss S is in size 4 right now, even though Baby M is still in size 5’s at 2.5 years old! Don’t buy your diapers by age, get them by weight. You’ll thank me!
Folding the Diaper
This is a trick that I learned as a boy mom, but it can help prevent diaper leaks for baby girls, too!
When you are putting the diaper on your baby, fold the top of the diaper down before you secure it. Just take the top (of the front) of the diaper and fold about an inch down towards the baby.
Here’s the diaper before:
Here’s the diaper folded:
This creates a pocket that helps lock the pee in until the next diaper change. As a boy mom, it’s vital. But I’ve noticed that when I do it with Miss S it helps give an extra layer of protection between her and her adorable clothes!
Keeping the Diaper Tight
This, again, seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how often it gets skipped. Make sure your babies diaper is on tight every single diaper change.
This becomes a real struggle when our littles start moving! Miss S hates being taken away from her busy play activities to lay down and get her diaper changed. She flips over, plays with the wipes, and wiggles like crazy.
I like to give her the wipes container to hold while I’m changing her because it helps her stay in one place (for the most part). Once she’s staying mostly still, I make sure I pull the diaper on tightly so there’s no room for leaks!
Using Huggies Little Movers Diapers from SAM’s Club!
Using Huggies Little Mover Diapers has made a huge difference since Miss S got mobile!
Huggies Little Movers have a stretchy snugfit waistband to help them stay in place on wiggly mobile babies. There’s also double grip strips which help them stay comfortable while fitting tightly. Plus, they offer leak lock protection for up to 12 hours of protection from leaks.
That’s been really helpful since Miss S often sleeps 10-12 hours overnight!
The best part is that when you get Huggies Little Mover Diapers at Sam’s Club you can get a $3 off coupon at checkout until July 17th.
You can also enter this sweepstakes to win a $500 Sam’s Club Gift Card!
When your baby gets mobile, your world changes. Trust me. Diaper leaks are the last thing you want to be worrying about! With these tips you and your baby can enjoy the new milestones without the leaks!
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