How to prevent leaks

How to prevent leaks

When dressing a diaper on your baby, be sure it wraps around the body gently and closely. Your aim is to prevent leaks, and keep your baby comfortable. Correctly applied diapers help make diaper changing time a positive bonding experience for you and your baby.

Accidents may occur if diapers are not properly applied. If your baby has experienced leakage, specifying the root cause is key to getting it right.

The main causes of leaks:

  1. The amount of urine has exceeded the absorption capacity of the diaper.

It is important to check your baby's diaper to determine the average time allowance between diaper changes.

  1. Even when the diaper’s maximum absorption capacity is not yet reached, babies' rigorous movements may create gaps around the waist or legs, causing urine to escape through spaces.

You can prevent these unnecessary gaps and leaks, by choosing the appropriate size for your baby’s shape and weight. 

 

Area

Point to be checked

Advice

Side

Are the tapes fastened at the designated position?

Are the right side and left side even?

Adjust the tapes for a fit that allows you to just slide one finger between the diaper and your baby’s waist.

Make sure that the right tape and the left tape are fastened at the same position number.

Belly

Leaks through the waistband often occur when the baby sleeps on his/her stomach.

Is the diaper too loose around the waistband?

Is the baby’s undershirt getting inside the diaper?

Adjust the tapes for a fit that allows you to just slide one finger between the diaper and your baby’s waist.

In the case of a baby boy, place his penis in a downward position before placing the diaper in position.

Back

Is there a gap at the back?

Adjust the tapes for a fit that allows you to just slide one finger between the diaper and your baby’s waist.

Fasten the tape firmly so that the diaper will not slip when your baby kicks his/her legs.

Leg openings

Are the frills around the legs getting inside the diaper?

Urine can leak where the internal standing gathers are not raised. Insert your fingers between the baby’s skin and the gathers to raise the gathers.

Are the standing gathers inside the diaper raised?

In the case of a baby boy, urine tends to flow along the gathers and leak when his penis is turned sideways. Place his penis in a downward position before placing the diaper in position.

Are there gaps around the leg openings?

Pull up the diaper and refasten the tape. If there is a wide gap that cannot be adjusted with tape, choose a smaller-size diaper.




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