Saturday, April 13

Didn't Think Much of It... #ClothDiaper Leaks


How long has it been since I've done a post about cloth diapers?! Well, I am in a cloth diaper blogger group on facebook and I love reading everyone's posts so I thought i'd join in a few of the linky's since we are a week away from the GCDC! So today I'm joining Julie from My Cloth Diaper Stash in her linky about LEAKS this week.  She says....
One of the most common questions that I get asked is “my  cloth diapers are leaking, and I don’t know why, PLEASE help me.” I would say that this problem is among the top on the list of  cloth diaper struggles. Once you figure it out why your diapers are leaking, you will happily be on your way to dry cloth diapering very soon (well when I say dry, I mean dry in the right places…cloth diapering doesn’t really fall into the “dry” category!) I hope you find some answers to your cloth diaper leaks in this post!
So, as ya'll may know... I have cloth diapered two babies and am a penny pincher and only bought a hand full of our stash new. Then another chunk are seconds while the rest are used.

My issue with leaking started right when Eliada starting potty training, I really didn't think much of it. All I did was did the last wash of cloth diapers after she had turned three (she started potty training at around 25 months), then I stripped and threw the covers in the dryer for a few minutes. That was it! (I did this every time I 'put-away' a size/stash of diapers).

Now... about 4 months later, Annaleah was born, I pulled out my diapers and the ones that were leaky before did not hold at all! One tinkle and I could feel it. I looked at the PUL and it was cracking everywhere! No wonder! In the process of looking to get it re-laminated (is that the word?). Has anyone tried Atsko?

Learn from my mistakes! Check the PUL. I did some research and some have even cut the fabric to see the PUL, isn't very hard to sew it back together (I could do that)!

I would say that about 6 diapers need the PUL replaced or fixed. Not bad for being used for about 25 months, and remember, I bought some used.

That is my little story about leaking. For baby #4 (no, I'm not pregnant), I will be sure to have everything in working condition to make it last another 2 years!


Feel free to link up any other posts you have written about leaky cloth diapers as this is part of the Cloth Diaper Blog Hop! Link up below
 Have you ever had any leak issues with your diapers?
If so did you ever figure out and solve the problem?

Leaky Diaper Posts? Link Up HERE!


  1. I've only been cloth diapering for two years (well, Thursday it will be two years). I'm hoping she'll potty train and I'll be able to put them away, but she only uses it occasionally so far. I had no idea this could happen, or that it could be redone. Good to know!

  2. Congrats! Before you do, check them and throw them in the dryer! not sure how exactly you should store them (for the next baby). But I will look into it for sure!


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