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How to prevent your baby’s nappy leaking

How to prevent your baby’s nappy leaking

Why does my baby’s nappy keep leaking?

Still dealing with leaking nappies? Waking up to your baby’s soaked nappy, wet sheets, soiled onesies and all the rest is probably one of the most frustrating things parents have to clean up, time and time again! But with the right choice of an absorbent nappy and the correct size, you can finally say goodbye to leaking nappies.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • The common causes for nappy leaks
  • How to make sure you’ve got the right nappy size and fit
  • A recommendation for a super absorbent nappy, made with absorbent materials, innovative features and overnight leak protection
  • How to prevent your baby’s nappy leaking overnight

How to prevent your baby’s nappy from leaking:

Common reasons your baby’s nappy might be leaking:

  1. Their nappy is the wrong size
  2. The nappy fit isn’t quite right

With just a few simple questions, we can help you understand why your baby’s nappy is still be leaking, and suggest some of our top tips for getting the right size and fit. Ask yourself:

1. Where are the leaks coming from?

    • Leaks from the leg generally indicate the nappy is too big, so we’d recommend sizing down.
    • Leaks from the back/waistband indicate the nappy is too small, or that the nappy tabs are too tight. We’d suggest sizing up or trying to attach the grip tabs closer to your baby’s hips, rather than in toward their belly button.

2. Are you experiencing leaks overnight or during the day?

    • Sizing up can often help with overnight leaks.
    • Leaks throughout the day may suggest the nappy isn’t correctly fit, so keep reading for our tips below.

Finding the right nappy size:

Choosing the right nappy size and understanding how it should properly fit can go a long way in preventing leaks. Because our nappies have a unique Rascal + Friends design and fit, we recommend choosing size based on your baby’s weight.

Enter your baby’s weight into our nappy calculator to find the right size and an estimate of how many nappies they use per day.

Size Range

  • Nappy

  • Eco Nappy

  • Nappy Pants

1 3 - 5kg
2 4 - 8kg
3 6 - 11kg
4 10 - 15kg
5 13 - 18kg
6 16+kg

What makes Rascal + Friends premium nappies different?

Here are a few of our premium features, and how to ensure they fit correctly on your baby:

How our nappies should fit:

  • High back waistband: Designed to keep blowouts contained, our high back waistband should sit comfortably on your baby’s back, potentially a bit higher than other nappies you’ve tried before. In line with their belly button is about correct.
  • Soft leg cuffs: Made from a premium fibre blend to be soft on skin, our leg cuffs should sit flat on your baby’s skin and be untucked when the nappy is worn.
  • Double leak guards: The elastic guards are designed to sit flat on your baby’s skin, not on their side. When grabbing a new nappy to change into, lay it flat on your change table and untuck the leak guards to ensure they don’t fold in when changing your baby.
  • Strong grip tabs: Our nappy tabs are resealable and made to stay in place. We recommend that they sit flat on your baby’s hips, no need to pull them all the over to the front of the nappy.
  • Unique 3D Core Technology: Our unique core design means our nappy can absorb up to 15x its weight in liquid*, trapping moisture within the core so it feels dry on your baby’s skin and helps prevent leaks and skin irritation.

*Based on nappy weight and total absorbing capacity.

Quick checks to make sure the nappy fits correctly:

Once the nappy has been changed, run your finger around the inside of the nappy, between the nappy and your little one’s thighs/bottom to ensure the leak guards are sitting flat and are not tucked in. Our double leak guards are your extra protection against sneaky leaks.

Ensure the nappy tabs are securely fastened on your baby’s hips. Our strong grip tabs are resealable and are designed to sit further apart when fastened onto the front of the nappy. For reference, you should still be able to see the Rascal + Friends logo on the front of the nappy.

Our unique fit means that when the nappy is on your little one, it should be snug on their tummy (pulled up just under their belly button) and at the same level on their back.

Our stretchy high back waistband is designed to sit a little higher on their back, and helps contain sneaky leaks and blowouts.

Still having issues with leaking nappies?

We understand that every baby is different. So if you still have questions, please reach out to our Customer Love team to get their expert advice on the perfect Rascal + Friends fit and how to prevent those sneaky leaks. Contact us on Instagram or Facebook.

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