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How To Prevent Diaper Blowouts & Leakage

Babies are amazing blessings and you all would agree that they can also be the biggest mess makers! Sure, we’ve all had that feeling. When we see that there’s a messy diaper, yet again...right after you just changed it too! What's going on? Most parents deal with diaper blowouts and leaks, they are the best-kept secrets of diaper wearing. These unfortunate occurrences can be quite the headache, create more work for a clean-up, and call for an unplanned load of laundry and even an entire bed sheet swap. 

You might think blowouts are a normal part of parenting and that diaper blowouts are inevitable, but the truth is there is an easy way to prevent them!

 

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What is a Diaper Blowout?

A diaper blowout is when your baby's diaper leaks, both number one and or two.

Diaper blowouts happen due to many reasons. The most common cause of diaper blowouts is as simple as not changing enough diapers during the day. This causes a build-up of urine inside your baby's diaper causing it to swell up, not only causing a very uncomfortable situation for your baby but it all coming out. Blowouts can vary depending on how old your child is, how much they are pooping, fit, the position of the diaper, and most importantly the type of diaper they are wearing. 


Main causes of diaper blowouts: 

  • Diaper size is incorrect
  • Unsuitable clothing size
  • Diaper fit is not proper
  • The way of holding a baby with a poopy diaper. For example, pressing against the baby’s bottom.
  • The choice of Diaper brand

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Tips on how to prevent diaper blowouts and leakage

Diaper blowouts are extremely common, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prevent them! Here are some tips to try:

  • Put the Diaper on securely

Babies tend to move often. Hence, securing the proper setup of their diaper is a must. The diaper must be loose not too tightly – pulled up just beneath the belly button, just comfortable enough to reduce gaps between the skin and diaper avoiding poop that can escape. Here are 3 things to check to ensure that the diaper is on securely:

  1. Always make sure not to miss checking the corners or leg gusset it might have bunched up. Always check that the diaper is comfortable pulled up to the belly button. 

  1. Make sure that the diaper is snug, a good fit by positioning the tabs on the side, not overlapping to avoid that tight belt feeling.

 

  1. Cuffs must be wrapped neatly around your baby's legs and bottom. Make sure to run your fingers around the edges to make sure the cuffs are pulled out, after putting on the diaper for ultimate comfort.

 

  • Choose the right diaper size

Your baby’s diaper may be too big or too small thus causing leaks and or blowouts. Just like any other garment diaper fits every baby differently, use a size chart as a guide but watch for wear marks and fit when you try them on your baby.  All babies move up and down on size charts depending on their body style. 


For example, here at Parasol our Clear+Dry™ Natural Disposable Diapers, Size 1 diaper range from 7-14 pounds and size 2 range from 12-18 pounds. So if your baby is wearing size 1 and experiencing blowouts, try moving to size 2. Our babies grow rapidly. The bigger the size the more room for absorbency holding enough space for pee and poop avoiding leaks. Check the weight range for Clear+Dry™ Natural Disposable Diapers and Natural Disposable Diaper Pants. 

You can even opt for monthly diaper subscription of our natural diapers after choosing the size.


  • Change that wet diaper

A dry diaper tends to hold pee and poo longer. A blowout is more likely to occur when it’s too full. Make sure to set up a diaper change schedule that is in sync with your baby.  Track their wet and messy diapers and make sure to change within those times. The common times include:

  • Before and after night bedtime 
  • Before & after short naps
  • After mealtime
  • When the wetness indicator changes color. 

  • Consult with your pediatrician, if you notice different stool and pee 

If diaper blowouts happen more often than not and you used the notes above and they are still happening, you may now want to monitor soiled diapers.  You might also want to take a look at what your baby is eating to see if there are any food intolerances or allergies that could be causing loose stools. If there is, you may need to alter what your baby is eating. Bring this up at their next doctor visit to make sure there is not an issue with your little. 

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Need to take a timeout?

One of the conveniences of a Parasol diaper subscription or membership is being able to hit Pause. Maybe you’re traveling, maybe someone just gifted you a month of diapers, whatever the reason, you can pause your diaper orders and come back when you’re ready. Just go to your account, select Edit Subscriptions and make your choice. And when you’re time out is up, we’ll always be here for you (that’s called unconditional love).

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To help us be our best, we’d appreciate hearing your feedback in a quick survey. And please be honest, we really do listen.

Potty trained, yes!

(And you thought it would never happen…)

Congrats on graduating from diapers pants to big kid undies. You (both) did it! Tag this milestone @parasolco and give other parents hope that their day, too, will come.

Upgrade to a membership and save (big time).

If you haven’t joined our new membership program, you’re missing out on our best value, biggest savings and free perks exclusively for members. You can upgrade your subscription to a membership just by ordering a 3-pack box of diapers. With each 3-pack box, you’ll receive 4 free packs of baby wipes, plus two diaper gift packs to share, one each for two friends. You’ll also save 20% off all future orders, enjoy lifetime savings, can apply extra promo discounts, and can cancel or change diaper delivery service at any time. Ready to upgrade?

Need to take a timeout?

One of the conveniences of a Parasol diaper subscription or membership is being able to hit Pause. Maybe you’re traveling, maybe someone just gifted you a month of diapers, whatever the reason, you can pause your diaper orders and come back when you’re ready. Just go to your account, select Edit Subscriptions and make your choice. And when you’re time out is up, we’ll always be here for you (that’s called unconditional love).

We can make the switch without a hitch.

Maybe it’s time to graduate to a new diaper size? Or to go from diapers to diaper pants? Or from diaper pants to wipes? Some customers think the only option they have to change products is to cancel a subscription and then start a new one (we can all agree that seems rather complicated). The good news is our Customer Service team can change your choice in the system, easy peasy. Just reach out to us at hello@parasolco.com (we never nap), and we’ll take it from there.

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To help us be our best, we’d appreciate hearing your feedback in a quick survey. And please be honest, we really do listen.

Potty trained, yes!

(And you thought it would never happen…)

Congrats on graduating from diapers to big kid undies. You (both) did it! Tag this milestone @parasolco and give other parents hope that their day, too, will come.

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To help us be our best, we’d appreciate hearing your feedback in a quick survey. And please be honest, we really do listen.

Potty trained, yes!

(And you thought it would never happen…)

Congrats on graduating from diapers to big kid undies. You (both) did it! Tag this milestone @parasolco and give other parents hope that their day, too, will come.

Not all baby shampoo - body wash are created equal.

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One of the conveniences of a Parasol lotion subscription or membership is being able to hit Pause. Maybe you’re traveling, maybe someone just gifted you a month of lotion, whatever the reason, you can pause your shampoo - body wash orders and come back when you’re ready. Just go to your account, select Edit Subscriptions and make your choice. And when you’re time out is up, we’ll always be here for you (that’s called unconditional love).

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