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Leaking Diaper at Night

No one wants to find a leaky diaper got onto the carpet, sheets, or the designer baby outfit that says “hand wash only” that someone thought would be a good idea to buy. Whether you’re the type that respects tag authority or shows it who’s boss in the laundry room, leaky diapers are enough to put a damper on anyone’s day. 

A leaking diaper could be caused by many reasons. Many of them have to do with the design and construction of the diaper – and that’s where we come in. We make sure to track and monitor all leakage complaints to quickly address any that pertain to our manufacturing method. Even though we trust our suppliers to provide us with the best absorbent materials that we hand-selected to craft our perfect diapers, we always use independent testing to ensure that every one of our materials exceeds the highest standards in baby protection. This includes grade A materials that will prevent leakages along the cuffs and good seals to keep everything in. 

Third-party testing ensured us the capacity of our super-absorbent diapers can withstand repeated pee spurts throughout the night. That’s what we set out to achieve – ultimate protection. Through our independent testing, we came out with much higher absorbent capacity than leading brands, which was no surprise to us. But we don’t want to just hear it from those in the lab. We care about hearing it from you. That’s why we want to help determine what the source of any leakage is and be always on the lookout for how to improve on our perfect diaper dream. 

Premature Leakage vs. Leakages After Longer Use Time

We classify any leakage that happens before the diaper reaches total absorbent capacity as a premature leakage. Leaks within the first couple of hours worn are 100% a case of premature leakage. This is a problem for us because it means that the full capacity of the diaper was not enjoyed, which not only translates to design waste but also an inconvenience to parents who already have too much on their plate.  

As the diaper is used for longer amounts of time, it becomes more difficult to identify a premature leakage. For any leakages experienced during extended periods of time, such as overnight use, there is still a good chance the leakage happened before the total capacity of the diaper was used up (except in above-average liquid ingestion cases). These would still be considered premature leakage. 

Why is it important to diagnose premature leakages? These leakages are almost always due to fit issues, the position in which your baby sleeps and the gender of the baby. The last thing you want is a fussy baby waking up in a leaky diaper. Read on to check out tips on how to address each and experience the easier, drier days we envisioned when we created these diapers. 

The Tall & Slim and Short & Chubbers Conundrum 

Diaper sizing is tough. It’s difficult to determine size based on weight and moreover, it might be tempting to just use one size across two children to facilitate inventory management. The thing is, proper diaper fit will be of utmost importance in preventing diaper leakages. Think of it like trying to contain spills from a water bottle where the lid is loosely closed. Similarly, imagine containing a dam where the walls are too short. The diaper can neither be too loose or too tight on your kiddo.  

If you reference our WEFIT (link) page, you’ll get a good idea of our guidelines for diaper size depending on your baby’s weight. This is our recommended reference point, however, no two babies will be the same shape which makes weight a tricky metric for diaper sizing. We call it the Tall & Slim and Short and Chubbers Conundrum – the fact that a tall yet slim baby could weigh the same as a short and chubby baby yet have very different waist and leg measurements. 

After consulting with the size chart, it might be best to take matters into your own hands to find the best-suited diaper size. 

When Size is too Small

You may notice that your kiddo has a diaper that is too small on them when it doesn’t reach waist height. Your baby's diaper should fit right below the belly button; if it is too low-rise it might not have enough of a chance to stop pee from running to the stomach. Diapers that are too small will often leak through the belly area. Other signs of a small, uncomfortable diaper will include red bumps or marks around the skin. Sizing up under these circumstances will address possible leakages through the belly and provide a more comfortable fit for your child. A bigger diaper will be able to handle more capacity and avoid leakages if your baby has outgrown the volume design of the diaper too. 

    • How to address: size up

When Diaper is too Loose

Premature leakages by the legs, stomach or back can mean the diaper is too loose around their skin. A diaper that is too large for the baby or a diaper that is not well sealed will leave holes through which urine will look to escape. 

  • Look for: Leg cuffs that wrap neatly around baby’s legs and a diaper that reaches just below the belly. Diapers that reach past the waist will be too large on baby just like diapers that don’t provide a snug fit around the legs.
    • How to address: Size down
  • Look for: The fit around the waist should have some give when you pull slightly. If it gives too much it means pee can escape through stomach or back. Baby’s bellies will inflate after meals and deflate after digestion. What might have appeared like a good fit when you sealed the diaper tabs might require some adjusting as the hours pass. When sealing a diaper make sure the tabs are on the front mesh and not above or below that 
    • How to address: Adjust resealable tabs for a snug and flexible fit.
  • Look for: Baby runs around often and pulls on the seal tabs off, and it is common for the waist fit to become loose over time. If it feels like the waist fit often becomes loose either because your baby pulls the tabs off or their belly shrinks with digestion, you’ll find our diaper pants (link to born to run) provide a more elastic fit that will retract or expand with your child’s waist. Diaper pants will provide a snug waist fit that you don’t need to keep adjusting.
    • How to address: switch to diaper pants

When the Cuffs are Inside-out

The legs cuffs need to provide a good seal around the legs of your baby. After putting on every diaper, always make sure to pull out the cuffs if they are tucked in. If the cuffs are tucked in, they will not perform their job securing pee in – in fact, they will guide pee out of the diaper!

    • How to address: tuck in those cuffs

When Baby Boys Sleep on their Stomach

Yeah, boys and girls are not created equal when it comes to leakage probabilities. Where baby girls will release urine centrally and the diaper core will absorb it more evenly, little guys will stream urine towards a targeted area. When boys pee, it means trouble for diaper containment. 

This will be especially problematic overnight when baby boys sleep on their stomach and the penis is facing upward… it’s basically a battle against gravity in this situation and you may wake up to a crying baby

    • How to address: when putting on a diaper, tuck the penis facing downwards towards the absorbent core of the diaper 

Self-Help Diagnosis: Targeting Situations by Leakage Location

If you experienced a leak though the belly or leg, you can use this list to narrow down possible causes and read above for tips to address each. 

Diaper leakage through belly:

  • When Size is too Small
  • When Diaper is too Loose
  • When Baby Boys Sleep on their Stomach

Diaper leakage through legs:

  • When Diaper is too Loose
  • When the Cuffs are Inside-out

With the correct fit, our diaper should not be exhibiting premature leakages. If this guide has not been helpful in diagnosing your leakage concern please contact us at XXXX@parasolco.com 

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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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Can we make that all better?

Just for you, 15% off your next order.

We’re sorry that your experience with our diapers didn’t meet your expectations and hope you’ll give them another try to see why so many parents are devoted Parasol fans. As a thank you, enter the Discount Code 15OFFCART to receive 15% off a one-time entire cart purchase (no product limits, no expiration date).

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 wipes are created equal.

Baby wipes aren’t all priced the same...because they’re not made the same. Our new plant-based Clear+Pure™ baby wipes are dermatologist-certified and formulated with only the purest ingredients. They’re stronger to prevent tearing, more effective at getting baby really clean with fewer wipes...and they dispense one wipe at a time. At the end of a long day of changing diapers (and at the bottom of your baby’s bum), that is all clearly the best value we know.

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).

Before you swipe left on our wipes…

As you shop and compare wipes to find the one best for your baby, it’s important to do your homework because all baby wipes are not created equal. Our new plant-based Clear+Pure™ baby wipes are dermatologist-certified and formulated with only the purest ingredients.They’re stronger to prevent tearing, more effective at getting baby really clean with fewer wipes...and they dispense one wipe at a time. At the end of a long day of changing diapers (and at the bottom of your baby’s bum), that is all clearly the best value we know.

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Oh, before you cancel your diaper pants subscription…

Can you please share your reason for canceling?

Can we make that all better?

Just for you, 15% off your next order.

We’re sorry that your experience with our diapers pants didn’t meet your expectations and hope you’ll give them another try to see why so many parents are devoted Parasol fans. As a thank you, enter the Discount Code 15OFFCART to receive 15% off a one-time entire cart purchase (no product limits, no expiration date).

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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Oh, before you cancel your baby lotion subscription…

Can you please share your reason for canceling?

Can we make that all better?

Just for you, 15% off your next order.

We’re sorry that your experience with our lotion didn’t meet your expectations and hope you’ll give them another try to see why so many parents are devoted Parasol fans. As a thank you, enter the Discount Code 15OFFCART to receive 15% off a one-time entire cart purchase (no product limits, no expiration date).

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 lotions are created equal.

Baby lotions aren’t all priced the same...because they’re not made the same.

Need to take a timeout?

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 lotion 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).

Before you swipe left on our lotion…

As you shop and compare lotion to find the one best for your baby, it’s important to do your homework because all baby lotion are not created equal.

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Oh, before you cancel your baby shampoo - body wash subscription…

Can you please share your reason for canceling?

Can we make that all better?

Just for you, 15% off your next order.

We’re sorry that your experience with our shampoo - body wash didn’t meet your expectations and hope you’ll give them another try to see why so many parents are devoted Parasol fans. As a thank you, enter the Discount Code 15OFFCART to receive 15% off a one-time entire cart purchase (no product limits, no expiration date).

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.

Baby shampoo - body wash aren’t all priced the same...because they’re not made the same.

Need to take a timeout?

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).

Before you swipe left on our shampoo - body wash…

As you shop and compare shampoo - body wash to find the one best for your baby, it’s important to do your homework because all baby shampoo - body wash are not created equal.

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