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7 Tips to Prevent Diaper Blowouts

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

baby diaper blowout

As a parent, you know that diaper blowouts are inevitable. But there are a few things you can do to help prevent them. Here are some tips from my own experience:

1. Choose the right diaper size

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it's important to make sure your baby is wearing the right size diaper. If the diaper is too small, it will be more likely to leak. If the diaper is too big, it will be more likely to bunch up and cause a blowout.

baby diaper size chart

2. Change diapers often

The longer a baby wears a wet or soiled diaper, the more likely it is to leak. Aim to change diapers every 2-3 hours, or more often if your baby is having a lot of bowel movements.

diaper changes

3. Use a diaper cream

A diaper cream can help to create a barrier between your baby's skin and the urine and stool. This can help to prevent diaper rash, which can make blowouts more likely.

baby diaper cream

4. Fold the diaper down at the front

This will help to prevent urine from running down the front of the diaper and onto your baby's clothes.

5.Use a diaper doubler

A diaper doubler is a piece of cloth that you can add to a diaper to help absorb more urine and stool. This can help to prevent blowouts, especially at night.

baby diaper doubler

6. Avoid using scented wipes.

Scented wipes can irritate your baby's skin and make blowouts more likely. Use plain water or unscented wipes instead.

Huggies natural wipes

7. Be prepared for anything.

Even if you do everything right, there's always a chance that your baby will have a blowout. Be prepared by keeping an extra set of clothes for your baby and yourself handy. I know that diaper blowouts can be frustrating, but they're a normal part of parenting.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent them and keep your baby comfortable.

Here are some additional tips that I've learned from other parents:

  • If your baby is prone to blowouts, try using a cloth diaper. Cloth diapers are more absorbent than disposable diapers, and they're also less likely to cause diaper rash.

  • If you're using disposable diapers, look for diapers with a wetness indicator. This will help you to know when it's time to change your baby's diaper. Huggies worked the best for my daughter.

  • If your baby is having a lot of bowel movements, try using a thicker diaper. Thicker diapers are more absorbent and can help to prevent blowouts.

  • If your baby is still having blowouts, talk to your pediatrician. There may be an underlying medical condition that is causing the blowouts.

I hope these tips help you to prevent diaper blowouts. Remember, blowouts are a normal part of parenting, but there are things you can do to help prevent them. Good luck out there parents!

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