My cloth nappies are leaking

Leaking is easily fixed, provided the waterproofing of the cover is not damaged. See checklist below to identify the issue.


1. Dawn patrol mini has two inserts/boosters from three/four weeks old.
2. One flat can take up to three boosters. Add another booster.
3. No nappy sticking out of the cover.
4. Cover and nappy are on snug- no gaps around the legs or waist.
5. No clothes tucked into nappy or cover.
6. Siesta night nappies- long insert is folded in three. Inserts are pulled a bit forward for boys and directly under his bits. Add a booster or two if no dry patches. You will have to boost during winter. A padfolded flat can also be used in the cover for heavier wetters. See boosting on the night nappy page.
7. Flats - using two, not one, for a night stretch of 5 - 12 hours. Add a booster if very saturated. 
8. No baby grows over the crotch of fleece covers.
9. Nappies must be washed once before use.
10. Snappit Pro nappies: If the leak happens within an hour/when sleeping on a side, there is probably just a gap. Close the gap by pushing the nappy into the panty line. Boys - physically point the boys bits vertically downs with the back of your hand when putting it on. This is very important with the snap in style nappy.

Covers usually do not leak
A cover itself does not leak, unless it has been washed higher than 30`C which causes damage to the waterproofing. The nappy is the foundation of the system and determines whether or not leaks occur. If leaking is an issue after a couple of hours, then the nappy probably does not have enough absorbency and extra layers are need to be added to distribute the wetness. Boosters are the answer.

Please email us if you are having problems so we can help.