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What do I do if my Cloth Diapers Start Leaking?

What do I do if my Cloth Diapers Start Leaking?

After months or even years of use, cloth diapers can suddenly start leaking and show problems absorbing liquids.  Although unlikely and uncommon, this can occur.  The cause of this could be as simple as the fact that your child may be getting and having larger messes.  In this case, a extra absorbent insert should do the trick.  However, if you've already tried adding an extra insert to your cloth diaper without any improvement, you'll want to try this next tip.

First, check to make sure that your cloth diaper is still fitting your child properly.  If it is indeed fitting well, you'll want to give the cloth diapers several good washes without any detergent.  The cause of the leaks at this point is most likely a build up of detergent in the cloth diapers.  Washing the diapers several times over in only water will help remove any built up detergent and have your cloth diapers working well again.

Keep in mind that in order to avoid this situation, you'll want to use a minimum amount of detergent when washing your cloth diapers.  Also be sure to use a laundry detergent that is biodegradable, very mild, or specifically designed for cloth diapers.