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Old 06-23-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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Newborn pooping through prefolds

My four day old baby is pooping right through his Osocozy prefolds. He's not blowing out of them, he's pooping right through the middle. I'm bummed because I keep having to spot clean the wool covers. Is it the prefolds? Should I replace them with GMD ones? Or is this a stage? The diaper is already big so I hate to double it.

This is actually not my first CD baby, but the only one I've done from birth. And I never did cotton and wool before.

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Old 06-23-2016, 06:16 PM   #2
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Re: Newborn pooping through prefolds

if they are absorbent enough for pee they should be fine. You get get a wool liner to put between the wool cover and the prefold or get a wool sweater, felt it good and cut it into a strip. You'd still need to clean the spot off of it but at least it's not the good cover, plus you can machine wash it.

I made wool liners for the fleece trainers DD uses right now. before cutting I washed on warm and dried on medium a couple times. Post cutting they get washed on warm and hung dry, but if gets away from me it will be dried on low. When they are hanging dry I spray them with lanolin. So you can just machine wash them if the sweater is felted.

You could try adding a cotton or hemp doubler in the middle but the wool would probably work better. you could also try a fleece liner I guess.
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I'd add a thin liner, either disposable or washable. Either way should solve the issue. Had the same problem with my youngest. Didn't do this until later. We had the same problem into the toddler years due to chronic digestive issues.
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Re: Newborn pooping through prefolds

In my experience it's not typical for a baby's poop to seep through quality prefolds regularly. Looking back, this only happened with one of my children/grandchildren. It began at birh and was this way for months. We found out later that he had digestive/allergy issues as well. He was breastfed and was reacting to foods his mama was eating.

But I agree with the other mamas that adding a thin liner should take care of it...hopefully his stool consistency will change soon.

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In my experience it's not typical for a baby's poop to seep through quality prefolds regularly. Looking back, this only happened with one of my children/grandchildren. It began at birh and was this way for months. We found out later that he had digestive/allergy issues as well. He was breastfed and was reacting to foods his mama was eating.

But I agree with the other mamas that adding a thin liner should take care of it...hopefully his stool consistency will change soon.

And congratulations on your new baby!
Yup, exactly why we were having the problem. It was diarrhea due to dairy in my foods. I dismissed the idea of diarrhea simply because it is so unheard of in an ebf baby unless sick. Went dairy free completely(not lactose free, dairy free) and the diarrhea went away along with the eczema, disrupted sleep patterns, acid reflux, floppy baby muscles, constant nursing, etc.
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Re: Newborn pooping through prefolds

Funny you post this because I just got done cleaning up the poopiest of poopy diapers. You couldn't even see the flat folded around him... gross. How do you know if it's diarrhea vs. regular EBF poo?
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Funny you post this because I just got done cleaning up the poopiest of poopy diapers. You couldn't even see the flat folded around him... gross. How do you know if it's diarrhea vs. regular EBF poo?
For my son it was frequent and more watery than usual ebf poop. He was also extremely fussy. If he wasn't nursing he was crying inconsolably. It was a rather rough infancy.
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Re: Newborn pooping through prefolds

Thanks everyone! I hope it's not a reaction to something in my food. He's only five days old so it could totally be a stage, right? For now I'll try to find something to use as liners.
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May well be just a phase. Excess fore milk can cause more watery poop. Doesn't hurt anything but might well result in poop that penetrates a prefold. My oldest had that issue but we didn't use cloth so can't say it would or would not go through a prefold.
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