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Last Post: Apr 05 2013 01:36 PMby: this_guy

joboy
joboy
Member since:
3/31/09

how to stop the leaks from the waites

Jan 22 2010 08:09 AM

Just last night i woke up and the the diaper that i was wearing leak out near the waiste.And there was a good size wet spot on my clothing and my bed. MY question is how to stop it from leaking at the waiste please help me with advise and thoughs
DannyL
DannyL
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waites

Jan 22 2010 09:10 AM

I have taken doubler's and layed them across the breif,in the front and also I use a overpant too.Both have helped me
joboy
joboy
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waites

Jan 22 2010 09:49 AM

you mean topliners or something else
RMS
RMS
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waites

Jan 22 2010 03:40 PM

Hi, Joboy. You could use a hand towel up around the waistband, or just plastic pants, but for my money the best solution is terry-lined plastic pants. Unlike plsatic pants, which just let the urine roll around, these catch and absorb little leaks. If you get them with a high rise, they should help you with your problem.

If you're looking for a recommendation, I'd go with the ones from babykins.com. They make the best, IMHO.

-RMS
Inconman
Inconman
Member since:
5/12/09

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waites

Jan 25 2010 09:13 AM

For me it's proper taping and reinforcing the top tapes prior to bed.

I put on my overnight brief (Abena X-Plus) a full hour before I go to bed. This lets it stretch. Right before bed, I re-tighten the top tape so that it's snug all around. I usually add some duct tape to the top tape to avoid any tape-pop that could occur through the night.

I also use a plastic pant.
diaperdave
diaperdave
Member since:
5/20/09

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waites

Feb 02 2010 05:26 AM

Your problem is exactly why I switched to wearing cloth diapers and plastic pants. Every morning I was waking up in a wet bed. The disposables were leaking at the waste and around the leg openings. Now every morning when I wake up the only thing that is wet is my diapers.
Bill
Bill
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waites

Dec 18 2010 02:37 PM

I have found that just before fastening the top tape, I roll down the top of the diaper in back (I sleep on my back most of the time) and then fasten the tape, this helps to catch the wetness in the roll like a barrier. I do the same with the leg openings after I've fastened them, I tuck them in and again it forms a roll that helps stop the leaks.

I also wear pastic pants over my diaper, that helps as well.
Puffy Pants
Puffy Pants
Member since:
12/24/09

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waist

Dec 18 2010 05:26 PM

I had issues with leaking at the waist and legs as well when using a disposable at night, the only thing I found helped with that was a liner across the top, then changing over to a better diaper, and now cloth, which I have no leak issues with, just more laundry! Worth the trade off for a better nights sleep to me, as I have laundry to do reguardless of my bladder problems. Like the other person said as well, a towel across the front should solve the waist leak issue for you, you could even place one along the back at the top as well it you have issues there, hope that helps you out, Puffy
Robert109
Robert109
Member since:
5/6/10

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waist

Dec 18 2010 06:15 PM

There are some diapers that don't ever leak for me, like molicare, wellness, you know the ones that are $2 a piece. There are reasonably good cheap ones and you can make them better, but adding a doubler increases costs, and you have to get them just right to be effective. Plastic pants are working for me now, as my leaks are minor. I have noticed a strip of diaper rash around my waist, though.
marshall
marshall
Member since:
5/17/09

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waist

Dec 19 2010 08:36 AM

I use a pull-on cloth padded brief. I also wear plastic pants. Make sure that any brief (diaper) you are wearing is covered completely by the rubber pants. If it is not, you may have this problem. Also, make sure the brief is the right capacity, the rubber pants are only there to provide a barrier.
Loving life
Loving life
Member since:
7/23/10

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waist

Dec 20 2010 11:14 AM

I would assume waist leaking is common for many men at night, purely because of our anatomy. I use a pull on waterproof pant and (I think someone else mentioned this too) lay a diaper doubler (or equivalent) horizontally at the waist and then make sure I'm using a diaper with an elastic waist and that it's as snug as possible.
diaperdave
diaperdave
Member since:
5/20/09

RE: how to stop the leaks from the waist

Mar 27 2013 05:01 AM

During the daytime I wear the realfit underware for men. For the most part they work very well. However at night I wear Attends which are supplied by the VA. My problem is the night time diaper rolls down at the waist and when I wake up the diaper has leaked at the waist. I am a side sleeper amd would apprecieate any help.
Guest
Guest
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: RE: how to stop the leaks from the waist

Mar 28 2013 02:23 AM

HI, Dave. Have you ever tried a full-cut lined waterproof pant? You can get them from a variety of places, but I like the polyester ones from Kins best.

I normally tell anyone having trouble with nighttime leaks that cloth diapers are the way to, but it sounds like the Attends are working out well for you, other than the leaks out the top.

Getting a lined pant with that covers you better up front should help you with small leaks and keep your bed dry.

-RMS
Guest
Guest
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: RE: how to stop the leaks from the waist

Mar 28 2013 06:55 AM

One more thought, Dave. Have you ever tried a booster or washcloth?

A booster, placed not in-line in the crotch of the diaper but perpendicular toward the top and in the front, can help catch and absorb leaks that might otherwise come out the top.

Also, I've had good luck using washcloths, not because they absorb all that much, but because when placed over the penis they can stop streams of urine. This is particularly important if you pee at a point in the night when you have an erection. They happen several times a night, and if you urinate at one of these times, the tip of your penis, and therefore the urine, will be that much closer to the top of the diaper. A washcloth keeps things in check.

Oh, and it also does absorb, so that's a plus.

-RMS
ZeusDeus
ZeusDeus
Member since:
12/28/12

Re: RE: how to stop the leaks from the waist

Mar 29 2013 05:31 AM

I had leaks from both waist and sides until I made sure my "parts" stayed pointing down and I started using the Unique Wellness briefs and I haven't had any issues at all. I tend to completely void in my sleep so it has been a tough battle, but I'm finally able to sleep without the constant fear of waking up in a wet bed.
this_guy
this_guy
Member since:
1/7/12

Re: RE: how to stop the leaks from the waist

Apr 05 2013 01:36 PM

I've had that same problem on several occasions too. My problem is/was that I am a deep sleeper, and didn't notice my brief filling up. Now, if I wake up in the middle of the night, and it's pretty full, I just switch into a new one.

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