Many of you may remember that we were planning on cloth diapering. Unfortunately, most our newborn size diapers didn't fit Carina very well (by the way-if anyone is in the market for barely used Rumparooz Lil' Joeys, BumGenius XS AIO, Thirsties XS AIO, or FuzziBunz XS Pockets let me know), and by the time she was big enough to fit in our one-size cloth diapers, we had to move to an apartment complex that doesn't have in-unit laundry. And it is coin operated. Double whammy. We still plan on cloth diapering once we move in the fall.
In the meantime we've been using disposables. The hospital had Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers and we liked them, so we stuck with them. When Carina reached 8 lbs. we upgraded to Size 1. Our problems began a few weeks after upgrading. All of a sudden, we started having blow outs constantly. My Mommy friends recommended trying Size 2, even though Carina was only 10 lbs. Again, we were poopsplosion free for a few weeks. Sadly, they started again. Up to Size 3 we went, when Carina was only 12 lbs (the recommended size range for size 3 is 16-28 lbs). And wouldn't you know that after a month the poop nightmare commenced once again.
Moving up to Size 4 would be absolutely ridiculous at this point, as they are for babies of 22-37 lbs...and Carina is roughly 16 lbs. So we decided to try a different brand. Maybe we should have done this sooner, I don't know why we didn't think to. So we have been using Luvs Diapers for the last two weeks with similar results. They are definitely better than the Pampers, but we still have an occasional blow out. They are much cheaper than the Pampers as well ($0.11 per diaper with Amazon's subscribe & save as opposed to $0.21 per diaper), so we are going to stick with them for now unless we can find something better.
Are we just diaper-challenged? Does anyone else have poop problems? Please, share your stories so I don't feel so alone and oh, recommend your diapers if you like them! Mama G is super sick of poopsplosions. And I'm sure Carina doesn't like swimming in poop, either.