Double diapering, does it work?

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When I read the incontinence threads I have seen a lot of you mention that you put two pull ups or briefs on your loved one through the night... you also often mention that the bed is still soaked in the morning. Another variation on this is using a pad inside the diapers as a booster. I tried recently a walmart brand brief and found them to be less than satisfactory so I though I would give double diapering a try last night. The results were exactly as I expected given that these products are designed to not leak through, the inner brief was wet, the bed was wet, but the outer brief was totally dry.
Anybody else have the same experience, or does this somehow work for you?

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I started this little survey because I never understood all the advice I kept reading about doubling up, I agree that it doesn't work UNLESS you are slashing the waterproof backing on the inner pad or diaper. I had a lot of pads left over when we switched to pull ups so it made sense to use them up as booster pads, but it seems to me that  it would be more economical to buy better diapers than to double them up, probably more comfortable too.
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I believe that double diapering involves scoring the inner diaper so that the moisture will wick into the next one - this means removal of about 1/4 to 1/3 of outer protection layer of inner diaper to make this happen - JUST THINK THIS OUT EVERYONE! - those diapers are meant to keep everything in so you need to 'release' the urine outlet into second diaper -

That's why outer is dry so even take a pastry/pizza wheel then go up & down on inner diaper to make channels into outer diaper - pull away any easy pieces but don't fixate too much - I did this with my kids 35 years ago when those diaper were new & it worked - let us know if this works for the next generation too
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Double diapering is not effective. You need to purchase a more absorbent diaper such as a Molicare Maxi Slip, a Tranquility EliteCare or an Abri-Form. These are all the super absorbent tabbed style diapers. If you would rather use a pad inside the undergarment you're already using, it has to be a booster pad that's made to flow through to the garment underneath. If you use a Poise pad or some other pad that has a plastic backing, the pad fills up, explodes, and then the fluid flows out the sides of the pad, out the leg openings and gets everything wet.
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Note on my comment from a few days ago. I got the bed pad that I ordered. Amazing...It does do a good job keeping the bottom sheet and mattress dry. Sorry I did not know about this 5 years ago!!!!
Again the product is by conni. Called "Mate bed pad"
I ordered the product from costco it was less expensive than other places I saw it.
I do hope this helps some of you
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When my kids were small we used to double/triple make the bed/crib - we would put on fitted sheet then a waterproof pad then an absorborant layer[sp?], then a sheet then repeat - if you need to change sheets in middle of night just whip off top layers & quick clothes change then put them back to bed before they truly wake up - better than remaking a bed at 3:00 a.am.
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we have found good results with Northshore's Flex Supreme diapers and their boosters. The boosters absorb first and then release into the diaper. Putting two layers that each have a plastic barrier does not double the coverage.
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I've kind of given up on that. I don't limit my mom's liquid intake, don't need her to dehydrate and she doesn't drink enough as it is. What I do, is make her bed with a rubber sheet inside, then foam padding for her comfort, then the sheet, then a thick plastic across the area where her bottom will be, then I use a baby mattress pad across the bed, depending on the size I will place 2 or 3 bed disposable pads on the bed. She may not be dry in the morning but at least this saves having to make the bed every day. Usually the baby mattress pad will be okay for 2 nights, and on a really good night maybe 2 of the disposable pads can be used the next night.

When we go out, I will put a disposable pad inside her skirt, but sometimes this doesn't work out too good. So I am sure to always carry her bag with extra skirts, underwear, and disposable pads to protect seats. Good luck!
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A double diaper or brief does not work well because the lining on the out side of the brief that is supposed to stop leaks will prevent the other brief or diaper from fully absorbing.
Liners that are intended to be placed along with the brief or diaper allow absorption of the fluid.
Also for health reasons it is not a good idea to double up because it keeps more moisture close to the skin and restricts more air flow.

Side note, not sure how it is going to work but I ordered a bed pad from Costco the brand is Conni and they also have underwear for adults. But supposedly the bed pad will absorb 86 fluid ounces.
If the pad works well I will let y'all know but the underwear might be an option over a pull-up to absorb any leaks. Would not work with a diaper type since it would be difficult to get on.
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I think sometimes it is a convience issue - which often will work with women and perhaps men when out and about. The first one gets wet and if you can get to it before it leaks to the clothing - you can rip off the first one and volia' - there is a dry diaper already on. In reference to Lyndttes hole poking - that makes some sense to me and probably has the best shot at working. In my experience leaks usually happen around the leg holes and having a second diaper in place won't do any good.
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OK that's two Nos and a maybe. Lynette, your comment about making a hole in the inner brief lining makes sense. Rainmom, 15,000 changes makes you the undisputed champion... sorry there isn't a trophy ;)

But if it doesn't work why do so many people keep recommending it?
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