Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience with our pads. We are sorry to hear you are experiencing leaks. While many customers have great success using our pads for incontinence, there are times when loss is too much too fast and our pads will not be able to keep up. However, sometimes there may be other reasons cloth pads leak and we wanted to share them with you and anyone else who may be experiencing similar issues in the hopes that one of these may solve your leaking problems.
Thoroughly condition your pads. Hemp needs to be washed and dried on hot settings about 10-12x to reach peak absorbency. If you find your pads leaking out the sides and down the wings, this is the first thing to check. Hand washing and line drying will not thoroughly condition your pads. They need agitation and hot settings. Laundering with a white load is ideal for agitation.
Detergent build up, fabric softeners and dryer sheets can leave a build up behind and as a result, your pads will lose absorbency. If this is a cause, use a product that will strip residue. Sport Wash laundry detergent is a great choice. Also, GroVia Mighty Bubbles Laundry Treatment for Baby Cloth Diapers is another option if buildup is severe. Both can be found on Amazon. Make sure whatever stripping method you choose is safe for the PUL backing.
Change when soiled. A pod worn for too long will eventually leak out the sides.
Make sure the pad provides enough absorbency for your needs. Add additional inserts if possible.
Check the position of your pad. A pad that has shifted too far forward or back may not provide adequate coverage and could leak.
Wear form-fitted or 'control' underwear with good elastic. This is the #1 culprit for leaks after a pad has been thoroughly conditioned.
Please feel free to contact us if we can help you further. Thank you so much for your valued feedback and time.