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The diaper I typically use is the Tena Super Stretch. It's a good high-capacity diaper that fits me well and is reasonably discrete. Most of the time each one will hold 2-3 pretty solid wettings before needing to be changed, and if I follow that rule they almost never leak on me. But last night I wore one to bed and woke up with a full bladder. I mean full, like you only get in the morning. As soon as I got out of bed, the floodgates opened. I didn't think much of it, and was confident this wouldn't be a problem, but the diaper was pretty full, I must say. Now, I was going to go upstairs to shower in a few, but wanted to do my usual morning stuff--check email, feed the dog, etc.--so I didn't change out of my wet diaper. As soon as I sat down, the but of my PJs was soaked. The diaper had leaked after just one wetting. So my question is, why is it that these diapers can take 2-3 full wettings most of the time and not leak a drop, but one morning pee floods them and uses every square centimeter of the diaper? Is it possible that my bladder just has that much unused capacity most of the time, that "full" feels really different when you're awake vs. when you're asleep? I've heard that less diluted urine will have higher concentrations of non-water matter, like salt, which can affect the diaper's ability to absorb and lock in that much wetness, but I'm telling you this thing was soaked completely. Just wondering. -RMS
by   Depend Team  |   Sep 01 2012 05:31 AM   Likes (0)
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