There are many reasons why cloth diapers can leak but usually there is a simple solution to fix the problem. Last week we discussed four possible scenarios why cloth diapers can leak. To view reasons 1-4 please visit the previous post here. Here are some more reasons and solutions: 5 ) Using the wrong detergent can lead to build-up and can make your diapers repel. Due to factors such as water mineral content and alkalinity, what can work for some will not work for others. Homemade detergents, excessive amounts of detergent, or hard water can affect absorbency. Please read our Care and Use: info for complete washing instructions. http://www.thirstiesbaby.com/customer-center/care-use/ Solution: Change detergent. 6 ) Fabric softeners and diaper rash ointment can coat the fibers of your diapers and make them leak. Solution: Strip your diapers by using Dawn dish soap and a small scrub bush with hot water in the sink or bathtub. (Do not use Dawn dish soap in the washing machine as it may void your warranty.) (Some products like lanolin or petroleum jelly (Petrolatum) are very hard if not impossible to get out.) 7 ) The diaper does not meet the absorbency needs of your baby. Solution: In this case, consider adding a cotton doubler or hemp insert to every change. 8 ) The waterproof lamination on your diaper or cover needs to be resealed. If you feel that the liquid is coming through the fabric, examine the lamination for cracks, holes or peeling. If this is the case, please refer to our replacement warranty at: http://www.thirstiesbaby.com/customer-center/return-merchandise-authorization/ Lamination defects are very rare, but lamination can crack or begin to peel with age and use, or if harsh chemicals are used routinely. Solution: An occasional 15 minute tumble in the dryer on high is actually beneficial to the waterproofing layer. This may reseal tiny pin holes in the lamination. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Thirsties Customer Support team via phone at 888-315-2330, via chat on the website, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.