Originally Posted by Ruthla
Are you sure it's dry skin and not a reaction to something in the diaper laundry. Does he have dry skin anywhere else?
Nope, I'm not sure. ??? I've tried switching detergents and that hasn't helped. After reading a few threads in this forum, I think I'm going to stop using detergent for a while and see if that helps.
He gets really rashy from wetness. Even using pocket diapers 100% of the time wasn't helping. The only thing that seems to be helping is Aquaphor. (I know that's not natural, but I used it based on someone else's recommendation for the rash and it helps!) If I keep a thick coating of that on his diaper area then he seems to be fine. As soon as I try to skip an application, the rash comes back. I'm using all fleece or suedecloth lined diapers to help keep wetness away, but it doesn't seem to be helping.
Wanna hear something very strange? He looks the best during his first diaper change in the morning, after sleeping in the same diaper for 8-10 hours. That doesn't make sense to me! ??? Once I start his changes for the day, the rash starts to come back.
The chapped spots aren't always there. They were there yesterday when I posted this question, but now they're gone. I applied Burt's Bees Apricot Oil on the spots and apparently it helped. (I think the Aquaphor helps, too.)
Any ideas what's causing this? I am running out of theories! :LOL