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post #41 of 51
We just use an infant PF and a prowrap or bummis whisper wrap cover. I tried a stacinator with a prefold once and it soaker right through...I don't know much about the wool though. Any tips, info?

At first we just folded the infant (never used newborn PF ) PF in thirds and laid into the diaper, but after 3 weeks my girl weighed 10lbs and we had to move from a newborn cover to a small cover. She started blowing out every diaper, so now I twist the diaper in between her legs, snappi, and then put on the cover. She almost never blows out now.

I am having issues with diaper rash and I change pretty often. At night she sleeps for 3-4 hour stretches and I change her every time I wake up to feed her inbetween sleeping. During the day I change her everytime I hear her poo, and when she wakes up from napping right before I feed her. I bought some desitin, but I am not crazy about it... Any other diaper rash tips?

Also, how do you know when babe has diahrea (sp?) and not just regular poo...I can't tell the difference. I am wondering if that is why she has a rash tho...
post #42 of 51
Calendula ointment.
post #43 of 51
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i second calendula diaper cream - the one weleda makes is excellent. it's pricey, but so worth it.

we also have "airing out" time around here, usually at least a few minutes a day at the least. our changing table is by a window and ds likes to lay there and look up at the sky with a nakey bum for a bit (w/ a prefold tucked under him). it's good to air out before putting the diaper cream on.

also, the type of wipes we use matters for my kids. i've tried cloth wipes w/ both of them, and sadly the disposable ones (either 7th generation or pampers for "sensitive" skin) have worked better at keeping them rash free.
post #44 of 51
My girls have REALLY sensitive skin (we can barely even use PUL, mostly wool or coverless around here ) and my favorite diaper rash solution is lanolin (the little tube you use on your sore breast is what I use. (It also healed some really bad cuts on a cow's teats this week ) Also letting their bottom dry completely and get some sun seems to help. The only wipes I use are cloth with just some warm water - no solution.
post #45 of 51
Yep, I like lanolin too. (Lansinoh)
post #46 of 51
add tea tree oil drops to your water will help also.
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by SeaDoula View Post
I don't know much about the wool though. Any tips, info?

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I am having issues with diaper rash and I change pretty often. At night she sleeps for 3-4 hour stretches and I change her every time I wake up to feed her inbetween sleeping. During the day I change her everytime I hear her poo, and when she wakes up from napping right before I feed her. I bought some desitin, but I am not crazy about it... Any other diaper rash tips?

Also, how do you know when babe has diahrea (sp?) and not just regular poo...I can't tell the difference. I am wondering if that is why she has a rash tho...
Have you Lanolized the cover? You may want to try that.

Desitin might make your diapers repel. I used Northern Essence Diaper Salve. It is awesome and all natural. www.northernessence.com I think Burts and Aveno make diaper friendly diaper creams. The Northern Essence rocks tho, I havent had a full on rash yet, at the slightest sign of red I put some on liberally and voila, it is usually gone by the next diaper change. Do you use wipes? If you are using anything but water on them you may want to try just water. Have you tried giving your LO more naked time? We let our LO go nekkid for a half hour in the mornings and before bed. She loves it.

Breastfed babies rarely have diahrea, how many dirty diapers is she having a day? What makes you think they are diahrea? Are there any curds? Are they yellow?
post #48 of 51
I'm using all disposables now b/c I had a c/s and I really can't be walking down to the basement everyday to do laundry (i live on the 2nd floor). I plan on switching to cloth in a few weeks. I'm all for cloth... but lately i've been sorta scared about the big switch... I may start out w/ a diaper service and then buy my own. I'm nervous about getting a system down and buying the right diapers. Anyone else have anxiety at first? Any advice to ease the transition?
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by vlasta216 View Post
I'm using all disposables now b/c I had a c/s and I really can't be walking down to the basement everyday to do laundry (i live on the 2nd floor). I plan on switching to cloth in a few weeks. I'm all for cloth... but lately i've been sorta scared about the big switch... I may start out w/ a diaper service and then buy my own. I'm nervous about getting a system down and buying the right diapers. Anyone else have anxiety at first? Any advice to ease the transition?
I hear ya! I was nervous about starting CDing. It's been so much easier than I ever expected. I finally decided on prefolds and covers because they are the most simple option (I often find the most simple option to be the easiest). You just throw the dirty laundry in the wash when you notice you're getting low on clean dipes (when you have to use the ones you don't like anyways.).
One thing that has really helped for me is to relax and realize that I don't need the perfect stash, just one that works. I only have one cover that I really like, but I have enough to get by. The people who post pics of their diaper stashes usually have massed fantastically beautiful diapers. It's an ideal, not a necessity.

Take it easy on yourself for a while post surgery. Take care of you first.

g.
post #50 of 51
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i would just add that you should give yourself time to get used to prefolds if you go that route. it took me a number of frustrating days to feel comfortable with them (and in the meantime, i went ahead and bought more fitteds than i know i needed to buy, now that i am doing better with the pfs).

give yourself time with the cloth. you don't even have to quit sposies cold turkey. i used them at night for a few days till i felt like i really was really comfortable with my cloth system.

now i am happily cloth diapering! hooray! and you can, too.
post #51 of 51
I had total cd'ing anxiety when we first started with dd1. Hang in there! You can do it! We're using hemp fitted dipes from RB and wool covers that I make. It's the same system we used for heavy-wetting dd1 with huge success. So far, dd2 seems to be a heavy-wetter, too. I am going to have to sew some larger covers very soon, though. LO's thighs are starting to get snug in the small covers.
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