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#1 of 2 Old 10-28-2011, 11:03 AM - Thread Starter
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So my 2-week old developed a red bum from cotton prefolds, and also a dotty red rash around her waist and thighs from the PUL covers (only worn about half time, coverless or diaper free much of the day). :(  Cleared up after a day or two in disposables.


Are there other cloth options to try?  I had stay-dry fleece inners for DD1 but honestly they leaked all the time, I was hoping to avoid that issue by switching to prefolds.  And it doesn't help the PUL issue (though maybe she'll grow out of it).


The only other option I can think of is to go to fitteds and wool?  but that seems like a big outlay of money and effort for something experimental. :(  And it may not fix the red bum since it will still feel wet.


Any thoughts for me? 

Me, DH, DD1 (2009), DD2 (2011), and DS (2015).
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Have you considered fleece instead of wool? That's what we use! (with the occational wool day). So much cheaper, and if you're good with a Snappi or pins, you can still use the prefolds under the fleece, or tri-fold in a snap-closure fleece cover as well. Another option may be just some fleece liners. That way there is still some exposed cotton, but it will keep your little one's butt dry :)



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