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#1 of 6 Old 03-16-2010, 01:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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It looks like most of the sposies have CORN! What?! I especially wanted a gel-free diaper, and the best one everyone speaks of is made of corn as well. (Nature Boy & Girl).

Does anyone know of a gel-free diaper with no corn??? Is the answer cloth?

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I'd say cloth. Not sure what the covers are made of, probably all different things.

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You could use wool covers. They're pricey unless you can knit,crochet, or sew them yourself.
Is your lo ok with animal fibers?
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I was actually looking for DC2 arriving in October. I didn't notice DS1's allergies early on and this time around I want to do what I can to prevent sensitization. However, since I will probably have a C/S, I am hesitant to do CDs right away with the newborn since I could barely take care of myself after DS1 was born.

DS1 started having issues with our prefolds -- red, itchy, etc. skin. I don't know if the problem is the fiber or the detergent or what. I've been drying them in the sun (in TX) in the hopes that this will make a difference.

I used to get very itchy with wool -- little hives as well --- so I never considered it, despite all of the raves.
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It's not just sposies that have corn, although obviously those would have more direct contact with skin. But corn is literally in everything, so there is no way that you can completely shield your new little one from it. Seriously- carpet, toilet paper, paper/paper cups, plastic (including what you buy organic salad/spinach in from the grocery store), your vitamins (vitamin C, among others, is almost always made from corn), your natural soaps/laundry detergents/body products... the list goes on and on. You name it- it has corn in it.

I know that's not very encouraging, but if you're just trying to avoid sensitization I would make sure that you delay solids, you work on your own gut health, and possibly avoid top allergens yourself. I wouldn't stress myself about environmental stuff too. (That said- the prefold issue is most likely from detergent residue- which *could* be corn, or coconut, or whatever else your detergent is made out of.)

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I was also going to suggest the issue with cds might be detergent. Maybe adding a rinse or two? Or less detergent to begin with. You might also consider checking into your water. Is it hard? What's the ph? Maybe you just need a water softener or even a softener additive.
I'm a newbie to allergies so I'm afraid I'm not much help there. GL with the new lo!
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