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Hi<br><br>
Its been about 10 days since we started CD's on our twins. Our stash includes:<br>
2 HH's, 2 Fb's, 2 Liz cloth's fitteds (i bought two wool covers from her but havent used them yet), 2 simply cloth AIO's, 2 Angel Wraps Quick Dry AIO's and a few other assorted ones I have tried.<br><br>
AT night we have been doing HH's or FB's. I did try Honeyboys at night but took them off after the babies woke up crying and we thought they were too hot.<br><br>
for the last few days we have been noticing a few sporatic red pimple type things on DD. (DS had one last week and I put some desitin on and it went away). They are 10 mos old and in DD dipes they have never had a diaper rash. It was hard to convince my DH to CD and now he is noticing the bumps and how hot they seem at night and I think he is getting discouraged.<br><br>
Im not sure what those bumps could be attributed to? I really like a lot of the dipes in my stash (the fitteds) but I hate that they make the babies WET inside and I think that could be contributing to the problem??<br><br>
Anyway I also had 2 dipes made from Tuesday Bear - custom for the twins and I wanted to share cause they are so cute!!<br><a href="http://weiss.smugmug.com/gallery/21319/13/850986/Large" target="_blank">BACK</a><br><br><a href="http://weiss.smugmug.com/gallery/21319/13/850989/Large" target="_blank">FRONT MAX AND MADDIE</a><br><br>
Anyway any advice you can give on that would be helpful.<br>
I think now tha ti have tried a few, Im going to sell off my cuddlebuns and Honeyboys even though they are cute, b/c they are bulky. I LOVE the angel wraps quick dry AIOs and the simply cloth AIOs/...I also really like the feel and fit of Liz Cloth fitteds but I am concerned about the wetness staying so close to their bodies. FYI I change them much more often now than with DD. About every 1hr to 1.5 hrs.<br>
Thanks!!<br><br>
Sam
 

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Hi! I can't help you too much, sorry. BUT, DD got those "pimple-like" bumps right when we started CDing 4 months ago and they went away in about a week, I don't know what they were and I didn't do anything special for them to go away!
 

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I have no idea about the bumps ... it could be the detergent .. How much are you using in each wash?<br><br>
I did notice you live in FLorida and when i went to your webpage I noticed you put the twins were born in W. Park. I live in Lake Helen (Deltona) about 30 minutes away.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Hi thanks!<br><br>
Yes we live in Winter Park - well winter springs now but close enough!!<br><br>
As for detergent, we have a water softener system so I only use about a 1/2 scoop of Tide or All (not free) per load...?<br>
TIA<br><br>
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First your twins look so CUTE!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Now, Is the hemp fleece washed and dryed so the oil is out of it? Some people find they get a little rash until they get that oil out of them..<br><br>
Next.. Do you notice it more when you use 1 diaper type over the other? My DS is allergic to Fleece so he would get the rash bad when we used fleece and it would start to go away when we put on Hemp.. if we put fleece back on it would flair up again..<br><br>
Try keeping track of what diapers are doing what to them.. It could just be the switch from DD to CD...<br><br>
Maybe try keeping 1 in Hemp or other you have and 1 in Fleece see if it clears on one and then switch and see what it does...<br><br>
HTH,<br>
Liz
 

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I think you may be using too much detergent. With a water softner I believe you need to use even less than us hard water people. I would do a few *hot* cycles with no detergent, and then start using maybe 1/4 cup of Tide or less. I use about 2 tbsp and my dipes are always so nice and clean!
 

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A couple different things:<br><br>
You ARE using too much detergent. With soft water you need less than the recommended amoutn for all laundry. For your diapers you need even less. Try using about 1/4 scoop, maybe a tad less.<br><br>
Most babies who are started out in cloth do seem to get their first rash or 2 in the first week or 2 of cd'ing. This is normal.<br><br>
I'm having a tough time picturing what you are describing. I'm thinking it is not an allergy or the detergent really but it truly sounds like normal pimply/rash bottom.<br>
I personally would keep doing the same, minus all the detergent, and see if it changes. If you switch back and forth you will most likely keep having the rash. If you give the kids a chance to acclumate to the diapers things will most likely resolve itself.
 

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Could you describe what the rash looks like? If it is a thin walled easily broken blister then it might be impetigo (which is very contagious so very likely that both would get it if one got it). Are you using cloth wipes with homemade wipe solution? I never fully confirmed it but when DS was first born I was using a homemade wipes solution and he got impetigo (and for more than a week I couldn't figure out what the heck it was!!)<br><br>
If it is impetigo it is easily treated with anti-fungal cream and isn't harmful at all. DS' went away within about 3 days and he has never had it again.<br><br>
Hope you find out what it is and if it doesn't go away shortly I would suggest checking with your doctor. It may be a polyester allergy or it may just be the transition to cloth.<br><br>
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I'd say to much detergent and not enough rinsing.. Another thing that you may want to think about is how often you change them. In cloth you need to change them EVERY time they wet. The coton does get very wet and that wettness on their bottom can cause rashes. A lot of my friends who are switching from sposies to cloth forget to change every hour or 2 and their babies end up rashy.<br><br>
Hope you figure it out! Your babes are ADORABLE!
 
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