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When DD gets hot in her Fuzzi Bunz or Swaddlebees, she is prone to getting diaper rashes. Now that we have warm weather, I fear this might be a problem. The diapers are rather thick and are obviously designed to keep moisture trapped inside. On Friday I had DD outside a bit and she developed such a red behind. I am doing part time elimination communication, so DD's bottom does get aired out many times during the day.<br><br>
What do the rest of you do to avoid diaper rashes in hot weather? DD can't be without a diaper all the time because she poops so much. Help me!!
 

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We use only natural fibers (cotton or cotton/hemp) diapers--no synthetics--and use wool covers only--they're much more breathable than AIOs or PUL covers. In fact, the only time we ever used Fuzzi Bunz was in July and DS got an INSTANT rash--looked sort of like prickly heat. I discontinued the FBs use immediately, switched to SBs OCV fitteds and DS has never had another rash--before or after! Also, more frequent diaper changes help a lot, as baby's bottom has less time to get swampy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yep. Definately natural fibers only. Fortunately dd has never had a rash, but I RARELY (like 10 times) used PUL on her. Usually I used a fitted with no cover, and she got changed as soon as she peed. Otherwise, if we are going out, I use a wool cover or longies/shorties.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We use only natural fibers (cotton or cotton/hemp) diapers--no synthetics--and use wool covers only--they're much more breathable than AIOs or PUL covers. In fact, the only time we ever used Fuzzi Bunz was in July and DS got an INSTANT rash--looked sort of like prickly heat. I discontinued the FBs use immediately, switched to SBs OCV fitteds and DS has never had another rash--before or after! Also, more frequent diaper changes help a lot, as baby's bottom has less time to get swampy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Fuzzibunz gave my son horrible rash after just a day and a half of use when he was a baby. Then it turned into yeast and it took me total of three months to battle it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: . So I HATE FBs and would never use synthetics on my kids again. Never! Now only organic cotton/hemp/bamboo fiiteds or prefolds/flats with organic wool cover for my kiddos' bums <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .<br>
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cotton diapers and cotton or nylon covers. DD was allergic to wool but thats another option.
 

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My ds never got a rash from FBs (and we use them all winter long and LOVE them!), but I have noticed the 2 summers I have diapered him that his tush gets so hot in any PUL/microfleece diaper, even more hot and sweaty than a sposie (since they don't fit as tightly). FBs are leak-proof for us, but like you said, they fit quite well and are absolutely not breathable at all and get crazy hot if you live somewhere humid. It can't be good for his little boy parts...<br><br>
So during the summer here in TX we sometimes use FBs when we are running errands and for grandparent diaper changes, but pinned PFs and wool or fleece pull-on shorts at home. PFs coverless often too. I also just bought some Dappi nylon covers (so cheap!) and found they are a perfect cover for him to wear on our errands out since I can pin a PF under them and actually put cotton shorts over the cover and have no leaks/redmarks. And he gets less hot in the nylon than a PUL/poly inner diaper.<br><br>
Talk about hot, put your ds in a Haute Pocket with both inserts and let him play outside in 90% humidity! Wow, I think I could have fried an egg on his bum!!!
 

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Ok, let me add to my post. I've spent about my limit on diapers for the time being. I do have a few wool covers and lots of PFs to use, but they are so bulky on baby that none of her pants fit over the covers. Any good non-bulky solutions anyone can tell me about?
 

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Dappi nylon cover over pinned PFs. For me it is almost trim as a sposie so his regular pants actually fit.<br><br>
2 covers for $4.50 at <a href="http://www.little-lions.com" target="_blank">www.little-lions.com</a>
 

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If you find wool too bulky then maybe you can just use it at home while she doesn't NEED to be dressed, then use the FB or something else while you are out. The only thing that worked for us to keep the heat at bay (Central CA, it get DANG hot in the summer) was to use a fleece or wool cover, or go coverless all together. I use pockets when we are out and about but would quickly get her changed into something cooler when we get home.
 

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I usually just kept my kids coverless for around the house/yard. If you're doing part-time EC, which we did too, it's just one step quicker to get the dipe off.<br><br>
If you don't want to spend much of any money, you could get some thrift store sweaters and you or someone crafty could sew them into shorties.<br><br>
For a PUL cover that isn't terribly hot, I recommend the motherease Airflow.
 
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