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We have used Pampers. DS has had rashes on and off and now has a pretty bad one that we can’t seem to kick. We decided to try Tushies and his first one he had a poop and it leaked through. I was reading on another thread that cloth diapers do not leak, poop or pee? Is this true? FYI, DS has explosive poops. Will the cloth diapers make his rash go away? Cross posted in life with babe and cloth diapering.
 

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Nothing even cloth is 100% fool proof but IMHO cloth is much more likely to contain those explosive poo diapers than sposies. reasons<br>
1) better fit cloth can give a much better more custom fit than sposies<br>
2) cloth assorbes sposies even pampers with that "assorbing layer" isn't made of an assorbing material so poop has nowhere to go but up and out<br>
3) double protection most CD with be a cloth diaper and a waterproof type cover so what the diapers may fail to hold in the cover will contain much better chance for success.<br><br>
As far as rashes<br>
Again nothings guarenteed I have a DD who simpily has extremly sensitive skin weve had plenty of cloth rashes but we can guarentee rashes if we do full time sposies. Oce we found he right combo though rashes have been rare and easily traced to food allergy. Sposies contain lots of chemicals that I personally don't want against my DC all the time, studies have shown the heat in sposies can damage the testicles of males possibly leading to infertile sperm latter. Its may be a long shot but not a risk I';d care to take.
 

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That's a really hard question to answer like this - it kind of depends on how determined you are until you've found a routine that works and keeps your kiddo rash free. Leaks do happen with cloth diapers, and again, it depends on the babe (like if he has skinny thighs, then it's more likely to leak) and it depends on the type of diaper and cover. I personally have never had a blowout out of the cover - and I use prefolds and PUL covers. I have had wicking - if a bit of diaper is sticking out of the cover then the clothes around that area got wet. Usually happened at night and now I'm more careful to make sure the diaper is in the cover.<br><br>
FWIW, my DD gets a rash if she gets put in disposable diapers and if we use disposable wipes. She does really well, doesn't even get red with prefolds and getting her bottom washed at diaper changes. (I just carry her nakey butt into the bathroom, and only use soap if there's a really sticky mess.)
 

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My baby had explosive poops too. When I used sposies the poop was everywhere! That was horrible. I haven't had that happen with cloth. I've had a few pee leaks but that was usually because the diaper wasn't on snug.<br><br>
As far as the rash goes...some babies have sensative skin and need to be changed the second they poop. That was my dd. But that usually just equals a red bottom that's easy to fix. You can get rashes that are yeast related and you won't get rid of that without using something to treat the yeast. If it's a persistant rash then that maybe the culprit.
 

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This is hard for me to answer too...<br><br>
With my son he ALWAYS leaked poop up his back in sposies and never in cloth. BUT...he has very senstitive skin and something about cloth made us have to quit after about a year in cloth. I finally just gave up trying to figure out how to clear up the rash he had with cloth (and he didn't get a rash with sposies...just the poop leaks).<br><br>
Now with my DD...she has been having a lot of pee leaks with cloth...but we recently put her in (admittedly cheap store brand) sposies for a trip and wow did she get a rash! It was awful looking. And yet, I still haven't really found a good cloth system for her either b/c we have a lot of leaks.<br><br>
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After 3 kids and a million rashes I am down to using fitteds made from either hemp or cotton (no synthetics like fleece) and wool or fleece covers. My third child has been rash free for 10 mos even through a bout of rotavirus. Our secret? Claymazing powder!!!!! This is a powder made from clay that keeps a baby's bottom totally dry so rashes just can't get started. You can find it at kindheartedwomen.com if you're interested. So apart from not using synthetic dipes and not using too much detergent I think your child could be rash free in cloth!!!<br><br>
As for leaks you just need to find a fitted that fits your baby and the leaks should be few and far between. Nothing is 100% but you can come close <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">!
 
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