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DD is 13 mo old and has diarrhea for the first time. We just moved into our house and don't have a washer/dryer hooked up yet. (Going next door to Mom's house to do laundry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> )<br><br>
I'm seriously thinking about picking up a pack of sposies, but dd has never worn a sposie before.<br><br>
Grrrr...really not sure how to handle this one. Why do or don't you use cloth when your kiddos are sick? Help me make up my mind one way or the other.<br><br>
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We still use cloth. He's miserable enough, and who knows how his already sore bottom would react to disposables for the first time?
 

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I use cloth. Sposies leak runny poo, plus, you use more than you normally would, so they cost is even more. This is when I am glad that I have way more dipes than I need.
 

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Usually I use prefolds (secured snugly) or fitteds without a cover since we end up changing so frequently. Then I just wash daily instead of every other day. I have used sposies when we all had the stomach flu though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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I have to say I use sposies. My ds had rotavirus and if I didn't use sposies, it could have spread to everyone in the house. It is VERY contagious. I have too many kids to risk that!
 

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Although if I were also sick right along with DS, I'd probably use sposies until I felt well enough to wash again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> My DS was in sposies for about a year, and never had rashes or anything with them... I know how his bum reacts (or doesn't, rather).
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I guess we'll stick with cloth for now. DH has agreed to try and get our washer/dryer in tonight, so that takes care of my big concern. Boy, you know your partner is supportive of cd when even suggesting sposies makes them offer to install appliances. :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Anyone have any great tips for the sore red bum? Right now I'm just changing as soon as she's dirty & using cloth wipes with water. Oh, and using Weleda calendula cream or Lansinoh. I'm also going to keep the heat cranked today so she can go coverless/pantless.<br><br>
Thanks again ladies!<br><br>
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Ugh! I hate the word diarrhea....We just had it. DS was in both....my mom was not dealing with him in cloth while sick, and I was concerned about the other kidlets at my house. It depended on the time of day what he was in, because he tends to poo more at certain times even when sick *lol* But I'll admit it was more sposies than cloth because he wasn't sleeping and I was exhausted a lot and diaper laundry after no sleep and a full day of work (not that watching children at home isn't also work don't get me wrong) is just near impossible sometimes!
 

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We just had the same problem! I still used cloth--prefolds, secured snuggly with a snappi (jellyroll fold) with some of my older PUL covers. When she first got it, I ended up washing every wool soaker in the house! Ugh!<br><br>
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Both. If it's a course of regular diarrhea, then we use cloth.<br><br>
But this month Dd had both rotovirus and C.diff. We ended up in the hospital for 4 days and used sposies. She was having massive runny diapers and they needed to weigh each one so they new how much replacement fluids to give her. The scales were calebrated to sposies and I honestly could not have imagined dealing with diaper laundry on top of everything else.<br><br>
But I bet cloth would have done a much better job of keeping in runny poo!
 

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My 2 kids in diapers have the runs right now, have for 2 days. I still use cloth!<br>
Like someone else mentioned, you are changing them so frequently, that you'd spend a lot on sposies. Also, they don't leak out the legs with cloth, so that's less clothes washing you'd have to do also <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
For the red butts, I use a barrier cream (Balmex) cuz it washes out, and protects the butt from coming in contact with the diarrhea, as much as possible <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yes I do still use cloth but with a thin liner that is easy to get clean, I keep a bucket with a lid by the change table and that is were the liner goes.<br>
You can make your own liner with a thin wash cloth or a peice of fabric cut up.
 

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We've used cloth through bouts of the runs before, and I'm sure we will again.
 

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We always use cloth. Think of how raw their lil tush is already from it... to put on a sposie.. OUCH!!!<br><br>
Glad DH is getting the washer/dryer tonight for you!!!
 

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I agree with providing a barrier with creme (we use Desitin Creamy). That diarrhea really irritates and burns. The creme not only provides a barrier, it also helps heal the rash (sometimes even overnight!).<br>
If you are afraid of the creme and your diapers, use liners (we use fleece and the Desitin washes right off) or use some dish liquid on the diapers and hand scrub before putting in the washing machine (the liners are easier - just toss in the machine without having to hand scrub).<br><br>
HTH!<br>
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i agree that sposies leak runny poo. dd had diarhea the other day due to antibiotics for an ear infection. it is NOT fun to wake up at 3 AM and have to strip a sleeping baby and change sheets, PJs, etc due to poo running out everywhere. a good prefold or fitted with secure cover is alot safer!
 
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