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I recently started using HH dipes and I LOVE them!! Only problem is, ds has a terrible rash!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I don't know if I used the wrong kind of detergent or what! He has been pooing a lot but he has before and no rashes this bad!! Do you think he could be allergic to the fleece or is it something else?? Please help!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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2 things pop into mind, one is detergent possible build up or allergy to the brand you are using. Quickly solved by stripping with dawn and switching detergent brand.<br>
Second would be a fleece allergy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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The only time my ds got a rash with HH's is when I was using microfiber inserts. I switched to hemp and have had no problems since. What are you using for an insert?
 

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Some detergents, if left on my pockets, give ds a terribly red, burn like rash. So does his poop, though, if I don't change it right away.<br>
I always double rinse to make sure there isn't detergent left on the fleece, and I try to avoid or use VERY little Tide, cuz it seems to be one that burns, for us.
 

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I am using a hemp insert, I was sort of worried about using hemp(never did before) so I wasn't sure if that was it or not.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: I try to make sure all the detergent is out of the dipes too. Do you think I should try to use vinegar? I have seen a few people say that you can but I don't really know what that does for the dipes. I am just so upset by the rash cause these dipes are really great!Dh is mad because ds hardly ever got rashes with disposables and he thinks it's the detergent washed dipes that are causing this rash. But I think, if I wash ds clothes in the same detergent, why would it only irritate is bottom and nothing else? So confusing!(sigh)
 

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It makes a difference with diapers, because the diaper gets wet. The detergent residue on the diapers dissolves in the urine and gets on baby's skin. Dry detergent or perfumes on dry clothing can also irritate, but it's just worse with wet, kwim? Plus urine and feces are very irritating to the skin already.<br>
Try stripping the fleece diapers with a small amount of dishwashing liquid and then rinse like mad, to make sure you leave none on them. (I love rinsing mine in the big faucet of the tub cuz it really flushes them clean.)<br>
I would then first try reducing the amount of detergent used to no more than 1/4 Cup. Use even less if you have soft water. Also try adding 1/2 C. of vinegar to the rinse after the detergent wash, then do a second rinse with nothing to make sure there is no vinegar residue on the diapers. Vinegar breaks down detergent residues and they rinse off the diapers better.<br>
If you still have rashes, then try switching to a different detergent. If you still have problems, it may be a fleece allergy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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