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<p>Maybe a reaction to detergent buildup or something?  I'd boil the heck out of the prefolds and quit using the pockets altogether until the rash clears.  How often are you changing? </p>
 

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<p>That's what I was thinking; detergent build-up. I change her every 2 hours or so. Maybe that's too long to wait? We've switched back to disposables for the time being. I will wash the prefolds in boiling water and see if that helps.</p>
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<p>Would a hemp or fleece liner used inside the prefolds help?</p>
<p>Or are some babies prone to diaper rashes? Little E has never had anything this bad, this quickly...</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mw-naturalmama</strong> <a href="/community/t/1346354/just-started-cloth-diapering-diaper-rash-already#post_16893625"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>That's what I was thinking; detergent build-up. I change her every 2 hours or so. Maybe that's too long to wait? We've switched back to disposables for the time being. I will wash the prefolds in boiling water and see if that helps.</p>
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<p>Would a hemp or fleece liner used inside the prefolds help?</p>
<p>Or are some babies prone to diaper rashes? Little E has never had anything this bad, this quickly...</p>
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Don't just add boiling water to the washer; actually boil the prefolds.  Put them all in a big pot on the stove and boil for 20 min or so.  You could change the water and repeat if you are seeing detergent scum come out.</p>
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<p>You could try changing more frequently but given how quickly the rash appeared I'd bet you have a more serious problem than just frequency of changing.  I do aim for about 1.5 hours (2 as a max) but I don't think that's what's going to make the difference here.</p>
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<p>use 1/4 bleach to kill the bacteria.  then double rinse! also get tide!</p>
 

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<p>I don't think it's from not changing her enough.  It sounds like detergent build up. </p>
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<p>If you don't want to use bleach, you can also use Grapefruit Seed Extract or Tea Tree Oil.  Both kill bacteria.</p>
 

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<p>strip them a couple more times with Calgon and no detergent. boiling them also helps but i've never bothered, a calgon hot wash followed by two hot water only washes works ok. the calgon helps get rid of buildup especially if you have hard water.</p>
 
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