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I'm second-guessing purchasing a Litewrap diaper cover because I found out they most likely have latex in the elastic. The cover would be for my yet-to-be-born newborn so I have no way of knowing if there's a latex sensitivity yet or not.<br><br>
If the elastic was covered, would any latex leach out of the elastic and onto my baby's skin when it was wet? Do you avoid latex with babies under all circumstances?<br><br>
I'm really not sure how much of an issue this is. I generally tend to avoid anything with latex that might come in contact with my 5-month-old's skin but I'm not super paranoid about it. But somehow wet diaper cover elastic right next to the skin concerns me.<br><br>
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it wouldn't concern me much unless there was a strong family history of latex allergies. I usually change DS before his cover would get very wet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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My dh's latex allergy was diagnosed about a year before ds#2 wasborn so at 11 he has had no latex exposure. Now that ds#1 has been diagnosed I keep all three latex free and avoid it myself if at all possible. I would probably not worry if there was no history though.
 

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A lot of elastic contains latex, in everything from diapers to hats. Unless you have reason to suspect an allergy, it is not something I would stress about at this point.<br><br>
I do have a latex sensitivity, and some times I react to elastic and sometimes I don't. Even with the same item at different times.
 
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