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My baby is almost 2 weeks old now and we started her on cloth diapers a few days ago (fuzzibunz) and she got all swollen and purple and was screaming until I finally put some sposies and ointment on her and she's been content ever since and the swelling and purple is MUCH better now.

My mom told me that she had to stop cloth diapering me because my skin was too sensitive. But aren't cloth diapers supposed to be BETTER for sensitive skin? I'm thinking my baby has sensitive skin like me, but any suggestions as to how I can make cd-ing work? I really would like to cd!
 

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My guess is that you little ones sensitive to polly fabrics may newborns are and sometime even older babies children. (mines one) Id try 100% cotton diapers instead.
 

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And just in case you may not even be able to use pul covers you may have to get wool. They have both at the site linked.
You can also try nylon GMD has cloth ez covers we LOVE them they work great for my polly allergy DD who also has a an allergy to lanolin and therefor we can't do wool eaither.
 

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Yeah, it could definitely be a fleece sensitivity.

My baby and I both have sensitive skin so we both wear organic cotton on our bottoms.
 

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You can also try nylon GMD has cloth ez covers we LOVE them they work great for my polly allergy DD who also has a an allergy to lanolin and therefor we can't do wool eaither.

I am reading this because we are cloth diapering too, prefolds and bummis wraps with fleece liners. (Past due so still waiting to actually try it) My family has a history of allergies - but mostly to natural things - like wool!

An allergy to Lanolin!!! Crap - I guess I had just sort of put it out of my head that this was a possibility. I don't mean to go off topic here... but I need to know - what did you use on your nipples? Mine are already dry and chapped from the leaking and I have been using the lanolin.

And how bad was your DC's reaction? I am pretty careful about allergies and intend to continue to be once our babe arrives. My family has a history of severe allergies to many things from the standard nuts and fish to poultry, eggs and milk. Oh yeah - and wool.
 

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An allergy to Lanolin!!! Crap - I guess I had just sort of put it out of my head that this was a possibility. I don't mean to go off topic here... but I need to know - what did you use on your nipples? Mine are already dry and chapped from the leaking and I have been using the lanolin.
I am also very sensitive to lanolin. I also had ezcema on my breasts, around the nipple area. Itched like a b*tch
: What made it all better was...breastmilk. I discovered this completely by accident, after trying cream after cream for 4 years, breastmilk did the trick. When my milk came down, my pads would get soaked, especially at night. Sometimes I would get up to change them, but sometimes I was just too tired, so my breasts stayed "wet". After a few days, the ezcema started to clear up, and by a few weeks, it was totally gone. If you try this, I would recommend using cloth pads. I used these cheap Curity ones, and they chafed me around the pad. Cloth will hopefully not cause as much chafing? Dunno. But this is what worked for me. Sorry to go OT too.
 

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thanks ladies- I am sad because I have a BEAUTIFUL stash of fuzzibunz! ACK! I'm going to try the fuzzibunz (double to triple rinsed!) again in a few weeks, otherwise I guess I'll be on the trading post trying to get something out of them.
 

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From what I understand lanolin allergies are rare so don't panic too much. I second the breastmilk that helps soo much soothies also help.
As for the rashes my DD allergy rashes to fabrics look like lacy red slap rashes very inflamed and raised they often have open sore than would bleed. She gets them all over and the spread up her tummy and back. Food allergies look more yeasty with the signature ring around her anus.
FWIW if it looks like it is the pockets they are very resellable.
 
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