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Finally got my 2 'crats in the mail, and ds wore one to bed last night, with a happy hempy stuffed with 2 duckybuns.<br><br>
12 hours later, bed is dry, pjs are dry, 'crat is dry, but ds has angry red skin across his belly and deep red on his thighs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> It's not a rash per se, but looks more like a sunburn... like when you miss a spot putting on sunscreen. KWIM?<br><br>
So what's the deal? Is it something like a urine burn? The hhempy was soaked all the way through the velcro closures, but it wasn't dripping. Maybe I overstuffed? But that would cause an indentation sort of irritation, and he doesn't have that.<br><br>
I can't imagine that it's a hemp allergy, b/c he's been in hemp during the day with no problem. And even if I added a fleece liner, it wouldn't help his thigh area.<br><br>
Help! I'm so excited to have the 'crats and will be totally bummed to not be able to use them. I really don't want to use dd at night, he soaks through and out of those regularly.
 

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Oh no!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Could it be a wool sensitivity? Do you use wool during the day?<br>
I'll be interested to hear what everyone else says too...
 

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I don't know... it seems that it couldn't possibly be (wishful thinking?). He's been in wool before -- although I don't have enough stash for all the time. I've got a bumpy wool that I use and one soaker, but with summer here he mostly runs around coverless. We've been using PUL when going out.<br><br>
No, no! Not wool sensitivity! Pleeeeeaaaaaasssseeeee!
 

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When he's in the bumpy and soaker though - is there the same amount of wool touching his skin like in a 'crat?<br><br>
The fact that it was red on his belly and thighs, not his bum or privates makes me suspect wool might be the culprit...
 

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No, I don't have any windpro. Haven't delved into that one yet.<br><br>
I'm so so so sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
I think I'll put on black and mourn the rest of the day. Not sure that any fluff could even cheer me up.<br><br>
boo hoo hoo...
 

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That kinda sounds like either the crat is too tight or he's got a wool issue <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
So sad!!
 

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My daughter gets the same thing- the skin is raw like. I'm going to see if she can wear a LTK type for awhile, but the short ones touching her tummy and legs are a no go.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> mama!<br><br>
Just a thought- Are the Aristocrats dyed? My ds wears wool full time and has no problems but I made him a pair of blue longies and he got the same rash you are describing. I also dyed one of his Aristocrats blue and the same thing happened. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> I can only guess that he is allergic to the blue dye. Anyways, thought I would throw that out there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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No, the 'crat isn't dyed (but good thinking). I just got them a day or two ago. Should they be washed and lanolized before use?<br><br>
I'm seriously on the verge of tears. I have SO MUCH WOOL fluff coming to me! RBs, Fuzbombs, Beccabottoms, custom soakers... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br>
Some of it I might be able to return.<br><br>
Can anyone educate me on windpro? Is that what ME Airflows are? I could do an AF for overnight, but the poof would drive me nuts during the day.<br><br>
DH is going to flip -- he hates wool and isn't crazy about this return to CDing...
 

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How sad! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Windpro is heavy duty fleece. I have heard good things about Stacinator Deluxe Fleece covers for night time. I don't know much about fleece though. Hopefully others will chime in.
 

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Please do chime in! For some reason that I can't remember now, I was turned off to fleece covers and never gave them a try... but perhaps I should?<br><br>
To cheer myself up, as soon as DS gets up from his nap I'm gonna put him in his SC sushi dipe and take a picture... I'll post it. Trying hard to be cheerful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
One fleece option that I'm doing now is a pull-on fleece cover from Littlebums. <a href="http://www.littlebums.com/" target="_blank">http://www.littlebums.com/</a><br><br>
Its 200wt (2 layers of 200wt), reversible, pull-on, great price!! I have not used it over night, maybe I have. If I did it was successful b/c we haven't had a wet bed from diapers in a while. (ds has reflux and can throw up a lot more fluid than a pee leak tho <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> )<br><br>
Anyway, I think its very well made and I'm enjoying it. I also like that its reversible, so I can change sides depending on his tshirt, for those days I want to color coordinate him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Sorry about the wool...am hoping for your sake that it isn't the issue.<br><br>
Did you wash the 'crat yet? Could it be a chemical or something that was part of the marking and/or shipping that a good washing would solve??
 

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Was your Aristocrat previously owned??<br><br>
Perhaps it is just a sensitivity to whatever soap they used to wash it???<br><br>
Good luck I hope you find some wool that does not do that!<br><br>
If you don't find wool there are still lots of great night time covers to choose from.<br><br>
We use an absorbent fitted in day and night, at night I just add a doubler inside and use a pull-on pant. The pull-on pants aren't like the rubber ones we wore as kids, they're way better these days with no leaks, or red marks, on top of that they are easy to wash out and dry in a wink and inexpensive as well!!
 

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I'm wondering that too... I didn't wash it before use. Maybe I'll give it a shot since I've already used it... fingers crossed. But frankly I'm terrified to put it back on him. His thighs are still red hot (hot to the touch), and I don't want to hurt my baby any more... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'll go check out the fleece covers. Thanks for the link.
 

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Are your babies thighs really big???<br><br>
It could be that the Aristo is too tight!<br><br>
Just an idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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If you are wanting to look into fleece, I really like the Stacinator Deluxe Fleece Cover. We use it on my 2 year old and it works wonderfully. Never had a leak! I only have 2 and use them exclusively for night. Since I wash every other day, 2 is enough.
 

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I was gonna say, a "hot" red rash is almost certainly a allergic reaction <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
wash it, but use it during the day and check her periodically for rash again, but only AFTER the current redness has gone away completely.<br>
Anything on that rash (wool or otherwise)is likely to irritate it. if she's old enough, hydrocotizone (I know I missspelled that) or any steriod based creme should help tremendously. And some baby benedryl too, again if she's old enough.<br><br>
It might just be the KIND of wool too, so don't give up hope on the other covers YET.<br>
Altho it's likely it'll be all of them if it is wool allergy, I've worn TONS of wool, and use wool on my son no problem. My hubby on the other hand, has a wool sportscoat that I can't even come anywhere NEAR because I'm itching SO SO bad!<br>
And i'm not one for allergies. I'm not allergic to *anything*<br><br>
DH on the other hand, is another matter (hence the expert allergy advice..hehe)<br>
He's actually allergic to ONE kind of rabbit. Only one breed. He can wear wool, but can't be near sheep. he's also severely allergic to LOTS of crap, eczema, asthma..etc.<br><br>
So there IS hope, even if she is allergic!
 

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OR... because its a NEW crat, it could need washed & lanaloized. It should always be, before use. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
BUT It could just be to STIFF & new. Not nesesarily a wool sensitivity, maybe its just the roughness of the New wool, rubbing on him/her.??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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