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Hi,<br>
I've been a "back and forth" diaper mama.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I have used cloth and disposables. My ds always breaks out with a rash from cloth after about 2 weeks of use, so we then have to switch to disposables to clear it up. The last two months he has been exclusively in cloth diapers, but still has the rash. I just had a realization one day that cloth must be so much nicer to wear than disposables, even if there is a rash present. (I know that disposable Mama Pads are irritating and acutually hurt to wear - so I figured a diaper must be 100 times as bad) Also, lately the disposables were giving him the same rash.<br><br>
Ok, here is my question. We can't afford a lot of fancy covers so I've been using covers with PUL, mostly Pro-Wraps. I've read where there are issues with disposables because they don't let the heat out and it can cause problems in little boys with reproduction later in life. Is this true of diaper covers that have PUL also? Seems to me that they would also keep the heat in just like disposables because isn't PUL a plastic?<br><br>
So, is fleece and wool the way to go? I have a wool allergy so I'm worried about putting wool on ds and new babe (who's due in a week) but I wonder if it might help with his rash to have a breathable cover. Any Mom's have wool allergies but still able to use wool covers?<br><br>
Sorry so many questions. Just wondering. I know that my ds's bum feels pretty darn warm when I take his diaper off of him after he has been wearing a Pro-Wrap.<br><br>
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There's two different options (maybe more?) for PUL and I think you might find some benefit in trying a cover made from 1mil PUL. It is a lot more breathable than 2mil PUL or some of the other 'plastics'. Does anyone have a link to a place that stocks 1mil PUL covers?<br><br>
I'm sorry I can't help you with the rest... I hope you get a good system worked out soon!<br>
~Kira
 

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I can't link to the place that I know that stocks 1 Mil PUl because it would be against the "rules".... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="whistle"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I'd suggest trying a fleece cover or two, and see how that works for you.<br><br>
We have PUL covers, but they're Mother-ease Airflows, and seem to breathe lots better than the Bummis I have. If you can, try letting your son run around without a cover for parts of the day. That just may clear up the rash (if it is a heat rash). My ds loves crawling around in just a diaper. Just make sure there's plenty of absorbency in there - I've ended up with a very damp pant leg before.<br><br>
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If cost is an issue I would second the suggestion of motherease airflows, they are sort of vented so that they let in air.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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However, this makes me suspect something other than heat. It seems like heat would happen right away and be just as bad in sposies.<br><br>
Is he fine for a few days and then starts to get a rash that gets progressively worse?<br><br>
Sometimes detergents don't totally rinse out and once the skin starts to get irritated it has a harder and harder time healing.<br><br>
Also how often are you changing? Sometimes just changing more frequently can make a diference.<br><br>
You might also add as much coverless time to you day as you can to sort out heat wetness irritation from dteregent irritation.
 
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