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I just switched dd to cloth. She now has a pretty bad rash. I change her diaper every 1-2 hrs. We use prefolds and BSWWs. The wraps are also irritating the skin on her belly. I read from other posts that some mamas like the BSWWs b/c they don't leave red marks, but they leave marks on my dd where the elastic is. What's up with all of this? What can I do about the rash? I put diaper cream on her and I use a fleece liner sometimes. She also gets nakie time for about 5 - 10 mins in b/w each diaper change.
 

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That sucks! I know ds gets a rash if he's in a soggy diaper overnight, but as you're changing your dd plenty often enough, I don't know what to suggest. We've only been cd'ing for a few months now, maybe a more experienced mama might be able to help.<br><br>
But we did have the same problem with the bsww's at first. Ds would get red marks on his thighs and waist. Also the velcro laundry tab would scratch him. I started using folds that covered his waist so that the tabs couldn't touch his skin, and honestly it was just practice putting on the cover and we don't get red marks anymore (unless he's extra wiggly during a change and I accidentally do it up too tight).<br><br>
I really hope someone has some good advice for you, its tough to see them like that!
 

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How often do you use the fleece liner? Any chance she might be having a reaction from the fleece? Some babies don't tolerate synthetics well. I'm hearing great things about raw silk liners....they keep baby with that stay-dry feeling like fleece but are antibacterial and soothing to baby's bottom from what I understand....I just ordered a pack today to try out in my prefolds. I don't usually have rash issues if I'm using breathable materials like my prefolds or fitteds along with wool or fleece covers or no cover at all. It could also be possible that your baby doesn't tolerate PUL well....it's not as breathable as wool or fleece covers are and some babies get too hot in them and get a rash....I know that my son can't wear anything with PUL or a non-breathable dipe/cover for more than 2 hours w/o a break in between....if we're out and I use a pocket dipe, he wears it until he pees (about an hour or two) and then we have to switch to a prefold or a fitted with wool for the next couple of changes.....if I were to put him straight back into a clean pocket dipe, he would get a red, irritated rash all over.<br><br>
The BSWW isn't on my list of fave covers....I'm not big on using PUL covers/dipes but I do use them sometimes....my favorites are the IV Bumpy covers because they fit great and don't leave any red marks and are soft. I also really love Wigglewormbottom covers (which I believe have a hidden layer of PUL in between a fleece/suedecloth inner and a cotton/knit outer if I remember right)....if my son wears a PUL cover, it's one of those two. The BSWW doesn't fit my son well and it tends to leave marks on him.<br><br>
Anyway....I would recommend maybe trying a different cover.....preferably not a PUL cover....some type of nice wool or fleece would be good and would allow your daughter's skin to breathe. If that doesn't help, maybe stop using the fleece liners and try the raw silk ones....
 

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my guess is she is reacting to the detergent you are using. how much are you using? we use less than 1 tbsp per wash and do a pre-wash w/o soap first on hot. my DS went through a time when he had a reaction to fleece and then that went away. i would also suggest wool to try and get rid of the rash. . .
 

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I use dreft on her diapers, the same detergent that I use on her clothes and I use a couple of tablespoons. I'm looking into some wool covers and my grandmother is going to knit her some wool soakers as well. I'll look into the silk liners, I've never heard of them. Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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we had a rash problem with prefolds for awhile too, even if freshly stripped and changed IMMEDIATELY when ds peed.<br><br>
Is the rash happening even when you don't use the liners for a while? Even when you are sure to have all the detergent residue out?<br><br>
This is what was happening with us, and it resolved when he went to pockets with the stay-dry liner. Not sure why, but my babe needed that. For him, it wasn't the synthetics, he does much BETTER with the suedecloth or fleece next to his skin. And it had to be pockets, not just a lay on top liner, because then sometimes the part touching his thighs would get wet. Now he does great, and we've been rash free for a year.<br><br>
Don't know if this will help you. I hope you find a solution so you can continue to CD!!
 

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I haven't used the liners now all day and the rash hasn't gotten any better. I think it's the BSWWs. I'm going to have to use sposies/coverless prefolds for awhile until I get my wool covers in. I hope it works!
 

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I don't know about it causing the rash or not, but I know from all my reading and researching that Dreft is not a good detergent to use for cloth diapers, as it has too many additives that coat the fabrics and can cause leakage and wicking. Then you would need to strip them and use an additive-free or minimal additive detergent. Dreft was never recommended on any website for cloth diapers.<br><br>
I'm sorry that your poor baby has a rash. Good luck solving the problem!
 

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Before I started CDing I read that it was okay. I guess I won't use it anymore. Where can I get Charlie's soap?
 

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One place I know: <a href="http://www.kellyscloset.com" target="_blank">www.kellyscloset.com</a> -- great service!<br><br>
You can also check out Charlie's Soap website to read all about it. However, some people claim that Charlie's gives their babies a rash. I've heard nothing bad as far as rashes are concerned so far about Country Save, Sun Free Detergent (the cheapo brand at discount stores), Allen's Naturally, Planet Ultra powdered detergent or Mountain Green Sensitive Skin.
 
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