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My SIL just started using some of my old cloth stash. My niece apparently doesn't like the cloth (or didn't). SIL had to wean her over a week to get her to not scream during diaper changes. Has this happened to anyone else... FYI niece is only 6 months old. Now my first was a posies baby. 2nd child wore cloth for 1 year from about 6 months or so to 18 months. 3rd was in cloth from 3 months on and 4th has been in since birth. I have never had this problem... so I was just wondering have others. At first aopparently it was a rash, she wasn't changing dd enough, so she went back to posies for a couple days, but after rash cleared up dd was freakin with each change.<br><br>
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I like the way you describe it "weaning into cloth" - that's what I did but I didn't know to describe it that way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I found a couple of things helpful.<br><br>
1. When just starting out, I did only one diaper change in cloth per day, in other words, two cloth diapers a day. After I got comfortable reading the signals so to speak from the cloth (rash issues here too), I went to all cloth in the afternoons (we generally go out in the mornings and are home in the afternoons). Then I added mornings, and then nights. Each time I allowed time for a learning curve on pee, poop, laundry, and at night time, sheet and mattress cover laundry issues. It took me four months (with twins mind you so it might take much less time with one :LOL ). I've now been in cloth for 4 months and will never go back to sposies!!!!<br><br>
2. I switched from sposies to pockets, using some Fuzzi Bunz and some Wonderoos. I found this the easiest switch because it involved the same length of time per diaper change as sposies, and the same basic strategy (using snaps instead of aplix but you KWIM). No two-step process, pins, snappis, etc. The other thing was the pockets kept the girls dry like the sposies, no clammy butts. I'm not opposed to other diapering systems of course! :LOL Just mentioning the general thing was I kept things as much the same, routine-wise as possible.<br><br>
On rash issues - though I mentioned pockets, some babies do react to the fabrics, particularly the suedecloth in the Wonderoos. That's something to check out if she has any of that in her stash. Also - detergent. If using too much especially. Also - I learned here that the best treatment for most rashes is bare bottom time, that helped me.<br><br>
She's going to do fine, really! Just remind her to take time for a learning curve and keep at it.
 

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i just wanted to second that weaning into it is a great idea. I think when you are used to sposies it's easy to go through an "I hate cloth" stage. I don't have any really good advice but just keep encouraging her to stick with it.<br><br>
It doesn't have to be all or nothing, even a couple changes in cloth a day is that many less in a landfill and less chemicals on babes bum. Is she using fleece liners or something to keep baby dry?
 

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Now that you mention a time issue... I wonder ifthat is it? I have always been a slow hanger, so my kids were use to it, but I guess my niece maybe likes to be in and out. She (SIL) does have some Fuzzy Bunz that I used but that were to small for kid#4. I also gave her a bunch of ecobaby organic cotton ones (which she likes better... she loves the covers). I did mention the detergent, I use a very mild one when I wash and use very little at that. I told her no bleach. I don't know. It just seemed odd for my niece to ahve such a dramatic reaction. HMMM!<br><br>
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