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Taylor has had some sort of rash in her diaper area for 2 weeks. Since we just got over thrush, I first thought it had come back, but it wasn't that. I treated it w/ all kinds of diaper creams, and even some dry skin thearpy. Nothing worked. She also has mild baby acne, so I finally chalked it up to that.<br><br>
We at her 2 month check today (after the doc and nurse ohhed and ahhed over her AIO) the doc said it was a detergent burn. The though of this had crossed my mine - but mainstream thinking convinced me if I used any less detergent than the manufacture suggest, her diapers wouldn't be "clean" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
Well my precious dear sweet innocent baby has paid the price of my mainstream thinking. How could I have dismissed this? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> I feel like an awful mother.<br><br>
So what now? Do I need to strip all over her diapers? Doc said to wash in All baby care or dreft. I usuallyl rinse till there are no suds left. Do I need to do a couple of washes w/o detergent? Then add some dreft? Please tell me what to do to rewash all the dipes I just washed yesterday <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
Maybe getting this fixed will help my babys bum and I feel better. I will be using liners till I get this straight....
 

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Wash them in the hottest water possible repeatedly until you see no suds. You might add a 1/4 cup/cap of calgon to the wash too to help strip them. Do NOT add more detergent to the wash, that defeats the purpose of stripping the diapers :LOL
 

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What Jessica said. Also, you can add boiling water to the washer to help too... I've done that before. Just <span style="color:#FF0000;">BE CAREFUL</span> if you're lugging a pot of boiling water around!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by pb_and_j</i><br><b>Just <span style="color:#FF0000;">BE CAREFUL</span> if you're lugging a pot of boiling water around!</b></td>
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Um I have paid the price for this one so I will double DITTO the <span><span style="font-size:large;">BE CAREFUL</span></span>
 

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Thanks ladies. I am going to go get the Calgon today. I just feel soooo bad, and on top of that, Taylor has been screaming all nite from the FREAKING vaccinations she got yesterday. She never cries, so I know she feels really awful, and DH won't even considewr non-vaccing... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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It sounds to me like perhaps (I could be wrong).. she has a sensitivity to the detergent you are using also.. not just that you are using too much. When I use tide.. no matter how little I use, my baby and my husband both break out in little "pimple" looking things on random places on their bodies and my little girl gets a diaper rash. Unless, that is, I do the second wash with sportwash. I wouldn't personally use dreft on diapers because I"ve heard it's not the best choice. What we do is wash the first wash on warm with 1/8th-1/4 the amount of tide. I do this because I think tide cleans the best. Then, I do a second wash with a capful of sprotwash (we a have a front loader and I still use an entire ounce with no problems). I alternate between doing an extra rinse and using calgon.. so one wash I do one a few days later I do the other. Calgon, as strange as it sounds, was making my fleece repel.. once I stopped using it for a few washes, it stopped repelling..anyway, that's another thread. I use sportwash for most of our everyday laundry as well because its SO gengle. If the load is a little more soiled than most, then I use the tide. You can get sensi-clean from lots of online retailers and it's the same thing as sportwash. Sportwash you can get in a little bottle with a bright orange lable at wal-mart in the campling section with bug spray and such.We use to have hemp amoinia smell in the mornings from detergent buildup until I washed three times in sensiclean, and it stripped off all the build up.. no more amoinia smell at all. Just a little additional info here.. you don't need the full amount of detergent for ANY load of laundry..at least not any laod I've ever washed. I use 1/8th the amount on regular laundry and 1/4 on heavily soiled laundry now. Things come out just as clean as before and it saves me tons of money. One more thing.. dryer sheets. We all know not to use them on our diapers. But, I learned that putting diapers into a dryer that has seen lots of dryer sheet use isn't good either. We visited my sister last thanksgiving and I took all cloth on the 10 hour road trip. They weren't quite dry by the time we got there, so I put them into her dryer when we got there. I was so proud to show off my cloth and claim how we never had diaper rashes etc..and you know what happened? We had to go get a package of disposalbes her rash was so bad because I couldn't bear to put her in another cloth diaper knowing that was causing it. When I took the diapers out of the dryer, I searched and searched for the dryer sheet I knew must have been in there because I could SMELL it on the diapers. Didn't find one. Then, i learned my sister uses 2-4 dryer sheets per load of laundry AND liquid fabric softener in the wash. I think it was probably the fragrance that was buring her little bum.. I don't really know. But the dryer sheet "stuff" builds up on the inside of the dryer.. especially when the clothign in the dryer already has dryer sheet build up so it has nowhere else to go.. then my diaper, were just the right thing to scrub all those waxes and fragrances off of there I guess. Anyway.. be careful of using dryersheets on your other laundry right before your diaper laundry. I'm glad your doctor knew what it was so that you can take care of it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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While you're getting Calgon, try looking for SportWash or Sensiclean, too. I am so glad the other cloth mamas turned me on to this stuff. I use it on Ds' regular clothing as well, with no fabric softener and they come out soft.
 

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i just have to second the tide comment. my ds was really sensitive to it. (i used the quick dissolving) i use plain old kirkland brand from costco and it is fine.<br><br>
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Just a quick FYI - Dreft does NOT have fabric softeners. And, for us anyway, using Calgon makes our laundry softer - kind of like a fabric-softener eliminator!
 
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