Jacqui - posted on 05/16/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
So my baby has been developing this TERRIBLE rash the past few days. Just today it exploded into something horrendous. I have no idea what's causing it, so for now I have switched back to disposables because I know those didn't cause her any issues. Anyway, I need help solving the mystery, if anyone has any insights!
Here are the clues: I'm pretty sure it isn't the wipes, or the solution of water, baby soap and oil that I spray onto them because I switched back to disposable wipes for a day to see if it improved and things got worse. So it must be the diapers?? I shake baking soda liberally onto them before throwing them into the bin, and actually since I started this they seem to have become less soft. I have only ever seen baking soda as a solution for things, never a problem. But I'm wondering if the diapers are too rough on her bum? If so, how do I fix this? Her diaper is changed every 2-3 hours, and that has seemed to work for her for the past month that I've been using cloth.
Anyway, this rash is terrible, and I'm not sure what I can try next. Any genius revelations you can give me? I'm very new to cloth diapering, so I basically know nothing. Please impart your wisdom!