Diaper Rash...HELP!!!

Sarah - posted on 06/02/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have been using CDs since my son was 3 months old and now he is 14 months. We have not changed anything in the way of washing them. He has had a diaper rash for about 2 months. It comes and goes, but he always has a slight pinkish tint to his bum. I have tried every cream known to man. Nothing is working. At the worst he gets these red bumps that bleed!!! I have asked the doctor and he even gave me cream...nothing is working. Anything to help in this matter would be so wonderful.

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Sarah - posted on 06/06/2009

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All of you thank you very much! I did change my detergent and I also heard from a couple of my friends that bananas could be the cause. Their children whenever they eat bananas gets a REALLY bad rash. My son loves them. I will keep you all posted on how things are going. Thank you again. :)

Sandy - posted on 06/04/2009

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I would recommend stripping your diapers and make sure you use white vinegar in the rinse cycle. The white vinegar brings the diapers back to a neutral ph which could be causing the rash. It seems like different things cause diaper rashes for babies but when my dd gets a rash I always use aquaphor and make sure to line my diapers with a liner so the aquaphor doesn't get on the diapers.

Cait - posted on 06/03/2009

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My little guy had the same thing happen at about the same time. I washed my diapers in a non-enzyme containing detergent and put some vinegar in the first rinse ( I always rinse twice). This stopped new sores from forming, but his poor rear end looked pretty bad for a while. I found something called "Badger Baby Balm" at my co-op and that fixed him pretty quick. You can get it online at badgerbalm.com. I love it, and it doesn't muck up my diapers. HTH.

Noel - posted on 06/03/2009

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oooo Sarah I wish I had known... go to liloutlaws.net and order her Rump Rub... Conner had diaper rash sooooo bad and I tried EVERYTHING this is the only thing that worked... on top of that it is CD friendly

Vilate - posted on 06/03/2009

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good luck and glad I could help that is why we have this community. It has been great fun to watch it grow! Keep us posted on what works for you!

Sarah - posted on 06/02/2009

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Thank you so much for your information!!!! I am going to change the detergent first thing tomorrow! That is one thing I didn't even think of. If that doesn't work then I will talking with you again about wool covers. :)

Vilate - posted on 06/02/2009

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It could be that the protien in his urine has changed since he has started eating more foods and the enzymes have started attacking the bacteria (which is why they put it in detergents) in his urine that is all over his little bum so it is literally eating his bum! That is the first thin gI would do change the detergent!
i have a web page that has a list of enzyme free detergents that should help you out
http://www.niftynappybyvilate.weebly.com
this webpage also has wool info!
mine do not leak! they are amazing! I can have a wet diaper sit on my lap and i don't get wet! The fibers disperse the wetness and keep it in. so it doesn't just go straight through. Let me know if you have any other questions!

Sarah - posted on 06/02/2009

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I just checked my detergent and it does contain enzymes...GEEZ. The CDs that I use are the prefolds with a PUL cover. He has never had a problem before. Could it be that he is older and is peeing more at one setting? Could that be reason for the rash? Now with the wool covers...they do not leak or get the outside wet?

Vilate - posted on 06/02/2009

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first thing i suggest is check your detergent make sure it doen't have any enzymes in it. The enzymes will literally eat your baby's skin. The I would ask what type of diapers you use. If he is peeing more and all the moisture is hanging out in a non-breathabel AIO or PUL cover type thing then that could be it. I would suggest a good fitted or prefold with a wool cover. Totally breathable! Since we have started this system no leaks and no rashes!

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