Stefanie - posted on 11/18/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son is 4 weeks today. We started with cloth after the meconium stage, prefolds and thirsties with an occasional kissaluv fitted. He got a rash midway down his thigh, which I am sure means that it was from the thirsties, not the actual diaper. As soon as we put disposables on, it goes away, seriously, within a couple changes! I REALLY want to use cloth, and so does my husband, amazingly he is WAY more excited about cloth than I am, and I thought I would have to convince him.
SOOO.... I am looking for cover ideas that won't give him a rash. I would LOVE to try wool, I have heard such good things about it, but am worried about the lanolin. The one time I put lanolin on my nips b/c they hurt, DS spit up horribly. It could have been coincidence, but I am worried I'll invest in wool, only to have him be allergic to that as well. So, I think I may have to do fleece.
How well does fleece work? Does it wick away moisture well (he is a heavy wetter)? Are there any other options? Do you think it was just a coincidence with the lanolin before, and wool is safe? If wool works for me, which is better, knitted or those made from sweater material?
For those of you that make your own covers:
Where can I find patterns for fleece/wool covers (My mom is a seamstress and can make them for me if I have a pattern)? What kind of fleece/wool do you use to make them?