I think my baby is allergic to Huggies

Amber - posted on 12/15/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I discovered a rash right under the diaper line of my son and a little on his butt. The only thing I have concluded is that maybe he's allergic to his diapers now. I don't know what to do cuz I bought Huggies in bulk. I bought some Pampers to see if the rash goes away and if it does then I'll know it's the diaper brand. Has this happened to anyone else???

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Adrean - posted on 10/29/2012

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My baby is allergic to Pampers, Huggies, Luvs, and the store brands from the PX , Dollar Store, and Walmart. Needless to say we just use cloth diapers now. MUCH easier.

Danika - posted on 10/24/2012

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My son wore Huggies before, and we stopped buying them because we bought 4 packs in a row, where half of the diapers were missing tabs, we also had 1 whole pack of diapers that had no tabs, or just one on them, hello...you need tabs to put a diaper on a kid. We switched to Pampers and have never had a problem with them at all, all the tabs are on them, and they work great!!! Recently we ran out of Pampers and my hubby bought Huggies and my son now has a red mark along the elastic lines out of the Huggies diapers, never ever happened with Pampers before, and he's been wearing them for 3 years. Your son could have a reaction to the diapers, call Huggies and see if they can compensate you, or have any suggestions. That's what I did, and now I'm getting coupons and other "valuable offers".

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Rachael - posted on 10/27/2012

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All diapers are made of chlorinated cotton. I use Naty diapers for my son. They are unbleached cotton with cornstarch absorbent. Your baby might also be allergic to the absorbent gel. It might also be the wipes or diaper cream you are using if they are synthetic chemicals.

Find yourself a natural/organic olive oil based diaper cream, chlorine free diapers (any loblaws store) and use resuable wash clothes with water as your wipes.

We do this with my son and has NEVER has an issue,



All the Best!

Maria - posted on 09/21/2012

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2 out of my 3 boys had same reaction, not only diapers but wipes as well huggies brand, I switched to Kirkland Costco brand and all is fine.



Regarding foods and formula the most common allergens for my little ones were soy, wheat and barley so I avoid them... They used to develop eczema and rashes in general...



Hope that helps anyone else out there.

Carene - posted on 09/16/2012

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My son just wake up one day with bumps which eventually turnin to rashes spreading really fastn in and around is nappys! Getting bigger and its the fact that he never had them until he start using the huggies nappys that were on sale at tesco. So I'm wondering if they knew sumthing is wrong with them that's y its so. Cheap and trying to get rid of them? Because it don't look nice at the moment for my son

Rebecca - posted on 01/02/2010

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I think most babies suffer from rash and irritation in plastic diapers, which is why Desitin is such a big seller! We just slather on some cream with 15 ingredients in it, and then we don't have to address the root cause of the problem -- plastic, bleach, petroleum gel, etc. etc. in the disposable diapers. I find that cloth diapers work so much better and are much less "hassle" than all the diaper blowouts and rashes caused by plastic diapers!

Kim - posted on 01/01/2010

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My daughter is allergic to huggies, Luvs, and Parents Choice. We have only been able to use Pampers Swaddlers unfortunatley they only make those up to sizes 2-3 we are almost out of a size two and trying to figure out what to do next! It is possinle that he can develop an allergy or even just an irratation from the diaper.

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before you go throught the hastle of cloth, order a set of seventh generation online and try them on... earths best makes them. they are chlorine freeand a little bit more gentle. they dont fit the same as the big brands but i find it is worth it.

Alyssa - posted on 01/01/2010

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You might check the wipes you're using. I just switched to Parents Choice sensitive skin and within 3 days my son had a bright red rash everywhere he had been touched with a wipe. Now that I switched back to the old brand he's fine again.. Also, has he eaten anything new or have you switched laundry detergent lately? Sometimes, prolonged exposure to a mild allergen will cause a diaper rash as well as a rash on the legs and torso. Good Luck!!

Celena - posted on 12/31/2009

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In the interest of helping you avoid cloth diapers- my sister had this problem with her daughter and it seemed like all the diapers were a problem but she tried some Seventh Generation diapers (they're unbleached and pale brown in color) and they work great. She was totally where you are- about to use cloth when she discovered those and has been using them for months and months now with no problem whatsoever. They're not available everywhere- I've seen them at Sprouts and she buys them at Toys R Us. Hope this helps! My sister says to try a bunch until you find something that works hopefully- she also recommends Diapers.com

Cat - posted on 12/30/2009

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if he's allergic to the plastic outer coating, it could be the increased activity letting his skin contact the edge of the diaper more. he could have been allergic before and it just wasn't touching him that much. plus winter clothes push it up against them more. Me and my oldest daughter were both crazy allergic to plastic anything (I still am, she grew out of it.), like with getting blisters where it touched.

i'd buy a small pack of another brand or just get one or two from a friend to try before you go with cloth, unless the cloth just appeals to you. I love cloth personally.

Dawn - posted on 12/30/2009

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I always buy what is on sale, usually Huggies and didn't have a problem until recently...I was thinking the switching around of brands was the cause, but maybe it is a sensitivity to the dyes/perfumes developing later. The redness hasn't been bad and goes away by the next changing...maybe has to do with him being more active now, and his skin is rubbing more?? Regarding the cloth diapers...it doesn't hurt to try something to see.....good luck!

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I had this problem when I switched up also. I use pampers cruisers for my LO. I bought in bulk also but just got some destin, balmex and put it on everytime I changed her and it worked.

Rebecca - posted on 12/16/2009

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I don't feel like cloth diapers are that much extra work but I've been doing it for 10 months now, so I guess I might just be used to it. I knew I wanted to use cloth long before I had my son, but I'm really glad that I started out with cloth because my son's skin is so sensitive! When I have used sposies for the gym nursery or traveling, his bottom gets SO red! He's also sensitive to detergents. I use Charlie's Soap (it's a detergent, not a soap, despite the name) which is expensive but it's all natural, clean rinsing, and doesn't irritate my son's skin.

Amber - posted on 12/16/2009

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Thanks for the posts! I was hoping to avoid cloth diapers cuz it seems like so much extra work, but I'll do it if I have to

Kim - posted on 12/15/2009

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Oh no! My kids both get ezcema that started around 7mo but is to do with the formula not the diapers. But it could easily be the diapers and just taken a while to overload his immune system. I'd definitely try cloth for a few days to see if that helps (double rinse them in case the washing powder also causes problem). Otherwise it could be soap or lots of other things that are causing it. You can normally sell unopened boxes of huggies pretty easily or even return them to the store if you have the reciept so I wouldn't stress about having lots to get rid of if they are causing the problem.

Melissa - posted on 12/15/2009

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I Know Plenty Of Peoples Kids Who Have Been Allergic To Huggies.
Thats Why I Never By Anything In Bulk.
Haha

Rebecca - posted on 12/15/2009

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This is not that uncommon. Your son might be sensitive to any one of the components -- the plastic, the dyes, the perfumes, the bleach used on the paper, or the gel. Pampers might have different perfumes or dyes, but your son might be sensitive to all disposable diapers. You could look into gDiapers, or start researching cloth diapers! You might have a service in your area, or BumGenius! is a popular choice, but they are lined with synthetic fabric and can be difficult to wash completely.



Personally I find 100% cloth to be the only thing I can use on my sensitive son's bottom. I mostly use "old-fashioned" prefolds and fasten with a very easy-to-use device called a Snappi, covered with easy-to-use Thirsties covers with velcro tabs. Almost as easy as a disposable -- actually, easier, because I'm not constantly washing his clothes due to sposie leaks! I order from http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com She only stocks natural fibers, so it's a popular store for moms of sensitive-skinned babes.

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