Diaper Rash Mailbox Mondays

Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 6/10/13 – Rash on Only One Baby?

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Melissa asks:

I have two in cloth and my littlest one seems to keep a rash but my oldest does not. This is a recent occurrence, all diapers are washed together the same way. No changes have been made to wash routine or detergent. I have no idea what is going on. Any suggestions.

Hi Melissa! What detergent & wash routine are you using? (Oops now I see you said this is a recent occurence.) Not that you are doing anything wrong, but some babies are more sensitive than others. Is it with all diapers or just one type? Rare, but possible sensitivities are those to PUL, wool and/or suedecloth. Some babies are very sensitive to wetness and need a stay-dry diaper.

What does the rash look like? (P.S. I always recommend taking baby to the doctor to be on the safe side, any time a rash doesn’t improve with 24 hours of treatment.)

Have you had this issue?

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Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
  • Heather Ratliff
    June 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    It could definitely be something he/she is eating. My daughter gets horrible rashes after eating peanuts and sometimes other random things that we can’t pinpoint. After visiting the doctor several times because CD safe (and non-CD safe) creams (CJ’s, coconut oil, Grandma El’s, aloe vera, Desitin) didn’t clear them up, I finally gave in and tried A&D ointment. (Be sure to use disposables or a liner that you wash separately!) The rash was gone in a couple days. He said she just has sensitive skin and when she gets a rash, it doesn’t heal because it’s constantly being rubbed by the wet diaper. Potty training has helped some, but she’s still in diapers during naps and at night so we still have to be careful what she eats.

  • Monique Eckert
    June 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Is it a food allergy? Too much citrus? My DS got rashly from cows milk when we tried to switch at 12 months. We had to wait until 15 before he was able to digest milk without getting rashes. We give him the organic vitamin D milk now.

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