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Diaper rash or allergy?
I've been using bumgenius 4.0's for awhile and my daughter keeps getting red. When she gets red I end up switching her to huggies. I've tried stripping them and it hasn't helped. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem. I use rockin green detergent. I use 1-2 tsp per small load. I hang to dry. I'm thinking that maybe she's just sensitive to the inner cloth. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Ok I've read on another post that grapefruit seed extract is the only way to kill yeast in your diapers. Would her rash go away with calmoseptine if it was a yeast rash? I've had her to her drs for the rash and was told it was just chaffing but then we figured out it was from too much citrus in her diet. Now I've limited her citrus and switched her diapers up and she's still getting a rash. So I wondered if maybe the calmoseptine and huggies could get rid of a yeast rash, and when I use my cloth it spreads again? HELP!!!! It feels never ending.....
It sounds to me like your daughter has a sensitivity to suedecloth, which is what bumgenius uses as the inner layer in the 4.0 diapers. From what I've read this is one of the more common fabric sensitivities that babies get. I would try to switch to another kind of diaper, either cotton or something that has a fleece or microfleece inner and see if her rash goes away. You didn't mention where her rash is, but if it is all over where the diaper touches her skin, this is likely the problem.
It doesn't sound like yeast to me. I am not familiar with calmoseptine but yeast rashes, once there, don't tend to go away by just switching to disposables, it has to be treated (and from my quick search calmoseptine seems to be more of a barrier ointment, not a treatment for yeast). Kids who are sensitive to citrus usually just get redness around their anal opening where poop contacts the skin the most.
Mom to adorable son born 10/20/12
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