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    Default Help! MCNs and nappy rash

    My DS2 is 8 weeks old and has fitted cloth nappies and he has developed a nappy rash.

    I have treated it with cornflour and also anti bacterial cream but only by changing to sposies has it cleared up.

    I put him back in cloth and within 24 hours the rash was back.

    What is the problem?

    How can I fix it?

    Do I need to keep him in sposies for a while and hope that he will be able to use cloth again when he is a bit older??

    Please help!

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    What are you washing the nappies in? Maybe he has an allergy to the detergent. Are you using half the amount you normally would to do a load of washing?

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    Thanks Tasha. I hadn't thought of that. I just use normal washing powder - half a scoop and vinegar rinse.

    Do you have any suggestions for which detergent to try?

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    I know a lot of ppl use rockin green or soap nuts. I just use Purity which is a liquid detergent for sensitive skin and i have never had a problem with DS and he has eczema on his face.. it seems really gentle and never makes it flare up on the rest of his body. I just buy it in woolies.. light blue bottle with a baby on the front.

    Could possibly be the vinegar too? You don't need to use vinegar all the time.. i never have and my nappies always come out clean and smelling fresh.

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    I use earth choice and only 1tbs of it. U shouldn't use normal washing powder as they have chemicals in it that are not good for cloth

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    My bub has sensitive skin and I've used Rockin' Green, EcoStore and Planet Ark Sensitive on his MCNs without any problems (the latter two are available at Woolies, Coles etc.). I only use 1 tablespoon (sometimes not even that much!) and rinse, rinse, rinse.

    When my bub gets nappy rash, I put Sudocream on his bot and put him in a disposable for the night and usually by morning it's cleared up. And during the day I change his nappy frequently until it clears up (like every hour). He's only ever gotten nappy rash from being left in a wet nappy for too long.

    It could also be a reaction to commercial wipes. If so, an option could be cloth wipes with just water (we use cheap baby facewashers from Target).



 

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