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Day two of cloth nappies...

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Day two of cloth nappies...

Postby katwhite » Sat May 08, 2010 11:09 am

...and Theo's skin is getting all red round the front and his willy...help?

I'm new to this so might be missing something vital? I bought new tots bots organic cotton nappies (which I washed once before using) and some second hand wraps. Apart from at night, I've changed him roughly every couple of hours. As I said, am I missing something? :-?

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Re: Day two of cloth nappies...

Postby ladybird » Sat May 08, 2010 11:11 am

What sort of red? Just red coloured or like a rash?
It's normal to take time to get used to something new, but if it's just pinkish red skin, no irritation, spots, etc, then it will probably just be that, nothing else. My boys used to get it if we had to switch to disposables for any reason.

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Re: Day two of cloth nappies...

Postby emmalala » Sat May 08, 2010 11:14 am

Maybe try a liner? dans skin goes pinky with a material thats bumpy against his skin,like cotton terry or bamboo terry, not sore just pressure marks, a liner put a stop to it

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Re: Day two of cloth nappies...

Postby katwhite » Sat May 08, 2010 11:17 am

Thanks for the replies! The skin is just pinky red, no bumps or spots. I'll just watch it and see then. Am ordering fleece and bamboo liners from amazon anyway so might try that.

BTW, are liners different from boosters? It's a whole new world, this... :D

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Re: Day two of cloth nappies...

Postby Louise » Sat May 08, 2010 11:27 am

katwhite wrote:Thanks for the replies! The skin is just pinky red, no bumps or spots. I'll just watch it and see then. Am ordering fleece and bamboo liners from amazon anyway so might try that.

BTW, are liners different from boosters? It's a whole new world, this... :D


Liners aren't absorbent - they are merely used as a stay dry layer to keep the wetness away from baby's skin and also to facilitate poo removal. Boosters are absorbent and are used to add extra absorbency to the nappy.

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Re: Day two of cloth nappies...

Postby Kirstyh » Sat May 08, 2010 11:32 am

Did yopu give your nappies a good couple of extra rinses after you washed them? Could be washing powder???

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Re: Day two of cloth nappies...

Postby bubbaloo » Sat May 08, 2010 11:35 am

Yes I give an extra rinse.
Try changing every hour at first? I do that with mine as he is very sensitive.
Any yes def use a fleece liner
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Re: Day two of cloth nappies...

Postby babyjjbaby » Sat May 08, 2010 12:43 pm

i'd say a fleece liner would sort it

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Re: Day two of cloth nappies...

Postby monsterm » Sat May 08, 2010 2:40 pm

What did you wash them with?

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