I don't know what to do for the best. My DD has never had nappy rash before, but today she pooed in her new reusable nappy for the first time and got a horrid rash very fast. She wasn't sat in it for more than a few minutes but the skin is red with white marks that look like blisters. Should I give up on the reusables (only been using them 3 days) or does this sometimes happen when you switch from disposables?
Obviously her health comes first, but having spent £100 on reusables I really want to make sure it's not a normal reaction, or something I might have done wrong. Am I putting them on right and washing them right?
Oooh, that reminds me Flame... Are the Swaddlebees pocket nappies lined with cotton rather than fleece? (and did you know that if you google Swaddlebees, your site comes up in the "sponsored links" right at the top )
I would also say possibly too much detergent, I have to 'strip' mine (wash all detergent out) every few weeks or the buildup does this to DD.
Also I put a couple in with a wash and MIL put fabric conditioner in when I wasn't looking and they really gave her bad rash.
You dont say how old your DD is? could it be just the poo that does it as DD's teething poo is like acid, or if she has had a curry!
A couple of people also recommended I try using silk liners to stop the rash but I never got round to it.
Oddly enough, DD was around 9 or 10 months when she developed "cloth nappy rash". I finally twigged what it was when I used disposables at my parents house and it disappeared. The rash disappeared, not the house...
I've heard a rash is quite common when changing from one type to another. dd gets a bit red if i put her in a disposable now. she has only had a rash like you describe when teething though. Um try less detergent/various liners etc like people have said. also changing her more regularly until her skin gets used to the change.
yup - mine also wicked all over his troos first few outings and i hated it - he changed shape now though and it fits and works a treat, the velour goes hard but a good rub softens it up again real nice - i find mine stains more than fleec or suedecloth....
HCI, my DS is nearly 10mo and has been cutting a tooth for ages too (Like a month - 6 weeks. Today it finally appeared - hurrah!) He got bad nappy rash when put in a disposable for a one of - so the reverse of what you did really. I've noticed he gets a red bum if but in disposables now, just must be his skin has got used to cloth (though won't be telling MIL that, just that she needs to use cloth more )
Disposables keep baby's bum dry.... cloth nappies leave bums wet and the skin is not used to it. Try using fleece liners which really helps, and putting a few drops of tea tree oil directly onto the nappy before putting it on to clear up the nappy rash. It should clear up pretty fast - dd also gets teething poo nappy rash tho so it could well be a factor aswell!