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Old 08-04-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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how do you know when stay dry is the best?

I see people say "my LO needs stay dry.." how did you figure out that you needed only stay dry? I'm just wondering if that's what my little one needs..? But not 100% sure.

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Re: how do you know when stay dry is the best?

My son only needs it at night. He wakes up if he feels wet and no one wants that I also notice he gets red more easily in non stay dry.
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hmmm ok. thank you!
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Re: how do you know when stay dry is the best?

One of my sons needed stay dry. He got terrible rashes, including yeast rashes, if he did not have the stay dry diaper. The other two kiddos have been perfectly content without stay dry.
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Re: how do you know when stay dry is the best?

My DS had perpetual rash and redness starting around 3-4 months old. Turned out that not only did he need stay-dry, he ALSO couldn't have PUL. I had to switch our stash TWICE. First I switched to all stay-dry, but around 6 months old I figured out that the reason he was still having rash/redness/itching was from the PUL so I ended up making a stay-dry/breathable stash and then buying additional items once I knew what was going to work.

Now he's 26 months and can do natural fibers during the day but he still has stay-dry at naps and nights.

With rash/redness, it can be any of a multitude of issues. Could be detergent, fabric, food, breathability, infection...so it's a matter of trying different things until you figure out the problem.
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hmmm..ok. guess I'll have to start figuring out. It might be because we went on vacation and had to use sposies for a week...
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Where is your little guy's rash? Do you have any diapers where he can get more air to his skin (like breathable covers or fitteds/PFs+doublers that he could wear cover-less)?
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I use PFs and fitteds actually a majority of the time...with wool or fleece covers. It's like literally in his lil bum crack so I'm not entirely sure what is causing it. (but like I said..I *did* have to use sposies for a week..although it seemed like the rash was getting better..then all the sudden it got redder again today..although..I've been putting him in sposies at night..because we're having a hard time with nighttime solutions..)
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Is he EBF? Could be from lots of poos. Maybe all he needs is a little zinc oxide barrier cream like CA Baby or Method
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