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Old 10-26-2012, 09:40 AM   #11
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Try adding about 6-10 squirts of Bac Out to your first wash cycle. I resisted this advise for so long, thinking that Bac Out needed to be sitting on the diapers for longer time periods in order to be effective. It has enzymes in it, so I thought it needed time to work.

Well, once I finally decided to try it, based on some wash advise I was given, I have noticed a big improvement! Then after that I do a hot wash with detergent added and the extra rinse. I guess Bac Out is an awesome surfactant and it really must help! I only use about 2T of detergent.

Also, make sure you are only washing as many diapers as your machine can agitate. Sometimes when I cram too many in there, they do not get clean enough.

My baby gets red when my diapers are not getting clean. Hope that helps!

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:01 PM   #12
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It sounds like a combo of dirty diapers and sensitivity to wetness. The bacteria lingering in the diapers is likely contributing to the redness. Have you tried bleach? That would be my first step to disinfect before I would put them back on. It is possible that neither RnG not Tide are working for you. I do use Tide but powder works better for my TL. I would wash again and this time add 1/2 cup bleach. Then I would also add a fleece liner to all of his prefolds. The other thing is try to get him as much air time as possible.
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We have the same problem. I don't think it's our soap or wash routine because LO also has constant redness in the insides of the elbows, and splotchy redness on the belly. Currently trying sposies at night to see if hat helps. We had microfleece liners at night for a while with no change in the redness, but maybe adding them during the day would help...?
sounds like it could be eczema? breathability often helps but each little one is different. my little guy does best in a suedecloth lined diaper, fleece will make him red after a short time.
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i would try liner or sween cream.
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It sounds like a combo of dirty diapers and sensitivity to wetness. The bacteria lingering in the diapers is likely contributing to the redness. Have you tried bleach? That would be my first step to disinfect before I would put them back on. It is possible that neither RnG not Tide are working for you. I do use Tide but powder works better for my TL. I would wash again and this time add 1/2 cup bleach. Then I would also add a fleece liner to all of his prefolds. The other thing is try to get him as much air time as possible.
this but I add less bleach (1/4 cup)
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:20 AM   #15
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Have you considered trying Elimination Communication? We stared at 9 months and we'd have fully or almost dry days with some good timing.

I recommend The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative by Christine Gross-Loh, it's a good book that is not preachy for part-time and late starting EC. The name is a little extreme.
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