Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-05-2012, 08:36 AM   #11
nonipie's Avatar
nonipie
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,183
Re: Discourged. Want to give up!

Ditch the RnG. It's likely not cleaning your diapers. Also cloth does not have to be expensive or complicated. Something like padfolded flats in Flip covers is so effective, cheap and easy to wash. Knowing what I know now after CDing 3 kids if I had to start over that is what I would do. Simple really is best. Use some fleece liners if he needs a stay dry. The other thing is I have used Triple Paste on flats and it washed out just fine no problems and no liner. There is no need to switch the whole stash and I wouldn't before you know if it will work for you.

Advertisement

__________________
Married to my soulmate Chris since 2004 Mama to big boy D 8/12/06, Big Girl M 3/7/10 and my sweet new boy E 9/10/12!

ISO:MM Optimus Prime, MM Time Lord and Supreme Dalek
nonipie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #12
Kamsmommy
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Re: Discourged. Want to give up!

I've only been using the freetime diapers for a couple weeks but immediately noticed my son was sensitive to the suede cloth inside of them. I can only use these diapers with a fleece liner covering the inside.
Kamsmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:20 AM   #13
halielise924's Avatar
halielise924
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 433
My Mood:
I have no issues with my freetimes, on a 6 week old and 2.5 year old. I use Charlie's soap, so maybe it is RnG? Of course every baby is different!
__________________
Hali: SAHM, 4 boys. :cloth: Babywearing.
halielise924 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #14
TrennaII's Avatar
TrennaII
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,366
Your instinct is probably the best guide.

Have you thought about grabbing some cheap flats? They rinse so cleanly and in our experience keep skin plenty dry... I really wonder if just a thin layer of cotton could help things.
__________________
No 2x4 Butt! A non-pad "Pad" fold to put flats in covers and pockets: http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1357948
TrennaII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #15
sweetest's Avatar
sweetest
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 816
Re: Discourged. Want to give up!

I would keep him in disposables until he is all cleared up so when you go back to the cloth you are starting with a clean slate. In the meantime, I would wash the freetimes in a mainstream detergent (like Tide) with a little bleach. Maybe even do a few extra rinses to make sure they are good and clean.

Once his bum is all cleared up try the freetimes again... if they still bother him then it's probably time to try something else... and you might want to stay away from suede cloth and microfiber because those are the likely culprits...

Flats and flips are a nice trim/easy clean option, and since you already have the flips it would be an inexpensive overhaul. You can easily add a fleece liner (buy a yard of microfleece from Joannes and cut it up) if you want baby to feel dry.
sweetest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #16
carolinaem
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 375
My Mood:
Re: Discourged. Want to give up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetest View Post
I would keep him in disposables until he is all cleared up so when you go back to the cloth you are starting with a clean slate. In the meantime, I would wash the freetimes in a mainstream detergent (like Tide) with a little bleach. Maybe even do a few extra rinses to make sure they are good and clean.

Once his bum is all cleared up try the freetimes again... if they still bother him then it's probably time to try something else... and you might want to stay away from suede cloth and microfiber because those are the likely culprits...

Flats and flips are a nice trim/easy clean option, and since you already have the flips it would be an inexpensive overhaul. You can easily add a fleece liner (buy a yard of microfleece from Joannes and cut it up) if you want baby to feel dry.
This exactly!
carolinaem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 02:53 PM   #17
elvenmama's Avatar
elvenmama
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,445
My Mood:
Re: Discourged. Want to give up!

Yes please ditch the Rockin Green. It doesnt suds up in hot water so how can it clean poop and pee? Try Tide, it sounds like your diapers aren't getting clean enough and that's what's causing the rashes.
elvenmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #18
Tabatha
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 465
Re: Discourged. Want to give up!

I think synthetics suck in general. Cotton is way more gentle. I've had to stop using my pockets because no matter what I do my baby's bum is always slightly red. And if they're used for his overnight diapers (only made that mistake once) his whole area is bright red and looked burned. But using cotton for his overnight dipe has everything looking totally healthy with no redness. It could be the detergent too, rock n green is known for sometimes causing rashes
Tabatha is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.