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Old 12-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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Developing sensitivity to microfiber?

Can a baby develop a sensitivity to microfiber? From the time DD was born, we used diapers that had 100% cotton against her skin. Never had diaper rash. We started incorporating Flips into our system b/c grandmother started watching her. All was fine for a few months, then I started to notice some redness - but I'd let her air out and it would go away. Well, fast forward 6 months - DD seems to develop terrible diaper rash every time I use the Flips. Does this make any sense? I thought that a sensitivity would show up in a couple of weeks - not 6 months after we started using them. And it doesn't seem to be a wash problem, since they're all washed together and the cotton dipes are fine.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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Re: Developing sensitivity to microfiber?

Well microfiber is not supposed to be placed next to the skin so if that is happening then yes that is the problem. The other thing is even though they are washed together the microfiber may not be getting fully clean.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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Re: Developing sensitivity to microfiber?

totally possible, but could be buildup as well.

(my ds doesn't like anything staydry and I have no idea why-- says the woman who loves her polar fleece... admittedly I don't pee on it...)
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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Re: Developing sensitivity to microfiber?

My son developed a PUL allergy after a while. So, I wonder if this might be what's going on?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #5
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Re: Developing sensitivity to microfiber?

Is the microfiber up against her skin, without another barrier (like suedecloth or fleece?) If so, I bet that's the problem. If not, I'd guess you need to strip them. Do they have odor?
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Re: Developing sensitivity to microfiber?

Sounds more like a suedecloth allergy to me.... if your not putting the microfiber directly against the skin- then it would be the suedecloth on the stay dry inserts that she is reacting to. Many babies cannot tolerate suedecloth...mine is one of them. HTH! :-)
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Re: Developing sensitivity to microfiber?

It's pretty rare. I think it is more likely bacteria/detergent/mineral buildup. bumGenius/Flip products are supposed to be bleached once a month. The instructions are on the wrapper, but obviously most people throw that away.

Just wash those inserts with 1-2 Tbsp chlorine bleach and rinse twice, and if the baby cannot wear them after that, then maybe there is an allergy.

Also, you have to do this once a month.
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Re: Developing sensitivity to microfiber?

You need pruner insets for skills than microfiber because it will strip body oils or something like that.
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