I think all of you know now how much I love using cloth diapers. There are so many reasons why I do it: health, environment, wallet, aesthetics. . . I have offered you comparisons on different brands that I have tried and now, I’m stuck.
The red marks around Jude’s chunky thighs, around his belly and within the diapering regions have chapped, peeled and turned tomato red, only relieved by wearing disposables with a liberal applications of Eucerin and steroid cream.
At first, I thought it was the detergent, so I made the necessary changes even though I had washed his clothes in that detergent and he wasn’t showing a reaction on the rest of his body. No change. Back to disposables until it healed.
Secondly, I tried switching from the bum genius 3.0 (which I still love) and tried out the Bummis whisper wrap covers with fitted 100% diaper rite cotton prefolds. I really liked using the Bummis and they were much easier to use that I had previously anticipated. The interior diaper zone healed up. Around the thighs and belly stayed raw and chapped, where the polyester exterior met the cotton interior.
I think it’s safe to say that Jude has developed a polyester allergy. The microfiber on the interior of most of the cloth diapers on the market is made of polyester. The waterproof exteriors are made of polyester. I’m not really sure where to go from here. I know I can sell the diapers I have on craigslist and they retain a decent amount of value but I don’t know where to go with that money. I am researching diapers that have outer covers that are wool, but I’m not sure how they work. And dang, they are expensive!!
For those of you who cloth diaper, what has your experience been so far? Any suggestions for me?