Aw poor little lady! What you talking about, year and half? She'll be potty trained by 18 months .
Do you see any difference depending upon which diaper she's wearing? Do the GMD PFs do it too? I'm asking because Teagan was getting red monkey butt from one kind of pocket. When she's in a PF, does she only get red where the diaper is wet and coming in contact with her skin? If not, its not just a wetness thing. Are you using cloth wipes? Does using them or disposable make any difference. Teagan gets a red butt if I use just water on her cloth wipes. I add a little calendula oil and it clears right up. Did she still have this problem when you were using Rocking Green? Do you have any wool covers? They really help to air out the diaper rather than keeping the moisture against their skin. Little Bird has wool covers by Cloth for Your Angel that I use and like. Teagan wakes up pretty much dry in them most of the time because she'll pee a little at the beginning of the night and it'll evaporate by morning when she goes on the potty.
A lot of other people have said it, but I also think it might just be the wetness. I know when I've had my DD in sposies for one reason or another (usually traveling), I have to really remember to change her more often when I put her back in cloth.
I'm sorry, Erin, did you say your 9 mos old is using the potty!?!?
Mara & Joel, 2009
Yes, she did have it with Rockin' Green, although I just bought some more Borax to tide me over because I do think it was better when I was using that. I cannot find Calgon anywhere--where did you get it? I do just use water on her cloth wipes at home (we use cloth at home and disposable wipes in her diaper bag, which I then wash and reuse as disposable liners) I will try calendula oil, although that's what I use for my cloth safe balm (Badger Balm) and it doesn't seem to help much...It's always patchy, not just one big redness, and after a couple of days if I can't get it to go away, her skin breaks open. The best thing besides disposables that I have found to fix it is lots of air-out time, but now that she is so mobile, that is a LOT harder to accomplish. I tried putting her in her high chair for breakfast with just an open PF in the seat, but DH nixed that plan when she pooped up the front and it got all over the straps yesterday (sorry, )
I definitely know for sure I'm still struggling with hard water issues, though, and I think that's a good first plan of attack...if I can find some Calgon! But the bottom of my new washing machine is coated in white deposits, and I never have used any detergent in there that isn't totally free and clean rinsing--I've used Arm & Hammer Clean Rinsing, Rockin Green Hard Rock, Soap Nuts, Charlie's, and now I'm on Country Save. The only additive I've ever put in the machine is Borax. So I know it's hard water deposits, not soap. So frustrated...
I found Calgon at K-mart. The one on ... erm ... Broadway and Kolb, I think. I could be making that up. OK, google says I'm not lying. Its the only place I've seen it. We've got the ring around the washing machine too. Drives me batty. Adair must just have more sensitive skin. Sorry about the high chair poo-splosion! Do you have tile or linoleum in your kitchen? Could you just let her loose in there? That's pretty much what we do but Teagan also only poops once a day. If she were like a ticking poop bomb I probably wouldn't let her run free so much.
Yeah...Addy is a TOTAL ticking poop bomb, hehehe...we do have tile in a lot of the house, but still...yikes. I'm remembering, though, that I have a whole stash of ratty fitteds. I could use those for mealtime diapers and at least get her a little more air time that way, with less risk to the furnishings. The potty time is also air time! Every little bit helps...
Thanks for the tip about KMart. I will check it out!
I am not much help on the washing. When DD gets a rash, I stick her in sposie for the night with lots of cream.
We however do EC. I started her at 4 months. I switch to cloth because I was tossing out unsoiled sposies. They also get all buched up and look uncomfortable. We average three diapers a day. The odd poo every few weeks.
God gave Joseph his sister Juliet on November 19th, 2010.
I'd do sposies at night with a hot load of triple paste on her.
Triple paste is AWESOME! I'm a Mom who uses cloth all day and a sposie at night on my kid ~ after having two in cloth full time this is the best, easiest, most wonderful solution for us.
Just like I might use Mama cloth all day, but a tampon at the pool as my kids love to swim, I'm all about doing what works vs. what may be idealistic
Hope her bum improves quickly!