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    Have you tried prefolds at night? It can be done! Teagan gets irritated by most of the pockets we have if she's in them for more than ~2 hours. Even with a liner in there it could be irritating her. I suggest switching to disposables until the rash clears and then slowly introducing cloth again. Maybe start by just doing prefolds at home and then sending cloth to daycare again. You might be able to pinpoint what's going on a little better.
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    Heath can not have ANY acid or he gets a rash and it bleeds after the first poo and takes a week to heal if anyone give him some when they don't know. Even tomato powder in ready to eat foods had to be cut out.

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    If the antibacterial cream worked before, could you not get some again?
    Or get a second opinion on the rash? Months ago, DD had a bad rash under her arm. The doctor said it was yeast and gave us anti-fungal cream. When it did not go away after three weeks, I got her into our GP, and it was a Staph infection. She needed oral antibiotics and cream.

    I hope EC helps. I know that if it was not for EC, DD would have bad rash. Just a bit of poop from a fart will make her bum red. When it happens, we go with sposies and lots of cream.
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    What about baby powder. DD2 was always a little bit red in the morning. Then I noticed whenever DH got her ready for bed she wasn't at all. The difference was he insisted on baby powder which I avoided. Just make sure it's the corn starch not talc. Fruit really irritates DD's bottom when she poops too. Bamboo fleece was best against her skin anytime she had a rash from fruit for some reason. I thought the pockets would be, but bamboo fitteds were. She is 17 mos now and seems to have mostly outgrown the sensitivity since she rarely gets rashes now.
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    Thanks for all the input, guys. I definitely think we have acid sensitivity issues, but I'm not giving her any juice, just fruit. But she LOVES fruit and it is so good for her, so I don't want to stop giving it to her...I just need to find a way for it to not sit on her skin so much. I do change her frequently most of the time, but the new fall asleep in the car and sleep for three hours after daycare thing is where we ran into trouble again.

    I have her in sposies now to clear up the rash, which immediately got better and is now down to one little stubborn spot. (Thank god--it was the worst yet. By the time we got to the store to buy disposables, she was screaming and climbing me, trying to get away from the pain. It was horrible.)
    When the rash is 100% gone, I'm going to try the sposies at night thing and see if we can keep it down that way. Powder, TTO, and reintroducing one kind of diaper at a time are all good ideas. I actually have some TTO at home--do you put drops straight in your washer? How much?
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    I put several drops in the washer. I just shake it a few times and go around the drum. Maybe 10-15??
    You can also put it in your wipes solution.
    We use powder too, I think it's great for the stay-dry factor. I will put it on over cream if that's needed too.
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    I only skimmed through responses, so I don't know if this has been mentioned.

    The red flag in your OP for me was the "all natural detergents". We used those and everything was fine for a long time. Then HORRIBLE, bleeding, blistering rashes started on my second son, where he would scream and be in terrible discomfort and pain. We tried creams, different fabrics, etc. I stripped all the diapers so many times. The only thing that helped was switching to 'sposies. I finally found a thread on a message board where they were discussing nearly an identical issue and someone suggested it was the all natural detergent. They said to switch to blue Dawn. I stripped with blue Dawn, and officially made the total switch over. The rash was gone. COMPLETELY! We also started doing 'sposies at night due to irritation from prolonged wetness against his skin, but that wasn't the same type of rash as he was having from the detergent.

    According to what I read, when I ended up researching the detergents more fully, many natural detergents don't kill all the bacteria. It doesn't effect some children (my older son had no issues) but the PH levels vary so much from person to person, that other children experience the irritation. In our case, major irritation.

    We have only used blue Dawn since. DS2 had no more issues again. DS3 never had an issue at all. I'm a HUGE proponent of blue Dawn now and won't use anything else on my diapers.

    Anyway, that was our experience. Good luck.

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    You mean blue Dawn dishwashing soap? I have used that once for stripping, and I think it's the only time I ever had NO smell. Worth a shot for sure...how much do you use?

    I sent her off to daycare today with her usual sunbabies (first time back in cloth since last week's debacle) so we shall see how it goes...I might do a mega wash of everything right when I get home, with these new tips in mind. Thanks again, all!
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    Poor little Adair. Coby has some issues with sensitive skin so I have done the sposie each night route to help him. The cream that I like best is butt paste. Recentaly I have switched my laundry soap from Vaska (have used this for years) to Rocking Green because of stinkies but he is getting rashy again. So I'm thinking of doing Vaska and Rocking Green every other wash.
    The Funk Rock helped a lot with stinkies for me, more than the blue dawn ever did. But I have soft water so I'm not sure if that is the difference there.
    Oh another thing that has helped coby is to rub his whole body down with olive oil after a bath.
    And I make my own wipes, he will get rashy easy if I use sposie wipes too much.
    I use 4 cups warm water, 1 squirt baby wash, 1 tablespoon ish of olive oil, 4ish drops of TTO or somtimes I use lavender oil. However I don't like the smell when you mix them, lol.

    Hope Adair gets better soon and you can fine a fix.
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    yup, blue Dawn dishwashing detergent. I use about 2-3 tbs per load. And we do have hard water, since the PP said she had soft and that might make a difference. And you're right, no smell. Like not even a good or a bad, just nothing but the fabric itself I've never had to strip since using it, since there is nothing to strip out. So some of our diapers went, what, three years with no stripping before DS3 PLd, and we never had one issue with stink or rash or anything.

    I hope you find a solution quickly. I always tell people that the hardest thing with cloth is the laundry...not doing laundry, but figuring out HOW to do the laundry with cloth. Once you have that down, you're golden.

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