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ugh. Teddy's been in sposies for about a month now because i was on bedrest, and DH couldn't keep up with the laundry. I almost never change diapers... because i have dh But tonight i was helping get him ready for bed, and saw he has some open sores on his butt and rash spots around where the elastic hits. Dh says it just started in the past couple days. I feel so bad I want to throw him back in cloth, but i definitely don't think i could keep up with it right now.
Oh man, that is the worst! My kids have all been through that but I thought it was just a fact of life....diapers give rashes. I'm sorry you are in this delema. Can dh use a couple of cloth, even at night, to help relieve the rash and then help you launder them? Or maybe your mom or a friend would be willing to help a poor dad out. I know my dh is not washer-dryer friendly lol. If not, just air your baby out...he's a bit older so laying him out is not possible but maybe let him play outside in the backyard without a diaper(or even in just shorts) and rinse him off if he has an accident. It's harder to deal with when they are up and around...and you are not... So sorry!
Is teddy the "one" who has latex sensitivities as well? I remember someone else in here had Latex sensitivities from elastic (Liam does...it took me F.O.R.E.V.E.R to figure it out!). Because that could explain his redness and rashes around the sposie elastic. The sucky thing...there isn't much you can do about it. Liam was rashy pretty constantly in sposies and it lessened a lot when we switched to cloth. And then it was a whole year before I noticed he still got rashy in certain diapers and that those diapers used elastic with amounts of latex in them.
But anyway, that was a random tangent. I don't really know how to fix your issue. How much longer do you have? A couple weeks? Maybe see if DH would give cloth a try for a couple weeks until you are off bed rest? Or are you concerned that it will be too much with the new baby too? I didn't find it too bad, or nearly as bad a I thought, to keep up with two in cloth when one of them was a newborn. But I can imagine it would be hard to keep with cloth from being on bed rest and being almost through a pregnancy. But if your hubby would be willing, maybe he can change the diapers and spray them...and you can do the wash and you can fold them, since its not much time on your feet?
I dunno. Just throwing some things out there. Hope any thing you end up doing helps out. Even just a couple CDs a day might give his bum enough of a break to clear up some redness
I'm actually off bedrest now... but in a beached whale like status. i have a hard time getting a hold on my toddler to change him. We did put him in flats for a day. DH would catch him and get him up on the changer for me, and i would put the flat on. I figure if worst comes to worst, DH can throw them in with towels after a good rinse. He is not allergic to latex as far as a i know... He doesn't like to tell us about poops... so i'm thinking maybe Dh didn't change him fast enough and it went crazy? it's looking much better with flats and desitin while he's in sposies. Only a few more weeks until we have 2 in cloth.