Time for another cloth diapering post. Because I feel that it's good to be honest, or else people think you are super woman. Hmmm, I wouldn't mind some super powers this week. Here goes:
- My adorable little S has the most sensitive skin known to mankind. If she eats tomatoes her face goes red where the juice touches it. If she has a wet diaper for more than an hour she gets red. If she has a wet diaper for more than 8 hours she develops open sores that take weeks to heal over. At one point she got a bacterial infection. I am not willing to wake her up during the night a few times to change her diaper (strange, I know). Thus she wears disposables at night. Always, for the past 6 or so months. And she has no rash. This killed me, as I am very stubborn....but her poor little bum. And believe me, I tried everything (stripping the diapers, treating for yeast, elemination diet, various creams, stay dry liners...). I don't even use super eco-friendly disposables as they don't hold as much and she rashes anyway. We use the Huggies Pure and Natural because they are unscented and gentle on her princess skin. I really hope that #2 will be in cloth full time, I hate throwing those things in the trash.
- We are crap at early potting training. All three of us. Being pregnant so doesn't help. She still doesn't get it. She's starting to understand a bit...but not enough to actually tell us that she needs to go to the potty. I am trying not to get too frustrated about this, but I honestly thought it would have clicked by now. Still she spends half her home time in panties because of the whole rash issue. It's fine. I've made my peace. I really wish she would just pee on the potty.
Recently our local baby boutique started carrying Rockin Green detergent and I have to say, I think my diapers are staying nice for much longer between stripping then they were with Natureclean. I think it's just tougher. We have pretty average water and so I use the Classic Rock in Bare Naked Babies (unscented).
Then I pulled out the size one diapers to prep them for #2 and after a good really hot wash they still smelled...just a little off (only a cloth diaper mom can understand sniffing your laundry as you shift it to the dryer). So last week I picked up their Funk Rock - Amonia Bouncer and after soaking with that my diapers smell like...nothing. Which is of course, the point.
I also picked up the Shake it Up pail freshener for our wet bags (in Mighty Mighty Marshmallow scent) as I am not doing laundry quite as often with the whole disposables at night, pretending to potty train during the day fiasco. Again, it works! Less stinkies all around. I don't notice a marshmallow scent, but I also don't notice a diaper scent, so all is well.