Need help with unusual diaper rash
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|Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:24pm|
We have been cloth diapering my 7.5 month old since she was about 3 months old. We use the best bottoms diaper system (an AI2, liners that snap into shell). She has rather sensitive skin and does get regular diaper rash every now and then. We've been using coconut oil on it which works most of the time. However, my problem is with an awful rash she gets, not in the actual diaper area but on her thighs where the leg gussets are. I guess I'm not even sure if it's techniqually diaper rash or something else. The skin on her thighs get very red, hot sometimes swollen looking and eventually gets kind of chapped looking and eventually begins to peel. I have tried everything I can think of... loosening the diaper (to the point where it often leaks), generously coating her legs as well as her diaper area with the coconut oil, changing her frequently, never using the same shell twice in a row, stripping the diapers 100 ways to sunday... nothing seems to help. The only thing that clears it up is switching to disposables for a while, but the rash always comes back within days of switching ther back to cloth so she has now been in disposables for a couple weeks bc I feel bad about continuing to put her in the cloth ones and "giving" her a rash. Has anyone encountered something similar and/or have suggestions for what may be going on? I've considered an allergy to what ever kind of elastic is in the gussets but the elastic is covered in cloth so I don't see how that would be an issue...