I'm a FTM and have had very little exposure to babies. My DS is 4 weeks old and we've been using cloth since day 1 and love them. The problem is he has a very mild rash everywhere the cloth diaper seems to touch (including his belly). We're using GMD prefolds and workhorses.
I was using Alvins' ( I think) samples that I got from Jillian's but ran out. I'd read that Purex free and clear might work, and we've been using it for all the clothing, so I tried it on his diapers. I didn't notice the rash until after we switched detergents, but he doesn't have the rash anywhere else on his body, could it still be a reaction to the detergent?
We change his diapers every 2 hours, every 3 overnight but they're still soaked at times. We're using Earth Mam Angel Baby Bottom Balm at every diaper change but it doesn't seem to make a difference. I'm not sure what else to do.
I should not that I googled pictures of diaper rash ( yeah, I'm that clueless) and it doesn't look anywhere near as angry and painful as those pictures. In fact, he's been to his two week and one month doctor appointments, and it wasn't even mentioned.