Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just to Wipe a Butt

Diapers have been a problem for Ellie, well...always. If we don't give her frequent baths (in baking soda) and use very minimal wipes, she gets burning red rashes almost instantly. Her poor intestines and poo are so painful already, and then to have to wipe her with a cloth that burns is horrible. This week I bought the generic Walmart brand diapers to try, and within 24 hours she had a flaming, painful rash. This time I noticed that it looked just like her corn reaction when she had the patch testing done. Coincidence? I think not. So frustrating! Its not like diapers are cheap! I realized that I am going to have to switch to cloth. Hooray.

I am not really sure why I haven't switched before now. *pause* Who am I kidding? OK. Actually there is a list of reasons why I have not switched. I don't have the time to research the different types, I am fearful of the cost, I don't have the time to add diaper washing duty to my list, it sounds very inconvenient, the thought of changing an FPIES reaction poop in a cloth diaper does NOT sound appealing, I have visions of poop everywhere, my learning curve can not possibly go steeper to add one more thing, and on and on and on.

Alas, we can no longer continue to go out of the house without baby wipes, and the reality is I spend a ton on expensive disposables so that she can wear them. So chalk one more up to FPIES - we move on to cloth.

2 comments:

  1. I'll bring a couple things for you to try out on Friday.

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  2. I came across a couple recipes last night for homemade wipes...I'll have to go back and look at them and see if they are things that might work for her. My aunt used to make her own and it made a world of difference with rashes. I'll letcha know what I find!

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