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Can you recommend a good cloth overnight pull up alternative?

DD has a butt rash that will never go away until she is out of pull ups all together. There is something in them that she reacts too. Right now she only uses one for bed time and occasionally for naps but she definitely still needs one.

Yes, we've tried limiting fluids after a certain hour, waking her up to pee, any number of things but she's obviously just not ready yet.

Any recommendations for a good cloth alternative that can hold it all in? She wears 4-6x in undies and anywhere from a 3T to a 5T in pants right now.

Thanks for your help!


Asked by Xynyth at 10:11 AM on Feb. 22, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Her reaction may not even be to the pull-ups, but rather from her skin getting used to staying dry all day and now being more sensitive to the urine. My daughter got like that right after she day trained. So what she's reacting to, is it something that's just in pull-ups and not in disposable diapers? Are you putting a good cream on to act as a water barrier (I would assume you are, but just in case -- and you can also try plain vaseline if she reacts to creams). If she didn't have the same problem with diapers, you can try disposable diapers. They really are the best at keeping the moisture off the bottom. If she's been away from diapers long enough, you can call them special "night pants" or something so it doesn't affect her day training. But the cloth pull-ups we've used (Gerber -- cloth with plastic cover) caused rashes, too, because they didn't absorb much but then had the plastic to keep the air out.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 1:31 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • You could put a cloth diaper or underwear under the pullup to act as a barrier.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • We tried that and it didn't work. I sent her to bed in just undies for a week and even though I had to change the sheets nearly every day (sometimes twice) the rash started to clear up. There is just something in those darn pull ups :( Thanks though.

    Answer by Xynyth at 11:14 AM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • This is a rash she's had for well over a year. We ran the gamut of other alternatives before settling on the cause being the pull ups. She had the same problem with diapers but it's slowly slowly gotten worse. We use a special prescription oil on her now but it only does so much.

    We tried underwear in the pull up, but not the cloth diaper. I might try that. The only problem with that will be if she's able to get the pull up that way back on if she does get up to use the bathroom in the night.

    Answer by Xynyth at 2:48 PM on Feb. 22, 2010