|hi all, i am sure that everyone is sick of me haunting this forum, but when i finally tackle one problem, another takes its place. now we are dealing with an absolutely stubborn rash that will not go away. the rash is tiny close set bumps only on one hip. it is not painful for him, it is itchy though. he actually has unsnapped that side of his diaper cover to try to get at it to scratch it. my husband said that besides that rash, he has redness where the waist band and leg elastic of the diaper touches. i have tried everything. ajusting the snap settings on the diaper, letting him go coverless for the day, using what was left of my northern essence healing sav, using baby powder, baby lotion, and finally desitin (not the fishey smelling stuff) but nothing is seeming to clear it up. i have not used these products all at once. i used them each individually to see if one of them will at least help. i wonder if lanolin cream will work? i have half a tube leftover from when i started nursing. does anyone know what kind of rash this is? i would let him run naked, but this is new carpet and we do not want it ruined because if it is, we will not get our security deposit back at the end of our lease. i tried asking my mom about it but she said that since the diapers "dont absorb like disposables do" that is what is causing it. i was thinking that the rash could be due to bacterial build up in the diapers because ever since we started washing in cold to try to save on our electric bill (progress energy charges way too freaking much just for normal electric usage,) we have been getting a horrible amonia stink. i read that besides from the normal build up and stuff, that it can be from bacterial build up as well. so i bleached the diapers last night when i washed them and this morning there was no stink at all. it was great to take his diaper off and not practically sufficate because of amonia. his pediatrician saw the redness around the legs and waist when my husband took him for a normal check up 2 months ago as well and she immediately cried rash although it was not (she has never seen a child in cloth before mine)..but besides that, his skin was absolutely clear. this rash has been there for about 5 days or so.