An Update

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013: Two Hundred and Eighteen Days Old.

I think it’s time for a nappy rash update.

The ongoing no-nappy routine has been long and tedious; after every wee Ayla’s bathed and dried and new cream put on. Then I remove, rinse and wash the dirty linen/clothes/mat before replacing it with clean stuff.

At night time, Ayla wakes up after every wee so I’ve been getting up to do the routine in the dark but adding in a change of bedding and new pyjamas.

And then when we go out it’s a matter of packing countless cloths, wraps, changes of clothes, wipes, face washers and creams.

It’s also important to note that on top of all this our washing machine is broken and can only handle a quarter of a load at a time.

Regardless of all the hassle over the past three weeks though, it’s been worth it to see a difference no matter how slow the results have been.

But I’m now thinking Ayla might have some kind of allergy (instead of an infection) because as soon as her wee touches her skin the “rash” flares up, almost instantly.

Everyone has been so wonderful in providing me with advice and support and I’m grateful for the group effort (go Team Baby Ayla!)

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