Friday, December 24, 2010

Cloth Diaper problem

So we haven't been using cloth diapers at all really (only a few days total).  William has had a nasty diaper rash and we have been working to clear it up.  We are only using cloth wipes and creams to clear it up.  It's looking so much better, but until we can have it fully cleared up, we are in disposables to be able to use the creams. 

For any CDing moms out there, any suggestions for handling diaper rash with cloth?  Do you just switch to disposables?  Any recommendations for CD friendly ointments or creams?  Once we do switch over to cloth, any suggestions on preventing diaper rash??  Thanks!!


Tara said...

I use California Baby diaper cream. It's safe for cloth diapers and you can buy it at Babies R Us and Target. It's a little on the expensive side but sometimes Babies R Us has sales if you buy more than one of certain products. I absolutely love the smell! And it spreads so easily that I only have to use a little each time. So I guess that helps with the cost because one tube will last a long time. I've never had a problem with it making my cloth diapers repel. Cloth is supposed to help with diaper rashes, but sometimes we still get them. I actually think it's because Carter's been teething and swallowing extra saliva which I read can be acidic and give rashes. But sometimes I do use disposables if the rash is really bad because I feel like it keeps him more "airy" down there. Not sure if that's true but it makes me feel better. Hope that helps! Merry Christmas :)

Megan said...

What type of detergent are you using? The rash could be from that. We use rockin green and love it! I cut up a cheap-o fleece blanket and just lay it in the diaper, that way I can slather them with cream and not worry about it getting on the diapers. Just wash the liners with your diapers and re-use! I like plain old vaseline or aquaphor, we rarely have rash problems here though. I hope it clears up soon.

b's bling selling mama said...

Sorry I didn't see this earlier- we use Earth Angel Mama Baby Bottom Balm. LOVE it. Sometimes we use fleece too, but I've always been told that if you're using fleece with a non cd safe ointment, be sure to wash them separately, because the ointment can get on the diapers in the wash & cause them to repel.


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