Preventing Diaper rash with cloth diapers

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  1. KristenChez

    KristenChez New Member

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    It seems like no matter what skin protection we use Aleksey keeps getting terrible diaper rashes when we use cloth diapers. We've tried going without the cream in case he was allergic but to worse results. Any suggestions?
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    Have you tried using different laundry detergent?
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    Weleda Diaper Rash cream with calendula has been the best at keeping diaper rash at bay.
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    What is your washing routine? Do you double rinse? What detergent do you use? Do you use vinegar or water softener when you wash? What kind of diapers are you using?
    All of this info can help us help you trouble shoot :)
    When I was using cloth on my kids, I did a cold rinse, 1/4-1/2 cap of detergent (usually Purex free and clear), hot wash then cold rinse with vinegar in a downy ball. I used mostly prefolds but some fitteds and AIOs, nothing with fleece.
    I'd run a cycle once a month or so on hot with calgon water softener and nothing else.
    My diapers were clean and fresh smelling with this routine.
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    I may try this routine then, I had been using nothing but plain old baking soda and vinegar to wash his diapers...and indeed all of our clothing. I do a 1 hr soak with baking soda in the water and then set it to cycle with vinegar in a downy ball (What a wonderful invention!) I also add a dropperful of tea tree oil for it's antiseptic properties just in case.

    For topical prevention I had been using Aveeno baby cream with oatmeal maybe I'm just not lathering it on heavy enough?
  6. kataka

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    didn't have to use diaper rash cream with my DD very often. I only used it when I noticed her bum getting a little red and irritated. The most important thing to prevent diaper rash is to change diapers frequently enough so they don't get irritated from wet/soiled diapers. My favorite cream is the Boudreaux's Butt Paste. It works very quickly. I also use Desitin on minor redness since it is easier to spread on that the thicker stuff.
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    ^^ good point. Glad I joined this forum already
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    Pretty interesting .. Im expecting by the end of May and this is terrific info. Ill definitely make gud use of this
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    my 1 year old really gets irritated by nappy rashes... i have tried different but it doesn't work.. but from now on i'l work on these suggestions
  10. snugwee

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    Hi.
    What kind of cloth diaper are you using? Are you using one with a natural fabric against baby or are you using a stay-dry type with a micro fleece against baby?
    Yvonne
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    am using a natural fabric...
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    i second this!

    we used the same and it worked wonders, good luck!
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    bumping this up

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