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Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Day in the Life of a Cloth Diapering Mommy....

Question of the Day...

What do you do when you are CDing and your child gets diaper rash? Since I can't use any creams/lotions or such I am lost as to what to do next. Any suggestions?!

THANKS!

5 comments:

UnrealBaby said...

First off, you need to see if there is anything else going on that caused the rash (teething for example). Have you switched detergents recently? Were the diapers rinsed well enough after the wash cycle? Some causes for rashes in cloth are due to detergent not being rinsed well enough and it leaving residue on the diaper. You'll also notice other signs of this like wicking issues, constant leaks when the soaker isn't saturated, etc. :)

If you've determined it's just a plain ol' diaper rash you can use some all natural ointments. If you don't have access to any that are cloth friendly make sure you use a liner to protect the material from your normal balm. You can make liners out of normal fleece you buy at the fabric store. You don't have to worry about sewing either because fleece does not fray.

I highly recommend Sudzy Baby products and we have a Healing Hemp Balm at our sitters, at the changing table, in our diaper bag and an extra just in case. ;)

Hope this helps!!!

Leane said...

Are you using Bummas??
I just got the ones that I won, and I am getting them washed up to use. I hope his little rash gets better.
If you can, let him play with no diaper on....in the bathroom, or out in the back yard....it will feel strange, but it will let him 'air out'....

UnrealBaby said...

Isla loves to run around nekkid! LOL

Margie S. said...

I just heard from a friend that in cases of a rash, she uses her cream and the eco-friendly disposable liners to protect the diapers until the rash goes away.

Life More Simply said...

Burt's Bees diaper ointment works miracles for us and is safe to use on cloth diapers!