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  1. #11
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    Default Re: cloth diaper~rash

    I found that my girls reacted to the wet cotton next to their skin. I used a fleece liner. I bought a bit of fleece fabric and cut into strips. That seemed to help but a barrier between their skin and the wet cotton. They then had no more issues with rashes.

    Good luck!

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    I have a couple of suggestions:

    Do a rinse w/ vinegar to help remove the detergent, and then do a rinse in plain water. Don't add any fabric softener. 7th Generation makes a good natural detergent.

    Try flushable liners. PM me if you'd like me to send you my leftovers (free except postage). They provide a barrier betwn. baby and diaper and make poopy ones much easier to change and wash.

    And a third suggestion, change her whenever she is wet. Use a little diaper rash cream. The best I have ever used is Metanium, from the UK.

    Oh, and a fourth... Both my girls got thrush at some time in their diaper days. You might get your dr to take a look and prescribe an antifungal if necessary, esp. if the skin is getting worn away.

    Good luck.

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    We have been visiting family for the last week and have been using disposables and the rash cleared. I have also been putting burts bees on her. I think that the prefolds don't do well with keeping baby feeling dry. I have some other diapers at home that I am going to try. Maybe those liners are a good idea!

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    We use AIO cloth diapers and sometimes use chlorine free recycled disposables. My DS is 11 weeks and for the first the first few weeks we battled with a bad diaper rash. We only use organic and homeopathic remedies so I don't know how diaper rash creams work. I can tell you the I used calendula gel (which you can get at any natural health food store) and just plain cornstarch. I also made sure I was changing his diaper VERY frequently. The combination worked beautifully. I also kept using a light dusting of cornstarch just to help with the moisture that the cloth diapers hold against the skin. Hope the helps!

  5. #15
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    Hi,

    I use cloth diapers and wash them in 'Bio-Kleen' laundry detergent...my daughter has never had diaper rash and she's 6 1/2 mnths old. I recommend using this laundry detergent as it's natural.

    Good luck!

    Janis

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    Hello again!
    I have not used my prefolds (out of fear), but I have been using fitteds with a fleece liner and cover and no rash yet. They seem to be working well. I have been using burts bees and it works great. I think the plain pf with pee was irritating against her skin. Kim from KuddleyKreations is sponsoring me through Miracle Dipers and she is making me pockets. I am sooooooo excited. She has cute stuff by the way and a layaway plan. She is a very nice person. I am so happy that cding is working out~!

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    Glad to hear things are better! I couldn't PM you because your mailbox was full .

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