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Old 01-13-2013, 03:20 AM   #1
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Has anyone else had yeast issues with Cloth?

Our twin girls seem to get yeast rashes after using our diapers. I thought that maybe it was detergent related, so tried many different things to no avail. This last sever rash only went away after using lotrimin. Anyone else experience this, or have any advice?

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My twin boys have the same problem
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Re: Has anyone else had yeast issues with Cloth?

We had a run in with yeast then I started adding about a tbsp of bleach to each diaper prewash and haven't had an issue since.
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Re: Has anyone else had yeast issues with Cloth?

Have you disinfected them? Yeast is sneaky and it loves warm, moist environments. We have only dealt with yeast once in cloth but it was minor and we were able to get over it with disinfecting the diapers each wash, coconut oil, probiotics and lots of air time.
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Yes you need to disinfect any diapers used near yeast with bleach, otherwise the yeast will reinfect. Cloth diapers in general will not cause a yeast rash, only if they are infected wih the yeast. If you miss disinfecting one diaper it will start the problem all over again, so it can be hard to get rid of.
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Re: Has anyone else had yeast issues with Cloth?

I believe I heard tea tree oil was good for killing yeast. I had horrible yeast problems with my middle son after he got chicken pox. No matter how hard we tried we couldn't get it to go away until we switched to 'sposies for a while. Even disinfecting the diapers didn't help until we gave him some time off the cloth.
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1/4 c bleach in every wash. Every single wash
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It is tricky, and trickier with twins sharing cloth because it can be passed between them. Disinfect with bleach, if its been lingering awhile (sounds like it has) I don't think the natural remedies will work. Make sure they are 100% healed before going back to cloth, and come back here for help, it's a pest, but not the end of the world!
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Try 1 tsp grapefruit seed extract in the wash with really hot water. This is supposed to kill the yeast spores in the cloth.
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Re: Has anyone else had yeast issues with Cloth?

Thanks for all the hints. We were just so confused as to why they were getting a rash. We started thinking it was an allergy to the material. I'll try bleach, or grapefruit seed extract.
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