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Old 07-19-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need cloth diaper safe diaper rash cream!

My son used to get bad diaper rashes when he was a NB, but we didn't use cloth diapers until he was 7 months old. I'm about to have a daughter and I plan on starting her off in cloth diapers right away. Just wondering, is baby powder safe to use with cloth diapers? Also, can anyone suggest a good cream or balm for diaper rashes that is cloth diaper safe? And where is the best place to purchase them? Thanks!

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Old 07-19-2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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I use baby powder without issue and coconut oil as a preventative.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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Re: Need cloth diaper safe diaper rash cream!

Coconut oil found with the other cooking oils in the grocery store.

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Re: Need cloth diaper safe diaper rash cream!

I've used CJ's BUTTer with practically all my cloth diapers, and have never had an issue with build up or repelling.
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Baby powder is dangerous. Babies can breathe in the tiny particles. For that matter, so can you. http://www.babycenter.com/406_is-it-...aby_1519559.bc
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Re: Need cloth diaper safe diaper rash cream!

I have used these when diaper cream is needed: http://www.diapers.com/p/bummis-biosoft-liners-99129 This way the cream never comes in contact with the diaper.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:55 PM   #7
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Re: Need cloth diaper safe diaper rash cream!

Incidentally, my son never had any issues with any particular diapers or any creams, but my daughter has turned out to be sensitive to the fleecy diapers. She was getting some really nasty raw rashes, and the only cream that worked was this one: http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/s...aper-care.aspx

I switched her to Mother-Ease (100% cotton) diapers and the rashes stopped. No cream required.
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And where is the best place to purchase them?
Best place to purchase diapers? Probably on this site.
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Definitely recommend coconut oil!
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Re: Need cloth diaper safe diaper rash cream!

I have used cornstarch baby powder, it doesn't hurt the diapers and it is safe for baby. My son did fine with it, both of my daughters have indicated that they didn't like it though.

As far as creams go, the only thing I will use with a pocket diaper is CJ's butter. With cotton diapers (i.e., flats, prefolds, or cotton aio's), though, I will use almost anything. I never found the need for all over slathering, but if there was a need I have used Triple Paste, vaseline, Burt's Bees... and had it wash out. That was only in the bum-crack though. I do wash with Tide though, that is better than diaper safe detergents at getting out tough things. Also I don't use it at every diaper change, only if there was an actual rash (which doesn't happen much).

Coconut oil has never done squat for any of my kids when they had an actual sore spot. Lots of people swear by it though.

And, people may debate cause vs. correlation, but we just haven't had much in the way of rashes/need for diaper cream, I think with cloth diapers you end up changing more often either b/c baby complains about being wet or frankly they just don't hold as much as a sposie so they need to be changed sooner.

My dd2 ended up with a bad rash at 2 weeks (good sleeper, pooped in her sleep=raw bottom) and I used Triple Paste and vaseline on her with flats and prefolds and it all washed out just fine. She only had one other bad diaper rash (around 6 months my FIL watched her for an hour b/c my son had a major dr. appt and stuck her in a poopy diaper in her bouncy seat, so it just ground the poo right into her skin). I have used almost anything except Desitin (I am paranoid about getting a fishy smell or black stains).
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