Katie - posted on 07/19/2010
I have a tube of California Baby diaper rash cream. It was the one recommended by my CD store. They just said be sure to rub it all in before closing up the diaper. I've only ever had to use it once and just about the size of a dried pea, covered her entire bum.
Morgan - posted on 06/28/2010
I'm running in to some rash problems with my son....just got fleece liners for our prefolds so hopefully that'll help. I use lots and lots of coconut oil and ACV wipes/baths. Let their bottom air dry as much as possible throughout the day, this is the key to any diaper rash. I hope the liners will help us because I just bought a full stash of prefolds and would die if they don't work!
Majaliwa - posted on 06/21/2010
most likely that's because prefolds are typically made from either cotton, bamboo or hemp. All of those materials absorb wetness but still hold it against baby's skin. In contrast, most pocket diapers (and all in ones) are made with a layer of fleece that touches baby's skin. The fleece wicks away the moisture ensuring that the moisture isn't sitting against baby's skin.
with that said, if you're using a prefold you may want to switch to a pocket or all in one diaper with a fleece inner layer to avoid the issue Jenny is referring to.
Jenny - posted on 06/21/2010
we had to switch from prefolds to pockets because the constant moisture of my son (the prefolds don't keep him dry) gave him bleeding rashes in between diaper changes. The prefolds kept him rash free for 75% of the time, so it wasn't perfect, but we were out of money to experiment more. :) We had to put him in disposables every time he had a nasty rash and treat it, then put him back in cloth after it was gone. A really really good rash cream is calmoseptine, but DO NOT use it with cloth, it WON'T come out. But it did get rid of rashes on our son faster than any other. Our second son is not as prone to rashes, and I use northern essence diaper rash salve, which is safe for cloth. :) Hope that helps.
Majaliwa - posted on 06/19/2010
solving diaper rash in general can be a little tricky. the first thing you want to do is figure out what's causing the rash so you can keep it from coming back and then find a good diaper rash cream to fix it in the meantime.
with that said, here are simple steps for figuring out what might be causing your little one's nappy rash:
also, here is a list of recommended diaper rash creams for babies in nappies.
you want to make sure you use a cloth friendly diaper rash cream so it doesn't stick to your diapers. if you choose a standard over the counter diaper rash cream (e.g. desitin) you'll want to be sure to use a disposable or reusable diaper liner to keep the cream from getting into the diaper - those creams are hard to get out!
my personal favorite rash cream is Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm. it's gotten rid of some of the worst diaper rashes my little guy has had - even better than Magic Stick.
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