Kristen - posted on 06/25/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
My daughter seems to be in the very small minority of babies that get more rashes with cloth diapers. We have used cloth diapers almost exclusively with her since we brought her home, but she just seems very sensitive to any kind of moisture next to her skin. We use a service so we do not control the cleaning of the diapers, but I really don't think that is the cause. We use cotton pre-folds with a Thirsties cover. We use a disposable paper liner at night because she goes 10-12 hours without waking.
She has had a recurring yeast infection as well as a painful looking pimple-like rash. She also seems to have a heat rash on her back and thighs.
When we take a break from cloth and go to disposables, all of these problems clear up almost instantly.
We would like to use cloth for a variety of reasons but obviously cannot use them if they are detrimental to her skin. With all that, are there are any suggestions for what might be going on and how we might address it.