Brandee - posted on 12/09/2008 ( 15 moms have responded )
Ugh. My daughter has very sensitive skin (like her mama) and we have been trying to figure out diaper rash in the context of cloth diapers for several weeks now. We use disposable diapers at night and she wakes up with no rash. But we don't want to use those during the day. Daytime is a Nikky or Niji diaper cover with a folded prefold inside. I change her often and let her lay around naked (on a rubber sheet) but still a rash. I've used Weleda Diaper cream (15% zinc oxide), Method diaper cream, and now Desitin in the purple tube (40% zinc oxide). The Desitin clears it, but I'm worried it will clog her cloth diapers if I use it during the day, so she has a little bit of a rash during the day. I should say that I have had her checked to see if this is a yeast infection and it is not. We've used homeopathic Borax to help in case of yeast and acidophilous added to her diet. This is not a reaction to solid foods, she had this rash before she began solids. My next idea is to put a piece of polar fleece or wool fabric between the prefold and her skin and that maybe this will wick moisture away from her sweet bottom. Any other ideas?