Does anyone out there have advice about using cloth diapers?

Stephanie - posted on 08/25/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son has eczema on his bottom, caused by disposable diapers (yes, even the organic ones). So while he is at home we are going to start using cloth diapers, but everytime I put one on him it slides down and bunches up. What do I do about overnight?

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Stephanie - posted on 08/27/2009

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Thank you! It is doctor recommended, I'm not crazy enough to add anything else to my to do list.

Alicia - posted on 08/27/2009

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Invest in a diapar service that will deliver and launder. I hope this is recommended by the doctor and not something you want to add to your things to do list. Good Luck!

Stephanie - posted on 08/26/2009

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Thank you everyone for the advice. I do use disposables while he is at daycare the all natural ones, they are just so expensive. When we use the cloth diapers it is just a simple indian pre-fold and I use rubber pants over them, I just don't want him sitting in a disposable diaper over night, the longer he wears them the worse his eczema gets. I do use Triple Paste and Desitin Creamy as a barrier.

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Different brands of cloth nappies fit in different ways, I tried two different types before finding the right ones for my daughter - we settled on the MotherEase ones with a terry nappy that had a plastic pant that went over the top. I can't say we had any trouble with "bunching" but my daughter did get very wet at night and I did end up switching her to disposables at night and cloth nappies during the day.



Do you use barrier creams with the nappy? - these can stop disposables from absorbing liquid properly which actually makes the problem they are trying to prevent worse not better.

April - posted on 08/25/2009

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I tried cloth diapers for a couple of weeks, it was terrible. I would try the disposable again and change right away. I wonder if something else is giving him the rash. Like too much acid in his system. Have you given him any water? That might help.

Tracy - posted on 08/25/2009

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Our friends uses cloth diapers - they use plastic pants over the diaper to help keep it in place, but their daughter also got really bad diaper rash.



Our daughter has very sensitive skin. We use Huggies, changed every 2 hours during the day and Johnson and Johnson 3 in 1 No More Rash cream. It has worked wonders for our daughter (and our friend's above).

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