DIAPER RASH HELP???!!!!

Allison - posted on 05/22/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Need advice on diaper rash. Heard that cloth diapered babies do not get rashes? Mine does! Any suggestions other than air?

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Jamie - posted on 05/30/2010

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Babies do get rashes even with cloth diapers......I have used cloth on all of my babies.....before every new diaper, I use a little vaseline (to put a barrier between the diaper and their skin, this is preventative steps) .....if I do have to treat a diaper rash, I use what my Grandmother used, "Bag Balm"......its been around for years and I (as a general rule) only have to use it once and the rash is gone, its diaper friendly and I have no problem with it staining the diapers.

Catlin - posted on 05/29/2010

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Bordeaux's Butt Paste!! I use the natural/organic(?) one. I love it but also use a liner with it so it doesn't ruin my diapers. I try to use reusable wipes with just plain water when she's rashy otherwise she screams!! hope it helps. =)

BTW, my daughter also gets horrid rashes sometimes. we try to change her frequently throughout the day but sometimes if she poops we don't smell it.

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I found that a mixture of commercial diaper rash cream and baby powder clear up even open sores in just a few days. My daughter will be red at one diaper change and then have a full blown attack at her next changing. I make my own paste in a small sealable container and keep it on her changing table and diaper bag. It works wonders.

Anastasia - posted on 05/28/2010

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I use cornflour instead of baby powder. and use a castor oil and zinc cream that i only put on when hes skin is a little red. (in nz u can get a 500ml for free with a prescription) and since using this combo we havn't had a nappy rash except for little ones that only last a day.

Sarah - posted on 05/28/2010

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California Baby makes a great diaper rash cream that is awesome and 100% natural
www.californiababy.com

Caroline - posted on 05/28/2010

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Calendula Balm is a godsend. Totally amazing. My baby hasn't had a resh yet, but if it looks a little red then I apply some straight away and it works its magic straight away.

Laura - posted on 05/26/2010

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Oh, I forgot to add that we use fleece liners in our diapers (on top of the cotton). I cut up a super soft & fuzzy fleece blanket to make inserts for ours. I compare it to kayaking in polypro vs. a cotton sweatshirt... feels dryer and keeps the moisture at bay.

Jenny - posted on 05/26/2010

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up until a few months ago, my older son was in diapers, and he got rashes every couple of weeks with cloth (an improvement from disposables, but still he got them a lot.) We had to switch from using regular prefolds to a pocket diaper with microfleece on the inside because being wet in a prefold was contributing to the rash. That helped a lot. Every time he got a rash, we would switch to disposables and put on cream (aveeno baby rash cream worked best with him). We just got some northern essence rash salve and it works well with our second son's rashes, but his aren't nearly as bad as our first sons. Our first son would go from no rash to bleeding rash in one diaper change: as little as an hour. We didn't try the northern essence with him though, so I don't know if it works. We got the northern essence because it works with cloth diapers and we had someone accidently treat our son's rash with desitin in a cloth diaper and it took me quite a few washes with blue dawn to get it out. So now our diaper bag only has cloth safe creams...we keep the others at home and do disposables with the aveeno for bad rashes. Hope that helps.

Laura - posted on 05/24/2010

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I started drying my lil one with a hair dryer in between changes. He loves it and it has healed the spot of rash he was getting right up. We also use a dab of olive oil on his parts after washing off with pure warm water.

M - posted on 05/23/2010

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Be careful with Desitin or any other commercial brands of diaper rash cream with cloth diapers. They stick to the diapers - causing them to retain odors and leak, and they are horribly painful to get out of the diaper. If you use something like that, be sure to use a disposable liner with your diapers to keep it from getting into the cloth.



Here's a list of recommended diaper rash creams that easily wash out of cloth diapers:

http://www.pootersdiapers.com/diaper-ras...



Here's a recommended disposable diaper liner if you choose to use Desitin or something similar:

http://www.pootersdiapers.com/accessorie...



As I mentioned before though, I would first check to see what the cause of the rash is before you attempt to treat it.

M - posted on 05/23/2010

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Cloth diapering babies do get diaper rash - just not as often or as much as babies in disposables and usually for very different reasons.

The first thing to look at is the reason for the rash and the location of the rash. Depending on the reason and/or location, there are different solutions I would recommend.

This short post on diaper rash will help you figure it out.
http://www.pootersdiapers.com/dealing-wi...

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