Some more questions.

Kate - posted on 11/16/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )




Ok, I'm back with more questions. We have been cd'ing for about 4 days now. Doing well for the most part and enjoying the prospect of never having to cough up $$ for disposables again.

However, my 2 year old has a sore (I think becuase I waited too long to change him one day when he was poopy). I'm using cloth wipes also, and feel like they are a little rough, rougher than the pampers wipes, that's for sure. Is there anything that I can do to help this sore heal quickly, and ease his discomfort? Normally I would just slap some A&D on him, and be done with it.

Is powder ok to use with c.d.s?

We installed our diaper sprayer, but feel like it becomes slightly difficult when the inner absorbent layer (we use bumgenius aio's, with teh pocket insert) becomes so waterlogged. Then it just sits in the pail. Is that ok? Is there a better way to do this without getting my bathroom floor all wet?

Related to this, do I have to get every piece of poop off of the diapers?

And last question: it seems like there is no detergent in the wash--I use 1/2 of the recommended, like says to do...but I don't ever feel like there is enough detergent. Has anyone out there ever felt this way?

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love being able to use this forum, and I hope that you all are not too bothered by my many questions. I am just trying to get the hang of this whole thing. Soon my questions will stop. Maybe... :) I really do appreciate all the varied responses...


Jenna - posted on 11/17/2008




1) You can get some flannel and cut it with pinking shears to make "cushy" wipes. I use regular washcloths, but I know what you mean about them being rougher than disposable wipes. So, I made some little flannel and terry cloth wipes for when I think he needs something a little more soft. I use the Burts Bees Diaper Ointment for any sign of diaper rash, etc. Works great and is safe for my brands of cloth diapers. (It does smell overwhelmingly of rosemary, but I like it- just a warning.)

2) I use powder and haven't seen any issues with it.

3) I don't have a sprayer, so I can't help much here. I have a 9 month old, and I just shake off the poo. If there it is stubborn, I use some toilet paper to scrap it off (it sounds much worse than it actually is). I don't worry if there is some leftover poo, after all, you don't have to do anything with newborn poos except throw them in the wash. I figure my water heater is set high enough to kill anything on the hot water rinse.

4) Yes, I've felt that way. But, I keep using the recommended detergent and everything comes out clean and without smell, so I don't worry about it too much. :-)

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