using cloth, for newborn, curcumsized boys...

Sabrina - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




i know with boys, while their cucumsicion is healing they put vaseline on the ouchie until it heals...I have read MANY times that you should not use diaper rash creams when cloth diapering.. is it the same for vaseline? what have other moms done? i thought about just using sposies until it heals...

(this is simply a question about cloth diapering, I'm not asking for opinions on whether or not to curc my son :)


View replies by

[deleted account]

When we circumcised my son, I used disposable, just because I was changing nappies every 20 min or so!
But I never used vaseline, it healed very well just keeping it clean and dry.

Good luck, it's just going to last 3 days to a week.

Kimberly - posted on 03/30/2010




I've used vaseline on both my boys circs, but like the idea of the lanolin. (Which I use on so many other things, don't know why I never thought of it!) But what I did was cut a small piece of very soft fleece to put inside their diaper over the vaseline/circ area. Seemed to keep my diapers from having any build-up issues.

Jan - posted on 03/26/2010




medical grade lanolin is ok to use on him until it heals. There was a mom on the yahoo gdiaper board who had the same question and she just had her baby and the nurses and doctors told her to use lanolin instead of vaseline but it has to be the good pure stuff like you get for your nipples when you are nursing.

M - posted on 03/24/2010




Hey Sabrina,

Before I knew about what diaper rash creams to use, I used cloth diapers on my son and vaseline for his circ and never had a problem.

FYI - the problem with most commercial diaper rash creams is not so much the petroleum (or petrolatum) as it is the fact that they have cod liver oil and/or mineral oil. These two are the worst culprits. They absorb into the diaper fabric and make it less absorbent, retain odors and even leak.

If you're really concerned about the vaseline impact on your diapers, you can use disposable diaper liners. They are soft, biodegradable and flushable and create a barrier between baby and the diaper - allowing the diaper to absorb moisture but not the vaseline.

Here's a link:

Hope that helps.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms