Monday, February 28, 2011

How to have happy tushies

My babies healed from their diaper rashes overnight when they were using disposables simply by switching them to breathable cloth diapers and getting the chemicals off their skin.

However, some babies are more prone to rash from the wetness of even the urine.  We thought that was the case with Gabbers.  It turns out she was allergic to the detergent we used to clean the diapers.

Babies under two years are likely to wet at night whether wearing disposables or cloth.

With that in mind, I lean toward cloth diapering when healing diaper rash. 

Here are some helpful bites:
1.  Keep the wetness off the skin with a barrier ointment like A&D (original) if the child is extra-sensitive to wetness just like you would with disposables.

2.  Use a fleece liner or better yet fleece pocket (click here for tutorial on making your own CHEAP).  Using fleece against the skin wicks the wetness away from the baby's skin and through to the prefold-- that's either underneath the fleece liner or inside the fleece pocket.  No need to buy pricey fleece lined fancy diapers.  Making pockets is the super cheap super easy way to go.  This is just ONE of the benefits of fleece.  I like the ease in washing out poop from the pockets instead of dunking the whole diaper.
Please leave a comment with any questions or send me an email.  Click on my tab at the top that says "Contact Me."  I'd be happy to walk you through it.  :)

P.S.  Happy Birthday to my brother Jesse!


A. said...

I like to use 100% shea butter as a natural substance to A&D type ointments. Lanolin works too. :)

Nikki said...

Amy- Good point. I never thought about using Lanolin. I didn't even know one could use shea butter for that. Thanks!


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