One of the benefits of cloth diapering is that many parents discover they have less diaper rash once they switch to cloth. But sometimes life happens, be it a virus, food sensitivity, a detergent sensitivity, or an unfortunate poopy diaper that stays on too long.
Diaper rash creams are generally safe to use with cloth diapers when used in appropriate amounts. Follow the directions on the container for best results.
When using a diaper rash cream that contains minerals (like zinc oxcide for example), the cream may leave a stain in the diaper. To avoid staining, use a diaper liner between your baby’s bottom and the diaper.
Here are a few anecdotal tips and tricks from the Cotton Babies’ staff:
- Use a bumGenius Stay Dry Liner closest to baby’s bottom after applying the cream. Be sure to wash the liners separately from your cloth diaper laundry to avoid contamination.
- No local cloth diaper store and need a middle of the night solution? Try cutting up an old cotton flannel shirt or t-shirt to use as a liner in your cloth diaper.
- Don’t want to worry the hassle of separate laundry? Keep a Flip diaper cover and pack of Flip disposable inserts in your stash for a convenient diaper cream solution that won’t add extra work to your laundry routine.
- If your pediatrician recommends using a diaper cream and you are looking for a product with natural ingredients, we suggest Angel Baby Bottom Balm, Grandma El’s Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention or Mother Love Diaper Rash & Thrush.
If your baby has stubborn or reoccuring diaper rash, you should consult your pediatrician for further assistance.