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Tag Archive: yeast

Cloth 101: Diaper Creams and Lotions
February 22, 2015 9:41 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

Let’s set the record straight — there is NO cream, lotion or oil that is safe to use on bumGenius, Flip or Econobum diapers. Despite what you see, hear or read, we ALWAYS recommend using a barrier with any cream or lotion. A lot of people think that because something says its cloth diaper safe (sorry, coconut oil!) you do not need to use a barrier.  This is not true and will void your warranty because these products can cause issues such as leaks, odors, and unnecessary wear and tear. So why does this happen? Creams, oils, and lotions are designed to coat

Cloth 101: How to Sanitize Your Cloth Diapers
May 26, 2014 11:24 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

Is there a lingering odor in your diapers? Has your baby recently had a rash or yeast infection?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, it may be time need to sanitize your diapers. So, how exactly do you sanitize bumGenius, Flip or Econobum diapers? Easy! Simply add 1/4 cup of regular liquid chlorine bleach to your wash load once a month! Now, there are a few things to remember when using bleach with cloth diapers: DO NOT add more than 1/4 cup DO NOT use bleach more frequently than once per month DO put the bleach in your wash machines bleach

Cloth 201: Yeast and Cloth Diapers
May 11, 2014 12:14 pm | by

There’s a lingering recommendation in the cloth diaper community that a few drops of tea tree oil will remove yeast in cloth diapers.  We are not aware of any study showing that tea tree oil is effective in removing yeast from cloth diapers when used in a washing machine in very low concentrations. We do know that tea tree oil has been studied as an effective remedy for a few common human ailments including acne and athletes foot.  In the published studies I uncovered, effective treatment involved a concentrated topical solution ranging from 5-100% concentration.  To achieve this concentration in a laundry environment