Cloth diapers anyone?

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Cloth diapers anyone?

OK so we are on our 2nd really bad diaper rash. he has gotten little ones on a monthly basis, but they are gone within a day two tops. But we are back to almost that raw bum! I did do the monistat plus the mixture of maalox, desitin and cornstarch and they are working wonderfully. BUT I am considering trying cloth PT. Who else cloth diapers? Do you think it helps keep rashes away? Any suggestions or thoughts about it? And really is it a pain in the butt ( no pun intended) to keep up with the wash?

Since my mom watching him, and I was cloth diapers as a babe, she has no problems doing it during the day. Thinking might just do it during the day?

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I am not currently doing cloth, but I did with Lauryn from 6m to 2 yrs and I also did them with Cameron when he was first born. We ended up switching daycares and they did not want CD. I used a one-size system and really liked them. I had to buy one set of diapers and they lasted the entire time she was in diapers. They also came with an extra liner that I could add for overnights or even during the day. I used the system Mother -Ease and really liked them.

I did use some fitteds, and the ones I really liked were Thirsties Fab Fitteds and Cuddlebuns. Both types of diapers I used required a cover, but that was part of the fun...getting the cool designs Smile

I did not notice a lot of diaper rashes. The laundry wasn't so bad either. I had enough diapers to do laundry every other day and it worked out well for us. You should check out the cloth diaper board here on preg.org. Another good site for information and even purchasing diapers is www.diaperswappers.com It's similiar to ebay, but it's for diapers. Good luck w/your decision!

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Im still CD with Charlie...I have done with all of my 3 kids right up until toilet training...
Ive never had any problems with bum rashes, other than with Zoe if I put her in a disposable nappy...

I dont find the washing a problem...I wash them at night time and hang them outside to dry in the morning over the summer months (suns good to sterilise them) and over the winter months I hang them over the fire surround at night and they are dry by the morning usually...

Charlie only uses about 4 a day, maybe 5 if he decides to have a poopy day...so its not many...I do use a disposable at night as thats my one little luxary I give myself HAHAHA...its the small things aye Smile

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My sis has 5 brand new Blueberry pockets she can give me. I use overnight huggies, which work well since he is a heavy night wetter. So just doing it during the day, might help? it seems like he gets rashes within minutes if we dont change his diaper. Not like we let him sit in it and he is pretty good at telling us he poo'd. hmm....

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I cloth diaper mine. And they only ever had rashes when they had like nasty nasty poos for days. Just a heads up, you aren't supposed to put creams and stuff on them without a liner or something in the cloth diapers. It affects the absorbency. But you can easily buy or make your own fleece liners. Makes rinsing poo off them easier too, as you just have to rinse the liner instead of the whole diaper! Washing isn't that bad either. And I don't even have a dryer! Lol Like Nat, I dry them outside when I can, and pop them on radiators in the winter. Easy peasy! And we usually only use 4 or 5 a day too. I mainly use fuzzi bunz which are pockets. But I have used blueberries before and liked them! I do use cloth at night too, but for that we use fitteds with wraps. And I've already decided when she out grows this set of night time ones I'm just putting her in disposables at night. We do use disposables if we are going to be out of the house for more than a few hours or if we are traveling. I also recommend checking out the cloth diaper board on here. Good luck!

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"lizzib45" wrote:

My sis has 5 brand new Blueberry pockets she can give me. I use overnight huggies, which work well since he is a heavy night wetter. So just doing it during the day, might help? it seems like he gets rashes within minutes if we dont change his diaper. Not like we let him sit in it and he is pretty good at telling us he poo'd. hmm....

Doing it during the day likely will help a lot! We usually use disposables at night. Cloth diapers are great in that the kiddo can feel when they're wet more easily, so they'll let you know more quickly when they need to be changed (which helps with diaper rash), and it makes potty training easier. But since I'm not a fan of being woken up at 3:00 am to change a cloth diaper, we find disposables easier. Just wanted to let you know that's worked really well for us. Wink