(Closed) Cloth diaper and diaper rash

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did your baby get diaper rash while wearing cloth diapers
    we used cloth diapers and baby got severe rash, frequently : (1 votes)
    14 %
    we used cloth dipapers and baby got severe rash, occasionally : (0 votes)
    we used cloth diapers and baby got mild rash, frequently : (0 votes)
    we used cloth diapers and baby got mild rash, occasionally : (5 votes)
    71 %
    we used cloth diapers and baby never got diaper rash : (0 votes)
    other : (1 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t have any answers, but would am also curious to see the results of this poll.  When I told my mom that we were going to cloth diaper, the first thing she said was that she knew people who cloth diapered back in the day, and they had all kinds of issues w/ diaper rash.  However, I’ve heard the same rumor that you have, which is that cloth diapering actually *reduces* diaper rash.  I’m inclined to think that the issue for my mom’s friend was probaby that they didn’t have the gentle detergents back then that they do now.  I’d like to hear other people’s experiences though…

    Post # 4
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Wombat didn’t get diaper rash until we tried a liner and then, it was horrible. Obviously, we stopped using the liners and the rash is almost all the way gone. Personally, I love cloth diapers.

    Post # 5
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I used cloth diapers for my daughter as much as possible because she had sensitive skin.  In fact, sometimes I would just sit her on my lap with an open diaper underneath her.  Cloth diapers are definitely a better way to go for sensitive skin-unless you leave them sitting in them too long, or you use a detergent that is too harsh.  I bet the cloth ones they make now are better too.

    Post # 6
    6010 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I don’t have personal experience with cloth diapers, but I do know several pediatricians who recommend cloth diapers for babies with sensitive skin.  Some kids are just prone to diaper rash, though, and are likely to get rashes no matter what type of diaper is used.

    Post # 7
    3587 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have a 2month old, but we’ve been using cloth and no diaper rash yet! She uses disposables at daycare though.

    Post # 8
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    The ony time my LO has ever gotten a rash while in cloth was from something he or I ate. Never from the diaper itself. Love our cloth so much! 🙂

    Post # 9
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    My baby is 3 1/2 months old in cloth and no rash yet.

    We have a friend with two babies, both in cloth, one had rashes often and one never did. I think it just depends on the baby.

    Post # 11
    21 posts
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I have used disposable diapers on my son since he was born. The first 6 months of his life he was allergic to baby wipes, the diapers had nothing to do with it. He was even allergic to the hypoallergenic, dye free, alcohol free, sensitive kind. We ended up have to use moistened Viva paper towels, they are the softest. He eventually grew out of it, thank goodness.

    Post # 12
    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My Dirty Delete is 6 months old and she is cloth diapered. She gets mild rash/amonia burns but very rarely and usually only after sleeping 10-12 hours!

    Post # 13
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Dirty Delete is 4 weeks and just now got her first rash since using cloth… but she also has thrush and is on medication so that may play a factor. This summation of “facts around cloth diapers” states, “There is no significant difference between cloth and disposables when it comes to diaper rash.”

    Post # 14
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    DS is going on 7 months in cloth. He’s gotten a very mild redness now and then, but no real diaper rash from the cloth diapers. All of our diapers have a stay dry layer next to the skin except the Flip organic cotton prefold inserts. Once I started stuffing those in a bum genius pocket so there was a stay dry layer, the redness almost never happens. Amoxicillan is the worst though – he got the most awful diaper rash from that and was blowing out of diapers like no tomorrow. sometimes 4 or 5 a day! we had to go to disposables that week because I just couldn’tt take the poopy diapers anymore. 

    Overall DS has less redness in cloth than disposables. 

    Post # 15
    1359 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    this thread is great. I’m commenting so I can remember where it is later on! I overheard someone talking about “burn” at the CD store the other day and didn’t want to be nosy and ask – but it scared the daylights outta me! burn!? anyone want to help me out? sounds horrible!


    anyone have luck with liners? I was kind of hoping to use them to make poops easier..

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