BTDT - CD's and baby powder.

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BTDT - CD's and baby powder.
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Sun, 01-10-2010 - 3:30pm

For those of you mommies using CD's are you using baby powder with them? I have ready both ways. I was given some and all the cloth dipers I purchased none of them say yea or ney on using the power. I was just curious what you ladies were doing.


I can't wait till Simon gets here and I get to try them on him! Did you ladies use new born disposables until your Lo's fit into the cloth diapers? The ones I have I think start around 8 lbs.

 Cassie 

     

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sun, 01-10-2010 - 4:50pm

I can't believe how close you are!!! Yay!!!

Powder was one of the things to "debate" when I had DS. Regardless of cloth diaper or not. "Roll on powder" was big then. There were all these rumors 7 years ago about it being bad for babies to "inhale" powder as it was supplied. And how some powders were better than others, and some had "bad" stuff in them, etc. That being said we never used powder on DS. The whole debate made my head spill. Amazing how things have changed.

Anyhow... that was a pointless answer, I just wanted to wish you a H&H L&D.

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Registered: 09-03-2004
Sun, 01-10-2010 - 5:41pm
To add another question, I've read that you can't use diaper cream with some of the diapers (like bumgenius). What do you ladies do instead? Or do you just go ahead and use diaper cream anyway?















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Sun, 01-10-2010 - 6:21pm

Cassie - we don't use baby powder with CDs... and I honestly don't see the need for it. I read about the particles in baby powder being bad for babies (and moms, too!) to inhale, so we never considered using it and Eliza has been fine so far. We just make sure her bum is dry before we put on a new dipe.

To your other question: we did use disposables at first, both because we had gotten so many from people, and because the CDs we had were big on her (oh, AND because I was just too overwhelmed the first 2 weeks to think about trying to do laundry!!!). Now, we are only using disposables overnight and when we leave the house. I like how our system is working - though I'm sure we'll eventually get up enough courage to use CDs when we're out of the house, too... :) Can't believe how close you are! Can't wait to 'meet' baby Simon!!!

Natalie - you shouldn't use diaper cream with CDs (that is my understanding, at least!). I found that when we were using disposables at first, Eliza would get a little bit of a rash sometimes, so I would use diaper cream then (with a disposable diaper). Since we've moved her into primarily cloth, I haven't noticed any more rash/redness, so the paste hasn't been necessary - one of the perks of CDing! If it ever comes back, I'll just put the paste on her use disposables until it's gone.

HTH ladies!!


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Sun, 01-10-2010 - 8:12pm
We didn't cloth diaper, but never used baby powder anyway. It is a mess, and there is the worry about inhaling. Also with boys, the longer you take with the diaper change with creams and powders you increase you chance of being peed on. You will get peed on at some point though. The only time we've used baby powder is at the beach. If you have sand on your hands and you sprinkle baby powder on them and the rub them together, the sand it gone. So you'll use it eventually, and toddlers think it's magic:)



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Sun, 01-10-2010 - 10:29pm

We use cloth diapers and don't use any cream or powder on a regular basis. Patrick has had a yeasty rash a couple times and we've used nystatin cream for that.

Also, once he started eating solids regularly his bum got really raw at first and I used corn starch on that for a couple of days and it went away. (Though, apparently you need to be careful not to use corn starch if it might be yeast. I was sure this wasn't.)

Ella - I recommend getting a really cute wet bag for going out to entice yourself to use CDs out of the house :) It also gets easier as they get older and require fewer/less messy changes.

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Mon, 01-11-2010 - 9:22am

We don't use powder often with our cloth, but we won't use it often with sposies either. Every once in a great while, like I think twice so far with Desmond and never with Eloise so far we've found a need for it, but in general it just isn't really needed. That being said, I don't have a problem using it with my diapers.

As for when we started cloth, Eloise wore her's home from the hospital. We bought newborn cloth though, so we had cloth for tiny ones, which was good since she grew slowly, she was into smalls rather then newborn size somewhere between 4 and 6 weeks.




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Mon, 01-11-2010 - 9:27am

I don't have bum genius diapers, but there are some creams that work okay with cloth diapers, they are few and far between. I really like the Northern Essence diaper rash cream it works great and is cloth diaper safe. I also find that Burt's Bees diaper cream tends to be safe. That being said if we have a really bad diaper rash, which Eloise has had once, due to food issues and which Desmond has had once, due to being sick and getting a yeast infection, I just put them in sposies and slather on the cream, makes everything so much easier that way.

I find that I have very very few diaper rashes with cloth, like I can count on one hand the number that Eloise and Desmond have had combined.




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