CDs and caring for baby's tush

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Registered: 09-29-2006
CDs and caring for baby's tush
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Thu, 02-04-2010 - 5:21pm

I've been thinking a bit about diapering and baby skin care lately, and would love some words of wisdom from BTDT moms, especially those that use CDs.


My questions are...


-If you use cloth wipes, do you use only water or do you use some type of bum cleaner? I noticed some different types of bum sprays sold by CD companies and wondered if they were really neccessary: http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_info.php?products_id=1300
http://www.babyearth.com/happy-heinys-organic-heiny-spray.html

-Do you use any type of powder to help keep the diaper area dry? My Bringing Home Baby Instructor gave us a guide to baby care products that suggests not to use powder because it's bad for baby to inhale it. I also know a couple that uses Corn Starch instead of "baby powder."


-Do you typically use any type of cream in baby's diaper area...and if so, which brand? Do you use it all the time, or only when there's a hint of diaper rash?


Thanks, ladies!


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Registered: 12-04-2007
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 11:41am

Oh yeah, I meant to post the recipe. The one I use is:

2 cups of water
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup baby soap (like the same stuff you use in the bathtub, I just get whatever is cheap)
8 drops of lavender oil
4 drops of tea tree oil

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Registered: 09-29-2006
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 10:24am

Great info ladies, thanks!


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Registered: 12-17-2007
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 9:07pm

I use a drop of baby soap and a drop of tea tree oil for wipes solution.

I've never used a cream, but have occasionally used vaseline. He's also had a yeast rash twice and we're used prescription Nystatin ointment for that.

We also had some issues when he started eating solids with him getting really raw and I used corn starch a couple of times for that. The warning about corn starch is that you have to before the rash isn't yeast-based or the corn starch will feed the yeast.

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Registered: 12-04-2007
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 8:49pm

Hey Cassie, Good questions!

I use cloth wipes and I make a wipes solution for them. I usually mi the solutions up in a water bottle and then pour it onto the wipes a few at time in wipes container. I find that to work really well, I also have some bumgenius wipe spray, but I don't like it nearly as much.

I've never used any baby powder at all, I don't think it's at all necessary, and you're right that they recommend not using it because you don't want baby breathing it in.

I only use diaper creams when it looks like James is getting a rash, so not very often at all. Honestly I've used whatever diaper cream is handy, and I haven't noticed my diapers becoming any less absorbent from using diaper creams, but that might just be me, I know you're not supposed to use just any diaper cream on them. I do like the burts bees brand that Sarah mentioned, because it seems less oily or something, and less like it would negatively effect the diapers.

HTH!

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Thu, 02-04-2010 - 5:50pm

I just use water for my cloth wipes, I have never had an issue with it in the past 34 months. I find that water works great with cloth wipes for cleaning everything off.

No powders here, never saw the need, they just are necessary at all.

I have found that of the commercial diaper rash cream Burts Bees is the one least likely to cause issues with my cloth diapers. I also use a slightly less known brand called Northern Essence which I have never had any issues with her diaper rash cream and my diapers. That being said we very very very rarely get diaper rash around here, and when we do I tend to just go for sposies instead till it clears up because if we have diaper rash we normally have a yeast rash as well.




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