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If you use bleach to prevent rashes....
My DD is 6 weeks old and has a really bad diaper rash. I am currently stripping all of my diapers with Dawn and using a tbsp or so of bleach in the wash. So, my question is -
If you use bleach to prevent rashes, what is your washing routine? What kind of detergent do you use? Do you use bleach every time you wash? TIA!
ETA: Just got back from the 6 wk checkup at the midwife and she said the rash was a yeast rash and I should consider using bleach every time I wash.
So, this brings up another question. Would color-safe bleach or the Ultimate care bleach work as well as regular chlorine bleach to ward off the rash?
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- I am not an expert at all re cloth diapers.
Do you have liners for your diapers? Any cream used? For rash you could brew up some chamomile tea, soak some fleece liners in then ring them out to dry before using them. Silk liners are meant to be good for rashes too.
I found it hard, my dd had a rash with cloth and I actually kept her more out of nappies (just lay on a diaper on my knee) than in them. With my son, I just wanted to avoid him getting such nappy rash, so actually bought in Pampers (I know :duck:!) and I used them when he had fragile newborn skin.
I am trying to find a system for night time to avoid rashes.
I have heard of people using their dishwasher to strip (clean) diapers, don't know how this works, but I was intrigued. I don't know of using bleach in the wash, I wold worry about it staying in the diapers.I have heard vinegar can help get rid of residue.
I wash my diapers with soap nuts (natural product with saponin content) and a sprinkle of washing soda (we have hard water here). I stripped them today: cold rinse followed by 2- 90 degreee washes (no cleaning agents) and am off to do another cold rinse to see if there are any bubbles. If there are I will do another 90 degree wash.
Hope your babe's rash has gone soon xxxxxx#1; Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:01:00 GMT
- This is how I just washed/stripped my diapers.
For the dirty ones, I did a cold water soak cycle with a few drops of tto (if they weren't dirty I skipped this step). Then did a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with 1 tbsp of Dawn and 1 tbsp of bleach. Then I ran a second hot wash/cold rinse cycle with nothing added just to make sure all the soap and bleach were rinsed out well. There were no suds when I was done. Then I dryed them on hot. They all came out soft and smelling fresh.
Now I am just trying to figure out if I should do this routine every time I wash.#2; Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:03:00 GMT
- I use bleach my wash rountinue
What falls off gets dumped in the toliet rest goes in the pail all diapers and covers get washed together
wash cold with charlies soap and bleach I use the built in dispenser add about 1/4 cap full of ultimate clorox
second rinse hot wash short cycle
I air dry covers rest goes into dryer
I use bleach everytime if I skip it her rashes return, I must rinse the second time also or the rash returns.
Diapers come out clean stain free and don't give her rashes.#3; Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:04:00 GMT
- With yeast rashes I have found that the best thing regardless of how I washed diapers, is powdering the little bottom with Tinactin powder. It even comes in a squirtable bottle.#4; Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:05:00 GMT
- I have found that washing my diapers in vinager kills yeast. For real power do baking soda and vinager. After they are dry put them in the microwave for a few seconds and zap them. Try getting a spray bottle mark it so you know what it is. I mark mine "butt water" mix vinager and water or tea tree oil and water. Spray it on a cloth wipes and use it for changing. You can sprinkle some acidophilus and Bifidus natural factors in the diaper just break the caspule.#5; Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:06:00 GMT
- I'm using the ultimate care bleach havent had and rash problems sense. As far as I know the color safe isn't for disinfecting.#6; Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:07:00 GMT
- Thanks everyone! Lots of great info!
Do you think the type of detergent I use matters? My choices are Dawn, Charlies, and Sun.#7; Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:08:00 GMT