Published on December 8th, 2013 | by Brittney French0
Cloth 201: Diaper Creams
Diaper cream — our favorite topic. In fact, it seems to be everyone's favorite topic when it comes to cloth diapers. A LOT of parents often wonder if cloth diaper cream is okay to use with cloth diapers and the answer is yes, but under a few conditions.
You see, with bumGenius, Flip and Econobum cloth diapers, you can't just lather your baby's bum in a cream and place a cover over it. This will void your warranty, as it can cause a whole mess of issues such as leaks, odors, and unnecessary wear and tear. Creams and lotion are designed to coat your baby's bottom and repel moisture. These products will cling to the inner fabric of your cloth diapers the same way they cling to your baby's bottom.
As much as we'd like to prevent diaper rash from terrorizing you and your baby, we can't. But if your little one does experience a rash, keep these tips in mind when using a cream, lotion or oil with cloth diapers.
- Use a fabric barrier to protect your cloth diapers. Try bumGenius Stay-Dry Liners or Bummis Fleece Liners. Be sure to wash the liners separately from your cloth diaper laundry to avoid contamination.
- Try cutting up an old cotton flannel shirt or T-shirt to use as a liner in your cloth diaper.
- Keep a Flip diaper cover and pack of Flip disposable inserts in your stash for a convenient diaper cream solution that won't add extra work to your laundry routine.
- If your pediatrician recommends using a diaper cream and you are looking for a product with natural ingredients, try Angel Baby Bottom Balm.
So what happens if I get cream on my cloth diapers?
Don't fret too much. Just strip your diapers to remove the residue. NOTE: You may need to scrub the affected area to remove all of the cream.
Remember, always consult your pediatrician for further assistance if your baby has a reoccurring rash. You can also try switching detergents to one that's free of additives like bumGenius and sanitizing your diapers if this continues to happen.
Give us a call at 1-888-332-2243 if you ever have any questions about your cloth diapers.