Summertime hints for cloth diapering

For Diaper Chatter this week we are taking a quick break from babywearing to go over a few summertime diapering hints, I have been getting lots of emails about some of these issues 🙂

-Yeast can be more prevalent, the hotter weather can make fungal growth easier, so make sure you go over our yeast articles if you are battling yeast:

-Eczema is typically better during the summer because of high humidity, but yeast and eczema can go together, so if your yeast treatments are not working, consider treating the child for eczema at the same time to see if that helps, under the guidance of your pediatrician.

-I hate, hate, hate to include this one, but I have to because every year we get a handful of emails, this year being no exception. Keep the pail lid closed and wash frequently in the summer (1-2 days, not more then 3). Flies get in the house, flies love rotting matter, flies lay eggs that love warm and dark environments. The “m” word would go here, so make sure you keep the lid closed to avoid a very unpleasant surprise on wash day.  Again, it isn’t frequent or common, but it does happen so we have to mention it.

-If your baby is suffering from heat rash (make sure it isn’t yeast, heat rash will be pink all over the diaper area with or without tiny red pinprick dots), add cornstarch to your diapers every change, and change more frequently. For babies who have a very hard time, you may need to switch up some options, but those first two steps usually quell most cases 🙂

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June 15, 2011. cloth diapers, Diaper Chatter, Q & A.

2 Comments

  1. Leslie replied:

    Just thinking about the ‘m’ word makes me cringe like I’ve never cringed before….

  2. megn replied:

    what is the m word?? mold?? Just wondering

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