When using any cream or lotion product, we recommend using a fabric barrier to protect your cloth diapers. Creams and lotion are designed to coat your baby's bottom and to repel moisture. Creams and lotions will cling to the inner fabric of your cloth diapers the same way it clings to your baby's bottom. The same ingredients that repel moisture to help baby's bottom to heal will repel moisture from the fabric of your cloth diapers, which can lead to leaking.
To avoid buildup in your cloth diapers and save yourself from having to strip your diapers down the road, we recommend always using a fabric barrier when using any sort of skin care product on your baby's bottom.
Here are a few anecdotal tips and tricks from the Cotton Babies' staff:
- Use a bumGenius Stay Dry Liner closest to baby's bottom after applying the cream. Be sure to wash the liners separately from your cloth diaper laundry to avoid contamination.
- No local cloth diaper store and need a middle of the night solution? Try cutting up an old cotton flannel shirt or t-shirt to use as a liner in your cloth diaper.
- Don't want to worry the hassle of separate laundry? 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, we suggest Angel Baby Bottom Balm, Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention or Mother Love Diaper Rash & Thrush.