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Is There a Special Cream for Cloth Diapers?

Posted by Bryana on 1/1/2011 to Cloth Diaper Accessories

Many people have questions about diapering their babies in cloth diapers. One of the most common of these questions is: Is there a special diaper cream for cloth diapers? This question is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no to answer. Here is all that you need to know about the topic.

Is there a special cream for cloth diapers? Although cloth diapers do not as often cause diaper rash or any allergic reactions in babies, this can happen on occasion. Sometimes, the diapers don’t breathe well enough, and sometimes babies just have especially sensitive skin. There are many reasons that babies can get diaper rash, but no matter what, it is a very painful thing for babies and a very scary thing for the parents of the babies that tend to get it often.

Is there a special cream for cloth diapers? Although there are certain diaper creams that are made specifically for cloth diapers, you don’t necessarily have to use these. There is not necessarily a special cream that you have to use for cloth diapers. Actually, it is more like there are certain creams that you have to not use for cloth diapers.

The only requirement when it comes to diaper creams is that you should avoid creams that contain petroleum. These will seal up the fabric and make it more resistant to water. Because of this, the diaper won’t be able to get clean like it should when it is washed. Some of the stains and odor won’t come out properly. And that will make the diapers virtually useless if you can’t wash and reuse them. You will have to throw them away. And that will be a waste of money when you consider the purpose of having cloth diapers in the first place.

Is there a special cream for cloth diapers? Not necessarily, but there are creams you should avoid because they will ruin cloth diapers. If your baby has diaper rash and you need a cream to get rid of it, make sure the cream you use doesn’t have petroleum and you will be okay.