It was never an issue when we were cloth diapering DS. He never got rashes, we never had repelling or stinkiness issues. This is the first time I've had any detergent problems.
While we try to find something that works, we decided to put her in 'sposies to protect the cloth diapers, but this seems to be making her rash *worse* even though these are the sensitive ones. She did okay in them for several weeks, as we had been gifted with several packs, but now seems to have the most ridiculously sensitive skin.
I'm changing her constantly and have some Bum Bum Balm coming in the mail. There is nowhere locally that carries anything so I just have to wait to receive it. I'll try out that Naturoli stuff. Seems a pretty decent price. Considering I have enough diapers to go 3 days between washes, one bottle would be almost a year's worth, so it seems to be a good investment.
I would never use store brand detergent on my dipes. They can cause build up, repelling, stinkies, and as you see - diaper rash on sensitive babies.
My guess would be the the detergent is the culprit.
I would never use store brand rash cream with my cloth diapers as that causes build up in the diapers as well. Even with a liner I wouldn't risk messing up the dipes. I'd definitely look for a cloth diaper safe rash ointment. I'm assuming the one you said you are getting is that type. There are some cloth diaper safe yeast infection ointments out there that they sell on some sites from what I remember. You may want to look into that.
I have had really good results with Arm and Hammer essentials perfume and dye free detergent for a top loader and I like my naturoli soap nuts liquid soap in my current front loader. https://store.naturoli.com/home.php?cat=295 I add around a half cup of baking soda to it. The naturoli stuff is also antifungal so that could be good if it is a yeast infection.
My new washing routine with my front loader seems to be working better than what I was doing before. I run a full cold wash with a scoop of the baking soda and then a hot wash with my detergent and baking soda and a bit of oxiclean. I also add a towel or two to make sure I have a nice full load in the wash as I read that helps.
So Charlie is battling a monster rash. It's been two days now. I've been slathering her little bum in cream (using a liner in the dipes), changing her hourly, and letting her go in just a prefold without a cover as often as possible.
I'm thinking it might be yeast or the detergent I was using for her dipes (cheap, store brand stuff.) I've picked up some Purex Free & Clear and I'm re-washing all her dipes with an extra hot rinse (our water is extremely hot right from the tap. Close to boiling, I kid you not.) Any suggestions if it is yeast? I've just been using a basic bum cream from the drug store, but I'm going to order some Rash Magic from Jack's Magic Beanstalk, though that won't help us right now.
My DS never got diaper rashes as a baby, so this is new to me.