I have searched the archives but haven't quite found the information I'm looking for. I posted last week and no responses so let me try again.
I have been cloth diapering my 6 mth old DD since birth using pre-folds and wool soakers. I put dirty diapers in a hanging wet bag and wash on hot with charlie's and biokleen oxy bleach, with the occasional half cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle.
A couple of months ago DD got a bit of a red patch on her bum that started weeping. The ped said it looked infected and suggested bacitracin and keeping her in sposies which cleared it up in 3 days. Each time I have tried to cloth diaper her since, the rash comes back. I have disinfected the whole stash 3 times...once with the charlie's, biokleen,GSE and baking soda, once with Charlie's, biokleen, and tea tree oil, and finally this past weekend I boiled everything for 20 minutes on the stove and then an hour in a hot commerical dryer.
I thought the boiling would work for sure, but now I am stumped. I waited a month this last time before trying a cloth dipe to make extra sure that her bum was perfectly healed. She was good for the first few diapers, but my husband let her sit unknowingly in a poopie diaper for around 20 minutes and that's when I noticed the irritation come back. Now DD is scratching it which makes it hard for me to leave her bum uncovered to air out. Do you think it could be yeast? Or just an irritation due to wetness? I'm having a hard time telling the difference.
Anyone have any ideas? I would really appreciate any feedback. I am starting to think we are going to have to give up on cloth, but I really don't want to.