We just went through a round of stomach virus. 16 mo old DD started with throwing up, but now it is moving south and we have had a few explosive diapers. Do you guys keep using cloth even through a GI illness? Any special washing procedures (I use pockets), or do you feel the hot water is sufficient enough to kill the germs/ virus?
I'd rather keep her in cloth if I can, because I know that disposables will not contain these poops!
Just wondering what others do in this situation. Thanks!!
Yes, we still use it. I don't keep sposies in the house (have only used them for 2 short vacations since he was 6 weeks old). It would be quite a hassle to drive to the store just to buy diapers!
I make sure and add oxyclean to the wash after the cold rinse, and vinegar to the final rinse, otherwise nothing changes.
I keep using cloth through illnesses, but if the poops get caustic enough that angry diaper rash appears, I tend to switch to sposies and zinc cream (weleda is nice!) for a little while to keep babies' bums from being super sore and mad. But sickness alone isn't enough for me to switch; it's more about the diaper rash that sometimes comes along with sickness.