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#1 of 3 Old 01-13-2011, 11:27 AM - Thread Starter
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We are planning to use cloth as soon as our 4 week old is big enought to fit into them, but she currently is on the mend from some horrible diaper rash.  Therefore, I am currently using diaper ointment...if we start transitioning over to cloth can I still use ointment?  Are there differnent washing techniques needed?

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Depends on the ointment. You cant use an ointment w zinc oxide w CDs, it'll ruin the dipes. There are any number of diaper creams that dont have zinc though.

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I've used several diaper creams with my prefolds, and they will not ruin the diapers as long as you're a bit careful. Here is a handy chart indicating which creams are best with diapers, which ones stain or stink, etc.

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