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I was reading Squishy 28's post about quitting with cloth and I'm kind of going through the same thing - horrible diaper rash in cloth regardless of what we use (fleece, cotton, hemp etc.)<br><br>
We've tried Balmex and Weleda. Balmex is ok, but maybe it stains? Weleda has been a huge waste for us. It does absolutely nothing and seems too thin and lightweight to create the necessary barrier to moisture sitting on the skin.<br><br>
Of course frequent diaper changes would help, but overnight is our real challenge at this point. He sleeps through, but his bottom is red and often blistered looking by morning no matter what we try. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> We can switch to disposables for several days and it clears up beautifully, but within a couple of days after going back to cloth it's as bad as ever!<br><br>
Any other creams or balms we should try?
 

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I love Burt's Bees. Goes on thick and wipes off easy. It's got a really strong smell of lavender. you can smell baby coming from a mile away. :LOL I like the smell.
 

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I really like the Aveeno diaper cream. I went thru tons of different creams with my DD and it worked best for us.
 

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The tried and true, cures all diaper rashes, method for my family is clean and dry during the day (preferably naked, but a coverless dipe is more likely) and Mama's Favorites Rash Be Gone Cream at night (and during naps). It's a little drying for 'round the clock use, but it's extremely effective. Honest to goodness I don't think there's a rash exists that this stuff won't wipe out.
 

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there are two different creams by weleda. the "daily care" is to prevent rash and doesnt cure it, the "diaper rash cream" has zinc oxide and that cures it. not better than letting them air out though.<br>
good luck!
 

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We've had many diaper rashes too, usually from teething. One thing that helped at night was switching to wool covers. They are so much more breathable and I noticed a difference right away.<br>
For creams, it really depends on the rash. If its a yeast rash, you don't want to use anything with cornstarch because it will feed the yeast spores. But for a general rash, triple paste has always worked well for us. To keep it from staining diapers, when I use it I usually just use a thin flannel or fleece liner in the diaper. Its thin enough so I don't really have any wicking problems.<br>
Making sure the area gets some air is always good too, and a little liquid antacid dried on makes a wonderful barrier and helps with the "acidic pooh" problem with teething, but I don't know if that would really apply much to what you are going through. But a lot times, I use a cornstarch powder and frequent changing during the day and a cream at night with a wool cover and most times it works fine.<br>
Good luck, figuring out rashes can be really hard work.
 

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I've not had a persistent rash problem, but with the intermittent rashes Davey gets (usually happens when teething, or on long trips where he's sitting in a wet diaper longer than he should) I always come back to my simple homemade lavender lanolin ointment. It has even worked well on yeasty rashes, which Emily used to get fairly frequently.<br>
You just melt a good glop of lanolin in a little jar (a baby food jar would work - see if you can mooch one off of someone if you don't buy the stuff), and stir in about 20 drops of lavender oil. You might want to use more - go by your nose. Then just let it cool, and you can use it.<br>
Lanolin is thick & sticky enough that a very thin layer will do the trick - so thin that none should stick to the diaper or cause staining problems. And even if it does get on the diaper, a good hot wash always got lanolin out well for us.
 

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FOr us, the Burts' Bees Res Q Ointment in the green tin is what works. We use it on all maladies in fact LOL. (well, cuts, bites, etc.) If the rash is really hateful and bleeding, then we get out the Maalox. Yep, you read it right, Maalox. It works and I have no idea why.
 

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If none of the natural remedies help, Triple Paste always works for us. It's OTC, but you have to ask a pharmacist for it. I have not noticed it stain our diapers, but Ds has not had huge rashes since switching, so the exposure to the diaper is limited.
 

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Little Forrest's diaper rash cream. It seriously works *wonders*. That stuff will get rid of anything, fast...It smells nummy, too! You can get it at <a href="http://BabyMineStore" target="_blank">www.babyminestore.com</a> and they are great to work with. PS...a little goes a long way!!
 

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i have a friend who swears by bag balm. The stuff farmers use on the cows. Never tried it myself, but we are battling a long standing rash right now...
 
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