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We use cloth diapers and I did a really dumb thing today. I was about out of diapers and so was washing a load of them. I really needed a new one, so I took the load out of the dryer without realizing that they weren't totally dry. So now I think I've given my baby a diaper rash from wearing the ever-so-slightly damp diapers.<br><br>
Obviously, I'm putting the dampish diapers back in the dryer, but does anyone have any recommendations for what I can do about my poor baby's red bum?
 

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Desitin always worked wonders with us. It immediately cleared the diaper rash. Get the original one, it's real thick and sticks. Also, if you want, you can let baby lie around naked for a while. I did that with DS and two minutes later I got peed on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . Good luck.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know, I used to let DD lay around naked, too, but it's a bit riskier with a boy, isn't it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Take advantage of the fact that all your diapers are drying and let your baby be naked! Let him lie on a towel or take him into a part of the house that's not carpeted. Even better, outside. Exposure to air and light will do wonders.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Desitin always worked wonders with us. It immediately cleared the diaper rash.</div>
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Just make sure you don't use this with cloth diapers, as it will create a nasty build-up/stains. At least in my experience. The only thing I could use is Weleda calendula cream.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just make sure you don't use this with cloth diapers, as it will create a nasty build-up/stains. At least in my experience. The only thing I could use is Weleda calendula cream.</div>
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I have used it with cloth diapers. We don't have stains or maybe I haven't gotten through the entire stash again yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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i spent a ton of money on california baby and burts bees diaper creams and then dd got a rash... the only thing that worked (and it worked immediately) was A&D stuff the ped recommended. cheap, cheap stuff. i held off thinking my natural, expensive stuff would work but it wasn't worth seeing her in pain.
 

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I like to use a little cornstarch. I use it after a bath too sometimes in all ds's little folds.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just make sure you don't use this with cloth diapers, as it will create a nasty build-up/stains. At least in my experience. The only thing I could use is Weleda calendula cream.</div>
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This, combined with naked time and using homemade wipes (solution of olive oil, apricot oil, warm water, tea tree oil and lavander essential oil) has worked wonders on our bambina. She developed a bright red with spots rash after I used some commercial wipes we were given. The Weleda stuff is awesome- it absorbs right into her little bottom, with no residue on the cloth dipers!
 

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California Baby diaper spray + occasional Weleda diaper rash cream as a preventive = Never had a diaper rash (knock on wood)!<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know, I used to let DD lay around naked, too, but it's a bit riskier with a boy, isn't it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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yup, it is. luckily its summer, right? my ds has an ATROCIOUS rash right now. it is horrible, it makes me want to cry it looks so bad...he seems fine, but its killing me! i have just had him diaper free outside all day. i don't mind pee, but i had a close call with some poop<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">!<br>
also, if you have to have a diaper on him, try just using the cloth with no cover over it, so oxygen can get in...keep the diaper on loose too. i mean, it might leak a bit, but you probably won't get full on peed on, and little pee never hurt anybody.<br>
i second the desitin...it works great for me too. i also am using aquaphor right now, its kind of like vaseline (the ewg website says its safe too!) and i am putting on a crazy thick layer before i put on his diaper...but the best thing for a diaper rash is air...be without a diaper as much as you can.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just make sure you don't use this with cloth diapers, as it will create a nasty build-up/stains. At least in my experience. The only thing I could use is Weleda calendula cream.</div>
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desitin hasn't done that on mine<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">...although i only use it when ds has a rash, which has only been two times in his life so far...<br>
but i do hear wonderful things about weleda...i may try it next time he has a rash. i love their hair products.
 

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Check this out <a href="http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/diaperrashcreams.htm" target="_blank">http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.co...rashcreams.htm</a><br><br>
I was using lanolin but it just wasn't kicking the bum burn, it helped the other areas, so I used a little butt paste with a liner. He is almost totally cleared after two applications of the butt paste. DS is rashy in general.
 

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when I could tell it was irritation from a diaper, I would just put som A&D on it and it would keep the wetness away for a while and it would clear up. now we are battleing a yeast rash. I feel so sorry for her, I realized it was yeast when she started itching every time her diaper was off. We enede up at the dr for a script for it. But when it first started I had her in the sun for a while and it helped.
 

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Butt paste made my son's rash WAY worse, Aveeno hurt him (he was screaming until I wiped it off) so I just do what my mom did and use Cow salve (corona) It always heals within 24 hrs. even if it's bad.
 

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My toddler who is still in cloth dipes has VERY sensitive skin as well as a tendency for yeast rashes. Here is what works for us. If he gets a rash:<br>
Baths with either 5 drops of lavendar oil or 5 drops of TTO. (or sometimes a few of both)<br>
Cornstarch<br>
Naked time!<br>
Calendula cream<br>
a drop of TTO rubbed right onto his rash<br>
lansinoh or bag balm
 

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Thanks everyone! It is looking much better. It wasn't too bad really, just a little red. I found some Burt's Bee's Diaper Cream left over from Anneke, so I used that and it seems to be doing the job. I'm a little worried about our prefolds, but I must have used it on Anneke and the diapers seem fine.<br><br>
Part of the problem is that this baby sleeps aaaaalll the time. (I know, I know, a good problem to have!) So I don't like to wake him up to change his diaper, but by the time he finally does wake up, he is so wet that it is starting to irritate his skin. Maybe I'll try some fleece liners . . . We have some FBs, but he's still to small for them, I think.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks everyone! It is looking much better. It wasn't too bad really, just a little red. I found some Burt's Bee's Diaper Cream left over from Anneke, so I used that and it seems to be doing the job. I'm a little worried about our prefolds, but I must have used it on Anneke and the diapers seem fine.<br><br>
Part of the problem is that this baby sleeps aaaaalll the time. (I know, I know, a good problem to have!) So I don't like to wake him up to change his diaper, but by the time he finally does wake up, he is so wet that it is starting to irritate his skin. Maybe I'll try some fleece liners . . . We have some FBs, but he's still to small for them, I think.</div>
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We have this problem. Sometimes i have to wake him up because his prefold leaks through his soaker.
 
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