It absolutely works, I use it whenever J has a little bum irritation. With meconium you would be using it as a preventative, it will help you to wipe the meconium off. You could use a fleece liner but I really have not noiced any staining. We are talking about a fraction of a teaspoon of olive oil that is put on the skin, you aren't pouring it into the diaper. As long as you wash in hot water it should rinse out.
Any kind if barrier (in this case OO) will help getting that sticky mec off. I remember being told to lube up my boys' butts so they were like teflon and I'd have an easy time getting that green poo off. Sounded very weird to a 1st timer who was 8m PG, but it was one of the better suggestions I have ever heard. Fleece is a good way to protect your dipes. I still use it when either of the younger man cubs have a rash. And acually use a fleece liner (that I made from on of DH's old pullovers) at night time to keep the littlest man cub drier (he's a super soaker) during the night.
If the oil were to stain any cloth it comes in contact with use some Gojo hand cleaner (the kind mechanics use on their hands after a day of wrenching on cars) on the spot when the fabric is otherwise dry. I keep a bit of the stuff in my laundry room for all such occasions.
Originally Posted by splash
I bathe my kid in olive oil... we're olive oil freaks.
LoL . . . me too. I used it as a preventative measure and also to wipe--no such thing as overuse of olive oil in my book. LoL. Anyway, worked like a charm! IME, olive oil washes out very easily with detergent and water and fleece liners didn't affect how my prefolds worked (I used them to keep ds's skin dry) so I imagine they wouldn't keep Kissiluvs from working.