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My midwife suggests that we put olive oil on the baby/in the diaper for the first few days to help keep the meconium from sticking to the baby's bum. Will this hurt my cloth dipes? They are so new and clean, I don't want to put something on them already that might cause them to repell or whatever...<br><br>
So, olive oil....big deal or not?
 

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does she know you plan on using cloth???<br>
for the first week we plan on using flushable liners to battle the tar poo.
 

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I haven't used olive oil myself, but Dawn dish soap is great for getting out oil stains. You have to use the old fashion plain non concentrated blue kind. And use a teeny tiny bit, like 2 teaspoons for the whole load.<br><br>
Meconium never stained any of my diapers, it just washed right out.
 

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She doesn't know that we are planning to use cloth....one of the birth assistants mentioned the Olive Oil in birthing class last night.<br><br>
I'm not worried about the meconium on the diapers themselves....<br>
She uses olive oil to keep the meconium from sticking to the *baby*, not the diaper. But, I don't want the olive oil to ruin the diaper. We thought about using disposable liners, but that wouldn't solve the sticking to baby probelm....
 

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Hmmm, it *is* hard rubbing mec off soft baby skin... I bet if you rub just a tiny bit on baby's skin during diaper changes, it wouldn't be enough to hurt your dipes, but would be just enough to keep the mec from getting stuck.
 

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Try Badger Baby Balm instead... it melts right into skin, washes right out of diapers, and is all natural... you could eat it! Don't know WHY you would eat it, but it does smell yummy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I don't see why not- a lot of natural diaper creams have plant oils in them. I make one that has some olive in it, and never had problems with my dipes.
 
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