Posted by KarenC on August 20, 19103 at 14:46:44:
In Reply to: what is causing rash? posted by Rachel on August 20, 19103 at 13:15:43:
If it was/is a yeast rash and the yeast is still in the cloth diapers then you have to treat the diapers as well as the baby in order to completly get rid of it. It's the same as if you had a yeast infection yourself, you'd have to treat yourself and your underwear. The easiest thing to do is to steam iron your diapers. The heat in a regular hot wash isn't enough to kill yeast so you need to do something else. You could boil them but that's not good for the snaps (could cause them to break) so ironing is better. Tea tree oil can also be used to treat yeast (both on baby and the diapers) but I don't know the quantity you should use.
If the rash was yeast then this is by far the most likely cause. If this doesn't work though you could try a couple other things.... Like switching detergents.... I personally have had success with President's Choice perfume, dye & phosphate free detergent, but that's only available in Canada. I would try any other detergent, try to stick with those with no perfume (or only a mild one) but it's not even necessarily the perfume, it could be any ingredient. Tide is pretty harsh and infamous for causing skin reactions in sensitive people.
You could also try fleece liners. If she's reacting to the urine itself (if she is she must be super sensitive to be reacting despite those frequent changes) then the fleece will help protect her. Fleece doesn't absorb anything so it will let urine pass through to the diaper and dry almost instantaneously.