Posted by KarenC on November 10, 19103 at 13:11:55:
In Reply to: Yeast posted by Amy on November 10, 19103 at 11:15:17:
Yes, that is most definetly possible. Normal washing routines are often not enough to kill the yeast in the diapers. It's the same as if a woman has a yeast infection it's recomended she boil or bleach her underwear. It might not be necessary, but it's best to be safe.
For your diapers though, I don't recomend either bleach or boiling. Bleach is very harsh on fabrics and even just one use could make your diapers deteriorate diapers faster (not to mention it's harsh on skin so if there's any leftover in the diaper it could irratate your baby's already sensitive skin). Boiling isn't recomended because it can cause your snaps to break and snap off (and I don't believe that would be covered under the ME warranty).
A couple things you can do.... The simplest is probably just to iron your diapers with steam. The steam should be enough to kill the yeast but you can control where the heat goes better than with boiling so it should be safe for the snaps.
Another thing you can do is use tea tree oil. You just put about 20 drops in the washer with your diapers (preferably after they've been cleaned normally) and do a hot wash with an extra rinse. Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant so it should kill the yeast. Some people even use it all the time with their washing routine but just in lower quantities. You can even put 1-2 drops in a couple cups of water and use that on your wipes to help treat your daughter's skin.