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Old 07-31-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hello! I just started CD & feel pretty good about my washing routine. Up until now, my EBF DS diapers would bleach out in the sun. Recently he had an ear infection though & they put us on amoxicillin. Not only is he pooping a ton more, he is also having darker BMs that are leaving dark streaks in my diapers (no odors & seem clean otherwise). Also, he's been getting a bit more diaper rash b/c of his frequent BMs. I've been using diaper rash ointment resultantly & am having a tough time getting it out of my diapers too. Suggestions please (:

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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Re: Tough stains

For the stains you could try adding a little lemon juice to water and soaking the diapers before laying them in the sun. That helps a lot here. What rash cream are you using? You can't use the regular stuff, that will make your dipes repel and that's no good. We use cj's when DD gets rashy. If you do use regular cream make sure to put a liner between the cream and your dipes to try to keep them clean.
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Thanks, I'll try the lemon juice. All things I need to learn (: I don't know why I didn't think about the diaper rash cream being bad for the diapers. I just reacted like I always had w/disposables. When I saw any sign of rash, I lathered w/ Aveeno diaper cream. Now I've got some work to do to get it out of a few diapers, ugh! Do you think I can spot scrub with my detergent & then rinse super well?
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Re: Tough stains

Your best bet would be to take an old toothbrush and some blue Dawn and scrub the cream out that way. In the future you can use a liner or use a cotton diaper like a flat or prefold if you need to use that particular cream. I find that air and coconut oil are almost always enough to clear up any redness though.

For the pooping though I would make sure he is on a probiotic if he is not already and I might be tempted to use a little bleach (on the diapers) just to make sure there is no yeast infection brewing.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:55 AM   #5
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Re: Tough stains

I try to wash dirty diapers every night with at least a rinse/spin to get most of the stuff out. Then I'll leave them wet in a pail until the big wash w/ the rest of the diapers. Rash cream shouldn't be used on the diapers and tends to leave ugly, light brown stains. It will cause repelling and leaking too. You can try to get it out by using a drop of dawn and hand scrubbing the surface to get it out.
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Do you think it needs to be Dawn specifically? I use a biodegradable dish soap. I will prob try it 1st. Thanks all!
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