Many cloth diaper users find they really don’t experience rashes like they did with disposables. But, it does happen and if the rash isn’t caused by yeast or thrush, you have some options.
CJ’s Butter Quick Stick in Monkey Farts is a particular favorite of mine. It’s like a giant tube of chap stick, so I never have to get it on my hands and under my nails. It comes in other scents, but really – why not just use something called Monkey Farts?
If you’re using natural fiber diapers, you can really use any cream you’d like. If you’re using synthetic fibers, petroleum based products can cause repelling issues. Something with Zinc Oxide can cause staining.
Some say, though, that the best method for storing cloth diapers is in an open hamper with lots of air holes. The air circulation supposedly keeps down the stink. If you use an open pail, choose one with no holes in the bottom and and no holes a couple of inches up. If you choose not to wring out your poopy diapers after they’ve been sprayed off, you don’t want that water puddling on your floor.
There are all sorts of neat ways people choose to store their cloth diaper stash, and it’s definitely worth a Google search. This is something to think about because cloth diapers do take up quite a bit more room than disposables. Especially once you decide to #buyallthediapers.
I use a scarf hanger to hang dry my covers. They can go in the dryer on low or medium, but to preserver the life of the elastics, I prefer to hang dry. Plus, my baby likes looking at them while taking a bath.