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Traditional cloth diapers vs baby diaper rash

Pallavi Utagi
1 to 3 years

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Traditional cloth diapers vs baby diaper rash

An age-old debate on tackling baby diaper rash is the issue of using traditional cloth diapers vs disposable diapers. Disposable diapers do a great job of keeping your baby's skin dry because they're super absorbent. But mothers also tend to change these less frequently than every 2-3 hours (as recommended by doctors). On the other hand, each cloth diaper can be reused hundreds of times, leading to more frequent changes and a way to keep skin dry and rash free.When this grandmother made sure her grandson was only using 'langots' since they were better for the baby, the mother was at her wits end: No sleep, plus the cloth would have to be changed innumerable times! When she finally switched to plastic diapers, she realised what a pain infant diaper rash can be! Read on to find out how one mother tackled the problem of baby diaper rash.


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lakshmi badri

| Aug 17, 2017

I was also a curious mother searching amazon for reusable cloth diapers. found a diaper for my kid and bumped on reusable sanitary pads for my self too. both r great to use and most importantly they r skin and environment friendly.

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Sonia Grover

| Aug 12, 2017

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Arup Kumar Kanoi

| Jul 23, 2017

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Kritika Dhingra

| Jul 21, 2017

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Swapna Kedia

| Jul 15, 2017

i have always used pampers for both my kids. never seen any rashes till date.

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Faiza

| May 05, 2017

my baby gal 5 months old nw wore only disposable diapers since birth . her nani sew the traditional triangle langots n square phaali for her . bt it was winter n we never used it . when summer arrived nw she had severe rash coz of my carelessness of not changing d diaper frequently. with liberal use if sudo cream rash free cream d rash vanished bt I learnt my lesson. so nw i use d square phaali folded in plastic panty for babies . I know d routine of my baby's poop . so after d potty is done in morning she's in cloth diaper . n in night she's in disposable readymade diapers for her peaceful sleep.

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Ruchi Mahajan

| Nov 21, 2016

i too wear diaper to my son bt only when we had to go for an outing and at night. In winter, i wear him diaper for long time bt this result in diaper rash. Actually the skin of the baby is soft and cannot bear the acidic urine. So i learn not to wear diaper to kids for long hours . It is printed on the diaper covers that it will work 10 hours bt in reality it works only for 3 to 5 hours.

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Kalyani

| Nov 04, 2016

my son had same problem but I tried solving this problem by diaper rash cream every time diaper is put on and also diaper should be bit loose such that air can pass through. For new born I used 's' size instead of ' ns' and continued using next size till now who is 7 months now.

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Sonali Rath

| Nov 03, 2016

Rash Free Cream is the Best.... sometimes Oiling at the Rash location aggravates.... It happened for my Child... but Rash Free Cream on recommendation of my Pediatrician worked wonders and in A Night it vanished...

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AFIA SHEIKH

| Nov 03, 2016

coconut oil is the best remedy for diaper rashes

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Atiya

| Nov 03, 2016

Rash free cream... for prevention and cure for diaper rashes...

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Asharani Kamble

| Aug 31, 2016

ya it's my story too because my son also had same problem his sensitive bum became so red because of diaper. first four months I tried to manage without diaper after that he became enough strong to bare diaper and I used to change within three hours. and diaper rash creams r not always helpful because it takes time to heal. but sebamed diaper rash cream is so useful and effective.

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Pallavi Utagi

| May 20, 2016

I agree Nerissa, coconut oil does work really well for diaper rashes...

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Nerissa

| May 19, 2016

apply coconut oil, cheapest n effective way for diaper rash. Apply before n after each change

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Pallavi Utagi

| May 17, 2016

Ankita - yeah many parents say so when I tell them about these :D

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Pallavi Utagi

| May 17, 2016

Hi Poornima, to start with try 1 or 2.. and then you can build a stash. you can keep about 10-12 of them.. so you can wash 5-6 and use 5-6 each day.. Some popular brands in India are Bumgenius, Superbottoms, Peekaboo etc.. you can check their websites or you can also find some on Flipkart etc

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Parul Ankita Gupta

| May 17, 2016

Hi Pallavi, great blog, I wish these things were available when I was raising my child.

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Poornima Bharath

| May 17, 2016

Where do you buy cloth diapers?? How much stash is required to start cloth diapering

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Pallavi Utagi

| May 17, 2016

hi Priyanka, these cloth diapers last for 3-4 hours post which you need to change them. you can increase their absorbency to last longer by using more than one soaking pad..

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priyanka khapre

| May 16, 2016

For how long cloth diapers can be used? Can they be used same as disposable diapers

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priyanka khapre

| May 16, 2016

For how long cloth diapers can be used? Can they be used same as disposable diapers

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Canisha Kapoor

| May 16, 2016

quite informative

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Pallavi Utagi

| May 16, 2016

Thank you Laura! In India the most easily available type is the Pocket Diaper. they are easy to use and perform very well. If you are trying them for the first time, you can go for Pocket Diapers with double leak-guards. some brands available in India are Bumgenius, Superbottoms, Peekaboo etc. you can check their individual websites or see them on Amazon too under Cloth Diapers with soakers. hope that helps :-)

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Laura

| May 16, 2016

Nice blog. Can you tell what are the options available for cloth diapers in the market?

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