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Keeping cloth diapers ON?

My 8 month old son recently developed a diaper rash. He now refuses to keep his diapers on and always takes them off when napping. This leads to some... messy situations. We mostly use ones with snaps or velcro but he can take off both. Suggestions?

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Asked by kit_manson at 8:22 AM on Jul. 8, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Good safety pins? I have not dealt with cloth diapers as an adult, but I do remember then as a child. We all wore them, which means I saw my younger cousins in them. They used to be pinned with a safety pin. Would that help?

    Answer by Dalimonster at 8:24 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • Can you switch to disposable diapers while the rash goes away. Disposable are made to keep the area dry. Just a suggestion!

    Answer by Cafemomoftwo217 at 8:26 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • If you are using cloth diapers, they are probably aggravating the diaper rash by keeping in moisture and heat. I would let him go a few hours a day with no diaper, switch to Huggies for a week or so, I would also get him some diaper rash cream, I always used "Chlortrimazole" on my daughter because hers wasn't as simple as diaper rash, it was always a yeast infection. Also, feeding him yogurt will help. Good Luck!

    Answer by kustomkrochet at 8:27 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • Yes! Clotrimazole (sold OTC at drug stores, wal mart and target). What diapers do you use? I like the FLIP w stay dry inserts.

    To help w baby unsnapping diapers put a onesie or zip up Jammie on over and maybe put a diaper cover over as well (like cotton baby underwear). Good luck!

    Answer by bloomsr at 8:48 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • I second the Clotrimazole. And put him to bed in a onesie so he can't get the diaper off.

    Answer by Y.B.normal at 9:19 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • I suppose I can't avoid the onesies can I? Oh well. It's been mid to high thirties all week here but I'd rather him a little sweaty than to scrub that mattress and wall and crib AGAIN. A pox on whoever thought texturing the mattress plastic was a good idea!

    Comment by kit_manson (original poster) at 10:13 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • I use snappies with my cloth diapers and that would probably help hold them on for you in addition to the velcro.

    Answer by missmay5 at 10:36 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

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