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Cloth Diapers Babys Skin
Depends: Most disposable diapers are bleached to get that white color, the result is a byproduct of chlorine caled dioxin listed by the epa as a toxin, another substance used to meke them absorbent is sodium polycarbonate that helps stop leakage also consider the platics and colorants used. All that said it may be the way to go when travelling, cloth is cotton, and you decide what you launder with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cloth vs disp diapers what is better for the baby? Worried about polyacrylate in disposables. They were removed from feminine hygiene products
Cloth: Cloth diapers are better for babies since you don't the, risk of foreign substances that might be present in disposables. ...Read more
My baby has rashes at her diaper area. I've tried drapolene cream and made her use cloth diapers. But the rash is still there?
Anti fungal: You need an anti fungal cream. Diaper rashes come from the same type of organism as jock itch and athletes foot. Using a steroid cream alone will not cure it. Contact your doctor for a different cream. Also try letting your baby have some time without a diaper on to keep the area free of moisture and friction from the diaper itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5.5 week old baby has a very watery stool twice a day that spills from diaper and soils clothing can I give him something to thicken his bowel movements ?
What are you feeding: Your baby ? Breast fed babies have thin gravy like stools a lot of times . Formula fed babies with cow based protein may have lactose intolerance causing watery stools. In that case , formula may be changed to soy base or lactose free formula . Best to discuss with your pediatrician ...Read more
Why does diarrhea in infant/toddler make their skin red and sore? It seems to make their skin raw no matter how much diaper/Vaseline I use.
Yes: You will find an almost equal number of experts that favor cloth as favor disposable diapers for being the best for baby's bottom. The same holds for earth conscious conservationist groups. So this really boils down to personal preference--as in the grocery store: paper or plastic? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some of each: Benefits: you are using a natural fiber that has not been chemically processed. Cloth diapers have changed alot in the past years and offer many options. They are less expensive on the long run than disposable and you decide how to cleanse them. Better for the planet. Drawbacks: you have to carry soiled diapers with you and can get stinky, babies develop rashes if they are not changed promptly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your preference: Cloth and disposable diapers each have their own advantages and disadvantages when traveling. Do you prefer to tote around dirty diapers to avoid increasing trash? Or would you prefer to bring along disposable diapers, realizing you will need to bring a large supply or buy them at your destination? It is really an individual choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hot water/soap/rinse: The rinse cycle is the most important aspect to rid any soap residue no matter what detergent. Well marketed products like dreft or the dye free versions of other detergents can be "feel good" infant clothes care products, however, reports prove that the others like tide, etc can be gentle if the rinse cycle is adequate. Hot water is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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