June 6, 2015

Heat Rash and Cloth Diapers

While I love warm summery weather, I dread heat rash. But there are ways to reduce and treat heat rash in cloth diapers in summer, and we'd like to share a few of our favorites with you!

Change often
This one is pretty easy: be even more diligent than usual about changing your baby or toddler promptly every time their diaper is wet. The less time spent in damp diapers, the less likely heat rash is to encroach!

Cloth safe diaper balm

Using a cloth safe diaper balm like Angel Baby Bottom Balm, Thirsties Booty Love, Grovia Magic Stick and Magic Stick Z, Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy and Preventer or Mama Rose's Magic Touch Diaper Balm can help reduce and treat heat rash, not to mention keeping that baby smelling so nice!

Breathable diapers
Waterproof leakproof diapers sometimes do their job a little too well in summer and prevent airflow as well! Try including fitted diapers or prefolds with Snappis without covers as part of your summer diapering routine at home to allow for more airflow! While they are not waterproof, they are very absorbent and you should notice when they get damp enough that there's a risk of getting the rest of your house damp. Besides the options already linked, you can also find a variety of prefolds and fitteds in the used outlet section!

Get wet!

Grab a swim diaper and cool off in a baby pool, a big pool, or splashing in the sprinkler or a water table! Just make sure to dry off well after! We have an Imse Vimse swim diaper that we love, but I also think the new prints of the My Swim Baby Swim Diaper are super cute!