Diaper Rash Help_: Boiling diapers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, December 22, 2008 | 3 comments
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old canning pot to boil diapersThanks to Cindy for this Frugal Baby Tip!

I found this post on 1 Income Living. It gives directions for boiling diapers to help with diaper rash.

If your son's tush is breaking out, your diapers need a boiling.

Take a large canning pot and half fill with hot water, bring it to a boil, and add about 12 to 18 clean diapers depending on size of pot and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Boil diapers about 1/2 hour stirring regularly. You will see scum come out of the diapers from old detergent and such.

Drain well and wash in washer as usual. Dry cloth diapers outside if possible or on high heat in dryer. My son had a sensitive tush and this worked wonders. We did it about once a month or more often if bum was sore. My daughter only had problems with disposable diapers.

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  2. Shari says:

    Does this work with all cloth diapers, AIO's and covers? or just the prefolds and liners? Will the plastic snaps melt, or the velcro become less effective...what if I've made diapers with PUL, or other vynil like coverings?

    (I'm new to cloth diapering, and still trying to figure it all out...)

  3. Applying baby lotions which are soft and soothing for the baby’s skin is a good alternative for preventing diaper rash. They are easily available in the medical stores but make it a point to always buy natural baby care products as the chemical-based products are not safe for your baby’s skin

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