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How to Get Diaper Cream Out of Cloth Diapers

by Regan

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How to get diaper cream out of your #clothdiapers

Have you ever had a well-meaning caregiver use a diaper cream on your cloth that is cloth diaper unfriendly?

My son gets some pretty nasty rashes sometimes when his poo is acidic and when this happens we need to use a zinc diaper cream. My brand of choice is Boudreaux’s Butt Paste which is not at all cloth diaper friendly. I use a fleece liner when we apply it but sometimes the liner shifts and we do end up with some on the diaper itself.

How to remove diaper cream from reusable diaper liners and cloth diapers:

  • Squirt some blue Dawn on the area and rub it in. (Yes, it must be the original blue Dawn)
  • When you get it rubbed in you can also scrub it with a toothbrush or other soft brush to really get it into the fibers.
  • Let it sit for at least a few hours.
  • Wash as normal
  • Make sure that the bubbles run clear on your final rinse cycle

That’s it. If you have a lot on your diaper then you may need to repeat these steps. Also, depending on the diaper you may be left with a stain but it shouldn’t repel.

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Kris Broyles November 21, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Wow. A lot easier than I thought! Thank you for this!


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