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Barrier Creams

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jenidjaimee
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Barrier Creams

Postby jenidjaimee » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:18 am

Can you use Bepanthen/Sudocream on baby when you are using cloth nappies.

I read somewhere that you shouldn't as it affects the absorbency ?

Is this true ?

Jeni x

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red_dwarf
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Re: Barrier Creams

Postby red_dwarf » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:28 am

Yep you shouldnt use it unless you use a liner. If you want to use it, then just pop a fleece liner in the nappy. You will prob need to scrub the liners with washing up liquid after a while as they will get impregnated with the cream.

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Bluebell
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Re: Barrier Creams

Postby Bluebell » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:55 am

You're not supposed to use nappy cream with cloth, but we have done it a few times with no problems. I never put a lot on, just a little bit and make sure it's rubbed in properly (so the skin is skin coloured and not white). We only use it once in a while though, and our nappies are fine (mostly fleece lined pockets and Easyfits). We've never even needed to strip wash them.

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Tara84
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Re: Barrier Creams

Postby Tara84 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:08 am

We used cj's butter when Catrin had awful eczema nappy rash, never had a problem with build up on nappies with that as it washes away really easily but gives really good protection on the skin

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jenidjaimee
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Re: Barrier Creams

Postby jenidjaimee » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:55 am

I have ordered little lamb fleece liners and will really only use Drapolene if there is any sign of a nappy rash starting DD was fine never really had any trouble but DS cut teeth through his bum and had the most horrendous nappy rash at 9 months open skin etc etc :(

Thanks ladies you have been a great help x

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monsterm
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Re: Barrier Creams

Postby monsterm » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:47 pm

Natural nappy balms are fine to use on babies bottom & are much better for them too as there is no nasty chemicals in them. Some ladies on here use waitrose baby bottom butter which is a lovely natural product. Looking online they also sell badger balm which is a lovely product too.


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