I'm new around here and new to cloth. My baby daughter, Sarah, is almost 10 weeks old now and I've been using cloth since she was two weeks old. She had to take antibiotics for an unbilical infection from granulation she got on it (too much leftover tissue, it went bad), and then got really frequent, bloody poo. She developed a bit of a rash and also got thrush in her mouth which reached a peak recently.
Now, I've been treating the nappy rash with sudocrem/bepanthen/metanium/lanolin etc, all of which have made improvements, along with regular changing and washing. However, she seems to have little bright red spots on her labia and in two rows along her bottom. The rest of her skin actually looks okay and she doesn't seem uncomfortable, but the spots just don't seem to completely go away. They seem to fade a bit but come back again every so often.
I have clotrimazole cream for my nipples to use on her bum if need be, and also grapefruit seed extract to treat her mouth...should I stop using the barrier creams and try the antifungal cream alone?
I'm so disheartened that I've put her in the disposables I bought before I decided to spend money on cloth.
Do you reckon it's thrush she has or should I just keep going with treatments and hope it completely goes away at some point? I don't want to think she's got nappy rash simply because cloth is no good for her skin, but if it comes to it I may end up sticking with sposies, which I feel gutted about, actually.
If anyone has any advice or experience with this type of spotty rash, I'll be very grateful.