E.H. asks from Circle Pines, MN on September 11, 2007
Bumpy Diaper Rash Part 2 - Circle Pines,MN
When I took my daughter to the doctor this morning, the doctor mentioned that as well as having yeast, my daughter may also be reacting to the type of diaper I'm using. The doctor wants me to try the cream first that she prescribed, and then we can look into changing diapers if my daughter's redness doesn't clear up once the yeast is gone. I have sensitive skin like my daughter and know that I can't use very many scented products without having a problem. I used Target brand diapers to start with when she was a newborn because they were unscented and a good bargain. I stopped using them when she starting getting rashes because I was worried that she developed rashes because they were pretty scratchy. I switched to Luvs to see if a slightly softer (but unfortunately scented) diaper would help. She's been using those for a month now and hadn't had a problem until she got the yeast infection about a week ago. To make a long story short, I'm just trying to find out if anyone knows of any unscented, soft diapers that aren't super expensive. I'm trying to avoid having to switch to cloth diapers if it can be prevented.
Edit: Since some people have asked, I wanted to add that my daughter is breastfed.
So What Happened?™
Thanks for all the advice! I've started using cloth diapers (I never thought I would, but you do what you have to for your little one!) and they have been so much better for her skin so far. I also have a stash of White Cloud diapers in case I need a disposable in a pinch.
A.T. answers from Minneapolis on September 18, 2007
My son has really sensitive skin too. I hope you find something that works! Right now I alternate between cloth and Huggies (normal Huggies, not the supreme ones). Also, the best diaper rash cream, which I alternate with his prescription stuff is Arbonne Herbal Diaper Rash Cream: http://www.arbonne.com/products/baby/diaperRash.asp
I think you can order it online otherwise, my mom sells it. It works wonders on my little guy. Good luck. Each baby is different so I hope you find something. It's so hard to see them in so much pain!
K.C. answers from Minneapolis on September 13, 2007
I had 2 little ones with very sensitive bottoms. Each responded better to a different diaper. My oldest did the best with Pampers Cruisers. My youngest did the best with the Walmart brand. Good Luck!
K.C. answers from Minneapolis on September 12, 2007
wow - lots of responses!
I've gone through 4 kids with very sensitive skin and the brand that has consistantly worked well is White Cloud which can be found at WalMart(the bonus - they are cheaper than other brands we've tried).
K.R. answers from Minneapolis on September 12, 2007
We've been lucky and haven't seen any evidence of sensitive skin with either of my kids (4 and almost 2). We've always used unscented wipes, since there didn't seem to be any point taking chances of irritating their skin with scented wipes. I haven't bought Luvs for a while but didn't even realize they were scented. Since my younger son was born, we've used the store brand diapers from Sam's Club. If you're not a member, it can be a pain to be told to join just for the diapers, I know. But we've had great luck with those diapers; they seem plenty soft and I don't notice any scent. Good luck; I hope the rash clears up and you don't have any more problems!
K.J. answers from Minneapolis on September 12, 2007
The kirkland diapers at COSTCO ....
are the ONLY thing that work for us!!! We love them and they are so affordable and so super soft and I have never had a leak, I would say they are totally worth the membership in the long run. The 2 kinds of diapers you have used Target and Luvs gave my son the worst reactions so there is something in both of them that can be irritating! Good luck!
S.I. answers from Minneapolis on September 12, 2007
When we have her wearing Target diapers for too many days together, I think she starts to react too. I didn't like how Luvs fit. Seriously, the Pampers Swaddlers & Cruisers are the best. When I can't get them, I try for the Huggies Supreme or whatever. You could also try White Cloud - we tried them a while ago but since I found them at Wal-Mart, haven't tried them again. Oh and the Sevent Generation ones at Whole Foods. I know those would be unscented (and doesn't the khaki color go with everything?) though I'm not sure about the rest.
Also, while my daughter had her rash, we had her in cloth underwear and she was totally indicating when she was wet. So if you do go the cloth diaper route, maybe you can get her potty trained sooner too. Course maybe you could do that with diapers too - get more expensive ones now to help her bottom, then potty train early with cotton pants to save money.
S.W. answers from Minneapolis on September 12, 2007
Seventh generation puts out a diaper that is scent free. I don't know the price, our if they work great cause I use pampers but it is a thought.
B.H. answers from Minneapolis on September 12, 2007
My daughter has sensistive skin and eczema and only time she got a rash or was irriated down there was when I diaper hopped. I found to just buy one brand of diapers and stick with it.
I preferred Pampers and never had any problems with the scent or anything. I also used Luv's occasionally.
But if I was to change to Huggies or another brand because of price she got a rash.
If your looking for a non scented cheap diaper go with Walmart's brand. White Cloud.
T. answers from Minneapolis on September 11, 2007
We buy the Kirkland diapers at Costco. I don't know if they are especially soft or not since they are the only ones we use. But, they are unscented and inexpensive. But, you need a Costco membership to shop there and they only sell them in large boxes, so you can't just buy a small pack to try them out. They also sell Huggies at Costco, I believe they are unscented. But, again you have to buy a large quantity to get the good price.
S.S. answers from Minneapolis on September 12, 2007
I have always used Pampers Swaddlers on my newborns. There skin is so sensitive when they are new that it is worth the extra money. Plus they aren't scented. Target diapers are scratchy and don't keep your baby's skin dry when they potty. You could always switch back to target brand when your baby is older and is less sensitive. Good luck.
K.S. answers from Minneapolis on September 11, 2007
Just wondering why you are trying to avoid switching to cloth diapers. They are a true bargain and really not a lot of work. The only disposable dipes I was ever willing to have touch my son's skin were the all the 7th Generation ones I bought at the co-op (but they are not cheap). Sorry I can't help more than that.