Desitin and Disposables

Saturday morning we made the switch to disposables. Noah woke up with a bright red hiney. I don't want to take any risks, so I decided to strip our entire stash of cloth diapers and treat him with Desitin. I bought the maximum strength Desitin and a package of Luvs.

I stripped our diapers in four loads. Yes, I have that many diapers. Don't judge me. His rash is almost gone and looking much better. Hopefully we'll be back in our cloth diapers in the next couple of days. Chas was sad that I had to buy disposables, but I just didn't want to risk his rash getting any worse. I'd rather clear it up quickly, strip his diapers and move on before his rash gets worse and we end up at the doctor.

Some cloth moms take a break with disposables for various reasons and feel some relief. I have to admit...I hate using disposables diapers and miss my cloth! Nothing about using a disposable is appealing to me. The diapers stink (so does the Desitin for that matter). I can't stand the soiled diapers sitting in a trash can. It's the worst smell in the world. I'd much rather spray out a diaper and move on. I think I change his diaper more.  The diaper instantly fills up and the gels swell and I change him, almost hourly. I don't mind the physical act of changing him more, but I just keep thinking of the money it's costing every time I change his diaper.

Sure, I just lessened the amount of laundry I need to do, but I actually don't mind doing laundry. I'm pretty on top laundry in our house. It's actually my favorite chore (if there is such a thing). Don't ask me about mopping the floors. If only there was a disposable option for flooring...

Do you ever use disposables? What's your go to method to take care of rashes?


  1. We use disposables for different reasons- travel it is disposable inserts in cover, when I am sick or get behind on laundry, we use them. I hate them. Just wondering why you didn't just use a CD safe diaper cream?? From my experience the disposables/desitin just seem to make the rash worse and take longer to heal. It usually takes less than 24 hours for my son's rashes to go away with our cd safe diaper cream.

    1. We use both CJs and Grandma El's at the slightest bit of redness normally. Luckily, we've never had to deal with a true rash. After a couple days of cloth diaper safe creams not showing improvement we switched to the Desitin. I really didn't want it to turn into a worse/yeast/visit the dr. kind of rash. I have my theory on why this rash popped up (blog post coming soon).


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