A diaper rash is inflamed skin. It can be very alarming for parents, although usually more of an annoyance to baby! Causes can include dirty diapers, introduction of new foods, irritation from product ingredients, bacterial or yeast infections, teething, and clothes or diapers that are too tight.

  • First, let baby air out. Use only a gentle soap and/or lotion on baby for bath time, with no perfumes or dyes.
  • Use cloth wipes, and water or a wipes solution, instead of disposable wipes. Most disposable wipes contain chemicals and perfumes that can irritate baby’s skin. Thirsties Fab Wipes are very soft on baby’s delicate skin.
  • Our new Thirsties Booty Love will help to aid in healing and keeping diaper rash at bay. Thirsties Booty Love is cloth diaper safe, certified organic by Oregon Tilth, and soothes and prevents diaper rash.
  • We recommend keeping a good wash routine with a cloth diaper-safe detergent. Please refrain from using any products containing ingredients such as bleach, fabric softeners, brighteners, enzymes, dyes, and fragrances.

Our cloth diaper detergent of choice is, of course, our very own Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash! Thirsties wash solutions contains probiotics which actually introduces good bacteria-the only wash of its kind! Our washes are entirely non-irritating (will not cause diaper rash) and they do more than just clean your cloth diapers. Thirsties Pre-Wash and Super Wash work hard to reduce odors and naturally whiten and brighten your cloth diapers.

If a diaper rash is persistent or painful, please speak to your pediatrician to rule out a yeast infection, food allergy, or other condition. We also recommend visiting your pediatrician for a complete diagnosis.

We have also compiled an in-depth article on diaper rash, using many trusted sources. If you would like a copy of this article, please e-mail us at support@thirstiesbaby.com.