This post is sponsored by Tide. As always, all content and opinions are my own.
Back when I was a first time mom, I jumped full force into trying cloth diapers. I was cloth diapered as a baby and was intrigued at the idea of doing it for my baby. My mom gave me some tips and also mentioned that I should look into all of the new products available to make cloth diapering easier for modern moms.
Full disclosure, I didn’t end up cloth diapering full-time, but kept up with it as needed because A had mild eczema and other skin sensitivities. Cloth diapers were a life saver to help keep him comfortable. It was an extra bonus to save money on disposable diapers. We used them mostly during diaper rash flare ups. And also during the time between the last day diaper change to bedtime; instead of wasting a barely used disposable diaper.
Here we are with baby number three who also has eczema like his biggest brother. Baby B actually has the most sensitive skin out of the boys. Couple that with the summer heat, it is not a good mix for his cute little tush. Needless to say, I’m thankful that I saved a few of our cloth diaper stash from the last go around.
Cloth Diaper Tips for Sensitive Skin
We try to give him diaper free time whenever possible, the fresh air is so good for his skin. We mainly use cloth diapers on hot days, as well as on any days that he has bad diaper rash flare ups.
The last few weeks, I’ve been using Tide purclean™ specifically for his cloth diaper laundry. It’s the first plant-based liquid detergent with the cleaning power of Tide. It’s free of dyes, chlorine and phosphates which is a huge benefit to keeping B’s bum comfortable and clean. Using Tide purclean™ for B’s cloth diaper needs is super simple and easy.
- Follow care instructions on the diapers
- Clear diapers of all solids
- Do a cold water rinse
- Use warmest water wash that meets diaper care instructions
- Wash cycle that provides most water possible (ex: Heavy Duty)
- Follow care label for tumble dry (or line dry whenever possible)
For extra dirty diapers, you can pre-wash or pre-soak and add an extra rinse as needed. You can also pre-treat with liquid Tide purclean™ for five minutes before wash.
While it may sound daunting at first glance, I can attest to the fact that cloth diapering is useful in so many ways. We take full advantage of these benefits for our babe with sensitive skin and make it work for our family. It’s definitely a great perk to use a product like Tide purclean™ that make cloth diapering easier for modern moms and gets the job done of keeping our baby’s bum comfortable and clean.
Click HERE to learn more about Tide purclean™ and how to make the whole cloth diaper washing process easier!