Several months ago I shared that my dark diapering secret online. Even though we only used disposables at night, I hated having to toss the waste into the trash. Since my son out-wet our cloth diapers, it seemed there was no other option.
Thanks to our wise readers’ comments, I tried pocket diapers with him a few months later and was thrilled. No more wetting in the night! This also meant no more trips to the grocery store to haul home disposables. The sky was brighter, the birds sang more sweetly, and our garbage was delightfully emptier.
Then Roscoe started to develop yeast infections on a regular basis. We tried creams, giving him “naked time,” and sunlight, but the infections persisted. Finally, in desperation, we switched back to disposables at night and Roscoe’s redness completely cleared up.
I then tried switching back to pocket diapers, only to have the yeast infections return. Intermittently I experimented with prefolds, all-in-ones and again with pocket diapers, only to find that he got yeast infections with every single option. He bathes just before bedtime, so it can’t be a hygiene issue. What would people do years ago before disposables were invented? There must be a solution.
For now, we’re sad to say that Roscoe’s back in disposables at night. Does anyone else struggle with yeast infections at night? If so, have you found anything that works on a long term basis? Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us!