TREATING
YEAST/THRUSH
FOR
BUMS
AND
DIPES

BUMS: Non‐Medicated
Treatment‐ 











 1.)Make
a
wipes
soluHon
that
is
at
least
8oz
of
water
and
add
1
tbsp
of
Apple
Cider
Vinegar.

 










 You

may
add
1‐2
drops
of
Tea
Tree
Oil
(TTO)
if
your
baby
is
not
sensiHve
to
it.

 Use
this
with
EVERY
diaper
change. 2.)
Give
sitz
baths
(easiest
method
is
using
the
sink
or
a
baby
bathtub).

Fill
the
basin
to
just
 




under
the
navel
with
warm
water
add
2
tbsp
baking
soda
1/4
cup
Apple
Cider
Vinegar.

Let
 




baby
play
for
10‐15
mins.

Rinse
bum
and
pat
dry
:)

 3.)
Try
to
give
as
much
air
Hme
as
possible.

If
you
can
give
the
baby
5
mins
of
diaper
free
 

 Hme
at
each
change
and
a
nice
30
minute
air
dry
Hme
once
a
day
this
will
help.

If
it's
a
nice
sunny
 day
and
you
have
a
private
area
lay
a
big
blanket
out
and
let
the
baby
get
some
sun
on
the
area. ConHnue
this
treatment
for
3‐5
days
a]er
the
rash
has
cleared.
 Medicated
Treatment
‐ 1.)
Freely
use
the
above
non‐medicated
treatments
in
conjuncHon
with
the
medicated
 treatment. 2.)
Apply
an
anH‐fungal
athlete's
foot
cream
such
as
Lotrimin
or
you
can
use
the
'external'
tube
of
 cream
from
a
vaginal
yeast
infecHon
kit.

Do
this
3x's
per
day,
making
the
night
Hme
diaper
a
must.
 ConHnue
use
for
3
days
a]er
rash
has
cleared
OR
10
days
max.
If
not
cleared
in
10
days
you'll
need
 to
speak
with
pediatrician
about
a
prescripHon
cream. DIAPERS: Easiest
Method: If
you're
lucky
enough
to
have
a
tanning
bed
in
your
home
(or
you're
not
against
taking
a
baske`ul
of
 diapers
to
the
local
tanning
salon)
then
yeast
in
your
dipes
is
no
biggie.

 1.)
Take
your
clean
and
dry
diapers
and
lay
them
out
on
the
tanning
bed
so
that
they
are
not
over
 lapping
and
are
not
stacked
on
top
of
one
another. 2.)
Turn
on
your
tanning
bed
and
let
the
diapers
get
a
good
15
mins
of
'sun'. The
ultraviolet
radiaHon
kills
the
yeast
and
sterilizes
your
diapers.
Just
don't
put
the
diapers
back
in
the
 same
basket
unless
you've
sprayed
it
and
wiped
it
out
with
some
Lysol
or
something
along
those
lines.

 *Please
note
that
simply
'sunning'
your
diapers
is
not
the
same
as
using
a
tanning
bed.

Tanning
beds
 provide
a
high
dose
of
UV
rays
over
a
short
period
of
Hme
and
due
to
the
intensity
of
the
UV
rays
they
are
 able
to
penetrate
the
thicker
items
such
as
prefolds,

hemp
inserts
and
microfiber
inserts.

It
is
nearly
 impossible
for
the
sun
to
penetrate
all
these
layers
which
means
the
top
1‐2
layers
have
been
disinfected
 but
the
inner
layers
have
not.

If
you
live
in
a
Southern
State
and
have
a
very
intense
sun
with
long
hot
sunny
 days
then
you
could
simply
sun
your
diapers
by
pudng
them
out
around
10am
laying
flat
on
a
large
blanket
 in
full
sun,
a]er
3
hours
you
would
turn
items
over
to
sun
the
opposite
side
for
an
addiHonal
3
hours.

This
is
 great
for
summer
Hme
but
isn't
plausible
for
winter
months.
Remember
that
the
sun
can
'bleach'
your
 diapers
so
it
is
possible
that
they
may
fade
slightly. Apple
Cider
Vinegar
Method: 
Sort
your
diapers
into
2
load
types;
PUL
(or
any
waterproof
material)
and
non‐PUL.

Non‐PUL
would
 be
anything
without
waterproof,
whether
it
be
wipes,
prefolds,
inserts,
stay
dry
fleece
liners,
flannel
liners,
 etc.

This
would
also
include
fleece
covers,
soakers
and
longies.

Non‐PUL: 1.)
Boil
a
large
(think
5‐10
gallon)
pot
of
water.
This
step
is
for
top
loaders. 2.)
Add
non‐PUL
items
to
the
washing
machine,
no
more
than
20
inserts/prefolds
or
equivalent.

You
 don't
want
this
to
take
up
more
than
25%
of
the
available
space
in
your
 machine
if
you
are
using
a
 top
loader.

If
you
are
using
an
HE
then
do
not
go
over
the
20
inserts/prefolds
or
similar
rule.

(This
 may
take
several
loads
depending
on
the
size
of
the
contaminated
stash.) 3.)
Set
your
top
loader
to
Heavy
Duty
with
the
water
level
the
highest
it
can
be
and
the
water
 temperature
on
HOT.

If
you
have
an
opHon
for
a
second
rinse,
disable
this.

For
HE
set
your
machine
 on
SaniHze.
Start
the
machine. 4.)
Add
1
cup
of
Apple
Cider
Vinegar
to
HE
machines,
2
cups
to
top
loaders.
HE's
can
add
up
to
1/8
 tsp.
of
TTO,
top
loaders
up
to
1/4
tsp.
of
TTO. 5.)
Top‐loaders,
add
the
boiling
water
to
your
machine
when
it's
about
1/2
filled.
Then
get
to
boiling
 more
water
for
the
next
load.
You
will
need
a
big
pot
of
boiling
water
for
each
load. 6.)
Once
the
washer
has
filled
and
started
agitaHng
give
it
a
minute
and
then
pause
the
cycle
and
let
 it
soak
for
about
an
hour.
Then
resume
the
wash
cycle. 7.)
A]er
that
cycle
has
finished
you'll
want
to
do
another
hot
wash
with
1
rinse
adding
nothing.

If
 you
added
TTO
then
you'll
want
to
do
2
hot
wash
cycles
because
you
would
have
used
a
much
higher
 amount
than
you
would
typically
use
when
washing
your
diapers. 8.)
Dry
your
inserts
on
high
for
5‐10
mins
only
then
switch
to
med
or
low
as
you
usually
 use.

If
you
 want
to
dry
in
the
sun
you
will
sHll
want
to
use
the
dryer
for
the
first
10
mins
on
high.

Sun
is
great
 for
disinfecHng,
etc
but
it
is
difficult
for
the
sun's
rays
to
penetrate
all
the
layers
of
thicker
inserts.

 It's
great
for
covers,
pockets
and
shells
but
not
very
thick
materials.

Would
be
just
fine
for
flats. PUL
Items: 1.)
Boil
a
large
pot
of
water
(Top
loaders
only) 2.)
Add
20‐25
pockets,
shells,
covers
to
the
washer. 3.)
Top
loaders
set
for
hot
water,
highest
water
level.

HE's
set
for
HOT,
heavy
cycle.
Start
the
 machine. 4.)
Add
1/2
cup
of
sea
salt
(non‐iodized)
and
up
to
1/8
tsp
of
TTO
for
HE,
1/2
tsp
of
TTO
for
top
 loader. 5.)
Top
loaders
only,
once
drum
is
half
full
with
water
add
the
boiling
water
to
the
machine
and
 prepare
more
boiling
water
if
you
have
more
loads
to
wash. 6.)
A]er
cycle
has
started
allow
it
to
agitate
for
about
5‐10
mins
then
pause.

Allow
to
soak
for


1
hr
 and
then
resume
cycle. 7.)
A]er
cycle
has
completed
do
another
hot
wash
with
1
rinse.

If
you
used
TTO
do
a
second
hot
or
 warm
wash
with
1
rinse.

8.)
Dry
on
high
for
5
mins
at
the
most,
then
either
complete
dry
on
med
or
low
if
you
machine
dry
 your
covers,
pockets,
etc.

If
not
remove
them
from
the
dryer
and
allow
to
air
dry.

If
you
have
a
very
 sunny
day
get
your
covers
out
in
the
sun
for
as
long
as
possible.


 BLEACH
METHOD: Sort
your
diapers
into
piles
of
PUL
and
non‐PUL
items.

PUL
items
are
waterproof
items
such
as
 covers,
pockets
and
shells.
Non‐PUL
items
are
inserts,
prefolds,
flats,
wipes,
fleece
stay
dry
liners
etc.

This
 would
also
be
for
fleece
soakers,
covers,
longies. Non‐PUL: 1.)
Sort
into
loads
of
no
more
than
20
inserts,
prefolds
or
equivalent
and
add
them
to
the
 washer. 2.)
Set
top
loaders
for
heavy
duty
cycle,
highest
water
level,
hot
water
sedng.
HE
machines
set
for
 high/heavy
soil
level
and
put
on
the
saniHze
sedng.

Disable
second
rinse.
Start
the
machine. 3.)
Add
1/3
cup
of
bleach
to
HE
machines
and
1/2
cup
of
bleach
to
top
loaders.

You
can
add
TTO
if
 you
wish
to
but
the
bleach
should
do
the
job
just
fine.

3
drops
for
HE,
up
to
6
for
top
loader. 4.)
Top
loaders
only:
When
the
machine
gets
about
half
full
add
the
boiling
water. 5.)
Allow
machine
to
agitate
for
approx
10
mins
then
pause
the
cycle.

Allow
to
soak
30
mins
to
1
hr
 and
then
resume
the
cycle. 6.)
Once
cycle
finishes
you'll
need
to
do
2
more
hot
wash
cycles
with
1
rinse. 7.)
Dry
on
high
for
10
mins
then
complete
the
dry
cycle
on
med
or
low
(whichever
you
regularly
use).

 You
can
dry
in
the
sun
however
you
will
sHll
need
the
iniHal
10
mins
of
high
dry
due
to
the
sun's
rays
 not
being
able
to
penetrate
the
thicker
prefolds
and
inserts.
 PUL
Items: 1.)
Add
20‐25
pockets,
covers,
shells
to
the
machine.
 2.)
Set
for
highest
water
level
and
hot
water
temp.

HE
set
for
high
soil
level,
hot
wash.

 Disable
second
rinse.
Start
the
machine. 3.)
Add
1/4
cup
of
bleach.

You
may
add
TTO
if
you
desire,
3
drops
HE,
up
to
6
for
top
loader. 4.)
Top
loaders:
When
the
machine
is
half
full
add
the
boiling
water.

Boil
more
water
if
you
have

 more
loads
to
wash. 5.)
When
the
cycle
finishes
you
will
need
to
do
2
warm
water
cycles.

Both
for
HE
and
top
 loader. 6.)
Dry
on
high
for
5
mins
and
then
finish
drying
on
either
med
or
low
(whichever
you
typically
use).

 If
you
are
not
a
machine
drier
then
do
the
5
mins
on
high
and
allow
to
air
dry
for
the
remainder.

If
 you
have
a
very
sunny
day,
place
the
covers
in
the
sit
insides
facing
up
and
allow
to
stay
in
the
sun
 for
as
long
as
possible.



*Chlorine
bleach
is
safe
to
use
on
your
laminated,
waterproof
items
as
long
as
it
is
a
very
diluted
 concentraHon
and
used
only
when
absolutely
necessary.

Per
Comon
Babies
washing
instrucHons
you
should
 use
1/4
cup
of
bleach
once
per
month
to
disinfect
the
diapers.

It
is
not
recommended
to
use
bleach
 frequently.

I
would
not
personally
recommend
using
bleach
on
laminated
items
more
than
once
every
12
 weeks. Dealing
with
yeast
and
constant
stripping
puts
a
lot
of
wear
and
tear
on
your
diapers
and
can
cause
them
to
 break
down
prematurely.

To
extend
the
life
of
your
nice
expensive
diapers
I
suggest
that
you
purchase
 anywhere
from
12‐24
(depending
on
heavy
wedng,
and
washing
frequency)
simple
comon
flats
(preferred)
 or
prefolds
(no
badng
to
avoid
unneccessary
bulk)
and
a
few
simple
covers
such
as
Prowraps,
Econobums
or
 even
vinyl
pull
on
Gerber
pants.

These
should
be
in
their
own
storage
container
or
basket
separate
from
 your
other
diapers.

I
would
consider
these
yeast
or
bad
rash
diapers This
yeast/rash
stash
can
be
treated
quickly
by
using
hot
water
and
bleach
or
apple
cider
vinegar
and
dried
 on
hot
or
sunned
and
you
won't
have
to
worry
about
ruining
them.

Natural
fibers
hold
up
really
well
and
 since
these
are
'cheap'
prefolds/flats
that
only
cost
an
average
of
$1‐$2
each
even
if
you
did
get
a
few
that
 broke
down
they
are
easily
replaced
without
much
of
an
investment.

You
could
find
cheap
prefolds/flats
on
 www.diaperswappers.com
,
www.nickisdiapers.com
(in
the
used
secHon)
,
www.diaperseconds.com
,
 www.comonbabies.com
(clearance
secHon),
www.jilliansdrawers.com
(used
secHon).

 If
the
infected
diapers
have
been
stored
in
baskets
or
plasHc
bins,
containers,
etc
please
take
the
Hme
to
 make
a
soluHon
of
1
gallon
water
1/4
cup
bleach
and
wipe
out
the
bins
and
allow
to
air
dry.

This
will
help
 to
disinfect
your
storage
area
so
that
you
don't
accidentally
re‐infect
your
freshly
de‐yeasted
diapers.



NEW
ADDITION: A
few
months
back
I
had
a
mom
friend
that
was
having
trouble
sHll
with
gedng
rid
of
the
yeast.

She
was
a
 pocket
user
and
just
couldn’t
kick
the
problem.

She
also
is
in
of
those
areas
where

it’s
not
very
sunny
and
 when
it
is
sunny
it’s
not
a
good,
hot
sun
for
several
hours.

So
sunning
isn’t
a
very
successful
method.

 I
pondered
on
this
for
a
while
because
she
did
not
want
to
do
anything
to
ruin
her
diapers
since
she
would
 be
completely
unable
to
replace
them.

That
meant
bleach
was
out,
vinegar
was
out.

Those
things
can
ruin
 the
laminaHon
and
the
elasHc.

I
needed
to
find
something
that
would
work
for
her
that
she
hadn’t
already
 tried
and
that
wasn’t
going
to
ruin
her
diapers
or
give
her
some
sort
of
horrible
buildup
that
would
take
a
 few
strippings
to
get
rid
of.

The
only
thing
that
kept
running
through
my
mind
was
to
treat
the
fleece
of
the
 pocket
with
some
sort
of
anH‐fungal
medicine.

Creams/Ointments
were
out
for
sure
because
they
would
 cause
major
buildup
and
possibly
bad
staining.

I
was
a
bit
weary
about
the
liquid
athlete’s
foot
sprays
since
 they
are
a
bit
oily.

In
the
end
I
snagged
myself
a
can
of
Lotrimin
athlete’s
foot
powder
spray.

I
sprayed
it
on
 my
hands
and
waited
to
see
if
it
le]
any
sort
of
oily
residue.

Nope.

I
sprayed
it
on
one
of
my
not
so
fave
 pocket
diapers.

Didn’t
seem
to
cause
any
issues.

I
washed
it
and
noHced
that
it
had
a
bit
of
repelling
a
bit
 so
I
took
a
few
drops
of
blue
Dawn
dish
soap
got
the
fleece
wet
and
worked
the
dish
soap
through
the
fleece
 for
about
5
mins
then
I
washed
it
on
warm.

Diaper
came
out
working
perfectly.

I
sHll
use
this
diaper
and
 have
not
had
any
issues
with
it.

Please
note
that
I
only
sprayed
the
fleece
and
I
sprayed
it
liberally.

I
put
a
 paper
towel
inside
of
the
pocket
to
be
a
bit
of
a
barrier
for
the
PUL
and
I
sprayed
the
fleece
heavily
with
the
 powder
spray.

 Once
I
was
sure
that
this
method
could
be
used
and
would
not
cause
permanent
damage
to
the
diaper
I
 suggested
it
to
her.

That
night
she
went
out
and
grabbed
2
cans
and
did
all
of
her
pockets.

She
le]
it
on
her
 diapers
for
a
full
24
hours
and
then
threw

them
in
the
washer.

She

did
a
cold
rinse
first
to
get
the
majority


of
the
powder
out
of
the
diapers.

Then
she
did
a
hot
wash
with
1
tsp
of
Dawn
(she
is
a
top
loader,
cut
that
 in
half
if
you
use
an
HE
machine.)
and
did
a
strip.

They
came
out
working
perfectly
and
NO
MORE
yeast
 trouble!

 A
LITTLE
TIP: I
ran
across
an
issue
where
a
yeast
rash
developed
with
a
friend
only
on
a
handful
of
her
diapers.

A]er
 much
prying
and
pondering
it
was
discovered
that
the
diapers
that
were
infected

with
the
yeast
were
the
 diapers
that
she
had
soaked
in
the
bathtub.

Seems
odd
right?

We
couldn’t
understand
this
but
then
it
 dawned
on
me
that
I
had
a
friend
that
would
get
a
yeast
infecHon
every
Hme
she
took
a
bath
at
home.

She
 could
take
baths
at
my
house,
a
few
Hmes
when
we
traveled
and
stayed
in
a
hotel,
but
not
at
home.

Well
 her
father
had
Athlete’s
foot.

Somehow
it
seems
that
his
Athlete’s
Foot
fungus
remained
on
the
bomom
of
 the
tub
and
when
she
would
bathe
she
would
actually
be
infecHng
herself
and
it
would
cause
a
yeast
 infecHon.

Turns
out
my
mom
friend’s
DH
has
Athlete’s
Foot
as
well
and
we
believe
that
the
reason
the
 diapers
that
were
soaked
in
the
tub
ended
up
infected
with
yeast
is
because
of
his
Athlete’s
Foot.

 So,
if
you
are
going
to
soak
your
diapers
in
the
tub
and
anyone
in
your
family
has
athlete’s
foot
or
you
 suspect
they
may,
do
yourself
a
favor
and
disinfect
the
tub
first
and
save
yourself
the
trouble. Authored
by
Mary
Ann
Fleij

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