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    Default Creams and Abena Diapers?

    New guy here =D

    Noticed the other week that with some samples from Abena that rash cream caused a serious breakdown of the leg gatherers after about 5 hours of use, wet or dry. The elastic portions just came unravelled??

    The same problem does not exist on any of the other samples (Bambino or Dry 24/7.)

    Last time I wore Abena often was almost 2 years ago, has their product QA slipped a bit? Or was this just a bad batch you think?

    I ask because I'd like to make a larger purchase, but if other people are having the same problem with creams and the diaper breaking down, I best stick with say Dry or Bambino.

    Thoughts? Opinions?

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    It may depend what cream you are using

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    Just your generic diaper rash cream you find at Walmart I guess, nothin special.

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    Abena are my favourite brand, and I have never heard of anyone else having this issue before.

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    I'd be surprised if that had any effect on it. Nearly all diapers are latex-free, and I'm pretty sure Abena is among those. Latex does react with oil and breakdown rapidly, but in the absence of latex, I can't really see what would be reacting with a barrier cream, especially since barrier creams are designed to be used with diapers. I'd say it's probably a bad batch. There have been issues with bad batches/quality control with Abenas in the past, though it never seems to be the same problem twice.

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    The same thing has been happening to me since last year, I'm currently using a zinc and castor oil cream and, even with a low amount of it, after some hours the leg gathers do exactly as you described. I haven't seen this happening with any diaper other than Abenas, and as far as I know there isn't an actual solution, just try using as little cream as possible...

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    This used to happen to me a lot with Abenas but doesn't seem to happen with the other brands I've tried. I found that some creams were less of a problem than others though, so it might be worth switching brands.

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    Thanks for all your comments ^_^

    Ill try and see if there are some others I can try and hopefully that will help. I ended up ordering some Dry 24's and both plastic and cloth backed Abenas, so it'll be interesting to see if they are different than I last remember.

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    Well just got the new orders in from a different batch (Premium and plastic backed), still seeing the same issue after only a few hours in them.

    Must be the materials that Abena uses as it does not affect my Bambino's or the Dr 24's. So just a heads up for those out there that use the Equate diaper rash cream in the purple tube (40% zinc?), the elastics do break down after just a few hours.

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