CD safe cream?

Hannah - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




My LO gets rashes sometimes no matter what I do (Dr says it's food allergies). What diaper creames are CD safe? I've been using Butt Paste with good results on his behind, but I have to strip my dipes every week or so with it. Frankly I dont have time to do it that often, so what creames do you guys use that are recommended for CD?


C - posted on 03/01/2010




I have used the same cream for over 16 years and family and friends before me. Wool Wax Cream. It is actually advertised as an all purpose lotion/cream good for cracked hands, wind burned cheeks... I've never had a reaction from my kids' sensative skin, it creates that healing layer but absorbs and disappears unlike some that seem like death to wipe back off again. No problem with diapers either.

Ingredients: Glyceromonostearate, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Lanolin, Water

Manufacturer: Marcha Labs Inc, Spokane Washington

Description from jar: Helps counteract chapping, roughness and dry skin

It used to be made by a local company, but they sold it a few years back and the operation moved a few hours away. It's harder to find locally so I normally order online. You can order direct, but I have found Lehman's to be cheapest. I just order about 4 at a time.

Kimberly - posted on 02/25/2010




Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm is one diaper safe cream that I use and I just LOVE. It's olive oil based, which is perfectly safe for your dipes (will wash out with warm/hot water and your laundry detergent) and VERY good for your baby's skin. It also contains tea tree oil, calendula, and other things.

Grandma El's is also cd safe and a good one I've tried.

I have also had TREMENDOUS success just using olive oil on my baby's bums. You can apply a thin layer at each diaper change if you want a constant barrier. The oil won't do anything damaging to their bum (just softens the skin and moisturizes and keeps their pee and poop from soaking back into their delicate behind.) In my opinion, you want to get off that Butt Paste. I used it with my first son when he would get a rash and then I started reading the ingredients and had to find other alternatives. The olive oil by itself or olive oil based products are FABULOUS!

Oh, also, you can just use lanolin. The thicker, sticky lanolin would be hard to spread on a delicate baby bum, but if you can find the liquid lanolin at a health food store, or get the Medela soft touch lanolin which is whipped and runnier they will go on much better. I've used lanolin on my kids' behinds with good success, too.


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Kathryn - posted on 02/28/2010




Well, I haven't seen any ill effects from A&D ointment, Balmex, white petrolatum ointment, or Nystatin (for his yeast infection) ... but then, since I use prefolds, I doubt I would care much about the staining. :)

Aicha - posted on 02/26/2010




use corn starch just sprinkle on babys bottom and apply diaper no need to worry about stripping diapers

Hannah - posted on 02/26/2010




Wish I could use Weleda, but it has Chamomile in it.... I'm highly allergic, so no go on that one :(

Kristi - posted on 02/25/2010




I use Wedela's calendula diaper rash cream for rashes and at night. I have never stripped my diapers and have not had any problems with them. You could also consider cutting up some polar fleece scraps as barriers. I did this for my daughter's last rash as it was a bad one, to help with chafing and keep the moisture wicked off so it would heal faster. Awesome!! Just throw them in with your diapers.

Yvette - posted on 02/25/2010




As far as I know the best thing to do is use flushable liners as a barrier between the cream and diaper. Bummis and ImseVimse make some.

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