Cloth safe diaper cream?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2003
Cloth safe diaper cream?
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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:42am

Luckily Connor has been pretty much diaper rash free since we switched to cloth! But last night his little butt was getting really red :( So I had to put a disposable on him since all we have is desitin & burt's baby bee. And let me tell you what, that disposable STANK!! lol I swear I could smell it every time he peed!!! I've become so used to not even smelling when he poops in the cloth lol! :D

What do you use for diaper rash cream in cloth? Preferences or favorites? Thank you :)

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Registered: 10-13-2006
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:50am
I don't need it often, but I use California Baby with my Bum Genius and have no problems with it. You can get it at Target and some natural foods stores (since you might not wait to order something).
I have heard great things about Magic Stick too, but I've only seen that online.

And I totally agree about smelly disposables!
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 1:38pm
We have an array of cloth-friendly diaper creams/ointments. my personal favorite is CJ's Natural BUTTer. We also use Merry Hempsters Baby Salve often as well as Cali baby, Grandma Els....we are unlike a lot of cloth-diapering families in that DD gets red or rashes far too often....even from sposies, so we usually use something at every change for prevention.

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Registered: 08-16-2004
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:17pm
I've used a zinc oxide paste before usually with a cloth wipe in there to prevent the cream from getting on the diaper. Otherwise, I use coconut oil (with no liner) pretty frequently for 4 years now with no issues. Check out
http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/diaperrashcreams.htm
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2003
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:22pm

Interesting! Thanks for the link. So, if I did use the desitin, it would be ok if I put a washcloth between him and the diaper? I think I'd still be afraid to try it! lol Interesting about the oils though. I have a ton of olive oil! Would I still need a barrier between that and the diaper though? Sorry for all the questions lol, I'm scared to death i'm going to ruin my diapers!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2004
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:46pm

You can use a barrier with the desitin but with a natural oil you don't need to use one.