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Tip #25 - {Cloth Safe Diaper Rash Creams}
Tuesday , 27 November 2012 , 05 : 30 PM
There’s a lot of emphasis put on using a “cloth safe” diaper rash cream, and while it is important, it’s not always easy to tell if the cream you want to use is safe for cloth diapers or not. There are brands out there that advertise themselves as being cloth safe but most of the commercial brands are not as easy to ferret out. 

So here’s what to look for, and what to avoid, when choosing a diaper rash cream:

Do – use a cream you would feel comfortable eating (though I probably wouldn’t…). You want to be able to identify all of the ingredients and feel confident that you’re putting on the purest products next to your baby’s sensitive skin. 

Don’t – use a cream that has fish oils, or a lot of lanolin. Zinc Oxide often gets a bad rap when it comes to diaper rash creams when using them with cloth but it’s mostly related to the fish oils (such as cod liver oil in Desitin) that traps the zinc oxide into the fibers of the diapers, causing smells, build-up and repelling issues because the oil is so heavy, and dense, and doesn’t wash cleanly. Lanolin can create a great barrier but in large quantities can cause repelling issues due to the nature of lanolin. 

What do I use? Miracle Salve – it’s a product we carry in the boutique and it works wonders on everything from diaper rash to cuts and scrapes. It does a great job soothing the skin and creating a barrier, while at the same to time washes and rinses cleanly, leaving no build-up.

What do you use??