Diaper cream is something some babies never need. Other babies, though, get it slathered on at every diaper change in order to avoid diaper rash. Audrey was somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. We used Burt’s Bees diaper cream and preferred it over other brands we tried. I got a tube of Desitin for free and hated it. Sure, it worked, but it also left terrible stains on our cloth diapers. The Burt’s Bees cream seemed to go on more smoothly, soothe the skin, and protect from moisture without leaving residues on the diapers. It also smells much better than petroleum-based Desitin.
There are two things I dislike about Burt’s Bees diaper cream: 1, the price. At $7 a tube, it’s more expensive than mainstream brands. But since I hardly buy any baby-care products for my daughter, I decided the splurge was worth it. 2. Burt’s Bees is actually owned by Clorox, so I guess it’s also a “mainstream brand” disguised by cute packaging. The ingredients are still pure and natural, but if you choose to support only eco-conscious companies, you may want to look elsewhere. Still, I can vouch for the great smell and performance of this product. For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas, check out Rocks in My Dryer.
Do you have to use diaper cream to prevent or treat diaper rash? Which brands do you recommend–or anti-recommend? Did you seek out a non-toxic, “natural” diaper cream? Let us know!