What’s Your Favorite Green Diaper Cream?

Eco-friendly diaper creams abound these days, but which ones really work?

We were big fans of Boudreaux’s All Natural Butt Paste. It was widely available and seemed to clear up any issues we had quickly and without a sticky mess.


Method’s Squeaky Green Diaper Cream comes in wonderful scents, but I never had a chance to use it with my babies.

Friends of mine have raved about Weleda Calendula Diaper Care and their whole line of products.


Nature’s baby Organics Organic Diaper Ointment Cream is part of a series of organic personal care products for mothers and babies.


Angel Baby Bottom Balm has a luscious lavender scent that we loved. It’s made here in Oregon and their whole line of products are fabulous!

Bio-Bio Baby’s Zinc Oxide Paste also looks pretty promising. Has anyone tried it?

Perhaps you’ve tried swabbing a bit of olive oil on baby’s bottom or even using some Lanosinoh Lanolin. (Most breastfeeding moms discover that the stuff is wonderful for those early days of cracked and sensitive skin, and unless your child has a wool allergy, it’s great for use as a diaper cream as well!)

Let us know what your favorite solutions are for diaper rash and don’t forget to enter our Eco-nomical Baby Guide and What to Expect When You’re Expecting giveaway!

Comments

  1. Plain old coconut oil clears up any redness we’ve seen — and doesn’t hurt (or stain) our cloth prefolds.

  2. I’ve read that the Butt Paste is not so good with cloth diapers unless you use a liner. I found this list of diaper creams that do well/not so well with cloth. http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/diaperrashcreams.htm They’re not all eco-friendly and non-toxic, but those ones are included in there too. Thanks for all of the great tips!

  3. Unimpressed with Nature’s baby Organics Organic Diaper Ointment Cream… Doesn’t do much for baby and a wierd texture.

  4. Love the Angel Baby one and the scent is great!

  5. The only rash we ever had issues with turned out to be yeast rash and we fixed it by switching to disposables at night (bleah!). We even tried as few as 1 per week cloth at night and it would come back once he was sleeping through the night.

    But, the first month or so before my son fit into his cloth diapers we were using disposables and he got rashes all the time, and we found that Butt Paste was the best, and California Baby worked well enough but it was pricey and I felt like it took longer.

  6. We love Motherlove Diaper and Thrush cream. This was the only thing that cleared up my son’s 3 month diaper rash. You can get it on-line or at Whole Foods.

  7. I’m curious what’s wrong with old-fashioned desitin? Nothing on the ingredients screams toxic to me except maybe BHA which I actually think is okay. Our pediatrician said the purpose of a diaper cream is to create a barrier and so the thicker and stickier and harder to wash off your hands and baby’s butt, the better. We found that the cheapest drugstore version of desitin usually had the fewest ingredients and provided the stickiest barrier.

  8. Coconut oil! Seriously, it is better than anything I’ve ever used! Check out why it works: http://www.happygreenbabies.com/diapering/cloth-diaper-rash-remedy/

    Added bonus is that it can be used with cloth diapers!

  9. I like Method, but my favorite is Burt’s Bees. Works great with cloth, but it does have a pretty strong smell.

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