Post # 1
I can’t seem to find much information on the Bee about what you guys preferred. I am trying to build my baby wish list, and I need some info on two items:
What do you use for diaper rash cream?
What do you use for baby lotion?
Also, how many of each should I ask for?
If you can provide me with information on ones that are scent free and natural, that would be a HUGE bonus, but I will take any recommendations. I have very sensitive skin, and I am not sure if my baby will inherit that, so I’d like to just start out scent free and as natural as I can (if I can). Don’t know if this will help, but while I can get items online, I’d prefer products that can be found at Walmart, Target, or KMart as we do not have access to any other major retailers.
Post # 3
Bumping–sorry. I hate bumping, but maybe I’ll catch some afternoon crowd.
Post # 4
I like California Baby, Weleda, and Earth Mama Angel Baby. I’m not sure about their availability at the big-box stores, though I’m pretty sure California Baby is easy to find.
I’ll say this: Amazon Prime is your friend. ETA: I think there’s also a program called Amazon Mom or somesuch, where you get the free 2-day shipping like Prime, but without the annual cost. Might look into that?
Post # 5
I’ve been told that coconut oil works wonders for this type of thing.
Post # 6
Weleda diaper cream is amazing. I don’t use baby lotion, just use a little coconut oil on dry spots.
Post # 7
We’ve used the basic A+D ointment and Desitin – both get the job done if you’re using disposable diapers. A+D is kind of goopy/greasy. Desitin has that “baby fresh” kind of smell. Neither is what I would call natural but they’re easy to find.
Target sells California Baby products but we hated their diaper cream. It’s super thick and pasty so it’s a pain to apply.
Probably not something you would find locally but what we use now and love is the GroVia Magic Stick. It’s like a big glue stick so it’s easy to apply and there’s no mess. It’s natural (has a light scent but it’s just kind of herb-y and fresh) and we’ve used it for months with cloth diapers and have had no absorbancy issues. It’s great for an everyday skin protectant but I still use Desitin if DD gets a rash (which is rare).
We don’t use a lot of baby lotion but I registered for Aveeno lotion and baby wash. They both seem fine.
I’d probably register for 2 or 3 tubes of diaper cream and 1 or 2 of lotion. I ended up getting way more than I registered for and had to return a bunch.
Post # 8
@megz06: We use the anti-monkey butt diaper rash cream and it’s literally been a LIFE SAVER!!!! Nothing else worked well for my daughter, even dr prescribed rash cream. This one was the best by far. As far as lotion, we never really used it much but when we do it’s Johnsons or just non scented Lubriderm.
ETA: A&D and Destin literally did not help our diaper rashes. It would take over a week for my daughter’s rashes to clear with those products and I almost feel like that was just them clearing on their own. The anti-monkey butt clears it up within one diaper change usually.
Post # 9
We don’t use too much lotion, but Aveeno hasn’t had any ill effects for our kid. For rash cream, we LOVE using organic coconut oil. It also works wonderfully for cloth diapers and isn’t sticky and messy.
For existing diaper rash or the onset, we use the A+D ointment. (yellowish/thick) and coat the area generously.
You will find that what works for one child may not work on another. I hear horror stories of 3rd degree burns from Huggies and recurrent diaper rashes for some parents and the Huggies thing has never happened to us *knock on wood*. The only time my daughter gets a rash is if I am not “on top of” her diaper changes by letting her sit too long or if she has loose stool and I don’t realize it right away.
California baby has excellent reviews amongst my mommy peers.
Post # 10
Also, we have YET to purchase diaper rash cream aside from what was supplied at her shower. She is almost 2. We have about 3 tubes and a few sample sized “envelopes”.
We have used maybe 2 and a half bottles of lotion.
Post # 11
@annifer: I am definitely looking into the Amazon Mom thing. I wanted to try to find products that could be purchased locally since my inlaws don’t do any online shopping, but I also want what’s best. I read some good things about Earth Mama online.
@iheartnerds: Thanks! I am going to check out that stick since I’ve never heard of it. And thanks for letting me know about how much of each I should ask for.
@Ninteenthchance: Anti Monkey Butt seems to be really popular, and I know I could find that locally. Thanks for the suggestion. I’m glad it worked so well for your daughter!
Post # 12
@megz06: my poor daughter was getting awful rashes for a while (they were literally bloody) from juice antube fore I figured out what it was, that’s all that helped! Good luck!
Post # 13
My very very favorite diaper cream (and we had terrible diaper rash) is called Motherlove. I tried EVERYTHING and this stuff is magical. I don’t know if you can find it locally, but it’s totally worth ordering. We tried a ton of stuff and nothing worked. Bought this and it cleared up a bloody diaper rash in two days. Now if his bum gets red, we put this on and it’s gone by the next diaper change. He is nearly a year now (we started using this around 1/2 months) and we’re still on the first jar. It’s also fine to use with cloth diapers, and the same cream can be used as nipple cream (I no longer needed nipple cream by the time I bought it, so I never used it for that, but I’ve heard great things there too).
I just realized I sound like a salesman–I promise I have no affiliation with this company…except that I love it.
Post # 14
@megz06: DS is now 2 and he’s luckily only had a handful of rashes since birth. We liberally use Burts Bees powder, so maybe that has been why so few diaper rashes? For cream we bought a 2 pk of Penaten cream from Costco- we used maybe 1/3 of a tin and gave the rest away. We got a sample of Aquaphor ointment in the mail, and that worked well on a couple rashes DS had. I started using lotion on DS about 6 months ago, but nothing fancy, just St Ives lotion that I use on myself! Highly recommend Burts Bees powder- best deal is the 3 pack on Amazon:)
Post # 15
I had forgotten about Earth Mama Angel Baby. We tried their diaper balm as well. DH hated the texture/consistency.
Post # 16
We use Aveeno’s diaper rash cream. She hasn’t actually had a diaper rash yet, but I lather it on at night time (when she’ll be in her diaper for longer periods of time) and sometimes throughout the day just because to help PREVENT diaper rash. She will be 7 weeks old this Sunday and hasn’t had a rash yet. I have some Desitin and A+D too, both of which I also like for different reasons. The Desitin is simliar to Aveeno, but Aveeno doesn’t smell like anything and I don’t really like the smell of Desitin. But, I do like how thick and creamy it is (similiar to Aveeno). I also like A+D… I don’t know why, but the greasy texture appeals to me and I’m sure feels good on baby.
I would put a small tube of each one on your registry, and then you can decide which you like best. For lotion, I would go with the classic Johnson and Johnson in the pink bottle. It smells so yummy!