The “big 3” cloth diaper friendly rash aids and why you should use them: (okay this is really just my opinion but still…)
1.Eco Sprout’s Bottom Balm+ (aka The Cool Kid in School) – I cannot rave enough about this diaper rash balm. It smells great, it’s cloth diaper friendly and it’s in a tube! No messy hands! (Can I get an “amen?”)Made from all natural ingredients, the Bottom Balm+ can be used pretty much on any kind of skin irritation bottom or non-bottom related. I had a scrape on my forearm so I decided to put it to the test. My scrape, from the branch of a bush, was itchy and red. Enter the Bottom Balm and overnight the redness was gone and it wasn’t itchy any more. The one thing that I can’t seem to get over now though that I’ve been using the balm directly on my daughter’s tushy is how I’ll use it on another cut or burn if I need to later. Germs…I’ll figure it out but for the time being I like a clean diaper changing experience. Well, as clean as diaper changing can be that is…
2.Grandma El’s (aka Your Favorite Elementary School Teacher) – Oh if only I could meet sweet Grandma El to thank her for this breathable diaper rash solution! Knowing and understanding that in order for skin to heal it needs to be able to “breathe” (hey, I say the same thing when I sleep commando) Grandma El’s has a patented formula that does just that. Made from ingredients that are on the FDA’s Generally Regarded As Safe List (or gRAS), you can apply it to your baby’s bum with a sigh of relief. Oh yeah did I mention that it’s cloth diaper friendly? It is. Oh and another great thing about it? It’s not pasty when you apply it. Another clean experience!
3.“The” Balm (aka The Best Biology Teacher You’ve Ever Had) – If you’re looking for a safe, vegan, cloth diaper friendly, organic and all natural diaper rash ointment “The” Balm may just be it for you! Made in the beautiful hula state of Hawaii, “The” Balm’s ingredients are grown and produced on a local farm in the community. That means you know where the ingredients come from which means that you, as a parent, can sit back for a while when it comes to worrying about the ointment that’s on your baby’s skin. Also, if one of the main reasons you cloth diaper is because it’s better for the eco-system then “The” Balm is right up your alley. In an effort to produce less waste, THinc. (the creators of “The” Balm) does their best to use glass and other environmentally friendly packaging on their products.
So what are your top choices for cloth diaper safe rash remedies and bottom balms? One of the above or something else completely?
It should be noted that cloth diaper safe is pretty loosely used and a lot depends on how you apply. Diaper Balms in stick form often go on more evenly and in a thinner layer while the jar methods require you to use your fingers. The more diaper rash remedy you use the more likely you are to get build up and staining, even with a cloth diaper safe remedy. To be sure you don’t stain your diapers it’s recommended you use a flushable or reusable fleece liner. -Julie