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The Diaper Cream Difference

Posted by Bryana on 11/1/2013 to Newborn Diapering
Diaper cream helps to protect your baby's bottom so that he or she does not develop an uncomfortable rash. Diaper rash can range from mild to severe, so it is important to prevent it from happening in the first place. You can apply this cream with a cloth diaper to keep 
When you are looking for a diaper cream, keep your baby's skin in mind. For example, there are creams out there that are specifically formulated for sensitive skin. If you baby has sensitive skin, it is important to cater to this. You should also think about any skin conditions that your baby has, if any. For example, if your baby has eczema, you may need to get a cream that is specifically made for eczema. Getting a cream that does not work well with your baby's skin could do more harm than good. If you are ever in doubt, talk to your child's pediatrician.

How to Properly Apply a Diaper Cream
To properly apply a diaper cream, it is important to follow the instructions that are printed on the packaging. In general, you will apply a thin layer to your baby's bottom and then put the diaper on. You must ensure that the skin is clean and dry before applying a diaper cream.

When is Diaper Cream Necessary?
There are many debates concerning when you should use a diaper cream. Some parents choose to apply it with every diaper change, some only apply it at night and some only apply it when there are signs of a diaper rash. There is no right answer when it comes to how often you need to use this type of cream. This will ultimately depend on your baby and how his or her skin reacts to the various conditions that can occur inside of diapers.   


Date 11/2/2013
Mary S
This is good advice for a first time parent who has no clue what diaper rash cream is! Thanks!
Date 11/2/2013
Jasmine Deem
Love this. Very informative
Date 11/4/2013
Nicole Barr
IS there a list of cloth diaper safe diaper creams? Or ingredients to watch out for that would make a diaper cream not cloth diaper safe?
Date 11/4/2013
Melissa Schultz
I love using Thirsties Booty Love and CJ's BUTTer as our diaper creams. They are gentle enough to use at every change. For times when rash appears, California Baby makes a cloth diaper safe cream that is a bit more heavy duty.
Date 11/8/2013
Kim Hendricks
We use CJs and plain coconut oil on our boy's bottoms. I usually put it on before bed and nap just as a barrier since they'll be in their diaper longer. Otherwise I just apply it when I notice them getting a little red and it usually never turns into a bad rash.
Date 11/9/2013
Cheri P.
I use my own diaper cream - I've haven't tried any main stream brands.
Date 11/13/2013
Bethany McClure
We love Cjs Butter!
Date 11/14/2013
Amanda O
I love CJ's Butter, but if the rash looks like it might get nasty, I switch to disposables and put some extra strength Destin on it. That works REALLY well, but I only use it when it's necessary. The CJ's usually does the job and it smells fab especially after a really stinky poop.
Date 11/14/2013
Sarah Wilkey
I started my little guy on raw coconut oil after I heard how great it was. He gets really bad eczema and it was the only thing we could do to clear it up. Plus, it's cloth diaper safe!
Date 4/3/2014
Not all creams can be used with cloth diapers as they cause a buildup in the diaper. It would be helpful to point this out.
Date 9/25/2014
Brittany Rodriguez
I heard there are certain creams you can NOT use while cd. Do you suggest any creams that are cd safe??
Date 12/6/2014
Peta-Gaye Daniel
I am looking forward to using the CJ's BUTTer samples that I received from Diaper Junction.
Date 12/11/2016
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