In this article we are going to compare 4 different diaper creams that can be used to treat diaper rash. All these have been approved for use with cloth diaper. This is something that is very important. The reason it’s so important to use a cloth diaper approved cream is because the other creams may create a blockage on the inside of the diaper. When this happens, the diaper doesn’t absorb the wetness but rather will repel it.
What you really want to avoid in a diaper cream is the use of petroleum-based creamed. Most cloth diapers are made of synthetic fiber and then some liners are as well.
A solution for this would be to always use some kind of liner if you are going to use a petroleum-based cream such as a disposable or one that is listed below.
I did find one tip I would like to share with you. If you ever find yourself needing to use a diaper cream that contains petroleum in it, all you need to do is use a liner. A liner can be a disposable, micro fleece, flannel, cotton, t-shirt material, or any other fabric. Many of the disposable liners today state they, but you should NEVER flush anything other than toilet paper. Simply clean the liner off as much as possible in the toilet then throw the liner in the trash.
I found 4 creams I would like us to compare in this article and they are
- Aveeno Baby
- Multipurpose Ointment Burt Bee
- California Baby Diaper Rash Cream
I will compare them more in detail below on the following points. Active Ingredients, Uses, Direction, Other Information, Purpose, and Questions. This information was all found on their websites.
Let’s get started with our first cream.
Active Ingredient– Zinc Oxide 13%
Uses– Helps treat and prevent diaper rash, protect chafed skin due to diaper rash, helps seal out wetness
Directions– change a wet/soiled diapers as soon as you can. Then clean the diaper area and allow it to air dry. You should apply the diaper cream as much as needed and as often as you change the baby. Especially use it at bedtime when the baby has a good chance to be in contact with a wet diaper for an extended period of time.
Other Information– This is a Pediatrician recommended zinc oxide diaper rash cream. It’s fragrance free but has a soothing oat essence and natural willow herb to help heal and protect. It comes in a 3.7 oz tube!
Purpose– Skin protectant
Questions– Call 1-866-428-3366 or visit www.aveeno.com
Active Ingredient– Petrolatum 41%
Uses– temporarily protects minor cut, scrapes, burns.
-temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked skin and lips.
-helps protect from the drying effect of the wind and cold weather.
Direction– Apply as needed
Other Information– Ointment Dermatologist recommend because it is clinically proven to restore smooth, healthy skin.
Available in 14 oz containers.
Purpose– Skin protectant ointment
Question– Questions or comments? 1-800-227-4703
#3 Burt Bees
Active Ingredient– Zinc Oxide 40%
Uses– Helps treat and prevent diaper rash. Protects chafed skin due to diaper rash and helps seal out wetness.
Direction– Change a wet or dirty diaper as soon as possible then clean the area and allow it to air dry. You should apply the diaper cream as much-needed and as often as you change the baby. Especially use it at bedtime when the baby has a good chance to be in contact with a wet diaper for a lengthy period of time.
Other Information– Burt’s Bees is maximum strength diaper rash ointment that treats and prevents diaper rash. It’s 100% natural and available in 3oz. Size.
Purpose– Skin protectant
Questions– www.burtsbeesbaby.com (855) 540-2229.
#4 California Baby Diaper Rash Cream
Active Ingredient– Zinc Oxide 12%
Uses– Help treat and prevent diaper rash
Protects chafed skin due to diaper rash
Helps seal out wetness
Direction– Apply an even layer for everyday protection and when a rash is present.
Other Information– California Baby Diaper Rash Cream is an Allergy tested diaper cream that is super-concentrated. It soothes and prevents diaper rash with a lovely, light scent of lavender and clary sage essential oils.
Purpose– Skin protectant
Questions– www.californiababy.com (310) 815-8201
Now I would like to share two more tips I have found.
First, a diaper cream that contains zinc oxide will not cause repelling but it may leave a small stain. But not to worry, because this stain should come out in time.
Another tip, if you accidentally use a petroleum-based diaper cream on a cloth diaper they aren’t ruined. You will just need to wash them in hot water with a really good laundry soap, then spot treat any left behind ointment with BLUE DAWN DISH soap. If you use a toothbrush and scrub the area with a small amount of Dawn, then be sure to rinse completely before you wash again in the machine, you should be fine. WORD OF CAUTION, NEVER ADD BLUE DAWN DIRECTLY TO YOUR MACHINE!!! Be sure the diaper is completely rinsed of the soap before adding your other diaper laundry. Dawn is to be used only for removing petroleum-based diaper cream because it’s a great degreaser but NOT a substitute detergent for cloth diapers.
Now for the summary of what was talked about in this article
In this article we talked about 4 different cloth safe diaper creams Aveeno Baby, Aquaphor Multipurpose ointment Burt’s Bee, and California Baby Diaper Rash Cream. We compared 6 points in which I will include in a comparison chart.
|AVEENO||AQUAPHOR||BURT BEE||CALIFORNIA BABY|
|Active ingredients||Zinc Oxide 13%||Petrolatum 41%||Zinc Oxide 40%||Zinc Oxide 12%|
|Uses||Treats & Protects||Treats & Protects||Treats & Protects|
|Seals Out||Seals Out||Seals Out|
|Directions||Change ASAP||Apply As Needed||Change ASAP||Even Layer|
|Other Information||Pedi Recommend||Derm Recommend||Max. Strength||Allergy Tested|
|Fragrance Free||Natural||Lightly Scented|
|Purpose||Skin Protection||Skin Protection||Skin Protection||Skin Protection|
If you have any questions or need a hand, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All The Best,