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A baby has a way of changing a mom’s thinking about household and personal care products. I remember becoming increasingly aware of products and ingredients when expecting my first child. My initial concerns were with cleaning products, and I gradually became more mindful of personal care products and the many chemicals in them.
Along with baby soap, shampoo, and wipes, diaper rash cream is a necessary personal care product for babies. No matter how diligently a new mom changes her baby’s diapers, it’s almost impossible to avoid diaper rash at some point.
When I purchase diaper rash cream for my babies, there are three guidelines I use to help me choose the best cream…
1. Does this diaper rash cream do its job?
I have tried many products that do not perform as claimed, and that’s always a disappointment. It’s no fun to invest money into a product that goes in the trash.
2. What are the ingredients in the cream? Are there any red flags?
Unless you have a degree in chemistry, it is often difficult to know what is really in many of our modern-day products, but it is possible to make better choices with just a little research. While we can’t avoid chemicals completely, we can reduce the amount to which our babies are exposed.
3. Is this diaper cream affordable? Will it break the bank?
Many of today’s more natural products come with a heavy price tag that just isn’t affordable, especially when diapers, formula, and baby food are priority.
Over the last several years, I have tried many creams and ointments to keep my babies’ booties a little more comfy. With a name like Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®, this cream definitely found its way into our diaper changing routine as it meets my three guidelines for diaper rash cream. It’s effective for treating a diaper rash. It works and is recommended by pediatricians! It is formulated without dyes, parabens, preservatives, phthalates, and talc, and it’s affordable. While I have not tried the newer natural Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® (green tube), I was happy to learn it is made with aloe, beeswax, and 16% zinc oxide to help prevent and treat mild diaper rash.
The Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® Rash Kicking Kit™ is also a new option for parents, and I can’t wait to gift one of these at a baby shower next month. This kit includes an ingenious little brush to take the mess out of applying diaper cream. While this brush is super handy, it is important to keep it washed and clean after use to keep those pesky germs away. You can purchase the rash kicking kit on Amazon.
What is important to you when choosing a diaper rash cream? Have you tried Boudreaux’s? Share in the comments!