The average newborn goes through between 8 and 12 diapers a day. Some days it may seem like more and it might feel like that's all you do is change diapers.
Think about how this must feel for your baby's bottom. That's a whole lot of lifting, changing, and wiping. But if you don't do it that often, your baby runs the risk of diaper rash and a sore bottom too.
If you're using cloth diapers, are you wondering what diaper cream is best for cloth diapers? You don't want to stain the cloth diapers, but you do want to protect your baby at the same time.
Read on for the best tips in diapering using cloth diapers and the best cloth-friendly diaper creams.
Diaper Balm and Diaper Lotion for Use With Cloth Diapers
There are a variety of reasons why you may have made the decision to use cloth diapers for your baby over disposable ones. Disposable diapers end up in a landfill. Using cloth will reduce the carbon footprint you and your baby leave behind.
Cloth diapers are also more economical in the long haul. Once you invest in the diapers, you don't have to keep replacing them over and over.
Or maybe you simply love the style and all the adorable prints that are available for cloth diapers.
But if you've decided to use cloth diapers, you also need to find a cloth diaper cream that will both protect your baby and prevent damage to your cloth diapers.
La Petite Creme Diapering Balm is just such a product. What makes this product so good? There are five natural ingredients, it's certified organic with no chemicals added to the product. There is organic beeswax for healing, water for cleansing, organic olive oil for protecting, limestone for disinfecting, and Vitamin E for nourishing.
The balm is creamy and smooth making it easy to apply to your baby's bottom. It also leaves a nice thick layer of protection on the baby's bottom.
And why not take it a step further and remove the need to diaper cream all together? La Petite Organic French Diapering Lotion is a cloth diaper friendly alternative to baby wipes that also acts as a safeguard for your baby’s bum.
The great news about the lotion is that it cleans up the baby and protects at the same time by leaving a thin layer of breathable beeswax and olive oil (all organic!) that will repel acidity and moisture.
Use the pump lotion and pump a small amount right onto a cloth. Then use the cloth to wipe the baby's bottom. The benefit of the lotion is that you clean and moisturize all at the same time.
Avoiding Diaper Rash With Cloth Diapers
In addition to using either the La Petite Diaper Balm or Lotion, there are several things you can do to help avoid diaper rash:
- Make sure to not use dryer sheets or stain remover products in your wash routine. These products can leave a residue on the cloth diaper that can bother the baby and create a bad reaction.
- Also, be sure to use dye-free and fragrance-free detergent for the same reason.
Use the Best Diaper Cream for Cloth Diapers for Your Baby
You want to do everything you can to keep your baby safe and protected. Use the best kind of diaper cream for cloth diapers to protect them and keep that diaper rash at bay.
For more information on the La Petite line of baby products, contact us today.