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Our 4 month old has been sleeping about 8 hours straight at
night. Because we don't change his diaper for that period of
time, we want to put some type of protective ointment on him to
avoid rashes. We have desitin which we used when he had a diaper
rash, but that is 40% zinc oxide and contains petroleum. What
types of more natural ointments do people use for this purpose?
Weleda makes two GREAT diaper creams. 1. Diaper Care for
diaper rash which contains 12% Zinc Oxide and 2. Calendula
Baby Cream, a wonderful, anytime skin and diaper cream. Both
can be found at health food stores, Whole Foods, Berkeley Bowl.
Burt's Bees has a line called Baby Bee and the diaper
ointment is the absolute best! While it still contains Zinc
Oxide (they all do) I think the beeswax makes it stay on
better. The calendula helps with any healing. Additionally, it
doesn't contain any fish oils like the others including
Desitin. We have sworn by it for both our boys. You can get it
at Whole Foods, El Cerrito Natural Foods, Berkeley Bowl
and LONGS carries the whole line in the cosmetics
No Longer Rashy
We like the Weleda line of Calendula-based ointments. You can
find them at Whole Foods & most health food stores. They have a
yellow one without zinc and a white one (more protective) with
We use a diaper ointment by Weleda, commonly available at most
natural foods stores or you can find it online. I really like the
entire Weleda line for baby care. The diaper ointment doesn't
contain any petroleum or parabens, and has all natural
preservatives. It has cleared up any diaper rash we have
encounters within a few applications. It does contain zinc oxide,
but considering what it doesn't contain, I rather have the zinc.
We love Eucerin's Aquaphor. Clear and non-staining, easy on and
off, and generally fabulous. You can usually find it in the
lotion section (not baby area) of most drugstores (Walgreens if
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