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post #21 of 29
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I love Aveeno lotions. I got a bunch of Johnson baby stuff at my shower, but I have really sensitive skin so I'm kinda worried about using it on her. Has anyone ever tried Grandma El's? Is their diaper cream really safe to use with cloth diapers?

 

It's not recommended to use diaper creams with microsuede or microfleece diapers (like Fuzzi Bunz and Bum Genius) unless you use a liner (like Bummis flushable liners).  If you're using cotton diapers, the Earth Mama Angel Baby cream is safe to use.  Just buy the small size... it lasts forever!  I've used it with BG and FB in super small amounts without a liner, but the oils can and do build up on the synthetic materials.
 

IMO, Johnson stuff is pretty nasty stuff... it wouldn't be my choice to use it on any baby, but especially not if you think she also might have sensitive skin.  Synthetic fragrances are something we definitely avoid in our house, especially in the products we slather on our kid, who's little system is especially vulnerable to the endocrine-disrupting effects that such chemicals can have.  We also avoid products that are contaminated with 1, 4 dioxane and formaldehyde, which are cancer-causing chemicals.  J&J has both.  Last year there was a lawsuit against J&J over its baby shampoo being contaminated with methylene chloride, which is a carcinogen.  I know many feel comfortable with their products (and other popular brands that contain the same chemicals), but I think it's pretty important to do some research on it before you make your own choice.

post #22 of 29

I use a tiny touch of California Baby or Weleda baby wash for any cheesy cracks that I think could use a little fragrance to wipe out the smell.  For the most part, though, I don't use anything.  Both my babies got their first bath when they were about two weeks old.

post #23 of 29

Yes, this!   So many 'baby' products are full of toxic chemicals, and babies really don't get that dirty.  A rinse of the bottom in the sink after a big poop, sure, but a daily bath is definitely not needed and can really dry their tender skin.  If I told you how few real baths my second baby actually got I am sure I would horrify some of you. . . and to this day, my kids don't really use soap in the bath unless they're REALLY dirty.  A little castile is all they need once in a while.  And I promise, they smell as sweet and clean as the next kid.  lol.gif
 

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Warm Water :) I don't use any soaps really on little babies.  

post #24 of 29

I think essential oils can just be irritating or something.  Like I said, we did try the CB stuff, and I tried a few others that were natural, but DD rashed out every time.  Like heat rash, tiny spots all over.  So, Johnsons/Aveeno it is for us.  

 

Even once when she was closer to 2 and was sick, I bought a packed of a bath salt/soap with eucalyptus and lavender so she could soak and hopefully feel a bit better, and she totally got a rash.  Made me irritated b/c I really was trying to be natural about it, lol!

 

 

post #25 of 29

FYI, here is a link to get 20% off EMAB stuff until Sunday.

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FYI, here is a link to get 20% off EMAB stuff until Sunday.



BALLS! I just placed my order like two days ago and though I looked for a coupon code, didn't find one!!  LOL!  At least I had a gift card. irked.gif

post #27 of 29

mama2soren. Okay that's what I thought. I'll be using prefolds/covers at first , then using os dipes with micro fleece so I'll have to pick up some liners. I'm gonna have to look at the EMAB stuff. I was planning on getting the bottom balm anyways cause everyone seems to recommend it.

post #28 of 29

I used California Baby, sensitive (they have 2 brands) but only a little bit and only once a week.  All other days between diaper changes it was just warm water on a cotton wipe- then blow dry orngbiggrin.gif bottom dry.   Didn't get any rashes that way. 

post #29 of 29

I plan on using Dr. Bronner's Baby wash.

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