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Diaper wipes and petroleum jelly

hi,
we are expecting our first baby, and a bit overwhelmed by all the information out there.
can anyone recommend a good brand for wipes?
also did anyone use petroleum jelly? our hospital recommended using it instead of diaper ointment on each fresh diaper. what do you think?
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hi,
we are expecting our first baby, and a bit overwhelmed by all the information out there.
can anyone recommend a good brand for wipes?
also did anyone use petroleum jelly? our hospital recommended using it instead of diaper ointment on each fresh diaper. what do you think?
thank you,
Eshe
I use Lasinoh, the lanolin nipple cream, for diaper ointment if I see any irritation. It's very effective and I don't want petroleum soaking into my kids' skin. When we buy disposable wipes I get the least expensive unscented/sensitive skin variety.
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I don't know if you have access to a Costco, but their brand of wipes (Kirkland) are the only disposable wipe I will use. They are very low impact, soft and non scented. They work very well.

I wouldn't use petroleum jelly. I like the lanolin nipple cream as well, or a more natural brand such as California Baby.

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California Baby diaper area cream or coconut oil.
my fave wipes were a stack of discounted washclothes. we wet 3-4 every morning with plain water.

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I cut a dozen washcloths in half and zigzag stitch the edges to keep from fraying to use for wipes. I carry a peri bottle filled with water and calendula oil for wetting the wipe. We use either coconut oil or weleda diaper cream.

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thank you for these useful comments.
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DD had a horrifying reaction to California Baby wash so I tend to stay away from them. I'm not really particular about wipes but I found Desitin to work best on diaper rash. Though I have to say..I had completely forgotten until I saw it in this thread, but when I used to baby sit back when I was 13 the mom had me use petroleum jelly. I may look into that!
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Seconding (thirding?) coconut oil! It makes your baby smell like a pina colada, but it works! We use desitin, too, with 'sposies.

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Petroleum jelly smells awful to me, aside from the questionable healthfulness of petroleum on the skin. A zinc oxide cream is at least as effective as a moisture barrier. Burt's Bees makes a nice one with nothing too scary in it.

But you don't need to use a heavy cream at every change when there's no sign of rash. In fact, you probably don't want to do that since your baby's skin might lose some of its natural protection if you protect it too much. Just leave it be unless you see redness or rough patches.

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