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eshe 06-16-2014 01:09 AM

wipes and petroleum jelly
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?

pokeyac 06-16-2014 01:26 PM

We used Viva paper towels that we wet with water from a squirt bottle. For travel we use Babyganics. We've never needed to use diaper ointment. I don't see the point in using it every time unless the baby has a diaper rash. Petroleum jelly wouldn't let the skin breathe. I think some people use coconut oil for a diaper ointment. It's all natural and I believe it has other beneficial properties.

CFLmom 08-17-2015 01:30 PM

Try Ya Baby Sensitive Wipes. You can get them on They're chlorine free, and excellent for sensitive skin.

calico_aster 08-18-2015 02:07 PM

I use cloth wipes (an old flannel sheet cut down into squares) that I dip in my own wipe solution (1 quart water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons Dr. Bronners baby soap; shake/stir to combine). If my baby's bottom starts looking a little pink, I'll use LuSa Organic's Booty Balm; it's nice and gentle and cloth diaper safe.

DaliaJesse 09-10-2015 03:05 AM

I use coconut oil for every diaper change to prevent diaper rash instead of diaper ointment. It is natural and safe.

katelove 09-10-2015 04:36 AM

I definitely would not use petroleum jelly. I didn't use anything for every nappy change. If they had a rash or looked a bit irritated I use pawpaw ointment (a non-petroleum based on now I know!) or sudocrem.

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Strawberryzen 09-24-2015 07:47 AM

I use wash cloths. I would not use petroleum jelly, and definitely not at every change. Air that booty out! Only use creams as needed.

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