The other day, by chance, I turned around a jar of diaper cream and read the ingredients. I had always assumed that it was just zinc oxide, since that's the active ingredient in most diaper creams. Wrong-o! Cod liver oil, petrolatum, talc and methylparaben have all been smeared on my childrens' bottoms for longer than I'd care to admit. I quickly set out to find some natural alternatives.
I was particularly interested in paraben-free products, because really, babies don't need estrogen-mimicking endocrine disruptors in their diapers. Here's what I found.
Yes To Baby Carrots Soothing Diaper Cream
Badger Baby Balm
Burt's Baby Bee Diaper Ointment
Method Squeaky Green Diaper Cream
California Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream
Slather these on the tushies you love.