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.
Slather these on the tushies you love.