Best diaper creams according to redditors

We found 121 Reddit comments discussing the best diaper creams. We ranked the 48 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Diaper Creams:

u/brandyt77 · 25 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have this applicator and it is amazing! Reusable and super soft. Thanks for the tip too! We had a similar problem with my 2 year old when she ate too many blueberries 😬

u/hcinimwh · 12 pointsr/beyondthebump

Baby Bum Brush, Original Diaper Rash Cream Applicator, Soft Flexible Silicone, Unique Gift, [Blue]

Makes it quick and easy, no finger painting the bum and bits. Just swoop, swoop, done.

u/charlotte095 · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Three raves this week. Usually with the warmer weather, my dry skin tends to retain its moisture better. Not this spring! Decided to try some new moisturizers and I've been so happy with them. I also ordered a new sunscreen as a celebration for finishing my first year of grad school.


Rave: Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream. Love! I've been eyeing this for a while now and I'm so happy with this purchase. The cream is more like a balm but sinks in to my skin and is so calming. There is a fragrance but to be honest, I've really enjoyed it as nearly everything else in my routine is fragrance- free.


Rave: Cerave Baby Moisturizing Cream. I've never been a huge fan of Cerave in the tub but I was dedicated to finishing the tub before buying something else. That said, I absolutely love this cream. Its heavier so I only use it at night but its so soothing and moisturizing. It also is overall a more elegant moisturizer than cerave in the tub. Will definitely repurchase.


Rave: Supergoop Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen. I've heard some iffy reviews about supergoop but this sounded too good to be true: soothing, mineral-based, no white cast, etc. I've been so impressed with this sunscreen- goes on great with no greasy residue which is a huge plus for a mineral sunscreen. It's also very cosmetically elegant and sits well under my makeup. I wouldn't use this for a full day in the sun but its great for an every day sunscreen.

u/andyrh1 · 8 pointsr/AskALiberal

It seems you might need this

u/thaen · 8 pointsr/NewParents

Don't worry. He'll survive. I know he's your whole world right now and perspective is impossible, but he will be OK. He'll be uncomfortable but in two weeks you'll be worrying about something different.

If you already have a prescription cream, this might not help, but it helped us:

Are you cloth diapering?

u/BurlRed · 7 pointsr/predaddit

You don't need a wipe warmer.

You don't need pee-pee-tee-pees.

You don't need baby shoes. Shoes are for people who walk.

You don't need 12 bottles. I recommend between 2 and 4 bottles. If you have more bottles you'll just end up having to wash more bottles. We do very little formula though so if you're going right for formula then I don't know.


PJs with zippers. Snaps are fine but take forever when he's crying.

Diaper Cream paddle. It seems silly and people who don't have them give us shit for using one of these but seriously. The cream goes on fast and even and you don't have goop on your finger that you have to wipe off before doing up the onesie. We're near the end of a tub of cream and I can barley get my finger down there but the paddle reaches easily.

A bath with a hammock. This one has been great. We used it next to the sink when he was a newborn. He laid in the water supported by the sling. Once he was a little bigger but not quite sitting up it adjusts to give a more upright position. Then you just get rid of the sling when he can sit up.

Nose Frida. Bulb aspirators don't work very well and are hard to clean and you're supposed to replace them incredibly frequently. The Nose Frida works better and is less disposable. He'll still hate it though.

Nail Grinder. You'll need clippers too but this nail grinder is great. If you use it regularly you can skip the clippers almost entirely. That's nice because clipping baby nails is terrifying. This has the added benefit of rounding the edges which makes those razors attached to the end of your baby's fingers a little less sharp.


I'm sure there's more for both lists. I'll edit if I think of them. You could also share your current registry and get comments based on that. I don't think that violates forum rules, but I haven't checked.

u/ruby_saffron · 6 pointsr/OctoberBumpers2017

This is on my list even though a rectal thermometer is more accurate, getting a ballpark temp without diaper diving every time will be nice:

Kinsa Sesame Street Elmo Smart Ear Thermometer

Go ahead and buy stock in this stuff:

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment - Maximum Strength - Contains 40% Zinc Oxide - Pediatrican Recommended - Paraben and Preservative-Free - 4 Ounce

I really want one of these to live in postpartum:

Kindred Bravely The Angelina Ultra Soft Maternity & Nursing Nightgown Dress (Cabernet, XL)

Tiny infant leather moccasins! Not because they're walking, but because they'll need more foot insulation than just socks in the winter months.

u/ArtisticKittens · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

The baby bum brush

This thing is the weirdest looking thing, but I have 3. One on the changing table in his room, one in our living room for downstairs diaper changes and one in the diaper bag. Diaper cream is absolutely gross and I hate getting under my nails and on my hands because it doesn't wash away easily. I wipe it down with a baby wipe after each use and at the end of the night I wash it in the sink. While it isn't a something important item, I swear by it!

u/JunkUtopia · 5 pointsr/london

This guy seems to sell it on the American Amazon site:

u/starshine8316 · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

Sure thing! I forgot to mention that I used the maximum red package of Boudreaux butt paste

For some reason this worked better for my babies. I tried the green natural one too and that also worked.

u/CaptnAiryca · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

CeraVe baby cream is the best! Our whole family uses it for dry skin, excema, etc. It's unscented and has ceramides which is important for the moisture barrier in your skin.

u/etrnloptimist · 4 pointsr/Parenting

Triple Paste. That stuff is crazy good. We've had nothing but excellent results with it, when other diaper creams did nothing.

u/resting_parrot · 4 pointsr/tifu

I know a lot of parents swear by butt paste, but I didn't find it to be better than any of the other, cheaper creams. My kid's doctor recommended the purple Desitin cream. That stuff was amazing. According to the doctor the zinc oxide is the miracle ingredient. I believe him because this worked way better than any of the other creams I used when my kid was in diapers.

u/HelloBeautifulChild · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

Hi! We ran off of advice given to us and some lists online. (Lucie's list is really good.) What is unique to where you live? When are you due?

For example, I'm due Nov 7 and in Colorado. So we registered for warmer baby beanies as well as cold weather clothes like long sleeve footies and such. I also made sure to register for car window shades because the sun in Colorado is no joke. I added in a set of wetbags because I've heard they're insanely useful. There's also a rocking chair because my mom had one with me and my sister and swears by it.

We didn't register for any of the health kit things because they have a lot of stuff we've been told not to use (nail clippers) and other stuff we know we won't use (the bulb nose clearers are great I'm sure but the nurse at the infant class told us to just get the Nose Frida. We just put in a baby thermometer you can use under the baby's arm, nail files, comb and brush kit, and Boudreaux's Butt Paste because my mom was adamant we don't need to bother with anything else. I know we'll need to get baby Tylenol but I didn't bother to register for it. (Maybe I'll go ahead and add that now...) OH! Also teething stuff but you already got that. If I mentioned something you already have sorry, I got a bit carried away.

Anyway. It might help to go to Buy Buy Baby or Target or some place to register in person, just put everything cute on the list. You can shorten the list later but this will give you a broad scope if you're worried you're forgetting something.

u/krone6 · 4 pointsr/ABDL

This on every change. It works with my cloths and that puts me skin through a war zone, but with this I can stay in the most acidic of environments with ease for 12 hours in cloths (~8 sleeping then few more awake).

u/KeepHerRefrigerated · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ah found it. This one. Thank you!

u/Starkmoon · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

My go to is Metanium .

My kids are 16 now and I still have a tube for sweat rashes and visiting friends babies. I also apparently started a small cluster of purchases in Berlin because my friend showed her Midwife the tube I gave her as a new baby gift.

u/aka_____ · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

We use Earth Mama Diaper Balm after every change, and Boudreaux's Natural Butt Paste at the first sign of redness. So basically the same as your idea. I really don't like the Honest all purpose balm though, just a heads up. I don't think it smells great to begin with but once LO has peed, it smells much worse. Never tried California Baby though.

We've never had a full blown rash with this method except one time after my MIL overfed her pineapple at 10 months old 😡 and then tried to play it off like "she must be teething". Uh, no. It was the overdose of acidic fruit, but thanks.

u/BellaLou324 · 3 pointsr/clothdiaps

Unfortunately I have no laundry advice, as free and clear always works for us, however, I would like to recommend the Grovia Magic Stick for the rash. This is my secret weapon that I give all new moms, whether or not they cloth diaper. It's safe for cloth diapers, and whenever my guy has any redness at all, it goes away after one application of this. We actually just put it on every night and morning and he has rarely had a rash. Plus it lasts FOREVER. We bought one over a year ago and are still using the same one.

It might not be what you were asking, but it may help with the redness!

u/slmller3 · 3 pointsr/JulyBumpers2017

I worked at a daycare and saw lots of diaper rash. Have you started cleaning him with warm wet paper towels instead of wipes? Then giving his bum a little time to air dry, using another diaper to fan his butt? The alcohol in wipes sucks for baby bottoms. Also, cornstarch beats baby powder if you need something to keep moisture out. :)

Also, TRIPLE PASTE is the bomb dot com.... only this kind:

No other diaper rash cream works like Triple Paste. It's expensive but you can get it at major drugstores and Target and Walmart I believe. It will stick to the bottom and not the diaper! :D Good luck!

u/ttc_in_nyc · 3 pointsr/pregnant

This is the one I got, it looks like there are a few different versions, but they all do the same thing and it's specifically made for putting diaper cream on baby butts. No idea if that makes the material special, but here's hoping it works well enough!

u/MINOLATX · 2 pointsr/pregnant

This list is awesome! I was not nearly that organized for my registry! Just a few comments from the other side (my baby is 3 months currently).

Baby nails are sharp and scary, some friends bought us this Electric Nail File and it is absolutely amazing, not painful for baby at all and much more efficient than the little files.

This butt spatula thing has been great for when we apply diaper cream! Saves us from getting it on our hands.

For me personally, I found the Boppy rather ineffective for nursing at first while we were trying to figure out nursing. Baby would kind of slide down between the Boppy and my stomach. Now at 3 months old, the Boppy is super useful for propping baby and sometimes as a nursing pillow if I decide to use one. My first few weeks of nursing I'd use the Brest Friend Nursing Pillow it was great when Baby really needed a little extra support for getting into the best position for nursing.

Breastfeeding was very painful for me the first few weeks. Our LO ended up having a bad latch due to tongue and lip ties we had to get lasered (anterior tongue tie had been clipped by Pediatrician in the hospital, she still had a posterior tie that was diagnosed later by a lactation consultant - just something to keep in mind), by the time we had the procedure done the damage was done to my nipples. These nipple shields are one of the things that really helped my nipples heal in between feedings to keep my bra/clothes off of them. I hope you don't have to use them, but something you may want to make a note of in case you have a similar experience. If you do end up having nipple pain, ask your OB (or Google how to make it yourself) for a script for "Newman's Nipple Cream", that stuff helped save our breastfeeding relationship!

Good luck, looks like you're off to a great start!

u/ElizabethLTCD · 2 pointsr/clothdiaps

First off, never wake a sleeping baby! My pediatrician told me to wake my 3 month old (who was sleeping through the night mind you) to feed her. She's had sleeping problems ever since...and now she's 3.5 years old! I deeply regret following her advice--my baby wasn't failing to thrive, she's just petite like me!

Second, use the Nystatin until the rash clears. My second daughter has sensitive skin and we use it until the rash clears. Then we use Butt Paste for any little tiny redness after it clears just to keep the bad rashes at bay. I have to wash my diapers with Rockin' Green detergent--it's the only one that works for her skin. I also add a tiny bit of fabric softener to help keep the diapers soft so her bum doesn't get so irritated. I do add 1/4 cup bleach to my wash when she has bad rashes. Also, I have prefolds so I strip my diapers every 4-6 months to get rid of any build up that happens with the creams and the softener. I feel like it's better to keep my baby comfortable and deal with stripping the diapers vs. keeping my diapers pristine while my baby is uncomfortable. Here's how I strip my diapers (pictures included).

u/2_4_16_256 · 2 pointsr/CrohnsDisease

The burning can just be due to the diarrhea and going all the time. Diaper lotion or something else with zinc oxide can help.

Looking again, I'm not sure why you were given antibiotics for a cold. Antibiotics don't do anything to a cold virus, since it's a virus and not a bacteria. Unless you didn't have a cold and it was something else.

In any case, eating simple non-seasoned foods like rice/chicken/lean meat and food without high insoluable fiber (vegitables) can help not irritate any inflimation you may or may not have going on. Immodium can help eliminate any urgency to go (use wisely and talk to your doctor). Butt cream can help keep your buthole from burning off. As far as crohn's starter packs go, that about covers it unless you want to add whatever medication your doctor perscribes, a bidet, and a heating pad.

u/herefornownyc · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

After combining the advice from my Dermatologist, this community, and Simple Skincare Science, starting on Monday this is going to be my anti-fungal acne kick 'em in the ass regimen! Let me know your thoughts, I hope to be able to post before and afters in a month or so :)

Fluconazole (prescription oral anti-fungal for 2-4 weeks)
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Creamy Facial Cleanser
Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream  (contains urea)
Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Creamy Facial Cleanser
De La Cruz 10% Sulfur Ointment (1-2 x weekly for 2-4 weeks, for 10-15 mins at a time)
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Creamy Facial Cleanser again
CeraVe Baby Cream

u/VALiving2018 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Have a couple of friends with kids. I always get a butt spatula for applying diaper cream ( and Boudreaux's Natural Butt Paste.

Have been told they make life so much easier!

u/teenlinethisisnitro · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We love Penaten. My Canadian MIL swears by it. It also helps to use Water Wipes.

u/GustoB · 2 pointsr/NewParents

Diapers and wipes are always good -- newborn or preemie size probably. That said, some diapers just don't fit great on some kids, and some kids will have more sensitivity to certain wipes, so it's hard to say exactly which type/brand to get. "Water wipes" ( are a really good sensitive wipe. I wouldn't necessarily send her too many/any bigger diapers yet. They'll just take up room and might be a brand that doesn't work great. A box or two of the next size up is enough for now.

A good diaper cream will probably also be needed. I'd recommend something somewhat "natural" like, again to help reduce sensitivity hopefully. I would avoid petroleum jelly based ones.

Some type of burp cloths. However diaper cloths (I can't remember if that's what they are called) work great. I can't speak for this brand but something like this.. They are usually like a light linen/muslin, and usually fairly large square, and plain. They're easy to clean and big enough to fold over if part gets dirty, etc, and multi-use.

I would also avoid too many clothes. Some onesies with zippers is probably all that's really needed. Maybe also a nice soft hat as well, and some muslin swaddle wraps. Additionally, a warm, soft blanket or something to cover them when they go out. They're not supposed to wear anything bulky between the child and the carseat harness (ofc, they'll need a carseat if they don't already have one -- most hospitals won't release babies without one though, especially from the nicu).

Pacifiers are good too. Kids will probably find a certain kind they prefer, but I think this is basically what hospitals almost always use

They may also be recommended a vitamin like poly-vi-sol, or possibly other things, but this is hard to buy without being able to talk to her to find out exactly what is prescribed.

Similarly, bottles, nipples, and/or breastfeeding equipment, but this is hard to buy without knowing what she and the kid prefer. However, hand sanitizer for after diaper changes, and a nice bottle brush ( or are great to have.

Some type of food/meal delivery would be awesome. Possibly even a local housecleaning or laundry service too, depending on how independent she is.

And ultimately, money can help, as well as your phone number or contact info and an openness for contact and support.

There might be more that I can't think of. At this stage it's probably as important to get things to help her directly as for the baby. She may also have some medical needs depending on how the delivery went, and all that. Feel free to pm me too with any more questions etc.

u/PineStraw · 2 pointsr/triathlon

Desitin is a gift from god himself for relief from chafing. Before I discovered bodyglide and synthetic fabric it was the only thing that helped. Lotions make it worse because it retains moisture instead of displacing it. At least I think that's one of the mechanisms.

u/Snarkonum_revelio · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Lololol, I can totally see how you'd think that, considering the actual name of the thing is a diaper cream brush. We literally don't go anywhere without one - I think we own 5 of them now. They come in travel size too!

u/mmmmm_pancakes · 2 pointsr/NewParents

Here's the butt product we use, in case it helps.

Combined with any good-quality wipes, this seems to result in a rash-free butt even with dirty diapers for extended periods. A rash does appear if we switch to crappier wipes or cream, though.

Also, my wife wants me to mention that her estimate of diapers is closer to 10/day, for the record. :)

u/Fleetwoodmactruck · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

I was also told not to use lanolin, it seals the moisture in and that's what feeds the thrush. I got a thrush cream off amazon for when my nipples feel dry.

Here's the link to the one I use: Motherlove Organic Diaper Rash and Thrush Relief

u/vtlatria · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My most unexpected useful item was this butt spatula for diaper cream. I thought it was dumb and bought it as a joke, but man does it keep things speedy and clean!

u/Neutrino_Blaster · 1 pointr/Parenting

Change the diaper as soon as possible after it is soiled.

Use sensitive wipes.

Apply a thick coating of Triple Paste diaper cream.This stuff is the best for extreme diaper rash. Desitin and A&D don't come close. Replace your A&D with triple paste right away. It's a little pricey, but once he gets back to normal, you won't need it anymore and you can go back to your routine. If you don't take the rest of my advice or you do something else, at least get the Triple Paste cream.

Did I say put it on thick? I mean THICK. Seriously, paint it on like you are frosting a cake. Next, sprinkle some unmedicated baby powder on top of the diaper cream. This helps the cream stay on that little butt a little longer so it can do its job. It works so well that he'll pee and it won't wash away the cream: the moisture will not touch his skin. Wipe as little as you need to at each changing and reapply. The protective spackle you have applied will give his delicate skin respite from the constant deluge of poop and pee, giving it time to heal.

It works. Good luck.

u/ecaroth · 1 pointr/bjj

A&D ointment. It's originally for diaper rash but I swear the stuff is magical. Cuts, burns, tattoos, rash burns... slop that stuff on there before you go to bed and it'll be damn near healed in the morning. I shit you not... I swear by the stuff, and have converted many of my BJJ brethren to believers.

u/Sneakybunghole · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My 16 week old has eczema but our routine has kept it at bay. Both my SO and I have eczema so I just modified what works for us. We use All Free and Clear detergent, bathe LO as infrequently as possible (ends up being twice a week) and use mostly just water and very mild baby soap if needed (we use Shea Moisture baby wash). 2-3 times a day LO gets greased up with lots of lotion and we do spot treatments throughout the day as needed. I usually mix Weleda Calendula baby body cream and Mustela Steletopia Lipid Replenishing Balm. I'll occasionally use California Baby Calendula Cream as well. Our doctor hasn't wanted to test to see if it is allergy related yet and I don't feel the need to because our skin care regime keeps it very mild (however if we skip a morning or night time lotion it comes back with a vengeance).

EDIT: links to what we use.

u/meaty_tendrils · 1 pointr/nursing

I work in home hospice and have seen many people like your mother. Try passive range of motion exercises that are within her limits to maintain joint flexibility and prevent sores. Get some mouth moistening swabs to keep her mouth clean. I like to dilute mouthwash with lots of water so there's a little freshness to the breath as well. I also put a&d cream on areas susceptible to diaper rash, like the inside of the thighs and butt. I've also seen wedges made out of foam to prop the patient up on their side for a while to relieve pressure from the back. This can also be done with pillows. Something I learned from the wife of my first patient that passed was that even though he had lost conciseness, he could still hear us. Even if your mother can't respond, talk to her. She will appreciate your company and wants to hear about trivial things like the fact that you need to get an oil change or the grocery store had 5 for $5 avocados today.

If at all possible, try to take her home with you and take her out of LTAC. She will be more comfortable and you'll have better peace of mind knowing exactly what her care plan is. The company I work for is perfect for people in your situation, so look into home care if you decide to bring her home. Sending love 💖

u/AstarteHilzarie · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

When I first saw this product I thought it was the silliest thing ever. If you're going to be a parent you need to get over a fear of poop or touching baby's butt like... yesterday. Then I thought about it and realized it's actually because that stuff is so clingy it stays on your fingers forever, and forget about getting it under your finger nails. Also, it helps apply a thick, even layer so I'm starting to think it might go from "silly waste of money" to "neccessary brilliant convenience."

u/Penguin123 · 1 pointr/Parenting

Whenever our kids have gotten bad diaper rash, we've used Triple Paste Medicated Ointment for Diaper Rash. It's not cheap, but it really works like magic.

u/raisinsdelight · 1 pointr/breakingmom

The only thing that worked when my daughter got serious nappy rash (I'm talking bleeding sores due to pesky teeth!!) was calendula cream, whacked it on and overnight she was 75% healed, 24hrs later 100% healed!

Found it on Amazon US

u/bab5871 · 1 pointr/pics

My brother in law grabbed the tube of Desitin instead of toothpaste not too long ago. He had that taste in his mouth for days. I also laughed for about the same period of time.

u/tunghoy · 1 pointr/orangetheory

Butt paste:

A lot of dragon boaters use this because of hours of sitting on hard, wooden benches (even with seat pads).

u/ForLoveOfHumanKind · 1 pointr/Parenting

Dr. Smiths was a God Send for my little one. She was born at 26 weeks and had extremely delicate skin...

One of my daughters swears by Penaten for all her kids

Hope you find something that works with your little ones skin <3

u/SpringCleanMyLife · 1 pointr/Bulldogs

Just making sure you're aware you should be cleaning it every day for her entire life (assuming you don't need to amputate).

What are you cleaning with? Are you sure you're getting all the way in there? There can be some crazy nooks and crannies that are hard to reach; you need to really dig into some of them.

What's worked well for both my bullies with innie corkscrew tails is a thorough daily cleaning with a sensitive skin baby wipe, plus a once weekly or so application of Desitin (diaper rash cream) or Penaten creme. I want to stress that this something you must keep up with, it is just part of the daily routine for your bully.

u/Skuacide · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

If your skin hasn't responded to antibiotics, it's possible you're dealing with Malassezia Folliculitis (fungal "acne"). This guide helped me clear my skin in about two months after spending five years dealing with pimples that wouldn't respond to typical acne treatments.

Of course, YMMV, but my current routine is nothing in the AM, PM shower using Head and Shoulders on hair/body (, Pantene on hair (, and sulfur soap on my face ( Right after shower, I slap on some aloe vera gel ( followed by MSM gel ( and then Cerave Baby Cream ( Twice a week I put Nizoral ( on my face and let it sit for 3-5 minutes and then wash it off. I've run this full routine by a licensed dermatologist who told me the sulfur and Nizoral would do the heavy lifting to keep the Malassezia at bay, and as far as I can tell those two items are the keystones of this routine. Everything else I use because the sulfur and Nizoral can be very drying. All of those products I pulled from that skincare blog, so I would read through it and see if the skin condition addressed there matches what you're experiencing.

Good luck. This is the routine that made my skin do a complete 180 in February after I saw no improvement from derm prescribed antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide.

u/PrestigeWombat · 1 pointr/TFABGrads

I personally LOVE ceraves lotion for eczema!! It's thick without being crazy goopy. They have a baby line as well.

I have intense sensitive skin and I love all of their products!

CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream 5 oz with Ceramides for Moisturizing, Protecting and Maintaining Baby's Delicate Skin

It's pricy but it works so Well! Plus there is no fragrance!

u/catrb933 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

BabyBum Diaper Cream Brush

We have one too! Highly recommend

u/ExoticCommunication · 1 pointr/UpliftingNews

Ah, if you stay home you may not need to, but if the insurance company provides you a pump for free, why not? Plus, if you need to take a trip without the kiddo (it happens!) or you get a plugged duct while baby is sleeping (it happens!) you may want the pump to help out.

We did a bassinet for the first, err... 3 months, 4 months? Eventually though they'll get too big for even a bigger bassinet. I think ours outgrew hers at around 6 months. The pack and plays are okay, but oh boy are they low to the floor (being... on the floor and all...) Maybe look at the convertible bed-crib things? 2 things in one go!

And yeah, wait for Target baby stuff sales. Worst case is you get a gift card that you then spend on diapers.

Oh a few items you didn't know you wanted (but you probably want!)

  1. Butt paste wand. Trust me. Get this. Diaper cream is a great thing, but it gets stuck EVERYWHERE.
  2. Baby changing caddy. Can you live without it? Yes. But is it nice when you're changing a kiddo at 2am and need everything in one place? Yep.
  3. Nose Frida. Seems gross, but oh man is it more effective than the bulbs in a lot of cases. When the baby gets its first cold, you'll need at least this, a bulb, maybe a Dyson with an attachment, an industrial vacuum tube... Maybe my kid was just a snot factory...

    That's about it. Maybe 1000 swaddles...
u/babytwingirls · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Your little one sounds a lot like what we are going through with one of our twins. She has very bad gas problems and I was at the breaking point where I would try anything to soothe her. After talking to my pediatrican (who is very old school), this is what we are doing below for her gas and both babies reflux (and projectile vomiting). I won't say it solved her gas completely, but it did help her sleep if you want to try it.

u/mycoldfeet · 1 pointr/clothdiaps

We used coconut oil (applied with the BabyBum Brush for every change at that stage. It washes out of cloth no problem. Using cloth wipes helps with irritation (we use a diluted solution of Dr. Bronner's, coconut oil, and aloe gel).

For disposable wipes, now we use Amazon wipes. Checked Environmental Work Group's site for each of the ingredients, no high scores there and no irritation on our kiddo.

Edit: When he started teething/ eating solids and diaper rash got REAL, we started using Babyganics Non-Petroleum Soothing Protective Ointment. We get it with coupons @ Target, Babies R Us, or BuyBuyBaby. It runs about $10/jar.

u/snapshotsally · 1 pointr/January2018Bumpers

Here are mine:

  • Secure Beginnings Crib Mattress - a totally breathable crib mattress. You can take the "sleep surface" off and throw it in the washing machine when needed. I surprisingly don't do it that often. The mesh fabric and space under it helps in temperature regulation and air exchange. Basically, helped me as a new mom not worry about suffocation. I ended up going wild and getting two sleep surfaces per mattress. I got one set in the regular size and a mini crib for our room.
  • LED Touch Light - these suckers are rechargeable and hold their charge a long time. They're super portable. What I like best is that you can turn them suuuuper dim, which is great for middle of the night wake ups and diaper changes. We have one hanging from our headboard and one hanging above the changing table. And then another around the house. There are tons of sellers of this type of product and they're quite inexpensive.
  • Wet Bag - a reusable and washable bag to stash wet/dirty stuff. An essential for cloth diaperers, but also great for pooped on clothes, bathing suits, etc.
  • Fischer-Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard - this is a smaller and less expensive version of a traditional pack and play. We kept it in the living room and baby spent a lot of time there as a newborn.
  • Gripe Water Lots of gripe water. Good for gas, sometimes hiccups, and gentle relief for stomach upset. Also helps some newborns poop.
  • Grovia Magic Stick Diaper Balm - made for cloth diapers, but would work for sposies. A barrier "cream" on a stick, so you don't have to get your fingers gross. Smells amazing - I literally sniff the stick every time we use it.
  • Freemies - great for hands-free pumping, especially in the car or at work. Fits inside the shirt. Can be hit or miss on if it works for individuals, but it works GREAT for my boobs. Regular flanges hurt me and didn't yield good output, but Freemies agreed with my body wonderfully.
  • Spectra Pump I have nothing but good things to say about the Spectra pump. I have the S1 (battery operated), S2 (plugs in), and the S9 (battery operated, but not as fancy as S1). I haven't had any issues with my pumps, but others have had great customer service experiences. It's a "closed" system, which means it's impossible for milk to get into the pump on accident. This is a good thing.
  • Kiinde Storage Bags - these breastmilk storage bags are more expensive, but highly durable. I love the twist top - much easier to use then a zipper top. We used the whole bottle system from 0-6 months. At six months, he realized he could take the nipple off the bottle and we switched to Como Tomo bottles. But for those months, it was SO NICE to just send the bags to daycare and wash only the nipples (the shells stayed at daycare).
  • Lillebaby Complete Airflow Baby Carrier - while baby carrier preferences will vary widely by body type and personal preferences, I love my Lillebaby most. It doesn't require any special insert for newborns and the lumbar support was awesome. The airflow version was great, as I live in a very hot state.
  • Lectrofan Sound Machine - you may be wondering why this is $45 and other sound machines are $20. Because it is amazing, that is why. Seriously 100% amazing.

    Hope this helps somebody!

    Edit: added a few more after the Spectra.
u/AerinHawk · 1 pointr/Mommit

Baby Bum Brush

Laugh all you want, but it has revolutionized the diaper game.

u/Mmedical · 1 pointr/AskDocs

You seem to have a few problems going on at the moment. I am concerned that your persistent yellow smelly mucus is in fact pus due to a secondary infection. If you are not systemically ill (fever, vomiting , etc) then you can try treating this conservatively. If you become systemically ill, go to the ED.

First sit in the bath tub with warm water for about 15-20 minutes, several times a day.

When you get out, dry off very well. Even blow dry the area. After it is dry use some diaper rash cream; use this one specifically. You could mix in some topical antifungal jock itch treatment and topical Cortizone-10 as well. The itching and overt irritation should get cleared up rather quickly. Continue to do this for at least a week. Continue to use the A+D cream until the discharge stops.

As far as your diet is concerned, for these purposes, your bowel movements should be soft if possible, but not watery. Use Metamucil and yogurt several times daily. Avoid eating things with an edge, like pop corn.

Follow up with either a GI doc, proctologist, or colorectal surgeon. Most of these problems can be fixed without surgery but it is a case by case basis.

u/Arewethereyet10 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

It's actually a silicone spatula looking thing.

u/LukaCat · 1 pointr/Mommit

My daughter is very prone to butt burn like yours. First, try to clean with warm water and a very soft cloth, no wipes. Then buy a buttload of Metanium. I used it when we lived in the UK and it was absolutely brilliant and the only product that has actually healed the burns.

u/dd12939 · 1 pointr/euphonium

I've been relying on A&D Ointment at least 10 years. I love the stuff.

u/lacrimaeveneris · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

It's the Baby Bum Diaper Cream Brush formally... I call it the butt spatula because that's what it looks like. It's totally a luxury item at the price, but I love mine hard. I don't get diaper cream under my nails (yuck), and I find the cream goes on thicker and more evenly with said spatula. And it gets into those chubby crotch rolls my kiddo has.

I swear I'm not a schill, I just love this silly little bit of plastic. The theory is that the suction cup keeps it attached... I find that it sort of works. I just clean it off with a wipe at the end of a change and we're good to go.

u/dontcryferguson · 1 pointr/clothdiaps

Earth Mamma diaper balm is great. I’ve found it at Walgreens and Walmart before.

But yes, liners or even disposable ones will do the trick.

Organic Diaper Balm by Earth Mama | Safe Calendula Cream to Soothe and Protect Sensitive Skin, Non-GMO Project Verified, 2-Fluid Ounce

Momma love is a similar product and price.

u/TrulyOutrageous89 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Oooo. I'll have to look into a humidifier.

Hydrocrotisone works for like a day for me.

For the Weleda Calendula cream is it this stuff? Weleda Baby Calendula Baby Cream

u/GoldenGateShark · 1 pointr/surfing

For real use this!

It smells good, it is vegan, it is cheap. it works. It has more zinc in it than any other zinc-based sunblock you will find.

u/mvenus929 · 1 pointr/pediatrics
u/Teknofobe · 1 pointr/AskReddit
  • Ferberizing works - It's really rough at first, but once it kicks in you will be so glad you did it.
  • Get a dishwasher basket if you have a dishwasher. Walmart has them. You can wash binkies in that thing too.
  • Always have desitin and aquaphor on hand. Aquaphor works great on minor rashes, desitin for the more serious. I really recommend having a set for home and a set that stays in the diaper bag.
  • You are going to wake up at 3 AM and have to get out of bed to feed your child. It is frustrating and it is awful, but it is a fact of parenting. I would work out an arrangement with your SO to take turns for maximum sleep time. If you are breast feeding, make him get up and bring the baby to you. Share in the pain and neither of you will feel like they are doing all the work.
  • Whatever your stance on breastfeeding, hear out the lactation consultant that will be offered free to you by your hospital
  • Look in your area for first time parent classes. They give you some AMAZING information and the classes are usually really cheap - and a great boding experience for a couple.
  • If you are not a patient person, you will need to learn patience. Kids test the limitations of our patience, and when you are sleep deprived, it is so easy to get overwhelmed or angry.
  • Talk to your SO and manage their expectations on house chores. They are going to have to step it up. You should be sleeping when the baby is sleeping, instead of up and making sure your place is spotless. It's not a vacation. Taking care of an infant is work.
  • Let your SO have time alone with the baby. They need to bond one on one, and you are going to need to get out of that house once in a while. Also, do not feel bad about leaving your baby with your SO or the grandparents. This separation was very difficult for my ex. The baby will be fine.
  • Don't let pride get in the way of accepting help. If a relative offers to cook or clean, let them. Any little bit of help will make your life that much easier, and you need that in an environment where stress is going to be high and sleep is going to be low.

    EDIT: Thought of one more.

    If you have a Costco or Sams Club, get a membership. Buy your diapers and wipes in bulk. You'll easily pay for your membership in savings.
u/JRockSr · 1 pointr/cigars

I prefer to support our local manufacturer's. Try THIS.

u/MrBeanpod · 1 pointr/running
u/avathedot · 1 pointr/Nanny

I love these too! I use the little finger glove (finger cots) to put stuff on but I’ve been seeing those spatula looking things. Have you tried those?

[amazon calls them brushes](BabyBum Diaper Cream Brush (Blue) But they look like spatulas to me.

u/turntabletennis · 1 pointr/daddit

Diapers and newborn clothes make great gifts or donations even if you were to (unfortunately) no longer need them. You will want a changing table pad, even if you just use it on a table or dresser you already own. They are cheap. Get at LEAST 3 bottles with replacement nipples, and a breast pump with storage bags if your wife plans on breastfeeding. This will be invaluable to let you feed the baby while she rests (and please let her rest, you will thank yourself). Also you will want some kind of diaper rash ointment while the baby is very small. We used this, and it seemed to work great. You will want a few extra baby blankets, for the disaster sized messes that WILL happen. That's about all I can think of for now. Best of luck!

u/SonicEuthanasia · 1 pointr/predaddit

I thought of another couple of smallish things that are really parent quality of life things:

  • Stock up on some hand sanitizer bottles and strategically place them around the house. We have one right by the front door so that guests get the idea to wash their hands immediately. I also have one on the changing table and hit it before I handle the diapers.

  • Make sure all the hand soap in your house is moisturizing soap, because you're going to be washing your hands a lot. My wife had some Bath and Body Works scented soaps in the bathrooms that absolutely destroyed my hands after a few days.

  • Grab some Bag Balm while you're at it. This helps with a lot of things for both parents and babies. We were told to put a little bit on their circumcision sites and such to help keep it hydrated. It's also what I used to repair the skin on my hands from the hand soap.

  • We have a little diaper cream brush and some Aquafor near the changing table to spread on their little butts after changing. This helps the merconium and poo avoid sticking to their skin, which makes it less painful to change diapers and easier to clean up.
u/ShadeofDaedalus · -8 pointsr/wow

This works wonders for my 1 year old.