Posted on | January 5, 2011 | 4 Comments
We are yet to encounter any diaper rashes with Sebastian. We cloth diaper, and he is very sensitive to being wet, resulting in many changes a day. Once in awhile his bum does get a little red, and we prevent further irritation by slathering on a layer of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is moisturizing and safe for cloth diapers (Many commercial diaper creams can cause cloth diapers to repel liquid rather than absorb it) and we typically get a big grin when we apply it – Baby approved.
Coconut oil is kept in a small (recycled) glass jar next to the wipes near the changing table. The coconut oil is a solid at below 76 degrees but turns to liquid almost instantly when scooped up with fingers.
A bit of coconut oil can also be added to diaper wipe solution in lieu of other body oil. It also makes a great moisturizer for kids and adults. I’ve used it in place of petroleum jelly, as lip balm and cuticle cream.