What does it mean for a nappy cream to be cloth safe? Simply put, a cream that’s hard to wash out of fabric materials will start to clog the pores of your diapers over time and make them less absorbent. They’re only necessary if you notice an oncoming rash rather than for daily use, but it is still recommended to use a biodegradable liner when using a diaper cream to prolong the life of your diapers.
That said, it’s actually less likely to get a diaper rash with cloth diapers because you tend to change more often and there’s no exposure to nasties. But just in case, here’s a recipe you can whip up at home with easy to find ingredients!
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Shea butter
- 2 Tablespoons beeswax pellets
- 2 Tablespoons vitamin E oil
- 3-5 drops top quality Lavender Essential Oil
- Place a heat-safe bowl over a pot with some water to make a baine marie. Put the coconut oil, Shea butter and beeswax pellets into the bowl and heat the water over medium-low heat until all ingredients are fully melted and mixed.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and let cool for about 5-10 minutes before whisking in the Vitamin E oil and Lavender Essential Oil.
- Pour into an airtight glass jar and cool with jar open to room temperature. You can optionally whip with a handheld mixer for a whipped texture before transferring to a glass jar for cooling
Pro Tip: If your baby’s skin is sensitive to wetness, we’ve kept the pocket feature in our diapers with the stay-dry microfleece layer just for this purpose. Use the inserts inside the pocket so that the layer touching your baby’s skin is the quick absorbing stay-dry layer while the inserts do all the heavy-lifting absorption inside the pocket.