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Burt's Bees Baby Diaper Ointment: Better than Magic Butt Paste!
Burt's Bees Diaper Ointment
Burt's Bees Diaper Ointment is the Cure for Raw Baby Bum!
I wish I had discovered Burt's Bees Diaper ointment earlier when my daughter was first born. We tried everything to prevent her skin from becoming raw and bleeding on occasion from wet diapers. It was especially bad before solid food was introduced. We tried all of the major diaper rash cream brands like Bordeaux's Butt Paste and even tried making "Magic Butt Paste" ourselves with Vaseline and Maalox. We even tried the compound our Pediatrician prescribed and nothing worked to prevent her skin from becoming raw. She did not have a regular diaper rash. Her daycare teachers even said that sometimes the products containing high amounts of zinc oxide causes the skin to feel like it is burning a bit when applied to raw skin. She had just raw skin on her bum from all the runny stool and wet diapers. It was bad enough to the point that her skin would bleed.
I discovered the Burt's Bees ointment and what a difference it made! The primary ingredients are oils as opposed to the zinc oxide. It does contain some of the zinc oxide but not as the primary active ingredient. It also creates a thick paste to protect baby's skin because of the beeswax. This prevented the wetness from irritating the skin. You would think that most diaper rash treatments do that but I never found that any of them were thick enough to cake on her skin and stay in place for even an hour. This cream did as you would imagine a cream would do and keeps a layer of cream on the skin. The cream also smells great and refreshing and does not smell medicinal.
Most major retailers and pharmacies will sell the Burt's Bees products but you can also find them online. It is not the cheapest diaper cream on the market but is priced comparable to other major brands. It is worth the money when your baby is unhappy and you are frustrated and will try anything. I even paid $40 for Rx products from the pharmacy that did not work.
Usually I wipe the diaper area clean and do not rub the cream off completely every diaper change unless necessary. Our doctor told us to do this to prevent further skin irritation to damaged skin. I also apply liberally to keep a good thick layer on. With this cream a little goes a long way.
Diaper Ointment vs. Diaper Rash Ointment
Burt's Bees makes two kinds of diaper cream. Read which one you are purchasing because there is a difference. The Burt's Bees Diaper Rash Ointment is Maximum Strength and does contain more Zinc Oxide (40%) to treat and prevent diaper rash. This is comparable to other diaper cream brands such as the Maximum Strength Butt Paste.
The Burt's Bees Diaper Ointment will lay on as a heavy paste to protect the skin and prevent raw skin and chafing from wet diapers.The Diaper Ointment contains almond oil, sunflower oil, smaller amount of zinc oxide and beeswax.
Determine if you need a diaper rash treatment or just something to prevent raw skin. Discuss the needs with your child's pediatrician.
Prices are $10 retail but you can find them discounted online at places like Amazon or at your local grocery.
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