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The first thing you need to know about diaper creams is that you can’t use just anything with cloth diapers. Many of the most popular diaper rash creams on the market contain ingredients that cause your diapers to be less absorbent or water repellent. Definitely something we don’t want. Which then begs the question, what do you use!? I have compiled a list of cloth diaper safe diaper creams.

My Favorites

I use Burt’s Bees diaper cream. It’s nice and thick and always seems to help when Jackson has a little red spot. Since I only have one tube, the Burt’s Bees only gets used when we are at home. I like to think of this cream as my “big guns”.

The other cream I use is the Babyganics Protective Ointment. It’s really more like a cloth diaper safe Vasaline. This is what I use when the cloth diaper has left the occasional red mark. I also use this on super dry spots or suck sores or chapped lips. I keep this one in the diaper bag because it is more versatile for going out.

Cloth Diapers & Rashes

Most cloth diapering mama’s say that they don’t use diaper cream that often. So, if you are just getting started, don’t worry about running out and buying a whole bunch of creams and pastes.  I do however recommend keeping one in your diaper bag, just in case. Thankfully my babe has never broken out in the angry-red-rash that you might be used to seeing.

Cloth Diaper Safe Diaper Creams

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*Prices are based on Amazon listings.

Don’t see your diaper cream on the list?

Hit me up in the comments and I’ll let you know if your favorite cream is cloth diaper friendly.


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