So many of you loved last weeks post about Baby Gear so we’re going to continue on the baby train this week with Baby Diapering Essentials. These are a couple of my “go-to” items!
1. Daily Diaper Cream: Like any first time mom, I did hours and hours of google research on the best cream for my baby’s sensitive skin and this one came up time and time again. This brand has a version that is made for adults suffering from dry, cracked skin which is less costly and a lot of parents use for their kids because most of the ingredients are the same. The baby version contains 2 ingredients in addition to the original which help in preventing diaper rash: glycerin and bisabolol. I chose to use the baby version with the added protection and have had no issues.
2. Baby Wipes: We tried a few different types of wipes before settling on these. Both my girls suffered from eczema as babies [very common as most babies have very sensitive skin, especially in the first 6-12 months] so the less chemicals the better. These wipes are 99% water– so what could be more gentle than that. The additional 1% is dermatologist approved cleansers and pH balancing ingredients to help soothe babies skin. These wipes are gentle enough for your babies bottom, hands and face! I keep these by our changing table, in the diaper bag and even a travel case for the car just in case of any spills and messes while on the go.
3. Diaper Bag: I love this diaper bag! I had a crossbody bag on my baby registry that seemed great in the beginning as it held a lot of stuff. But after using that bag for a while I discovered having a heavy bag across your body while holding an infant carseat in one hand and a stroller in the other was next to impossible. So I traded that bag in for this one and I’ve never looked back. I would say it’s game changing to have both your hands free while solo with baby. And to top it all off, it actually doesn’t even look like a diaper bag. It just looks like a chic leather backpack which I love because even when not with baby I’ve used it for myself while travelling. I love it so much I might just pick up another one in a different colour!
4. Contoured Changing Pad: This was a bargain purchase and I love a good deal! There are a ton of pricey changing pads on the market but in my opinion this is not an item you have to break the bank for. It should just be safe and comfortable for baby. This was on sale for $25 when I picked it up and I’ve used the same one for both my girls. Even though this one is waterproof I still use a change pad cover and washable change pad liners just for easy laundering and less clean up in case of any accidents.
5. Diapers: Contrary to popular belief, you do not actually need a different diaper for day vs. night. I know– mind blown! Lol.. What I’ve come to know is that the biggest difference in what is considered a daytime diaper vs. a nighttime diaper is the amount of absorbency the diaper has. Daytime have less [since you are with baby and changing quite often throughout the day] where as nighttime have more absorbency [since you are most likely hoping that baby will go longer stretches at night without waking up]. These have been great! We use them day & night and because of the 12 hour protection we’ve never had any huge accidents.
6. Diaper Rash Cream: This. Cream. Is. AMAZING! Literally magic in a bottle.. This cures the worst diaper rash quick and that is what you want when your little one is in any type of discomfort– relief ASAP! Mila had the worst case of eczema which caused her diaper rash to be extreme as well and when applying this cream on the rash area you could see the relief in her eyes– she went from screaming/crying to calm in seconds. This cream contains 40% zinc oxide which starts relieving on contact. Holy Grail product for me!
Again, if you have any questions or comments feel free to put them in the comments below.
I’ll be continuing this series with Baby Bath Time Essentials so stay tuned!
** This post consists of all my own thoughts & opinions.
** This post is not sponsored by any brand or business.