Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sponsor Spotlight - Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy #ClothDiaperHop
A few months ago, my toddlers suffered from horrible diaper rashes. I had been using the same detergent and style of diapers for quite awhile, so I figured that the problem could have been due to detergent build up. The diapers were then stripped weekly, and of course, I made sure that their diapers were being changed every couple of hours or immediately after being wet. It turned out that my little ones had a bacterial infection (and was told it was not due to yeast) and in result, were prescribed some medication. The pediatrician told me that the rash could still take up to a week to heal, but to keep applying any cream with a high level of zinc oxide.
Well, every night for that week I woke up to two screaming children who wanted their diapers changed every hour. I tried everything on their sore bottoms from coconut oil to about half a dozen different diaper creams on various diaper liners that truly did not protect the cloth, and nothing worked. I felt horrible and almost gave up on diapering them with cloth entirely so I could slather on the diaper creams as the pediatrician suggested, so I would not have to worry about ruining a large stash of cloth diapers.
I was very fortunate to discuss this problem with a cloth diaper retailer who sold Grandma El's from her online store. She told me that it was a miracle and that it could clear up a diaper rash overnight...and best of all, IT IS CLOTH DIAPER FRIENDLY! I decided to give it a try.
Upon receiving the easy-dispensing 2 oz tube, I noticed that it was not actually a diaper cream at all, but an ointment and it smelled wonderful!
This product is also hypo-allergenic and contains the following ingredients (which are all on the FDA GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) List:
* Anti-oxidant Natural Vitamin E , derived from Wheat Germ Oil (D alpha tocopherol acetate)
* Natural active derivatives of the plant Balsam of Peru, a known healing agent
* Salicylic Acid, derived from Willow bark and Wintergreen; this ingredient acting with Vitamin E can promote the growth of new skin
* Yellow Petrolatum, derived from naturally occurring mineral oil
* Insecticide-free Anhydrous Lanolin, a naturally occurring, allergy-free protecting and healing agent
Not only does the ointment create a breathable, softening, protective barrier which prevents wetness from coming in contact with the skin, but my little guys felt comfortable throughout the day and did not cry in pain when they had wet their diapers. The redness surrounding my toddlers bumps and sores disappeared after the FIRST USE! In fact, the first night I had used the Grandma El's Diaper Rash Prevention Ointment - both of my children slept through the night and did not wake up screaming because their rashes were almost entirely gone by morning!
The Grandma El's ointment has many other uses and can be used to treat the following:
Cuts & Scrapes
Like my kids, my skin is EXTREMELY sensitive. With two children in diapers, my hands are constantly being washed during the day, which causes them to become so dry that they begin to crack and sometimes even bleed. I use Grandma El's on my hands every day and it helps keep them smooth and soft, even after washing!
I honestly do not know how I could continue to cloth diaper without the Grandma El's diaper ointment. My kids rashes are minimal and this 2 oz. tube has lasted about 5 months and I still have at least half of it left!
Even though this product is cloth diaper safe, you want to make sure that you put a VERY thin layer of the ointment on your baby's bottom and make sure that you instruct other caregivers to do so too. Naturally, I thought that more was better and had a repelling issue with my children's diapers, which leaked instantly when the became wet. This problem was solved by stripping the diapers and using a small amount and/or using a liner, especially if you struggle with detergent build up issues.
You can purchase your own Grandma El's diaper ointment here for $9.99 if you cannot find it locally.
Be sure to "like" the Grandma El's Facebook page to stay updated on sales and current giveaways.
Would you like to try to win a tube of your own? Enter my Mother's Day Giveaway which includes a $150.00 prize pack that includes this incredible rash ointment!