As a result, I purchased Dr. Bronner's organic unscented baby - mild pure castile soap ...
I've decided to "make" her powder ... can't seem to locate anything without some sort of a scent (i.e., lavender) so I'm just going to use plain old 100% pure cornstarch ... not only is it better for baby than talc but it won't ruin her cloth diapers. HOWEVER, I've also heard that it can aggravate existing yeast infections worse so beware of use if your baby has some issues with the yeast monkey ... Of course if you'd like you could add a little something for scent:
Lavender Baby Powder
1/2 pound cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil
Directions:Place cornstarch in a self-sealing plastic bag and add the essential oil drop by drop. Tightly close the bag and shake it to distribute the oil, breaking up any clumps through the bag. Let stand 4-5 days to distribute the essential oil. Use as needed. Easy!
What about baby wipe solution ... I've heard and read that most people just use plain old water as a baby wipe "solution" in a spray bottle unless baby's mess is particularly gross ... lots of poop ... in that case, you might want something a lil mo potent ...
Baby Wipe Solution
1/4 cup of baby or olive oil
2 cups of Distilled water
1/4 cup Natural baby shampoo
DirectionsMix solution together in a large bowl. Cut paper towel roll in half, using a large, sharp kitchen knife and remove center cardboard. Slosh the towels in the solution till thoroughly wet. Squeeze out excess liquid and store in an old baby wipe container.
This is the "easiest" and least ingredient recipe of I've read about and been told about ... this is likely what we'll use ...
What about a relaxing baby bath that might cut down on any diaper rash related itch? Try this ...
1 cup of plain oatmeal
Directions:Grind 1 cup of plain oatmeal to powder form, in a food processor or coffee grinder. Add powder to running water and stir with your hand to dissolve in the bath water. Oatmeal relives itching due to chicken pox, poison oak, diaper rash etc. Also good for dry skin. Sounds easy enough ...
Diaper rash? I've heard that the following products are great for clearing up diaper rash and are also cloth diaper friendly:
- Northern Essence Diaper Salve http://www.northernessence.com/catalog.php?category=24
- California Baby's Diaper Rash Cream http://www.californiababy.com/calming-diaper-rash-cream-2-9-oz.html
- Earth Momma Angel Baby Bottom Balm http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/product/angel-baby/angel-baby-bottom-balm.html