When my baby was first born, I wanted to use as many natural products (such as products without harsh chemicals and additives) as possible. I knew a diaper cream would be a necessity, so I tried both California Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream and Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment. This is a review and comparison of the two products.
California Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream
I purchased a tube of California Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream at my local supermarket for approximately $12.00. I was pleased to note the “all natural” ingredient list, and I felt certain this product did not contain any harsh chemicals.
The scent of California Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream is pleasant and light. The lavender aspect of the scent is not overpowering, although it is obvious. I was quite happy that it did not have a very strong aroma.
The consistency of California Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream is thin. I wouldn’t call it watery, but it reminds me more of a moisturizing lotion than a protective diaper cream. Indeed, I could rub it into my baby’s bottom-with no visible traces left behind-as easily as I could rub in a lotion on her arms. I did not like the consistency of this diaper cream. I believe a diaper ointment should soothe and heal, but it should also act as a protective barrier between the baby and the diaper.
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment
I purchased a small tube of Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment from my local health food store. It cost approximately $8.00 for a 2 ounce tube.
Although Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment does contain many natural ingredients-including lavender oil and chamomile extract-it also contains zinc oxide. However, zinc oxide is the primary ingredient in many popular commercial diaper creams, mostly because it helps create a protective barrier between the baby’s skin and a wet diaper. I was willing to overlook the zinc oxide if the diaper ointment was effective.
The scent of Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment is a little strong. Mommies with a sensitive nose might find the aroma a little nauseating. Overall, however, I still felt the scent wasn’t nearly as strong as some of the popular commercial diaper ointment brands.
The consistency of Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment was thick and rich. I could easily put it on my baby’s skin. It created a thin layer of cream to act as a barrier between the baby and the diaper. I thought the consistency was just right to be an effective diaper ointment.
Although California Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream had a more pleasant scent, I felt that Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment was a more effective product. It had a thicker consistency, which I believe is a necessary component of a diaper ointment.
When my baby developed a small rash, Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment healed it in just one day. Although Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment is pricey compared to popular commercial diaper creams, I believe it is the better”natural” brand when compared to California Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream.