|Toddler Stash of BumGenuis 4.0|
I currently have 20 Bumgenius 4.0 pocket diapers and haven’t yet gone outside the box with trying anything other diapers then those. I have been eyeing the AIO Grovia diapers and have been wanting to try simple prefolds as well.
As you may be aware cloth diapers need a special cream for sore butts – if you use the regular ol’ cream the diapers will start to repel, and the last thing you want is a diaper that repels pee!
And so the search was on to find the best and safest cream out there….
And cue CJ’s BUTTer.
|Easter Morning in Bumgenuis 4.0|
But let’s back up here just for a sec.
I never have been a fan of the ol’Desitin or A&D creams. I remember reading something about how creams like these might not be the safest for babies. Have you ever read the ingredients in these?
The ingredients in Desitin are:
Cod Liver Oil
Here are the ingredients of concern in Desitin:
(toxicity level is rated from Skin Deep cosmetic safety database on a scale from 1-10, 10 being the most lethal)
(1) BHA(level 10 toxicity). BHA is associated with cancer and hormone disruption in numerous studies. And since it carries Skin Deep’s very highest toxicity level, standing for “high hazard”, this answers the question “safe or toxic” outright. It has been banned from cosmetics in the EU because of skin dipigmentation.
(2) Fragrance(level 8 toxicity). Fragrance is a term that designates an undisclosed combination of ingredients that purportedly give the product a smell. As such, it can hide the existence of virtually any dangerous chemical. We do know that synthetic fragrance contains phthalates, which are hormone disrupting chemicals that are making there way into the urine of 81% of the infants tested.
(3) Methylparaben(level 4 toxicity) . Methylparaben is one of the parabens, the most widely used preservatives in cosmetics. Parabens are hormone disruptors, also called “endocrine disruptors”. Studies listed on Skin Deep show that methylparaben has been shown to interfere with gene expression, cause mutation in vitro, have brain and nervous system effects at moderate doses, and cause skin irritation at low doses.
(4) Sodium borate(4-6 toxicity level, based on product usage). This ingredient found only in Desitin Creamy is specifically designated as unsafe by the cosmetics industry’s own safety panel! It states that sodium borate “should not be used on infant skin or injured skin.” (CIR, p. 228). It has virtually all of the dangerous effects of the above ingredients combined!
And now cue CJ’ BUTTer …
I needed something safe for cloth diapering (though we don’t see many diaper rashes I still wanted to have something on hand) and I was pretty interested in getting the opportunity to throw this Desitin out a moving vechile.
I searched and CJ’s BUTTer seemed to be the first thing I came across. I was thrown off by all the rave reviews (DiaperPin.com – it’s actually the highest rated product out of ALL products listed there) and thought something must be fishy. It’s never this easy to find exactly what you are looking for. But it was that easy!
|I got the one on the far left. It's amazing|
CJ’s BUTTer (from a WHAM company) comes in many forms. Tubes, tubs, sticks and sprays. I chose a 4 oz tube to start since I really didn’t have too high of expectations. They do have a HUGE list of different scents – I chose Love Spell – it smells just like the Love Spell from Victoria Secret!
There is a laundry list of uses for CJ’s BUTTer other just then plain ol’ rash prevention and healing….
raw irritated nose from a cold
rug burn on elbows and knees
eczema and dry skin
And CJ’s BUTTer is edible (although I don’t think it would taste particularly delicious) and is made with food grade ingredients. Which are:
Coconut Oil (natural antibiotic and antiviral)
I have to say, this is the first review I have ever posted. I’m glad it is for this product. It is seriously amazing! I ordered it from Sew Crafty Baby – she offers free (and fast!) shipping to the
and US . Canada