Of course if you see your pediatrician and they recommend you use a specific product we recommend that you follow their advice but just be sure you know if it is safe to use while cloth diapering.
Diaper Creams to avoid- Any diaper cream that contains cod liver oil. A&D Original Ointment contains cod liver oil, micro crystalline wax, and paraffin just to name a few ingredients. This ointment is fine when using disposable diapers but not to be used with cloth. Desitin also contains cod liver oil. If you use either one of these ointments with cloth your diapers have a great chance of repelling as it will create a barrier on the fibers and your diapers will smell like a fish market! (Again-please note that if your pediatrician recommends these creams please follow their advice however we don't recommend using cloth diapers when you do use them.)
So what diaper creams are safe to use with cloth diapers?
Northern Essence Better Butt(er) Cream
My personal favorite! Riley hardly gets a rash but I do notice that if he goes a little longer between changes or if he is having a bad day with teething he does get a bit red. A very little bit applied and the redness is all cleared up. Receives a 5 star rating at Diaper Pin.
Other cloth diaper safe creams are:
Northern Essence Diaper Rash Salve - This salve contains Healing Calendula Infused Oil, Therapeutic Emu oil and natural un~refined Shea & Cocoa Butters! Contains NO lanolin or petroleum. We can hardly can keep this item in stock.
Grandma El's Diaper Rash Cream - Highly endorsed by Happy Heiny's Cloth Diapers as one of the best creams to use when using cloth. This diaper cream recently received rave reviews.
California Baby Diaper Rash Cream- Is safe to use and is readily available in most health food stores. An all-natural, food-grade diaper rash cream includes ingredients such as ultra-purified lanolin, vitamin-grade zinc (12%) and vitamin E, in addition to organic tea tree and aloe vera.
Magic Stick Ointment- This is great for the diaper bag as it makes applying the ointment SO easy. The ingredients are so wonderful: Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Apis mellifera (Beeswax), Limmnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermun parkii (Shea) Oil, Rosa mosqueta (Organic Rosehip) and a proprietary blend of essential oils. Received a 5 star rating at Diaper Pin. Smells great and works good on a remedy for "boo-boo's".