Last summer when I was at Type A Con touring through the tables of various sponsors and businesses, one of the products that really intrigued me was Bum Ease diaper rash spray. With the twins still in cloth diapers and Cort's sensitive skin, I'm always looking for good solutions to diaper rash. Bum Ease was nice enough to send me a sample a couple of months ago, and I've been very pleased.
The active ingredient in Bum Ease is zinc oxide and it is allergen and perfume free. The genius in it is that you don't have to put it on your hands and it's a much lighter version. Furthermore, if you've got a baby with a tender bottom, you don't have to add to the soreness by rubbing in an ointment - the spray is so gentle. It's so easy to just grab and spray - no lids to fumble unscrewing while trying to hold a wily child on the changing table. The twins actually love the spray - they laugh when I use it. Cort, who is very sensitive to sore bottoms, often requests the spray during diaper changes, so I think it must feel soothing to him.
Here's a picture of my hand after one squirt of the spray. You can see it offers a light, even spray which is easily absorbed into the skin. I didn't even have to wash my hands after this - I just rubbed it in - it's that light. Of course you can coat as heavily or lightly as needed.
As you know, I do use cloth diapers at home when we're not running around. I did test this using the cloth diapers, and it didn't leave bad residue like the time I accidentally used an ointment. However, I'm kind of hypervigilant about any buildup, so while I don't think it'd be a big deal to use it once in a while straight on with cloth diapers, I will use a liner the majority of the time, just to be extra careful.
Don't you just love a product that makes your Mom-life easier? This is definitely one of them! Bum Ease has been kind enough to offer a giveaway of their diaper rash spray for one lucky reader! This would make an excellent gift for a new mom - it truly does make diaper changes easier. If you'd like to enter for a chance to win, just leave a comment to that effect. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and has 48 hours to respond. Please provide your email address if it is not visible in your profile. Giveaway ends November 1 at noon.
You can find Bum Ease on twitter and Facebook. They just launched in August so they'd love your support! You can also purchase Bum Ease at Kerr Drug stores.
Disclaimer: I received a free bottle of Bum Ease. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.