Frugal Diapering: Crisco Diaper Rash Creme

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 0 comments
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I know this is going to sound absurd - but it really works!

Homemade Diaper Cream

Mix Crisco shortening with corn starch (or even better: Johnson's Baby Powder Pure Cornstarch) to make a paste and apply liberally to baby's bottom.

Image: Crisco All Vegetable Shortening-16 OZ
Crisco shortening

Image: Johnson's Baby Powder Pure Cornstarch with Aloe and Vitamin E | Let the natural moisture-absorption qualities of pure cornstarch keep your baby's skin comfortable and dry | The soft texture of this gentle cornstarch baby powder helps keep skin feeling especially fresh and smooth
Johnson's Baby
Powder Pure Cornstarch
The shortening provides a barrier to wetness and the cornstarch absorbs any leftover wetness.

Since there are no artificial fragrances or preservatives it is hypo-allergenic as well.

I know it works for my little princess and for the amount of money you would spend on a manufactured diaper cream you can make a whole tub of this!

Thanks to Mrs. Holdridge for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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About Catherine: I have been writing my Frugal Baby Tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three grown up sons, and a grandma - and happily married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a rescue cat, Bella.

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