I know this is going to sound absurd - but it really works!
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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.
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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