Grandma Els is one of our staples at the shoppe.
So nearly 5 years ago, I wanted to start stocking Grandma Els Diaper Cream. And because we want to be able to say a product works before we stock it, I bought a tube to try out on my then infant son. However, my son was cloth diapered, and unlike his older brother who was in disposables, he did not get rashes. So I had this tube next to his change table for weeks, and no rash ….
So what was a girl to do? I wanted to know if this stuff would work. So it was winter. My heels were cracked. I thought, if it works on my cracked heels, its going to work on rash. So I started applying the cream to my heels each night, and put a sock over the top of it. And it worked!! So I stocked the cream.
Eventually Braden did get a rash. It came with teething. He was a late teether. So it wasn’t until he was around 7-8 months old. He got what I call acidic poop. And this comes about because when they teeth, babies drool, and they swallow the drool as well as drool it! And that drool is acidic, and hence the acid poop. And that poop causes a burn like rash on babies poor little bottoms.
So I grabbed that tube of Grandma Els back out of my night stand, and returned it to the change table area. And started using it. It works great as a barrier when you have the worst kind of rash. And for milder rashes you do not need a lot of it. But this stuff works. I have customers who are the same, it is what they come in for when their babies teeth, or react poorly to a new food, or have to go on antibiotics.
If you are applying Grandma Els thinly to baby’s bottom, it is safe to use with cloth diapers. However, the tendency when baby’s bottom is really sore is to slather on a diaper cream. So when you feel the need to do that, we do suggest you use a flushable liner to protect your cloth diapers.