Is there anything less fun than changing a dirty diaper? Probably not…but a close second would have to be applying diaper cream to a kid with a diaper rash during the whole process.
I can’t fathom how anyone is supposed to navigate this smoothly. Put simply: It is a freaking mess.
You scoop out a dollop of thick white cream with your fingers and slather it on the affected area. Great…except that the cream is designed to not come off…and now it’s on your hands and under your nails…and somehow you have to put a clean diaper on your baby without getting the cream everywhere…while keeping said baby from launching herself off the changing table and putting her hands in the newly applied diaper cream.
It’s like a warped (and pasty) version of a mud-wrestling contest, and the parent never wins. Until now.
Meet the BabyBum Brush. It’s one of those handy gadgets that will alternately make you want to kick yourself for not inventing it and hug the creator for coming up with an actual solution to this problem.
It’s a soft, silicone, BPA-free applicator ($7.99) that lets you apply the cream to directly to baby’s bottom, so your fingers never need to touch the paste. That’s right—never. Another great feature: It has a suction cup on one end, so you can stick it to the diaper table, far from baby’s curious hands, while you fasten the diaper and get baby dressed. Once it’s been cleaned off with a wipe, I also suction it to the top of my diaper-cream tub so I don’t misplace it.
Plus, the BabyBum Brush is gentle on baby’s skin and reduces the risk of bacteria transfer from your hands…as well as the risk of diaper-cream transfer from your hands to everything else. It’s truly no muss, no fuss—and there’s no way you’ll ever want to go back to doing things the old-fashioned way.
Disclosure: I received this product for review purposes. All opinions and product obsessions are my own.