Am I weird because I love diaper changing time? I’ve used the RIE approach to diaper changing since Faye was born and it has paid off big time. It is all about slowing down and giving the child gentle, undivided, unplugged attention. Ask for their help. Ask for their permission. Sure, it may take 15 minutes, but sometimes, those 15 minutes are the highlight of my day.
I also have fallen in love with my DIY version of CJ’s BUTTer Spritz. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties keeps diaper rash away and softens skin. The dispensing via a spray method versus dipping your fingers into a tub keeps it sanitary and my hands goop free. Plus, it smells great. I always spray one or two pumps into my hands, rub my hands together and then put them to my nose and inhale deeply. I then give my hands to Faye to smell and she raises her eyebrows as if in agreement it smells lovely. I never actually hear her inhale though, so I whole heartedly believe she is screwing with my head.
DIAPER BUTT SPRITZ
INGREDIENTS – makes 75 g/4oz
- 30 g coconut oil
- 20 g olive oil
- 15 g castor oil
- 6 g vitamin e
- 6 g aloe vera oil
- 15 drops essential lavender oil
- 5 drops essential lemon oil
- 1 4oz bottle with an atomizer
If your coconut oil starts as a solid: Using a kitchen scale, zero it with a microwave safe bowl on top. Add the coconut oil and heat 10 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring between intervals. When the coconut oil is melted, place bowl back on the kitchen scale and zero it. Add the remaining ingredients, one at a time, zeroing after each ingredient. Stir. Pour into a 4oz bottle and secure with a spray cap.
If your coconut oil starts as a liquid: Using a kitchen scale, zero it with the 4oz bottle on top. Add one ingredient at a time, zeroing after each ingredient. Secure bottle with a spray cap. Shake to mix oils.
Give the bottle a quick shake to redistribute oils. Spray one or two pumps into the palm of your hand or directly onto your little one’s butt. Rub around to coat the area.