Review: CJ’s BUTTer Lullaby Baby Lotion

Like many new moms, I received several bottles of Johnson & Johnson for baby gifts. Cautioned by my son’s pediatrician, I refrained from using any lotion on his skin until he was about six weeks old. At this point, his newborn flaky skin didn’t seem to be getting any better. I tried several different types of baby lotions (all made by Johnson & Johnson), and they actually seemed to make baby J’s skin worse. An acquaintance on a Facebook mommy’s support group suggested olive oil. Well, it didn’t really help, and then my son just smelled like salad. While browsing through my local CD store, Diaper Junction, I found the CJ’s BUTTer lotion in the 4 oz. squeeze tube.

I purchased the “Lullaby Baby Lotion” scent to try on my son. When I first applied the lotion, the scent was very strong, and I wasn’t sure I liked it. Fortunately, the scent seems to dissipate quickly, leaving a minimal smell that is actually quite good. After just one application of this lotion on his legs and arms, and I could already tell a difference! After three applications, his dry skin was gone, and his skin was silky and smooth! If you or your children suffer from sensitive skin, consider giving this lotion a try. I will definitely keep using this on my son.

The CJ’s Unique Boutique Web site labels this lotion as being called “‘A Miracle in a Tube’ by some,” and lists several conditions they’ve known their products to help:

  • ezcema
  • rashes
  • dry/chapped skin
  • rug burns
  • hang nails

They also suggest using a small amount of their product as a leave-in conditioner or detangler for certain hair types. These are just a few of their recommendations.

Listed Ingredients:

  • Colloidal Oatmeal (active ingredient/skin protectant)
  • Shea butter
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Beeswax
  • Cocoa butter
  • Lanolin
  • Vitamin E
  • Fragrance

*Note: I was not compensated for this review. The opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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Review: GroVia All In One Diaper

I have the fantastic fortune of living only about 15 minutes away from Diaper Junction! Considering my new-found addiction for fluff, my husband doesn’t think it’s such a good thing though! In all seriousness, this is a great little store that sells a plethora of fantastic natural mommy and baby items, both in-store and online.

Earlier this week after browsing through several all-in-one style diapers I picked up the GroVia All In One. Here’s my experience using it:

The first thing I noticed about the GroVia AI1 is that it felt incredibly comfortable, inside and out. The outside of this diaper is a soft layer of water resistant TPU instead of the typical plastic-feeling PUL. Look how cute the print is! All of the GroVia prints and colors are bright and fun.

The inside is made with 80% organic cotton, and after feeling how soft and smooth it feels…I never want to put a disposable diaper on my son again!

Besides the attached soaker, a snap-on soaker is included for heavy wetters or overnights.

Leg gussets are vital for a skinny guy like mine! Because the inside is made of organic cotton, this diaper has to be prepped appropriately to ensure absorbency of the fabric. I washed and dried the diaper five times, using Rockin’ Green detergent (cloth diaper safe). This diaper took longer to dry than my microfiber pocket diapers do, but that’s to be expected with an all-in-one diaper.

Now for the real test:

The diaper was easy enough to fasten on my 3-month old, even though I’d never used side snaps before. I love, love, love how trim this diaper is on my skinny boy. He weighs 16 pounds, but it’s spread out well. All of his diapers, except for the GroVia, are bulky on him. There are 3-snap settings on this diaper, enabling a baby to wear this from around birth to potty training (10-35+ pounds). I snapped the smallest size on him, and that seemed to fit well.

My plan was to leave this diaper on my son for his midday three-hour nap to see how it would hold up. Well, he had other plans. He explosively tested this diaper, and I can confidently say that it holds the mess in! Since he’s prone to blow outs, I was very pleased.

His own test led to my testing the diaper a different way…stain removal. How easy would it be to get the stain out? After sending the diaper through my laundry routine (rinse, wash, rinse), the stains were still there, so I set the diaper outside on a drying rack in the sun. By late afternoon, the stains were gone!

I tried my original test over, and he spent about four hours in the diaper, including his nap time. When I took the diaper off, the diaper itself was soaked, but my son felt surprisingly dry considering that cotton does not wick moisture away from the skin like microfiber does.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Daddy friendly
  • Trim
  • Absorbent
  • Cute!

Cons:

  • Long drying time

All in all, it’s a great diaper, and I will be reaching for it regularly!

*Disclaimer: I was given store credit to mention Diaper Junction in this post. The opinions expressed are my own. Affiliate links present.

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