GroVia Magic Stick Z Diaper Balm Review and Giveaway!
December 26, 2013 8:00:00 AM EST
Do you remember in October when retailers and diaper companies when to the ABC kids expo? There were so many great new products released and The Green Nursery was there to check it all out! One of the new products released was the GroVia Magic Stick Z.
It's just like the Magic Stick they already had with a few slight differences. Obviously the first difference you'll notice is that it now has zinc in it. Zinc powder is a safe mineral that allows baby's irritated skin to heal faster. I did notice that a couple of the ingredients are also different. There are just a few different essential oils that are in the new GroVia Magic Stick Z that weren't in the Magic Stick and also, the other way around. If you're one who only likes buying products made in the US, you'll be happy to know that the GroVia Magic Stick Z is made right here in the US!
You'll notice that there is a scent to the Magic Stick Z. It's not necessarily a bad smelling product, I think the smell is definitely the mixture of essential oils in it. I usually prefer unscented diaper balm (even if it does smell amazing) just because that smell will always remind me of my son's butt! The Magic Stick Z is hypoallergenic and safe for the most sensitive skin types. They do not test this product on animals, which is great. I really love that the balm is in stick form, this makes it easier to apply and less messy when you do so. It glides on pretty easily, which is nice when your little one's bottom is irritated and hurting.
Even though it is a cloth diaper safe balm, GroVia recommends using a liner to be sure your diaper is protected. This is usually the case with any and all cloth diaper safe creams anyway. It does say on the lid "Applying more than a thin layer? Add a liner." When I used it, I only used a small amount (thin layer) so I skipped using the liner. If you're little one has a seriously bad rash and you're using a large amount, you should use a liner to be sure your diapers are protected.
Overall the Magic Stick Z diaper balm worked pretty well for us. We don't deal with diaper rashes on a regular basis (Which is one of the many reasons we love cloth diapers!) so I don't really have a preference for a specific diaper balm or cream, but if we did I would either go for this diaper balm or the TGN diaper balm. I like knowing they're safe for sensitive skin. Monkey doesn't really have sensitive skin, but I wouldn't want to put anything to harsh on it.
I had no issues with my diapers after applying a thin layer of the Magic Stick Z, but like I mentioned earlier, you'll want to use a liner if you're putting more than a thin layer on. Also be aware that typically it's recommended for you to use a liner with any cloth diaper safe cream or balm. So just because one person doesn't use a liner, doesn't mean that's what will work for you. If you're extremely paranoid about something happening to your diapers, use a liner when using your diaper balm or cream.
*I received he products mentioned in this review for free from The Green Nursery for reviewing purposes. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
Katie Fender is a stay at home mom to one very active toddler. He goes by Monkey most of the time because of his fascination with climbing all over everything! Being a stay at home mom, Katie needed to find a creative outlet and hobby so she started her blog A Tale of Fluff. Her obsession with cloth diapers started when she and her husband decided to make the switch when Monkey was a few months old. Her love of cloth diapers led her to being a tester for TGN. Now she has the pleasure of bringing you reviews for diapers at TGN you might be considering purchasing.
Want to try GroVia Magic Stick Z for yourself?? We're giving one away! This giveaway will ship anywhere in the United States. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below! Winner announced next year! ;) Thursday January, 2nd.