Pros: seems to help
Cons: price and availability
First off, this balm contains shea butter which separates out if heated and cooled too fast (like in shipping). They do not just throw all of the ingredients into the pot without mixing them. If you get small beads of shea butter you can redissolve them by gently reheating the balm (in a sunny window for instance) and slowly cooling it. You should just ignore the reviews that mention this as an issue. The only things I don't like about this cream is that it is a bit more expensive than the other non-zinc diaper creams out there and I cannot buy it locally so I need to stay on top of our supply and order more in time to be shipped before we run out.
My baby is now ten weeks old and she started sleeping through the night on a regular basis several weeks ago. We really hadn't had any problems with diaper rash but now that she spends the entire night in one diaper, it has become a problem. I'm working my way through the non-zinc diaper creams because we cloth diaper and the zinc makes my baby's skin peel. Unfortunately it was only a zinc cream that seemed to prevent the rash during the night so we were having to use disposables when she went to sleep. Last night I decided to take a chance on the EMAB bottom balm to see if it would work. Generally when I have used a non-zinc cream, she wakes up with a diaper rash (or a worse case of the rash). This morning she looked as good as when she went to sleep (almost 100% rash free). I'm finally hopeful that we've found a diaper cream that will take the place of the zinc barrier creams. I'll update this in another few weeks if this just happened to be a fluke.