Best Diaper Rash Creams, Ointments & Balms!

Diaper rash can be a pretty nasty experience for everyone involved. Fé has her first ever case of Diaper Rash right now and it is keeping everyone in the house up all night long! If you haven’t checked out my Diaper Rash Treatment Guide you should do so now! In addition to my treatment guide, I have put together a list of (in my humble opinion) the best diaper rash creams, ointments, & balms!!

1. Sudocrem

Readily available in the UK and Europe, Sudocrem is my cream of choice! Not only do I use it for nappy rash, I put it on everything! I use it on my face, for burns or rashes, and my mother-in-law even uses it on her horse! I never leave the house without a little tube of it in my diaper bag =) Luckily, it is also available in the States on Amazon Prime!

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2. Aquafor 3 in 1 Diaper Rash Cream

This cream does everything! It soothes, treats and helps prevent diaper rash! This cream is also widely available stateside!

3. Triple Paste

This is where you should turn if all else fails! Triple Paste comes pediatrician recommended and is “unconditionally guaranteed” to heal your baby’s skin!

4. Desitin Rapid Relief

Looking for fast relief? Look no further! Destin’s new rapid relief formula is proven to help relieve symptoms of diaper rash in 12 hours!

5. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste has been around since before your parents were born! This classic paste also comes in a maximum strength formulas and a natural formula for a more eco-friendly option!

6. Burts Bees Diaper Rash Ointment

This 100% natural diaper rash ointment not only contains 40% zinc oxide, it also nourishes the skin with shea butter, lavender oil, and jojoba oil!

7. Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm

As many of you know, I am a HUGE fan of this brand. It was founded by a nurse-herbalist and is completely natural and free toxins, parabens, mineral oil, and so many other nasty ingredients. Unlike other creams that create a barrier on top the rash, this balm lets the rash breathe. It is also great for cloth diapers!

8. Weleda Calendula Rash Cream

Weleda is the #1 natural diaper rash cream in Europe! Luckily it is also available for next day delivery on Amazon Prime! This all natural cream is made from Calendula extract which is naturally anti-inflammatory and is free of toxins, parabens, fragrances, petroleum, and preservatives!

9. Drapolene Antiseptic Cream

With overwhelmingly positive reviews, this cream provides rapid relief from diaper rash and other mild irritations or burns!

10. Bepanthen Diaper Care Ointment

This dual action formula offers long-lasting protection while also soothing and healing existing rashes! This product is gentle enough to use every day and promotes natural skin healing.


Best Diaper Rash Creams
Best Diaper Rash Creams

A Parents Worst Nightmare: How to Treat Diaper Rash

Hello, Everyone!

Fé is ALMOST 6 Months old! Time goes by wayyy too fast! So far, we have considered ourselves super lucky and have not experienced any diaper rash whatsoever. That was, until last night. Last night, Fé was up about every two hours screaming because her little bum hurt so badly due to this nasty red rash. This morning, groggy and zombie-like, I poured myself a cup of coffee (or two) and had a rendezvous with my dear friend Google, to try to tackle this nappy problem and learn how to treat diaper rash.

In order to tackle Fé red rump, I wanted to find out what exactly it is.

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What is Diaper Rash?

Diaper rash is red rash found on the surface of the skin underneath the diaper. It is very likely that your child will suffer from diaper rash at some point before they are potty trained!

What Causes Diaper Rash?

Diaper rash is most commonly caused by either FRICTION from a child’s diaper rubbing against their skin, or from IRRITANTS. Irritants can be anything from feces, urine, cleaning agents, or basically anything that comes into contact with the skin under their diaper.

In some cases, it can be caused by a fungal or bacterial infection. In this case, it may spread to other areas of the body and not just the diaper area.

Common Causes include:

  1. Irritation from stool or urine. If your child is peeing more than usual or is s/he is suffering from diarrhea (which Fé has had a bit of the past week!)
  2.  Chafing or rubbing from tight-fitting diapers or other tight clothes.
  3. Irritation from a new product. If you have recently switched diapers, baby wipes, laundry soap, softener, lotion, oil etc. Anything new that your baby comes into contact with could possibly irritate their sensitive skin!
  4. Bacterial or Yeast Infection
  5. Introduction to new foods. If you are starting your baby on solid foods, introduce a different formula, or introduce a new food that they may be sensitive to.
  6. Use of antibiotics. If your baby is using antibiotics or has recently used antibiotics they may cause a rash!

Preventing Diaper Rash

  1. Change diapers often to prevent irritation.
  2. Make sure diapers are the correct size and assembled properly.
  3. Make sure the skin is dry and clean before putting on a diaper
  4. Use nappy rash cream to prevent irritation

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Treating Diaper Rash

There is no magical treatment for diaper rash. No matter what, it may take a few days (or up to a week) for your baby’s rash to clear up! In the meantime, there are many measures you can take right at home!

  1. Change their diaper VERY often so minimize contact with irritants as much as possible.
  2. Keep skin as clean as possible. You may want to avoid using baby wipes and just use a wet cloth to clean skin until the rash clears.
  3. Use a diaper rash cream containing Zinc Oxide (such as Aquaphor, Cetaphil, or Destin), to help soothe and heal the rash.
  4. Stop using any new soaps, foods, or any possible irritants until you know what the cause of the rash is.
  5. Let the skin breathe! Let your baby play without their diaper by putting down a layer of towels on the floor. You may think this is gross but a little bit of baby urine (or poo) never hurt anyone!
Treat Diaper Rash

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If your baby’s diaper rash lasts longer than seven days call a doctor! Also, call a doctor if you suspect the rash is a bacterial or fungal infection, you may receive a prescription steroid cream, antifungal cream or even antibiotics to help clear up the rash.

Check out WebMD or the Mayo Clinic for more information on diaper rash!

Treat Diaper Rash
Treat Diaper Rash
Treat Diaper Rash