If you've ever tried to clear an annoying diaper rash on your little ones bum, understand you aren't alone. One study determined diaper rashes is the most common dermatologic disorder of infancy—especially those between the ages of 9 and 12 months. The good news is that most diaper rashes go away and that soft and smooth hineys start with reliable diaper rash cream. Now diaper rash cream is as common as candy and can be found at your local drugstore, but not all are created the same.
That's why we compiled a list of creams to help your little one—and yes, you too mama—feel a lot better. We all know that diaper rashes aren't fun, but the best offense is a good defense and a tried and true diaper cream is the way to go. Take a look at our favorite diaper creams.
This 98% plant-based biodegradable formula is a tush savior. It's loaded with zinc oxide, which is one of the most popular diaper rash ingredients that actually works. It's a super mild astringent that's used as a skin protectant to treat skin irritations. This cream can get a tad messy, okay a lot messy but it's a small price to pay for a formula that's soft and gentle in texture and pleasantly scented.
"Mmmmmm" really is the sound that will come from your mouth after one application of this balm. This mix of organic coconut oil with equally nourishing organic olive oil, shea nut oil, sunflower oil, beeswax and vitamin E offers an ointment-like consistency that's great for minimizing diapers rashes and even better for everyday usage.
We have yet to meet a mama who used this brand's classic diaper cream and didn't become obsessed. You'll love that it's free from phthalates, parabens and fragrances—you know, all the ingredients that cause irritation. And babies love that it instantly soothes skin. The smell is also pretty nice, so you won't mind it on your fingers during diaper changes.
If your baby is prone to diaper rashes, we recommend keeping this paste on hand. This Black owned product is great for protecting and preventing chaffed skin due to diaper rashes. What's more? Use it at the first sign of a rash and babies will experience complete healing in one to three days.
Baby Bum is a go-to for clean, plant based products with budget-friendly price tags, and the brand's diaper rash cream is no exception. In it you'll find monoi coconut oil, avocado oil and aloe that prevent diaper rash in a non-irritating way.
Packed with oat kernel extract, zinc oxide, vitamin C and E this diaper cream is as much a natural nappy change cream as it is a moisturizer for mamas dry, tired skin. It organically supports healing and protects the baby's most delicate areas from excess moisture and unwanted irritation.
This popular baby balm is as good as it gets—full stop. Not only is it great for your baby's bottom, but you'll love that it heals cracked and chapped nipples and prevents stretch marks. One reviewer even says she uses it to help her husband's eczema. It's filled with organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax and aloe vera that make this balm an easy favorite for families. We're not saying it's a miracle worker, but it's pretty close.