Top 10 Diaper Creams Today

Diapers are a wonder. I haven’t met a mom who isn’t thankful for it. But the downside is, our babies develop rashes because of them. Whether it’s because of friction or just their reaction to it, it’s practically inevitable. 

But you’re still wondering what the cause might be. Could it be antibiotics? You’ve been told that it can cause such rashes but your baby is not taking it nor are you. Even those diapers that claim to cause minimal rashes don’t seem to help.

What’s happening?

It might just be that your baby has sensitive skin. So how can you solve this?

The answer: diaper rash cream. Experts suggest that rashes can be treated by an effective cream. But as a first-time mother, you know next to nothing about these things. So you don’t have to spend a lot of energy scouring the internet for individual diaper rash cream reviews, check out our list of the best creams in the market today.

But before that, let’s talk first about the important things to consider in shopping this product.

Just like buying any item, there are things that you need to put in mind to know that you are getting the right diaper rash cream. 

Moisture barrier

Take note that rashes develop and worsen in moist areas. That’s why diaper rashes are very popular: they can effectively keep the skin of your baby dry. To serve this function, a good rash cream must contain zinc oxide or petrolatum. 

Soothing properties

The moisture barrier is expected to keep the skin dry. As a result, your baby may need extra care on the area. That’s why many great rash creams in the market contain beeswax, shea butter, or others that can soothe the skin.

However, you should pay close attention that the rash cream doesn’t contain irritants.


There are ingredients in some creams that can irritate your baby’s skin. It might not have bad effects on other babies but take note that they are all different; what doesn’t react in other children can cause severe reaction in yours. So pay attention to unnecessary chemicals such as some fragrances. Some that contain antibacterial properties can also cause allergic reactions. If there are other properties you find in a cream and you’re not sure what it does, it’s best to ask an expert.

Now that we’ve covered the things to look out for in a good rash cream, let’s proceed to the best products you can find in the market.

Triple Paste Medicated Ointment

We mentioned that a good rash cream should contain either zinc oxide or petrolatum. What we love about this Triple Paste product is it contains both. Zinc oxide contains astringent properties. Combined with petrolatum, it produces a moisture barrier that can promote better healing.

For the soothing aspect, it has lanolin, beeswax, and bisabolol. It also contains other substances that have been tested for their effectiveness. Another reason why we love it is it’s odorless.

Weleda Calendula Diaper Rash Cream

Calendula is among my personal favorites. There are just so many uses to it. It’s used for repelling insects, skincare, gum inflammation, and so many others. That’s why when I discovered a diaper rash cream that uses this as main component, I was just thrilled.

According to research, calendula can improve a baby’s rash for only 10 days. Other substances include zinc oxide, beeswax, almond oil, and sesame oil. One reason we mentioned why we love the Triple Paste cream is its odorless quality. For Weleda’s product, we love it because of smelling like heaven.

Grandma El’s Diaper Rash Ointment

Grandma El’s ointment does not have zinc oxide compared to the first two. However, it has amber petrolatum that creates the same effective barrier for moisture. Aside from that, it also has lanolin and vitamin E which promotes healthy skin.

What’s great about this product is it’s not solely used as rash cream. Because of its brilliant formulation, it can also be used in treating minor burns and eczema.

Boudreaux’s Maximum Strength Butt Paste

This paste contains 40% zinc oxide making it perfect for maximum strength purposes. So if you’re dealing with angry rashes, this is the one for you. A lot of mothers shared their experience and took note of two things: its effectiveness and the duration in which you can use the product.

A+D Original Ointment

A+D rash cream is one of those rash creams that’s been around for quite a while now. In fact, it has been in the market for over 60 years! What we like about A+D is they give you the freedom to choose. They have an ointment that uses zinc oxide as the main ingredient. It also has another ointment that uses petrolatum. There are some mothers who prefer one over the other.

Angel Baby Bottom Balm

Why this balm is on the list is because it’s quite different from the other creams I’ve seen on the market. It doesn’t contain zinc oxide or petrolatum. Instead, it makes use of calendula, olive oil, and natural gluten-free substances. All the ingredients are vegan.

Just like Grandma El’s diaper rash ointment, you can use it for other skin irritations like cuts, burns, etc.

Desitin Rapid Relief Cream

This rash cream from Desitin is a favorite for those who need it hypoallergenic. It’s mild so it’s perfect for your newborn baby. A lot of mothers also took notice of how easily you can wipe it off.

Cetaphil Baby Diaper Cream

Everybody knows Cetaphil. It’s everywhere and that’s one of the reasons why this cream is among the top 10 rash creams available today. You can buy it from any drugstore. It uses zinc oxide as its main ingredient and also contains calendula, which, again, can help deal with the rashes more effectively.  It’s extremely thin and gentle as well.

Burt’s Bees Diaper Rash Ointment

This diaper rash ointment from Burt’s Bees is another good option for moms who are looking for something stronger than usual. It contains 40% zinc oxide, lavender oil, and for soothing, shea butter. This all-natural product is definitely one of the must-try creams.

Balmex Diaper Rash Cream

This rash cream is one of the “classics”. It’s been providing relief to moms and their babies for more than 50 years. What we love about this cream is its instant soothing effect. It’s really reliable because it addresses skin chafing too.

We’re done with the top 10 rash cream products that you can find in the market today. However, if you didn’t find the right one for you, we have honorable mentions:

Aquaphor Baby Diaper Rash Cream

Babyganics Diaper Rash Cream

Nature’s Baby Organics Organic Diaper Ointment – Best Natural Pick


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