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Top 5 Diaper Creams

Creams and Lotions to Prevent or Treat Diaper Rash


Most babies end up with a diaper rash at least once before their diaper days are through. There are plenty of options for creams, ointments and lotions to treat diaper rash. Some parents prefer to use a diaper cream on their baby to help prevent diaper rash, too. These diaper creams are some of the best available today.

1. Babecology Diaper Balm

Mother changing baby boy (9-12 months) on floor, father on sofa
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This luxurious diaper cream is made with organic ingredients and essential oils. As a result, it smells divine. Ingredients include lavender, chamomile, mango butter, jojoba oil and more. The lotion itself feels light going on. It's not oily or hard to get out of the tube, and it glides onto baby's skin easily. If you like a scented diaper cream, this one is a perfect choice.

2. Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy

Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy feels more like a traditional diaper ointment going on, but it has a nice, clean scent instead of the medicinal smell of older types. This diaper cream comes in a tub, and is very solid to begin with. The warmth of your hand softens the ointment enough to apply it to baby's skin. I suggest skimming your fingers over the top to get a small amount of this cream, rather than trying to scoop it up. If you want a traditional diaper cream that is a bit oily to keep moisture away from baby's skin, this is a great choice.
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3. Boudreaux's Butt Paste

The name of this popular diaper cream is inelegant, but this remedy works fast and is easy to find in stores. Boudreaux's Butt Paste comes in a jar or tube. The tube size is really handy for tossing in a diaper bag. Many moms who use this diaper cream say that Boudreaux' Butt Paste is also good for soothing other skin irritations or skin dryness.
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4. Mei Mei Baby Diaper(Nappy)Cream

Mei Mei Baby's diaper cream feels a little bit like a traditional diaper cream thanks to the zinc oxide in it, but this gentle diaper cream also has calendula oil in it, which is known for its soothing and healing properties. This Australian-made diaper cream has no parabens or petrochemicals, either.

5. Nature's Baby Organic Diaper Cream

If you're a vegetarian and it's important to you that skin care products not contain animal products, check out Nature's Baby Organic Diaper Cream. Organic sunflower oil, cocoa butter and castor seed oil are the main ingredients in this soothing cream. Nature's Baby Organic Diaper Cream is also free of parabens and gluten.
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