This parent favorite is our top pick for its ability to soothe diaper rash quickly. The regular formula gives you 16% zinc oxide (though you can buy the extra strength version at 40% for severe rashes) and claims to be the thickest barrier cream out there.
Which cream is best for diaper rash cream?
A quick look at the best diaper rash creams:
Best ointment: A+D Original Diaper Rash Ointment & Skin Protectant. Best high strength: Desitin Maximum Strength Baby Diaper Rash Cream. Best for sensitive skin: Babo Botanicals Sensitive Baby Fragrance Free Diaper Cream. Best for eczema: CeraVe Healing Ointment for Baby.
Is it OK to put diaper rash cream on newborns?
When can you use diaper cream on a newborn? According to the NHS, for at least the first month it’s best to bath your baby with plain water only. That means no cleansers, skin lotions and medicated wipes. However, diaper barrier creams that contain harsh ingredients and fragrances should generally be avoided entirely.
What’s a good substitute for diaper rash cream?
- Coconut Oil.
- Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Olive Oil.
- Honey and Chamomile Spray.
- Oatmeal Baths.
- Baking Soda Baths.
- Plain Yogurt.