Updated August 05, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Diaper Rash Creams

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in January of 2017. Without treatment, diaper rash is inevitable. Luckily, there are many creams to keep flare-ups to a minimum, or prevent them from occurring in the first place. Our selections include products that contain zinc oxide as well as all-natural, organic options for sensitive skins. You can experiment to find one that works best for your child, and remember to always do a patch test first. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best diaper rash cream on Amazon.

10. Desitin Daily Defense

9. Aquaphor Baby Advanced Therapy

8. Boudreaux's Butt Paste

7. Motherlove Balm

6. Weleda Calendula Baby

5. The Honest Company Cream

4. GroVia All Natural Magic

3. Earth Mama Soothe

2. Burt's Bees Baby

1. Triple Paste Medicated

Editor's Notes

July 25, 2019:

Whether you're using a cloth or disposable diaper on your little one, the likelihood of a rash is almost guaranteed unless you take preventative measures, among them using a good diaper rash cream, many of which can also treat flare-ups once they occur. We chose selections with a host of different ingredient types, as every baby is different and has his or her special sensitivities to account for. We favored creams that were tested by pediatricians and dermatologists, as well as certified organic, cruelty-free, and non-GMO.

We still love Era Organics Honeybuns but felt that Earth Mama Soothe would serve organically-minded parents better, and since CeraVe Baby ran into availability issues, we took the opportunity to replace it with GroVia All Natural Magic, an effective balm in a convenient stick form.

We also updated our old Boudreaux's Butt Paste selection with the company's maximum strength offering and added The Honest Company Cream to provide more selections for parents who want only all-natural ingredients going on their baby's skin.

Even the most natural formulas may still have an ingredient that irritates your baby, which is why we have to stress that parents do a small patch test before administering any creams to their child. This way you can know for sure if they'll react poorly to it, and spare you both from irritation. Ointments should always be kept where babies cannot reach them.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on August 05, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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