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Diaper Rash? A Look at the Top Diaper Rash Treatments

For those of us who have or have had kids, diaper rash comes with the package – so to speak. Caused by inflammation, chafing, bacteria and yeast, rashes are painful and irritating on children’s and infants’ tender skin. Often prolonged or initiated by a dirty or wet diaper, diaper rash can lead to long nights of crying and days of irritation. Here we take a look at some of the top skin care products for treating and helping prevent diaper rash.

Diaper rash is fairly common among babies and in fact most will experience it at some point before they stop using diapers. It is simply when the baby’s skin becomes inflamed and is usually accompanied by the skin turning bright red similar to skin rashes on adults. It can be incredibly irritating so any new parent should know some of the best products available to treat it.


Before knowing how to treat diaper rash, it is essential that you know what causes it. That is because by knowing the causes, it is much easier to treat and prevent it from occurring in the future. The most common causes are if the baby has a problem with the diaper material, yeast buildup or bacterial infection. Specific issues with the diaper can ran ge from being allergic to the particular brand or style, the diaper chafing the child’s skin or if it is left on too long while dirty or wet.

Babecology Diaper Balm

This diaper balm is an ideal choice for parents looking for a scented cream that will help mask any odors in the area. Despite being scented, all of the ingredients (especially those contributing to the scent) are natural, so it will not cause irritation. Just some of the ingredients include jojoba oil, mango butter, chamomile and lavender. In addition, this diaper cream has the consistency of a baby lotion and is easy to remove from the tube and apply and will not leave your baby’s skin feeling oily.

Nourish Emu Oil LotionNourish emu lotion for diaper rash

While many diaper rash treatments focus on prevention using Zinc Oxide to repel wetness, few address the issue of treating inflammation, redness and bacteria. That’s why we like Nourish Emu Oil Lotion. Long considered a staple in the “medicine cabinet” by folks in Australia and New Zealand, Emu Oil is a natural antibacterial and antifungal, it penetrates deep into the skin and is excellent for reducing redness and irritation. It should be used prior to other creams or treatments. For severe diaper rash, you can also use pure Emu Oil.

Emu oil absorbs quickly into the skin helping provide a protective barrier while helping soothe itching and burning. It is a natural antibacterial, antifungal and anti-microbial...used by "down-under" mothers for thousands of years.

Grandma El’s Diaper Rash Remedy

This diaper rash treatment is ideal for parents who want to stick to the traditional remedies. It comes in a tub and is slightly hard to begin with but will soften when you hold or rub it in your hands. Because of this, it is best to simply take a small amount from the top so it will heat up and soften evenly. Despite seeming like the traditional remedies, this cream has a clean scent instead of a medicinal one. It is slightly oily and that helps prevent moisture from clinging to the infant’s skin.

Mei Mei Baby Diaper Cream

This diaper cream is similar to Grandma El’s in that it feels more like the traditional options. In this case, it is because it contains zinc oxide. Despite that, it also contains more modern ingredients such as calendula oil, an oil that has healing and soothing properties. This cream comes from Australia and is great for those looking for irritant-free diaper rash treatments as it doesn’t contain petrochemicals or parabens.

Nature’s Baby Organic Diaper Cream

This is the ideal diaper cream for parents who want completely natural products for their babies. Even vegetarian parents will approve as it doesn’t contain any animal products. Instead the main ingredients in this diaper cream are castor seed oil, cocoa butter and organic sunflower oil. It is truly all natural and doesn’t have any gluten or parabens, meaning that it will only reduce irritation, not cause it even if your child has sensitive skin.

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