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Babble Reviews the Best Diaper Creams Winner

Diaper rash is a complete buzzkill if you are a baby, so what’s a proactive parent to do? As a preventative measure, always keep your baby’s butt clean and dry. But when diaper rash rears its ugly head (and it will; some infants are simply predisposed to persistent rashes), it’s time to find help.

  • Babble Best: Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment – $6.73 for 3 oz.

    It was like magic: this ointment from Burt’s Bees cleared up a rash (literally) overnight. The magic ingredient: sweet almond oil. Check out the mommy message boards and you’ll see that parents swear by this product. Zinc oxide and beeswax provide the barrier layer between skin and diaper deposits. Chamomile adds a nice light scent and helps moisturize and soothe tender bottoms.

  • A+D Zinc Oxide Cream – $20.40 for 16 oz.

    A Yahoo bestseller, this budget-friendly brand doesn’t have the fishy smell of the original A + D cream. What it does have is vitamins A and D, lanolin and aloe vera to repair damaged skin and let the healing begin. Some parents may balk at the petroleum on the ingredient list, but what this cream lacks in eco-friendliness, it makes up with an unbeatable price tag. Plus, it’s hard to argue with the smooth application and the resulting protection.

  • Erbaorganics Baby Diaper Cream – $15.00 for 4 oz

    If you can afford it, Erbaviva’s diaper cream is phenomenal. Rich and thick, the cream slathers on with ease. Don’t fret about the off-white color (this doesn’t look like the zinc-white competitors) — this brown cream is pure gold. The echinacea-laden cream worked like a charm when applied to our tester’s bottom; we could see improvement within hours. This is one diapering experience where you can breath in deep: the cream smells divine thanks to lavender and chamomile oils.

  • Method Baby Squeaky Green Diaper Cream – $5.99 for 5.4 oz

    Testers loved the unique pump dispenser (twisting off a diaper cream cap and then squeezing a tube always takes a feat of coordination many of us can’t muster at 2 a.m.). If only the product were thicker. Alas, the cream is a touch light and when applied it rubbed off on the diaper, rather than adhering to the baby’s bottom. If you are using preventively, this may do the trick.

  • Lansinoh Diaper Rash Ointment – $8.99 for 3 oz

    While internet reviews raved about this brand, our testing came up a bit short. We did love the Lansinoh Clean & Condition Cloths – an ideal item to pair with cream when trying to repair a wrecked bottom. Like many Lansinoh products, this one relies on lanolin to aid agitated bottoms. Dimethicone, a type of silicon, helps this product glide on, but some parents may have a problem with this ingredient. On the plus side, Lansinoh has left out the fragrances and made this product hypoallergenic.

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