What kind of Diaper cream works best

Courtney - posted on 10/24/2009 ( 238 moms have responded )

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(Desitin worked on both my older girls perfectly, but just doesnt work on our 3rd.

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LaToya - posted on 10/29/2009

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I used the creams before myself i.e. Desitin, but Vaseline works best. Vaseline works best because it acts as an inhibitor. It helps with the healing process and it doesn't leave any residue behind. Good luck.

Misty - posted on 10/29/2009

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I LOVE Super Duper Diaper Doo and Boudrou Butt Paste. I usually get my super duper at a pharmacy and the Butt Paste at Target. I love both of them! The butt paste comes in an all natural alternative so that is what I use most.

Lauren - posted on 10/29/2009

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I used this stuff. Baby and Boo Boo balm. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?lis... It super works fantastically. She had a rash and within an hour it was gone. i love it. a little goes a long way with it too. its organic and has everything in it that will not harm your baby and is great if baby is sensitive

Dana - posted on 10/29/2009

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When my daughter had a bad diaper rash, I used corn starch. I worked amazing! I also gave her baths with baking soda... it works!!

Melanie - posted on 10/29/2009

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I like Butt Paste it seems the best in awhile desitin worked for my 12 year old but with my newest this stuff is the best.

Caryn - posted on 10/29/2009

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Obviously there are loads of different things. My first recommendation is breastmilk. That works 100% of the time and doesn't cost you a dime!!!! A few other things I'd recommend you to try are cornstarch (which people have mentioned..) and Resinol. Resional is what I use, you will probably have to ask your pharmasist for it as its not easily found sometimes. My son has an allergy to basically all baby diaper rash creams, this makes it quite hard to treat rashs. His pedi recommened we try resional and it worked wonderfully. It can also be used on minor burns, insect bites, poison ivy/oak, ect so its definately worth purchasing (for the record, I have tried it on all of the above and it worked just as well!!).

If your child has a yeast infection most OTC diaper creams won't touch it (another thing I learned with my son..). Your dr will probably prescribe Nystatin cream for that but I'd recommend trying Zeasorb powder. You'll find that over by the stuff for athletes foot/jock itch. This is a powder so you want to be careful when opening and applying it as your baby could inhale the fumes but it works great. My son has a sensitivity to acid foods and tends to get yeast infections quite often, the Zeasorb works and also keeps us from having to call the pedi so much :)

Shannon - posted on 10/29/2009

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I swear by Bag balm. Come in a green tin can It will last you forever! It can be found in the pet section @ wal-mart. Sound funny but its main purpose was for chafing cow utters but is very effective for diaper rashes, skin irritations and so much more. My fiends turned me on to it about 9 years ago. It really is the best. And i have used them all.

Janneke - posted on 10/29/2009

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if its bad then try camalosin in a yellow tube. my daughter has bad skin she had an extremely bad rash on her cheek nothing worked docs recommended e45 which made it blister and infected got that stuff two days later gone in a couple of days!!

Idalia - posted on 10/29/2009

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the only one the it works for me is A+D Zinc Oxide Cream oh with Aloe:D but also baby-powder with corn starch works wonderful.

Kulsoom - posted on 10/29/2009

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try to give a wash after every diaper change.....dont use wet wipes......n yes sudocrem is fabulous

Shownda - posted on 10/28/2009

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Look for the one that has only these ingredients - titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. My children, when they did only suffered a day of diaper rash.

Good luck!

Shownda Pagan

Pam - posted on 10/28/2009

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I know this will sound strange but when my daughter had diaper rash she was bleeding so I was desperate! I poured plain yogurt in her butt. Or if they are old enough to eat it that will work too! It healed up very quickly!

Denise - posted on 10/28/2009

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We use a product called Bag Balm that we buy in Harmon. It is in a green metal tin and is one of those products developed to keep the utters of a cow healthy. Funny as it sounds, it works! My daughter is 5 and still uses it when she feels a little irritated!

Elin - posted on 10/28/2009

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To clear up a rash we LOVE California baby!!!!

To protect against rash we use Aquaphor with every diaper. My son is 5 months old and has only had diaper rash once and it was super mild!!!

Shannon - posted on 10/28/2009

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The best I ever got was plain, old Zinc Oxide in a tube from Walgreens. It's the active ingredient in most diaper creams. However, this is much cheaper and better. Ask the pharmacist where it is.

Jennifer - posted on 10/28/2009

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Boudreaux's Butt Paste is awesome. Every bum is different, though and what work's for one baby may not for another. Lot's of good suggestions here. You might also try this site- http://wanelo.com

It's a review site where moms review and talk about different products they've used.

Hope it helps!

Tiffany - posted on 10/28/2009

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A&D! I love it! Always works for me with every baby I have had or have kept. I even like the smell of it, Smells like a baby to me..

Sarah - posted on 10/28/2009

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I have really enjoyed using Weleda diaper cream. Their products are all natural, and they have a pleasent scent.

Brittany - posted on 10/28/2009

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Desitin!!!! All the way, every time I use it with my children I see improvement in the rash in just a couple hours.

Donna - posted on 10/28/2009

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Burt's Bees. I use it for both of my little ones. It has a strong smell but it works really well.

Breanne - posted on 10/28/2009

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Hi there. If the bum bleeds here is what a nurse told me to do. You have to bathe them 3 times a day in warm water for 15 mins (no soap) just in warm water, let them splash and play. Then air dry for 15 mins, no diaper no nothing, just lay them on some towels to romp. When you put the cream on only use a light layer. The problem we had was that our nurse at the NICU told us to slather it on at night which was horrible! It prevented the skin from breathing which caused his rash to bleed! So we used a really thin layer or peniten and after about a week of doing the baths 3 times daily and air dry he was perfect! Now I don't use cream at all unless I notice a bit of a rash.

Tiffany - posted on 10/28/2009

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Honestly I have tried ALOT..... Desitin Creamy works the fastest and best!!!

Kerrin - posted on 10/28/2009

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triple paste works wonders, when my 2 yr old was born she was allergic to her own poop while i was nursing and i changed everything in my diet to help and nothing she had blisters and was raw after every time the triple paste cleared it and protected it ....once we found out it wasnt my diet and switched to formula she was perfectly fine !

Marcia - posted on 10/28/2009

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Schederma cream is very good, but you have to get a prescription for it. Amens Powder is sake and natural, also vasiline.

Sheilah - posted on 10/28/2009

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I love Balmex. Used it for all 4 children and it works like a charm. Put on at night and by morning the red is gone.

Tiffany - posted on 10/27/2009

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My baby was only 2 weeks old when he got diaper rash we tried everything otc ped recommended A&D creamy that worked the best, but he ended up with a severe rash that would not clear it looked like burns and would bleed it lasted for almost 6 weeks. We used Nystatin (prescription) and another. But I finally figured out what caused it. I had a yeast infection on my breasts and I was passing it on through breastfeeding. When I went for my postpartum 6 week check I told by Dr. and he gave me oral fluconazole like 6 doses and it finally cleared and sure enough so did the rash. The ped. never would have figured it out so if you are breastfeeding consider that as a possible cause of rash.

Anna - posted on 10/27/2009

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Well we use desitin max not the creamy it wipes off easy the baby is amover also a and d

Tanya - posted on 10/27/2009

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I use A & D ointment.. the original NOT the white cream. It is AWESOME!!! Wipes off easily as well..

ARIANE - posted on 10/27/2009

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boudreaux's butt paste......works wonders....keep baby dry, instead of using wipes...use warm water to clean baby at changing, if poop, use a lil baby soap...then apply butt paste. be mindful that its not the brand of diaper your using causing the rash...

Trisha Lee - posted on 10/27/2009

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Our favorite cream has been "Buttpaste" which you can buy at Walmart here in Idaho. Seems like every kid is a little different and you have to shop around for the perfect cream for your baby like you shop around for the perfect diaper. One doesn't fit all. Also worth noting is if the rash is from a yeast infection, then normal diaper rash cream won't work on it. You'll want a special cream for that from your doc.

Eleanor - posted on 10/27/2009

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I swear by Desitin overnight Cream, I worked as a CNA and we used that alot a the elders bottoms great. So when I hads my babies I used it on them and loved it.

Rebecca - posted on 10/27/2009

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i used butt paste on both of my god kids and will use it on mine as soon as she is born

Kelly - posted on 10/27/2009

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I always used destin as well, and I found when it wouldnt help I just took my daughter to the pediatrician and whatever they gave me has always worked within 2 days.

Cecile - posted on 10/27/2009

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Wow! Hot topic! I will wade in with my suggestion. I am more concerned with putting chemicals on my rapidly growing, thin-skinned three babies. Canesten works if the source of the rash is yeast, but not good for long-term use. As a general cream though, I found Renew to work fabulously. It has a tea-tree base and is also excellent for excema and for extremely dry skin. Cheaper than most also!

Trina - posted on 10/27/2009

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Boudreau's Butt paste is the BEST I have ever used. It clears the rash within one treatment.

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