Trying to find the best diaper rash cream for a baby isn’t exactly easy because there’s just so many on the market!
Which brand do you choose and why?
We asked our Momsays users which diaper rash/bum creams they use and which one they would recommend to first-time moms.
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What Causes a Diaper Rash?
A diaper rash is very common especially for newborn babies since their skin is super sensitive. Sometimes it just can’t be avoided.
I learned a trick to try to reduce the chances of a diaper rash:
My last born is almost 8 months old and only had one severe diaper rash once thus far.
Every morning, I leave him without a nappy for about 5 minutes or so in the sun. This helps his skin to breathe and if your child does have a nappy rash, the sun helps to heal it quicker.
Why Do You Need Diaper Rash Cream?
Diaper rash creams offer a protective barrier between baby’s bottom and potential irritants especially when you are using disposable diapers. Many moms who do cloth nappies don’t use a diaper rash cream while a few still prefer to just in case.
Some diaper rash creams have a soothing ingredient to help with inflammation and irritation.
How would you know if your baby has a diaper rash?
Trust me, you will know. You will normally see redness, bumps or patches around the bum, genitals, and thighs. A severe diaper rash can bleed or have an infected sore. If it does get severe, you might need to visit your Paediatrician for a specific diaper rash cream which is normally mixed for you at the pharmacy.
Top 10 Diaper Rash creams voted by Moms in South Africa:
We are counting down your favorites based on votes! We received more than 1000 votes in this category.
Price* is that what the product is currently selling for in stores.
There’s no surprise here that Sudocrem is voted The Best Diaper Rash Cream in South Africa. I personally use the product and love it!
Carina Coetzee says: “SUDOCREM it not only bum cream, it helps with all kinds of markies and bite places on your body. I love to use Sudocrem for my baba boy he never had a nappy rash.”
Sudocrem is clinically proven to soothe and protect your baby’s delicate skin and works in three simple ways. First, it contains an emollient that soothes sore. Second, it’s cooling properties help ease pain and irritation. Finally, a water-repellent base forms a protective barrier, helping to stop any irritants (urine and faeces) coming into contact with the skin.
Price* R 44.95 for 60g
Leigh-Anne Pretorius says: “#momsays Nr 2 Bepanthan. Used it on chaff on an adult too and worked like a bomb. Super impressed. Also only on without Zinc oxide so I am not allergic to it. Can’t use the others because of this.”
Bepanthen is so gentle it can be used at every nappy change, as it contains no fragrance, preservatives, colors or antiseptics.
Price* R 234 for 100g
Angelique Cordier says: “#Momsays Bennetts, I’ve always believed in it. My Grandmother used it on all 5 here kids my mom used it and all my aunts used it… It is absolutely the best, can be used so much more than just bum cream, for rashes, scratches, and as a new mom I don’t leave the house without it, it’s in the nappy bag, in the car, and in my handbag.”
Bennetts Baby Bum Crème contains Lanolin, Zinc Oxide, Starch and Pure Essential Lavender Oil which helps soothe, heal and protect your baby’s bottom.
Price* R 79.95 for 300g
4. Oh-lief (with CERTIFIED organic Ingredients)
Heather Lane says: “#momsays 5. Oh-Lief. Works so well that one tub lasts for months ie you hardly have to use it!! Plus works brilliantly for raw noses caused by colds and cracked lips!”
Oh-Lief is specially formulated to reduce nappy and teething redness. Beeswax forms a natural barrier whilst olive oil and lavender soothe.
Price* R99.00 for 125g
Christine Helen Dalgleish says: “I used Fissan paste for my baby’s and that was in 1979 When I first used it and then my other 2 awesome stuff.”
Fissan is made with zinc oxide to help soothe and protect your baby’s delicate skin from nappy rash and irritation.
Price* R 75.95 for 125g
6. Pure Beginnings (Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified)
Luvashnee Sigamoney says: “#momsays Pure Beginnings-3 love all of their amazing products.”
Pure Beginnings baby bum cream contains baobab extract as well as olive, lavender, and tea tree oil.
Price* R99.00 for 125ml
7. Baby Dove
Baby Dove‘s rich moisture nappy Cream has two forms of zinc oxide. It neutralises pH faster and immediately forms a protective layer to shield your baby’s delicate skin from the wet and dirty nappies that can cause irritation.
Price* R 34.95 for 45g
8. Aveeno (NEW)
Aveeno is NEW in South Africa but is already a favourite with many moms! Aveeno’s formula helps to soothe dry and delicate baby skin. It creates a breathable skin barrier, to protect against external irritants. Contains natural colloidal oatmeal and zinc oxide, it’s also formulated to minimize the risk of allergies.
Price* R 114.95 for 100ml
9. Clicks Baby Bum Cream
Mandie Casaleggio says: “It works the best for me and most importantly it is affordable.”
Clicks Baby Bum Cream is a mild and gentle baby bum cream with zinc oxide.
Price* R 55.95 for 500ml
Antipeol Ointment is an astringent, bacteriostatic and antifungal ointment used to treat skin ailments such as chronic ulcers, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, parasitic skin diseases and other chronic skin diseases however it works really well for a severe diaper/nappy rash.
Price* R199.95 for 37g
Zinplex baby bum spray
Price* R 38.95 for 50ml
E45 nappy cream
Price* R 119.95 for 125g
Price* R 114.95 for 100ml
Which is your favourite diaper rash cream?