Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nannies Favorite Diaper Rash Creams

Best Diaper Rash Creams for Kids with Eczema

We recently reviewed our favorite products to use with children with eczema. During the series, 64 nannies and au pairs emailed Be the Best Nanny Newsletter asking what diaper creams are best to use on infants with eczema and diaper rash?

First we need to look at the ingredients in the diaper rash cream. The Environmental Working Group recommends avoiding:

1. BHA - Banned in other countries because it can cause skin depigmenttion.
2. Boric Acid and Sodium Borate - Industry authorities caution against use on infants or damaged skin.
3. Fragrance - Allergens that may contain neurotoxic or hormone-disrupting chemicals.

The best diaper creams recommended by the Environmental Working Group include:

Badger Baby Balm, Chamomile

Flanders Buttocks Diaper Rash Ointment

E. FOUGERA Zinc oxide diaper rash ointment usp skin protectant by Fougera

Dimpleskins Naturals Bum Bum Balm One Size

Rite Aid Zinc Oxide, Ointment

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Cream, Deep Moisture, Creamy Formula

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment

California Baby Diaper Area Wash - Non-Burning & Calming

Earth Mama Angel Baby Angel Baby Bottom Balm

Jason Earth's Best Baby Care Diaper Relief Ointment, Aloe Vera & Vitamin E

Triple Paste Medicated Ointment for Diaper Rash

Other diaper creams recommended by the Environmental Working Group include:

AROMABABY Barrier Balm
Baby Cakes Rear Repair & Over There Ointment
Cosmic Tree Essentials Simply Shea and Tamanu Cream for Baby
Earth Tribe Kids Baby Balm
Healing Anthropology Nurturing Baby Bottom Cream
See the Dawn Wisdom Calendula/Plantain Salve
Terressentials 100% Organic Terrific Tush Treatment
Giggle Baby Baby Bottom - Organic
Organic Blessings Little Angel Diaper Ointment
ViDoma Naturals Baby Bum Cream
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE DIAPER RASH CREAM? Did it make our list?

7 comments:

Michelle said...

I like Balmex the best but it didn't rate high on the Environmental working group list. I wouldn't mind trying some listed though. Thanks for the important info.

Anonymous said...

Badger Baby Balm is wonderful. It moisturizes without being greasy and is 100% natural. Because olive oil is the first ingredient, the consistency is a little thinner than an ointment like Aquaphor. However, I actually think it's much easier to apply for full body moisturizing. Much better than Burt's Bees baby lotion, which has artificial fragrance. You can use Babdger Baby Balm without any hesitation.

Anonymous said...

We tried California Baby diaper area wash for a baby that was having trouble with eczema. This did not seem to hurt him on contact, he did not fuss and thought the spraying was funny, however it made his eczema on the inside of his thigh and up near the diaper "tabs" get very inflamed and red. I had to use an eczema cream to calm it down. I know it was the spray, because I've been "spot testing" over the course of several days. I really wanted this to work for us but it just doesn't. If you have no eczema issues, I'd give it a whirl. If you do, I'd steer clear.

I do love their sunscreen which has worked fine on his sensitive skin!!

Tatia said...

Recommended by the baby's pediatrician AQUPHOR it is worth its weight in gold. Works great on baby eczema and adult eczema and diaper rash.

chelle said...

budreaux butt paste better than rx

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