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?