What is your favorite diaper rash ointment?

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Hello everyone, in anticipation for the new poll I will start tomorrow, I am wanting to hear from you on what your favorite diaper rash ointment/cream is. I want to run a poll on what worked best, and I don’t want to leave one out. Thanks!

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. Abby Mazanec
    March 9, 2010 / 7:37 PM

    Definitely Butt Paste! 🙂

  2. The Curry's
    March 9, 2010 / 7:39 PM

    Original A&D ointment with Desitin or Triple Paste slathered over it.Boudreaux's Butt Paste is okay.

  3. Angela
    March 9, 2010 / 7:41 PM

    Sudocrem was always my favourite.

  4. Linds
    March 9, 2010 / 7:43 PM

    Extra Strength Desitin works like a charm, and has the highest percentage of zinc oxide, which is the active ingredient for ALL of the diaper rash creams.

  5. Emily
    March 9, 2010 / 7:48 PM

    Butt Paste

  6. Lainey's Mom
    March 9, 2010 / 7:51 PM

    A & D

  7. Val
    March 9, 2010 / 7:56 PM

    depends what you mean. General maintence, regular old vasoline (super cheap!) if diaper rash pops up then Extra strength Destin (thick white stuff) works immediately to fix it.Another option is naked baby time. Open air…

  8. trishconway
    March 9, 2010 / 8:00 PM

    Just had great success with naked-baby-time, followed by Aquaphor.

  9. Leslie
    March 9, 2010 / 8:00 PM

    California Baby . . . it's the very best!

  10. April Barber
    March 9, 2010 / 8:02 PM

    A & D followed by a layer of Desitin extra strength…and naked baby time on the play mat.

  11. Katy
    March 9, 2010 / 8:05 PM

    Grandma El's. Works great and safe on cloth diapers.

  12. Tracy
    March 9, 2010 / 8:10 PM

    Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®

  13. Tracy
    March 9, 2010 / 8:11 PM

    I also wanted to make sure you saw my comment on your product review page. My email address is still there, so I wasn't sure if you missed it.

  14. Kristina H.
    March 9, 2010 / 8:11 PM

    My favorite for my 1st two kiddos: Balmex. My number 3 child had major constipation/blistering diaper rashes, so nothing really stuck well…I did use Triple Paste, and sometimes I would mix a few things (including Aquaphor), but having her go diaper-less for 15-20 minute stretches was best for her. For baby #4, I went between Balmex and Triple Paste.

  15. Stephanie Rawlins
    March 9, 2010 / 8:12 PM

    Triple Paste Diaper Rash Ointment. Works like magic!

  16. Shelley
    March 9, 2010 / 8:14 PM

    A & D is awesome on our little one's bottom! She get bad diaper rash (it even bleeds) so easily and the A & D clears it up within the day. She has such fair skin.

  17. Kelly Ford
    March 9, 2010 / 8:17 PM

    For my daughter, anytime she has gotten red, i've put hydrocortisone 1% cream on her bottom, let it dry and then put either extra strength desitin, butt paste OR burts bees diaper ointment on top. The very next day her bottom will be clear.This cleared her up after a round of amoxicillin that had her absolutely raw. Worst thing i've ever seen. My husband used to work outdoors and got "Chafed" regularly and swears by the hydrocortisone!

  18. david, blair, and sadie beth
    March 9, 2010 / 8:47 PM

    Purple tube Desitin. I'm not sure if it is extra strength or not, but it is MUCH better than the blue tube (Creamy Desitin).

  19. Christen
    March 9, 2010 / 9:37 PM

    Purple tube Desitin, mine says "maximum strength". My sister-in-law is a pediatrician & she recommends this diaper rash cream to all her patient's parents because it has the highest percentage of zinc oxide.I've tried several other brands including Boudreaux's Butt Paste & the regular strength blue tube of Desitin and none compare to how quickly the maximum strength Desitin works.

  20. Tiffany
    March 9, 2010 / 9:48 PM

    Arbonne Herbal Diaper Rash Cream – It not only protects; it heals. I had to use the Desitin in the diaper bag while on a trip because I forgot the Arbonne cream on the changing table at home. I couldn't believe the difference!

  21. The Del Angel Family
    March 9, 2010 / 9:51 PM

    Method Squeaky Clean Diaper Cream!

  22. Jenni
    March 9, 2010 / 9:53 PM

    Amolin works well, but its the only one i have needed to try. I'm Australian, so not sure whether its called something else in the US.

  23. Megan
    March 9, 2010 / 10:29 PM

    Burt's Bees is my number one pick. I've never found anything else that clears up a rash in one treatment like Burt's Bees does!

  24. three14creations
    March 9, 2010 / 11:14 PM

    Paladin Soothing Relief Diaper Rash Ointment – This stuff is amazing. Rash is gone by the next day. My sister recommended it. I love it!

  25. Anna
    March 9, 2010 / 11:22 PM

    Burt's Bees with Butt Paste in a close second.

  26. Redheads
    March 9, 2010 / 11:48 PM

    Thanks so much Valerie for getting this poll together! Here are my faves in order:1. Plain old fashioned "Vaseline". This is great for prevention, and if the rash is SUPER SEVERE, it is great b/c it is so easy to spread on and clean off of baby. I have been using it with my cloth diapers with no problem whatsoever. 2. Grandma El's (great for cloth diapering)3. Boudreaux's Butt Paste – heals diaper rash super fast!Amy

  27. Angela
    March 10, 2010 / 12:11 AM

    Triple Paste

  28. Sarah
    March 10, 2010 / 12:15 AM

    Aquaphor first then Desitin a close second (purple tube).

  29. Lisa Chaffee
    March 10, 2010 / 1:08 AM

    Aquaphor worked the best for my sons' terrible diaper rash. I tried Desitin and Butt Paste first with no success. Within two hours of using Aquaphor he had already started to heal!

  30. LC
    March 10, 2010 / 1:20 AM

    Desitin has always done it for us. We've never had to go beyond that.

  31. Mary Ashley
    March 10, 2010 / 1:24 AM

    Triple Paste with A&D on top! Best solution is air dry though!

  32. Jenny Bell
    March 10, 2010 / 2:16 AM

    Aquaphor worked for us.

  33. Celeste
    March 10, 2010 / 2:31 AM

    dr. smith's

  34. Mairi
    March 10, 2010 / 3:36 AM

    Avalon Organics works great for light maintenance and doesn't smell!!!Triple Paste for the heavy duty stuff.

  35. Alison
    March 10, 2010 / 4:04 AM

    Weleda. I've never had to use it more than 2x before a rash was gone!

  36. miraclebaby
    March 10, 2010 / 4:05 AM

    Protective A, D & E Ointment by Baby Avalon Organics! Works wonders on diaper rash, dry skin, and just about anything else!

  37. Gabrielle
    March 10, 2010 / 4:17 AM

    California Baby. It's safe for my cloth diapers and can be purchased at Target. My 14 month old daughter has only had rash issues from food irritations. If it's really bad, I definitely go for Balmex. Boudreaux's Butt Paste (which my Cajun family bought us tons of) makes her completely freak out. It burns her rash horribly.

  38. Stacey
    March 10, 2010 / 4:43 AM

    Triple Paste for the tough stuff, for sure! We buy it by the biggest jar they make. Burt's Bees for everyday use and very mild issues.

  39. Novi
    March 10, 2010 / 9:03 AM

    desitin creamy for everyday use (prevention) and the purple one is when rashes already developed..but so far creamy desitin (the bule one) works well. my son never has rashes so far..

  40. weilita
    March 10, 2010 / 9:59 AM

    Bepanthen ointment

  41. Lori
    March 10, 2010 / 12:30 PM

    I love Aquaphor. My son has never really had a rash cause I use it everytime I change him. I got Balmex cause I had a coupon and it is nice to and I keep A&D in my diaper bad. I hate anything with zinc oixide in it. White stuff I have to scrub off my baby's bottom is not for me.

  42. BIHgirl
    March 10, 2010 / 1:47 PM

    ok don't freak out, but Corona Ointment for animals. It's lanolin based and absolutely works for the worst diaper rashes out there. Hands down.

  43. Liz Koors
    March 10, 2010 / 2:27 PM

    badger diaper cream works better than cali baby (i think)!

  44. mandgmom
    March 10, 2010 / 3:05 PM

    Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®!!!!

  45. Riddlez
    March 10, 2010 / 3:29 PM

    I use maximum strength Desitin and have very few diaper rashes. When I did get a nasty one on my oldest, my pharmacist recommended mixing an anti fungal for athlete's foot with A&D ointment and using that instead. It's a 1:3 ratio and works wonders!

  46. Kelly Ford
    March 10, 2010 / 4:09 PM

    What happened to tuesdays baby summary? It was missed 🙁

  47. Plowmanators
    March 10, 2010 / 4:17 PM

    Thanks Kelly! I have major problems with blogger right now. I set a post to publish, then it doesn't. It is driving me crazy. So I went and fixed it. It is published now. Right below this post.

  48. Nikki
    March 10, 2010 / 4:18 PM

    Northern Essence All Natural Diaper Rash Salve (the twist up tube is the best!) This brand is very popular in the cloth diapering community.

  49. The Grabers
    March 10, 2010 / 4:29 PM

    My son only had one diaper rash and it was right when we found out he had a milk allergy. The rash was HORRIBLE! We had to use an antibiotic and pure zinc oxide to clear it up. Ever since then, we have been using the Target brand of A and D with zinc. It has the highest percentage of zinc that we could find. Love it!

  50. sstabio
    March 10, 2010 / 4:37 PM


  51. celeste
    March 10, 2010 / 6:54 PM

    Burt's bees and also arbonne. They were both gifts so I'll have to try something cheaper when they run out. Both get rid of rash in one application!

  52. Cheryl
    March 10, 2010 / 8:44 PM

    A&D ointment always worked for my boys.

  53. Jeannine
    March 10, 2010 / 8:59 PM

    A&D works great!

  54. Lorri
    March 10, 2010 / 9:31 PM

    When Scooter was on meds for his pneumonia he had blister forming diaper rash. We tried everything. A friend suggested at the harvest fresh or good earth store a bottle of Country Comfort Herbal Savvy Comfrey-Aloe Vera. http://www.amazon.com/Herbal-Savvy-Comfrey-Aloe-Vera/dp/B0001ZZK0EIts not a diaper creme at all, but not only within a day, but between diaper changes, the rash was gone. Its $9 at the healthstore but lasts MONTHS because you don't use it that often. It also doubles as a burn/scratch ointment-no scars left so far…

  55. Jade
    March 10, 2010 / 9:53 PM

    This question is very urgent but has nothing to do with this post. I became a follower of this blog on facebook and made a huge mess. It posts this blog in my notes like I am the one writing it! I have spent hours trying to delete it but end up deleting things like my wall! Please help!

  56. Plowmanators
    March 10, 2010 / 9:59 PM

    Jade, I have no idea. You will have to contact Facebook about it. If by "in my notes" you mean under the notes tab on your profile page, that is not normal at all, so it would be a FB glitch.

  57. Plowmanators
    March 10, 2010 / 10:16 PM

    thank you everyone! I got most of them on there. For those that were more uncommon or only local, vote under "other". Be sure to vote!

  58. Plowmanators
    March 10, 2010 / 10:17 PM

    oh, and first I am doing a poll specifically for babies with eczema because their skin is definitely different. This poll is for eczema. Next will just be in general.

  59. the Shipe's
    March 11, 2010 / 12:54 AM

    I just started using Lansinoh diaper cream, it is AMAZING!! Destin wasn't doing it for my son. He was on amoxacillin & it caused bad diarrhea.

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