Fix your child’s diaper rash quickly with one cream that you won’t find in the baby aisle!
*Please note that this information should not be used as medical advice. If you are concerned about a medical condition, consult a medical doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.*
As a new mom, I didn’t know what the best diaper rash cream would be best so I scanned a couple of tubes of goo for my baby registry and moved on to other things. Like probably clothes and big hair bows.
But with my second baby I got a little smarter. I consulted my good friend (who happens to also be an RN) and she gave me the best kept secret in diaper rash cream (and spoiler alert – the company doesn’t even market it for diaper rash)!
This cream is a diaper rash miracle worker. It literally erases minor rashes in sometimes just a few hours and more severe skin breakdown in a day or so.
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Preventing Diaper Rash
So before we move on to the absolute best diaper rash cream ever, we should look at how to prevent it in the first place!
Frequent Diaper Changes
This sounds like such a no brainer but it is worth mentioning. Not all diaper rashes are the result of too few diaper changes. But if your baby is having rash issues increasing the number of changes may be appropriate. You want to try and keep them dry as much as possible.
If your infant or toddler is in a daycare setting, you may want to talk to the staff about possibly adding a diaper change for your child. If that is not possible, keep track of the number of diapers that you are sending and that are being used to ensure that the diapers are being changes the proper number of times.
Allow No Diaper Time
Letting your baby go without a diaper may sound like a nightmare. I like to time it out when you are pretty sure that they may not need to use the bathroom again soon, so immediately after a diaper change is a good time.
Find a place that is ok if an accident does occur (tile floor) and allow them to play without a diaper. This allows their skin to air out and can help with preventing further skin breakdown.
Bathe Them Daily
There is lots of conflicting information about this. In my experience, a daily bath helps to get them clean and helps to prevent diaper rash. If you are worried about their skin drying out or other skin conditions, just use water. You don’t have to bathe with soap, but simply rinsing in water (instead of a baby wipe) seems to have benefits with my kids.
Absolute Best Diaper Rash Cream Treatment
Occasionally I will see a diaper rash cream recipe that mixes multiple creams together to make the ultimate remedy. Now I love a good homemade fix to a problem that I am having. But I have to admit that when I see this type of information I always think “if they just had the cream that I use they could save time and money.”
So I have decided to share the best diaper rash cream that you won’t find in the baby aisle! Drum roll please! (seriously, your life as it pertains to diaper rash is about to be changed!)
The best diaper rash cream that money can buy is called Resinol. I buy it for my son on Amazon. You can also find it at most drug stores (though sometimes you may have to ask the pharmacist).
How Resinol Works to Cure Diaper Rash
They key ingredient is Petrolatum and it works as a skin protectant. Here is information taken from uspharmacist.com regarding the use of petrolatum to treat diaper rash:
“Petrolatum (30%-100%) is the ideal diaper rash protectant. It is virtually nonallergenic, lacks an unpleasant odor, is easily removed from the skin, and is effective as a single ingredient without the potential for folliculitis or irritation.2 It is the single active ingredient in Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and Vaseline Baby”
Resinol also contains a topical analgesic that will help to eliminate some of the pain associated with diaper rash. As a parent, it is nice to have a product that not only works to fix the issue but also helps to make your baby feel better.
Applying the Resinol
So by now you have your Resinol loaded up in your Amazon cart. My second piece of advice is to buy something that I once said was something totally not needed. But I stand corrected.
The BabyBum diaper cream brush will be your best friend while treating diaper rash with Resinol. The Resinol is thick and although it does wipe off easily, I find it nice to not have to get it all over my hands. Especially with a wiggly toddler, I can’t afford to have a handful of diaper cream!
With the babybum diaper cream brush, you just scoop up some Resinol, spread it on and then use a wipe to clean it off the silicone applicator. Clean and easy.
I am not sure how much Resinol costs at a drugstore because my purchases of this product have always been on Amazon. Here are my thoughts on the cost of the product compared to other diaper rash creams.
The 2 pack that I purchase works out to usually somewhere around $10 per 3.3 oz tub. It is more expensive than most of the other diaper rash products on the market. I think it is worth it because, it works. If my baby is sick and I know something that will make him feel better, I am willing to spend more to make that happen.
Also, the tub will last you a long time. One tub lasted me about 7 or 8 months. Which means it was just over a dollar a month in cost to keep my baby’s bum healthy and clear.
If you are having trouble with diaper rash in your infant, try the best diaper rash cream out there – Resinol. Just remember, you won’t find it in the baby aisle! Leave me a comment below if you try it.
And don’t forget to include some of this miracle cream in your next baby shower gift that you give! Here is a unique and educational holiday inspired baby shower gift to pin for your next shower.