16 nappy rash creams for tiny tooshies

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The best nappy rash creams for 2020 | Mum's Grapevine

Want to keep bub’s bum as smooth as, well, a baby’s bottom? Nappy rash cream is designed to create a barrier between baby’s skin and wetness, keeping little tooshies comfy and dry and combating all the things that lead to a case of nappy rash.

The best nappy rash creams not only protect new skin from ‘baby’s business,’ but also provide soothing relief from chafing and rubbing caused by wearing nappies. For many mums, a trusty nappy cream is just as much a part of the nappy changing routine as using baby wipes.

Knowing where to start when it comes to scouting out the right nappy rash cream is no mean feat, particularly for bubs with sensitive skin, so we’ve listed what you should look for in a reliable and gentle product.

What to look for when buying a nappy rash cream

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Gentle ingredients: Many baby barrier creams contain zinc oxide which works as a safe, effective repellent to moisture, keeping baby’s skin protected from the irritants that cause a nappy rash. Some brands also incorporate organic plant-derived ingredients to soothe and nourish the skin and help with healing.

Consistency of the cream or balm: According to Raising Children, it’s best to apply a thick layer of nappy rash cream to stop poo and wee touching your baby’s skin, so check the consistency of the cream you’re choosing.

Size of the tub or tube: When it comes to nappy bag essentials, size really does matter. How often will the nappy rash cream be used? Think about size and ease of use before purchasing something that’s too big to pop into the nappy bag.

16 best Nappy Rash Creams in Australia

16 nappy rash creams to prevent and treat

To help you find a gentle nappy rash cream or balm for your little one, we’ve compiled this handy list of brands to get you started in your search.

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Here are 16 creams and balms for treating nappy rash:


Sudocrem range of products

Sudocrem Healing Cream ($18.99)

Used by parents for over 80 years, Sudocrem creates a thick protective barrier to stop wee coming in contact with bub’s skin. It not only helps with managing nappy rash, but it assists with treating minor skin upsets such as eczema, dermatitis and abrasions.

Sudocrem Review: Read what other Mum’s Grapevine members love best about Sudocrem.


Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream

Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream ($16.95)

A rich cream that aims to prevent soreness and reduce redness. It contains 100% natural ingredients, including lanolin and zinc oxide to provide a protective barrier against moisture and organic almond oil, calendula and chamomile extracts to soothe skin.

Weleda Discount Code: Use code ‘MGVWELEDA20’ for 20% off full priced items. Excludes packs, sets, and bundles.
Weleda exclusive discount code

from Weleda website


Wotnot Natural Nappy Rash Cream

Wotnot Naturals 3-in-1 Nappy Rash Cream ($14.99)

A beautiful 3-in-1 cream made to protect, soothe and repair bubba’s skin when booboos arise. Suitable for newborns, it’s made using nourishing certified organic ingredients, including omega-3 rich linseed oil, aloe vera and chamomile.

Wotnot Naturals Discount Code: Use code ‘MGV15’ for 15% off storewide.
Wotnot Naturals exclusive discount code

from Wotnot Naturals website


Lovekins Baby Nappy Cream

Lovekins Baby Nappy Cream ($24.95)

Packed with the goodness of Kakadu Plum and Avocado Oil, Lovekins’ award-winning zinc-oxide nappy cream provides a thick, protective barrier against moisture while soothing irritated areas. Completely free of any unwanted nasties, it comes in a convenient 80g tube.


Mikash Baby Barrier Balm

Mikash Skincare Organic Barrier Balm ($35)

Handmade in Australia, this award-winning baby barrier balm contains only four certified organic ingredients: calendula flower, shea butter, olive oil and coconut oil. Suitable for all skin types, it’s free of petroleum, parabens, palm oil and preservatives.

Mikash Skincare Discount Code: Use code ‘MGV15’ for 15% off orders over $55.
Mikash Skincare exclusive discount code

from Mikash Skincare website

Bondi Wash

Bondi Wash Baby Balm

Bondi Wash Baby Balm (from $8)

This deliciously scented and versatile baby balm is made right here in Australia from 100% plant-sourced goodness. Enriched with Emu Apple extract and certified organic ingredients, it helps to heal wounds, combat nappy rash and treat psoriasis.

Bondi Wash Discount Code: Use code ‘MUMSTHEWORD’ for 15% off storewide.
Bondi Wash exclusive discount code

from Bondi Wash website

Willow By The Sea

Willow by the Sea Bottom Balm

Willow By The Sea Bottom Balm (from $32)

Containing a gorgeous blend of cocoa butter, beeswax, lavender and lemongrass oil, this balm calms inflammation and protects baby’s skin against bacteria. Australian made and owned, it’s an effective combination of 100% organic ingredients.

Willow By The Sea Discount Code: Use code ‘WILLOWMGV15’ for 15% off 60ml bottom balm.
Willow By The Sea exclusive discount code

from Willow By The Sea website


Beetanicals Baby Bee-Hind Cream

Baby Beetanicals Bee-Hind Balm ($29.95)

All-natural Beetanicals Bee-Hind Balm contains beeswax to create a natural barrier between your babe’s precious skin and irritants. Moisture-rich thanks to a combination of calming essential oils, calendula and vitamin E, it’s suitable from three months of age.

Gilly Goat

Gilly Goat soothing nappy cream

Gilly Goat Soothing Nappy Cream ($29.95)

Enriched with Goats Milk, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera this beauty has all the good stuff for helping soothe and protect baby’s bottom. It has a non-greasy formula and a lovely scent thanks to the addition of calming lavender and chamomile.


Haakaa Baby Bottom Balm

Haakaa Baby Bottom Balm ($12.99)

Formulated using premium 100% natural ingredients including beeswax, coconut oil and Halloysite clay, Haakaa’s Baby Bottom Balm calms the skin while providing a moisture barrier against irritants. Preservative-free, it’s made with love in New Zealand.

Haakaa Discount Code: Use code ‘MGV15’ for 15% off Baby Bottom Balm.
Haakaa exclusive discount code

from Haakaa website


Bunjie Nappy and Barrier Cream

Bunjie Nappy Barrier Cream ($13.99)

Formulated especially for sensitive skin, Bunjie barrier cream contains plant-based probiotics to help guard the skin and build a strong immune system. Packed with gentle, natural ingredients, it’s vegan-friendly, ph balanced and suitable for the youngest of babes.

Little Botanics

Little Botanics Nappy Balm

Little Botanics Nappy Balm ($24.90)

Recommended for littlies over four months, this natural, preservative-free barrier balm helps to soothe and protect baby’s irritated skin. Made using healing Kawakawa, tea tree, calendula and coconut butter, it moisturises the skin while providing anti-inflammatory protection.


Joey by Earthbaby Nappy Cream Mousse

Joey by Earthbaby Nappy Mousse (from $17.95)

Designed by health experts, Joey alleviates nappy rash and eczema using the purest of ingredients direct from nature. Containing zinc, a special blend of proprietary vitamins, organic lavender, and apricot kernel oils this luxe cream protects and calms sensitive skin.

Earthbaby Offer: Free organic cotton onesie with orders. Mention MGV, the onesie style, and size in the order comments box.


Bebbek Cheeky Krem Nappy Rash and Barrier Cream

Bebbek Cheeky Krem ($30)

A complete all-rounder, Cheeky Krem is both a natural nappy rash cream and versatile barrier cream for treating skin conditions such as eczema, grazes and dry skin. Designed and made in Australia, it contains organic olive oil, avocado oil, calendula and jojoba oil.

Bebbek Discount Code: Use code ‘CHEEKYMGV15’ for 15% off Cheeky Krem.
Bebbek exclusive discount code

from Bebbek website

nappy goo cream

nappy goo cream

nappy goo cream ($10.99)

Containing gentle antiseptic properties, nappy goo cream forms an effective barrier on the skin to prevent, manage and treat nappy rash. Made in Melbourne, its key ingredients include zinc oxide, Hamamelis Water and Melaleuca Oil, commonly known as tea tree oil.

Thank You

Thank You Nappy Balm

Thank You Nappy Balm ($8.66)

Made with love here in Australia, Thank You Nappy Balm helps to relieve the irritations of nappy rash while soothing young skin. It contains nourishing Vitamin E, calendula and sunflower oils, and leaves out parabens, sulphates and mineral oils.

Burt’s Bees

Burt's Bees 2-in-1 Diaper Cream and Powder

Burt’s Bees 2-in-1 Diaper Cream & Powder ($19.95)

This clever two-in-one formula goes on as a cream and dries to a silky-smooth powdery finish. Designed to absorb wetness and leave skin supple and dry, it contains nourishing shea butter to soothe and moisturise skin, and cornstarch to absorb wetness.


How much nappy cream should I use?

According to the Royal Children’s Hospital, when your baby is suffering from a case of nappy rash, you should apply a thick layer of barrier cream to the affected area at every change. Use enough to cover all of the irritated skin to prevent wetness and irritants from aggravating the skin.

Can you use nappy cream on newborns?

Most brands of nappy rash cream are suitable for use on newborn skin, particularly as nappy rash is so common in young babies. However, to be cautious, always check your particular brand’s recommendations before use.

When should I use nappy rash cream?

Use a protective barrier cream at the first signs of irritation to baby’s skin, or frequently as a preventative to nappy rash. Many mums use nappy cream at every change to keep skin protected and soothed between changes.

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16 best Nappy Rash Creams in Australia

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