14 Of The Best Nappy Rash Creams In Australia

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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.

15 of the Best Nappy Rash Creams in Australia

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

In no particular order, here are 15 creams and balms for treating nappy rash:


Sudocrem headling cream showing the full range of available sizes from 400g tum to 25ml tube.

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.

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WELEDA Calendula Nappy Change Cream showing the 75ml packaging and tube for dispensing

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.

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Wotnot Natural Nappy Rash Cream & Baby Balm showing both sides of the packaging of the 90ml tube.

Wotnot Naturals 3-in-1 Nappy Rash Cream ($16.99)

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.

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Mikash Baby Barrier Balm showing the front side of the product and a smear of the cream to show the consistency.

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.

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Bondi Wash

Bondi Wash Baby Balm showing front and back packaging and new May Gibbs limited edition box

Bondi Wash May Gibbs Baby Balm ($28)

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.

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Willow By The Sea

Willow by the Sea Bottom Balm showing the size of the jar and front product label.

Willow By The Sea Bottom Balm (from $34)

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.

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Baby Beetanicals Bee-Hind Balm showing front lable and new larger product jar size 50gms

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.

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Gilly Goat

Gilly Goat Soothing Baby Nappy Cream showing the front product label, front of the box and back of the box with the ingridents listed

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.

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Haakaa Baby Bottom Balm tin being held in ladies' hand. The tin is open showing the colour and consistency of the cream inside.

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.

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Benjie Nappy & Barrier Cream showing the front and back packaging and the box it's shipped in

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.

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Little Botanics

Little Botanics Nappy Balm in a cute tub. Showing the front of the packaging including ingredients list

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.

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Bebbek Cheeky Krem Nappy Rash and Barrier Cream showing the convenient pump action dispenser and purse size packaging

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.

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nappy goo cream

Nappy Goo Cream showing the front back and side of the 100ml tube of nappy rash 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.

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Burt’s Bees

Burt's Bees 2-in-1 Diaper Cream & Powder showing the front side and back side of the product.

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.

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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.

Know another brand of nappy cream we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know.

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