The 12 Best Nappy Rash Creams for Soothing Your Baby’s Sore Bum

Nappy rash is the worst! I remember once going through security on an international flight with my rash-ridden baby and they confiscated my nappy rash cream because the tube was more than 3 ounces. I threw a fit (just ask my husband)! I mean, nappy rash can be very serious, and we need our babies bums to get the best care possible to beat it.

There’s also nothing worse than nappy rash cream that sucks. One that comes out too runny or separates and does nothing to soothe or alleviate the rash. It is vital that you’re getting the right balm for your baby. That’s why I’ve put together a list of the best and most trusted nappy rash creams, because, whatever the cause (from prolonged wet or dirty nappys to allergic reactions) it is unbearable watching our babies cry out in pain.

Wondering what exactly it is that makes the best nappy rash cream? “For babies/toddlers prone to nappy rash, I feel zinc oxide is essential,” says Jody Levine, MD, Director of Dermatology at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC. “Petrolatum is important for acting as a barrier but I find that the clear-colored nappy creams [those without zinc oxide] are not as effective at clearing or preventing diaper rash.” Dr. Levine also recommends applying nappy rash cream generously, and at every nappy change.

So the next time you need to soothe your baby’s bum, turn to one of these best nappy rash creams. From environmentally conscious organic picks to pharmacy steals, these are the12 best nappy creams to help your little one find relief.