The 10 best diaper rash creams for babies in 2024

The joy of baby-rearing is priceless. But, it doesn’t go without some messes.

Before you know it, you’ll become a seasoned expert when it comes to washing bottles, cleaning up hoards of scattered toys, and changing diapers. Perhaps it’s not the most glamorous of topics, but it’s one that new parents are all too familiar with — the dreaded diaper rash.

Diaper rash affects plenty of babies. While the condition exhibits itself differently with each child, most will display apparent red patches on the skin around their buttocks, thighs, and genitals. It can be caused by wet or soiled diapers that aren’t changed often enough, according to the Mayo Clinic. The best way to prevent the rash is by changing your baby’s diaper frequently and rinsing their bottom with water after each change, in addition to using gentle wipes for big messes. If diaper rash persists, it could be time to look for a diaper rash cream.

The Post spoke with Miranda Padilla, a full-spectrum doula and founder of the Mothership NYC. Padilla has provided her recommendations on diaper rash creams available for babies who struggle with frequent diaper rashes — like Triple Paste, Earth Momma Original, and Desitin. She suggests looking for formulas that contain Zinc Oxide — which reduces the growth of bacteria that can lead to diaper rash.

Read on for Padilla’s recommendations for diaper creams or jump down to Padilla’s tips and tricks for treating diaper rash.


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