Skincare

6 nappy rash creams that your baby’s skin will love

Published by Finn Hayden

It doesn't matter how well you look after your baby, nappy rash is almost inevitable. It's caused by a number of things and can be quite hard to prevent, even if you're really trying to stop it from happening. It's a common condition which can cause discomfort or even pain to your little one, but if you've got a good nappy rash cream then the good news is that it's very easy to treat.

There are lots of options when it comes to nappy rash cream, which is why we thought it would be useful to round up the best nappy rash cream that we've found and tried. Let's get into the guide:

My Expert Midwife No Harm Bum Balm

The My Expert Midwife range of products includes a number of creams and lotions which are perfect for babies, and this No Harm Bum Balm is a really great cream to use for nappy rash. Made using soothing medical grade lanolin and natural oils including coconut oil and sweet almond oil, this nappy rash cream is gentle but effective at dealing with dryness and irritation.

It also comes in a handy pump bottle, so if your baby is wriggling around, you'll still be able to get some cream out and spread it on the rash area. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

My Expert Midwife No Harm Bum Balm

Sudocrem

We imagine that Sudocrem really doesn't need much of an introduction, as most of you have probably used this product before on your skin to treat everything from acne to eczema. But Sudocrem was actually originally created to use on nappy rash, and the product is still excellent for this purpose. Sudocrem is clinically proven to soothe and heal broken and irritated skin, which makes it ideal for nappy rash. It's also really gentle and has very little smell. Learn more and buy it here - superdrug.com

Sudocrem

Boots Baby Nappy Cream

Boots is a trusted brand when it comes to skincare products, so it shouldn't be too much of a surprise to see that Boots has an excellent nappy cream. Made using moisturising and gentle ingredients, this nappy cream is ideal for sensitive skin and is also dermatologically tested. And at £4 for a 100ml tube, it's also very well-priced. Learn more and buy it here - boots.com

Boots Baby Nappy Cream

Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment

We'd describe this nappy care ointment from the Bepanthen brand as a serious nappy rash cream for dealing with really bad rashes. First of all, at almost £4 for a 30ml tube, it's very expensive. But that's because there is quite a lot packed into every tube - as well as moisturising ingredients, the cream also contains Provitamin B5. This helps sensitive skin to repair its natural protective barrier. But although this is an effective cream, it's also very gentle, and it contains no colours, fragrances, preservatives, or antiseptics. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment

M&S Little Smiles All Over Baby Cream

M&S released its Little Smiles range in 2021, which includes a number of products for babies. This All Over Baby Cream is perfect for use on nappy rash, but can also be used on other sensitive areas of your baby such as elbows and cheeks. Just like most of the products from M&S, it's a high-quality product and we're happy to endorse it. Learn more and buy it here - marksandspencer.com

M&S Little Smiles All Over Baby Cream

My Little Star Nappy Cream

Superdrug doesn't get nearly enough appreciation for how good its products are, and this nappy rash cream is a great example of that. From the My Little Star range at Superdrug, this nappy cream contains an anti-bacterial formula which not only helps to treat existing nappy rash, but it also helps to prevent future nappy rash by creating a protective barrier. It's also fragrance free to prevent irritation, and it's made with soothing and moisturising castor oil. We love it, and at £2.66 per 100ml, it's very cheap too. Learn more and buy it here - superdrug.com

My Little Star Nappy Cream

We hope this guide helps you to find an effective nappy rash cream for your little one. Let us know if you've tried any of these products, and if so what experience you've had with them. 

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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