Cloth Diaper Rash Cream Recommendations - a list of good and bad diaper rash creams for cloth diapers

The following creams can be used safely with any type of cloth diaper (synthetic or natural). 

  • Baby Bottom Better Diaper Salve
  • Balm Baby Diaper Balm
  • CJ's BUTTer Shea Butter Balm
  • Cortizone 10
  • Eco Sprout Bottom Balm
  • Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy and Prevention
  • GroVia Magic Stick
  • LuSa Organics Naked Booty Balm
  • Peas in a Pod Baby's Bum Balm
  • Pooters Skin Therapy
  • Thirsties Booty Love

Not all diaper rash creams are created equal. Some will be better for your baby depending on the cause of their rash, while others shouldn’t be used at all. Above is a list of diaper rash creams that are recommended for use with cloth diapers. Below is a list of popular creams that should be used with caution. Those that are not recommended will cause buildup on your diapers and will cause them to lose absorbency and leak. For more details, check out the result of our test of rash creams on cloth diapers.


    The following creams should be used sparingly with synthetic fiber cloth diapers - including fleece, stay-dry, minky and charcoal bamboo fabrics.

    • A&D Zinc Oxide Cream
    • Balm Baby Mad Rash
    • Balmex Diaper Rash Ointment
    • Boudreaux's Butt Paste
    • Burt's Bees Baby Diaper Rash Ointment
    • Desitin Ointment
    • GroVia Magic Stick Z
    • Honest Company Diaper Rash Cream
    • Lansinoh Diaper Rash Ointment
    • Neosporin
    • Vaseline (petroleum jelly)


    The following creams should not be used with synthetic fiber cloth diapers - including fleece, stay-dry, minky and charcoal bamboo fabrics.

    • A&D Original Ointment
    • Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment
    • Aveeno California Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream
    • Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm
    • Weleda Calendula Diaper Care


    TIP: In general, most creams will wash out of cloth diapers made from natural fibers include hemp, bamboo and cotton.  However, if you're using diapers with stay-dry, fleece or charcoal bamboo fibers, beware of creams containing Candelilla Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Panthenol or Sesame Seed Oil. These creams will cause your diapers to repel. Additionally, creams containing cod liver oil and zinc oxide should be used sparingly as extensive use will reduce the absorbency of your diapers. 

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