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The best nappy rash creams in Australia

Help soothe and relieve your little one's skin with these top nappy rash products.

By Fiona Wright
Nappy rash appears as small red dots on your baby's bottom, with an inflamed area of broken skin or even pus-filled spots in more serious cases.
Breastfed babies are less prone to nappy rash, which can occur if a wet or dirty nappy is left on for too long.
But some babies suffer regardless of frequent changes.
The bacteria from your baby's stools breaks down the urine to ammonia, which irritates and burns the skin. Loose bowel motions, which often occur when your baby is ill, can have this effect after just one nappy.
The following may help:
  • Start using nappy rash cream at the first sign of broken skin.
  • Be aware of nappy preparations that aggravate the condition.
  • After your baby has had nappy rash, it's important to allow her skin to be aired between changes for up to 20 minutes.
  • In severe or persistent cases, seek your doctor's advice.
Read on, as the Bounty Editors share their top nappy rash product pick, to help you and your bub's skin.

The best nappy rash products in Australia

The QV Baby Barrier Cream is a rich, protective, non-greasy barrier cream that helps protect against nappy rash, rehydrates skin and prevent moisture loss. It is PH balanced and cortisone-free and can also be used to soothe heat rash and chafing.
The Mater Nappy Balm, is a silky smooth cream formulated to closely replicate the vernix, which is produced in the womb to protect bub before birth. It repels wetness while maintaining breathability.
Sudocrem Healing Cream helps to soothe the burning and itching sensation of nappy rash and creates a protective barrier
The Curash Babycare Medicated Nappy Rash Cream is a soft and gentle cream, in a base of Vitamin E & Almond Oil. Zinc Oxide helps to soothe and calm skin and also helps heal and prevent nappy rash.
The GAIA Natural Baby Powder is made from talc-free cornstarch powder to absorb excess moisture in your baby's skin folds, keeping your baby drier for longer and helping to avoid nappy rash and skin irritations.

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