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If you’ve had a baby, you’ve become a legit expert on all things diapering. This includes the best diapers, the best baby wipes and the best diaper ointment, balm or cream. You know how AWFUL the thick white, stinky creams can be. They are tough to use, tough to spread and tough to get off of everything. Enter Dr. Mom Butt Balm, a skin protectant that helps prevent and treat diaper rash. Jessica Whittle MD, a mom and emergency room specialist, created the product when she couldn’t find any product effective enough to treat her son’s persistent diaper rash. Leave it to moms, right?
Dr. Whittle formulated her balm without dyes and preservatives, and includes only the ingredients a baby needs to help soothe an irritated bottom (less of a chance that a baby will develop worsening irritation). The breathable formula lets air circulate and helps maintain an optimal skin barrier, while allowing healing to occur.
Three moms on the Bobbie team all jumped at the chance to try a new, improved diaper rash cream for their little ones. Jo Sim, Cat Canada and Shira Page share their honest Dr. Mom Butt Balm review. Here’s what we heard:
Jo loved the formulation, “This ointment is different from so many others we’ve tried. We like it so much that we even use it on other sensitive areas of his skin like his chest and forehead. It’s only a handful of ingredients, and all recognizable and safe.”
“I am 2 months postpartum with my second and I forgot how often you change a newborn diaper – all the time!” said Cat. “Having this diaper balm on hand has been amazing. It isn’t super thick like some zinc oxide-based creams and goes on smooth and clear. No sticky white mess all over.”
Nurse Practitioner and mom, Shira, agrees, “We found it effective to resolve redness and irritation. I’ve also been putting it on my dry winter hands and love the way that it hydrates without getting too greasy.”
Reviewer: Jo— I am the Talent Program Manager at Bobbie and I have a 5 month old micro preemie.
Russell spent the first few months of his life in the NICU and at first we just used the bland medical ointment they provided us at the hospital. I knew there were other brands out there, and I had so many differing recommendations on what other moms preferred for a cream to prevent and relieve irritation. I tried a few of them and was generally unimpressed. Plus, I hated that there was such a long list of ingredients that I could hardly pronounce.
I’ve always been super cautious when it comes to my own skincare routine: I like clean products, with minimal ingredients. Choosing skincare products for my micro preemie is no different, and I was over the moon when I learned about Dr. Mom Butt Balm.
Diaper Balm Product Description
This ointment is different from so many others we’ve tried. We like it so much that we even use it on other sensitive areas of his skin like his chest and forehead. It’s only a handful of ingredients, and all recognizable and safe. The balm is clear (no messy white residue) and thick, almost more of a Vaseline consistency as opposed to the thinner white I was used to of other brands. It goes on easily and the smell is quite nice. I like the small tube so I can bring it on-the-go. I would love to see a larger tube for home use, as this one feels almost travel sized and I plan to go through it quickly!
What Makes Dr Mom Butt Balm Different?
This is a great product for any NICU mom or parents of a preemie who is careful about anything being put on their baby’s sensitive skin. We even had the nurses raving about it – they consistently commented on how nice Russell’s bum skin looked, with no irritation or rash.
I also like that this is available on Amazon. While the price is a bit higher than others, I think it’s worth it because you’re paying for the peace of mind that this is made by an MD and is premium quality.
Do Moms Recommend Dr Mom Butt Balm?
As a medical mom, I am pretty picky about what I use on Russell’s skin. This cream checks all the boxes and I feel confident using it on Russell’s skin. I’d happily recommend it, and will definitely be buying it again!
Reviewer: Cat— Marketing Director at Bobbie and mom of two – Declan, 2 (still in diapers; potty training is around the corner…I can do this!!) and Dempsey, 2 months.
The Need for Diaper Cream
This is not a flex and obviously we don’t throw any shame around here if this isn’t true for you, but we really haven’t had too many bouts of diaper rash around here. It is probably more a testament to me being neurotic about changing diapers because of the misery that diaper rash can cause everyone. That being said, you know I have my fair share of creams and ointments on hand just in case. Generally I like to go the clean – AND effective! – route when finding products for my little ones. Products with ingredients I know, can pronounce and would use myself.
Diaper Rash Cream with Good Ingredients
Enter: Dr. Mom Butt Balm. It has a simple ingredient list and more importantly it works. I am 2 months postpartum and forgot how often you change a newborn diaper – all the time! Having this diaper balm on hand has been amazing. It isn’t super thick like some zinc oxide-based creams and goes on smooth and clear. No sticky white mess all over. It is so gentle and yet strong enough as a skin protectant that I used a little on his face when he was experiencing some heat rash. It honestly cleared up his face in just one day! Turns out Dr. Mom Butt Balm is good for all cheeks.
Can You Use Diaper Rash Cream for Heat Rash?
These photos above are only two days apart when he was suffering from heat rash. Along with a couple of other things, I applied the diaper rash cream to his face a few times a day bc it’s clean, clear and a skin protectant. It worked like a charm!
Reviewer: Shira— I’m the Medical Partnerships Manager here at Bobbie. I’m a Nurse Practitioner and a mom of 2 girls (4.5 and 2 years old).
Cloth Diapers and Diaper Cream
I’ve been through many different phases of my parenting journey and with it different parenting philosophies. I think growing into your own as a parent has a major learning curve and involves a lot of finding what works for you and your family.
My first daughter was 90% cloth diapered and we only used diaper creams that were okay to use with the cloth diapering process. My first also refused to be in a wet diaper and would scream to be changed the second she peed. While this was extremely frustrating for any trip out of the house or attempts at naps, it did limit the frequency of skin irritation that she had.
Second Baby Suffers from Diaper Rash
With my second, we attempted to cloth diaper but her feeding journey was a massive struggle and prioritizing another load of laundry every day was not in the cards. She also had some tummy issues that resulted in frequent diaper rash. We spent a lot of time trying different topical products from the thick zinc oxide cream to more “natural” olive oil based products. I found that these things were really hit or miss. As she’s gotten older we mostly use zinc oxide or prescription nystatin cream when things get really bad. I’ve always felt like we didn’t have the “perfect” diaper cream option that seemed both good for my baby’s skin and effective at treating the rash.
The Name Dr Mom Butt Balm
The first thing that caught my attention about Dr. Mom Butt Balm was the name. I love that it is created by someone with a medical background who is also a mom.
Does Dr Mom Butt Balm smell different?
When I first got the package I have to admit I was a little skeptical about the scent. It is light and minty which to me evoked a toothpaste smell. I’ve had experiences with mint soap being irritating due to a strong cooling sensation so I was a little worried about putting it on delicate skin areas. To my surprise the mint smell is actually just what you want around when changing a stinky diaper. The scent is from spearmint oil, which has skin soothing properties that are valuable for the baby. It’s refreshing and different than any other diaper treatment I’ve ever tried.
Clear Diaper Cream
I love that it’s clear and not white, and that the texture is thick, but not so sticky that you can’t get it off your hands. We found it effective to resolve redness and irritation. I’ve also been putting it on my dry winter hands and love the way that it hydrates without getting too greasy. My 2 year old is quite vocal and after a few uses she would ask for the “new cream” at changing time.
Diaper Cream Conclusion
“We all know parenting has its ups and downs – it’s great one minute, then a blow out the next,” says Cat, “And for the couple (or more if you’re like me) years of diapers, nothing is worse than diaper rash. No one is happy in the house if your baby is uncomfortable and in pain, so finding a good diaper cream is an absolute must.” We’re stocked with Dr. Mom Butt Balm.