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16 “Other” Uses for Diaper Rash Cream

Lots of my mom-friends seem really adept at the “free sample.”  They get samples of snacks, medicine, diapers, shampoo, you name it! Free!! Me? Not so much.  There is only one product I ever seem to get free samples of—and I get it in bulk—diaper cream.

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I’ve got butt paste, balm, cream, salve, and ointments.  But what can you do with all of it?  I hate being a waster and throwing it all away…

Here’s a few ideas on how you can use all those diaper cream samples (or plethora of tubes you got at your baby shower).

  • Put a sample in a “Congratulations! You’re expecting.” card.
  • Put one in your purse, your diaper bag, your desk drawer, your glove compartment…
  • Stocking stuffer
  • Put them under an uneven table leg
  • Give them out next Halloween?

Beyond that, you CAN actually use diaper cream for more than just diaper rash:

  1. Diaper cream works like a charm on razor burn—especially in the bikini area.
  2. Works wonders on ingrown hair
  3. Can de-flame a pimple over night.
  4. The kind containing zinc oxide can double as sunscreen, in a pinch.
  5. Gets rid of puffiness under the eyes.
  6. Works great on wrinkles..
  7. Relief for eczema, psoriasis, and other skin rashes.
  8. Works on chapped lips.
  9. Reduces chafing (especially during the hot FL summer) in places like the inner-thigh or under the breasts.
  10. Can reduce certain types of acne and moisturizes skin.
  11. Serves as protection for ALL KINDS of cuts and scrapes, especially if they are going to get wet (like before a dip in the pool).
  12. Use it to prevent clammy hands (especially if you are prone to nervous sweating).
  13. Use it to prevent underarm sweat if you forgot your deodorant–and it helps to moisturize and reduce scaly skin build up.
  14. Put diaper cream on your feet to prevent foot sweat and odor (massage it in and then use a dry cloth to remove residue).
  15. Smooth a dollop over nicks, gashes, or pinholes in the wall before painting.
  16. If you want to wear your knee high boots (especially in warm climates like FL) put some behind your knees to prevent discomfort.  Make sure to rub it in really well.

Don’t take my word for it.  Here’s a clip from the show, The Dr’s, who back-up using diaper rash ointment for other areas of the body:

Check out this video for some “how-to” advice on these extra uses and the wall fixer-upper.


See the original version of this post on Tampa Bay Mom’s Blog and join the conversation!


  1. Nicci /

    On new tattoos. Works better and stays on longer than other creams.

  2. another is yeast infections… or just irritation (outside not inside) It helps your skin heal if you have been rubbed too hard or if you are just plain irritated down there. Helps really well with underwear and tight pant rashes!!! Put the cream on and leave it on for a day or two with some comfy cotton underpants and the irritation goes away! (years of doing this)

  3. lauren /

    is awesome just found and unopened package of aveeno diaper rash cream, I had a feeling it would work on razor burn:)

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