#DrSmiths Diaper Ointment Review

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Having two toddlers with very sensitive skin, we are no strangers to frequent diaper rashes. It’s a problem that I would imagine most parents struggle with at some point in their child’s diaper wearing years. We’ve used many different ointments and creams in the past and finally found one that worked well for us. It wasn’t until we were introduced to Dr Smith’s Diaper Ointment that we found an even better alternative.

As you can see in the photo below, Dr Smith’s ointment has a very creamy and thick texture. After using it this past weekend overnight, we noticed how well it protected our toddler’s skin. By morning, most of the ointment was still on her bottom, creating a good barrier from overnight urinating that often irritates her skin.

dr smiths diaper ointment cream

In comparison to the diaper ointment we’ve used in the past, Dr Smiths has almost no scent at all. If you’re ever used the “paste” with the funky smell, you’ll know why this is such a pleasure.

Overall, our experience using Dr. Smith’s ointment has been excellent. In just a few applications we were able to heal our daughters current diaper rash and hopefully prevent even more in the coming weeks.

What You Need to Know About Dr Smiths

As parents, we often worry about the things we put inside the bodies of our children, but it’s also important to know what we’re putting on them. Knowing the ingredients of the products you use will help you make informed decisions. Your baby’s bottom is such a sensitive area of their body that it should be treated carefully.

Dr Smiths Premium Blend Diaper Ointment

Active Ingredient
Zinc Oxide 10%

Inactive Ingredients
Beeswax, lanolin, mineral oil, olive oil, paraffin wax, petrolatum, purified water, thymol iodide (mild antiseptic and fungicide).

3 Kids and Us Baby Care Tips

After having three little ones in my life, I’ve lived and learned my way through baby care. While I sure don’t know everything there is to know about babies, I am happy to share some of my tips.

dr smiths diaper rash ointment

Baby Mittens? No way. – Having a newborn is incredibly expensive and you’ll want to save money wherever possible. While infants do have sharp fingernails and often scratch their faces, you don’t need to buy baby mittens which will likely be eaten by the washing machine anyways. We often found that using infant socks made the perfect mitten. Once their nails become a little less flexible, you can also use a nail file to file them down instead of using the dreaded nail clippers.

Invest in a good swaddling blanket. Even if the nurses show you how to swaddle your baby a dozen times, chances are, after a few nights of sleep deprivation the knowledge will become nothing more than a blurry memory. While not all babies love to be swaddled, most do and you may even have to cater to their individual needs. Our youngest daughter only loved to be swaddled if she could have her left arm outside of the blanket. You can search YouTube for video demonstrations of swaddling techniques or purchase a specially designed swaddle blanket that is shaped uniquely and is easy to secure.

Sing a tune, even if you’re tone deaf. Your baby loves your voice even if American Idol doesn’t. One thing I always did consistently when my children were infants was hum the same tune to them when they were fussy. It’s something your baby will remember. My youngest is now almost 2 years old and she instantly recognizes the tune I hummed her as an infant. It’s a great distraction when she gets hurt, throws a temper tantrum or just needs a comforting shoulder before bedtime.

If you’re expecting, a new mother or even a grandmother looking to brush up baby care skills, you won’t want to miss an afternoon of fun and chatting as I join The Motherhood and Heloise, celebrity host and author (Hints from Heloise), as a co-host to discuss baby care tips and tricks at 1pm EST. Visit the Baby Care and Mom Helpful Hints with Heloise and Dr. Smith’s Diaper Ointment page for more information.

Giveaway Prize

One lucky reader will win a Dr Smith’s Grand Prize Basket (with teddy bears, toys, product samples, baby care items, etc.) and two lucky runner up winners will receive Dr. Smith’s sample packs.

dr smiths prize packs

How to Enter

Complete the required entry below. Once completed you may enter additional times by leaving an extra comment for each optional entry completed.

Required Entry – Leave a comment and tell us your number one baby care tip.

Optional Extra Entries

Giveaway Rules

See Official Rules for complete details – US only excluding AK & HI – No PO Boxes – One entry per household – Sweepstakes ends 02/25/11 at 11:59am CST. Winner(s) will be notified by email with 48 hours to claim prize and listed on the Official Winner’s List.

Disclosure – Compensation for my time and the products featured were provided free of cost to me by Dr. Smiths and The Motherhood. Opinions expressed are my own.


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  1. carrie rizzo says

    I always have soothing music playing in the babys room so it helps the baby drift off to sleep

  2. says

    My baby care tip – keep them in undies at least a couple of times a day after they have gone pee. The smallest undies (2T) will fit a three month year old.

  3. Sunnie says

    Its been a while, but patting their bottoms and rocking with them was always helpful. I have never seen those pacificer wipes.

  4. sarah shult says

    My number one baby tip is not let your baby fall asleep with someone at night (rocking, cuddling, nursing) – I feel that you need to let baby (4 mths +) fall asleep on their own. sheshult@Hotmail.com

  5. says

    For their emotional well being, there is no such thing as too much love or too many hugs – very important :)
    janicecrespo AT gmail dot com

  6. Elizabeth Y. says

    Make it easier on yourself and don’t worry about buying Dreft or other baby detergent. Get some All Free & Clear (or another free & clear brand), and just do the baby laundry with the adult laundry. My sensitive little guy never had a skin problem with the Free & Clear, and it’s cheaper than Dreft anyday!

  7. Mrs. Smitty says

    My #1 baby care tip is that it’s impossible to spoil an infant. You cannot hold a baby too much or give too much attention! Crying is communication for “I need something” and leaving an infant to cry is avoiding figuring out how to fix the problem.

  8. Denise S says

    After five kids I still don’t have any useful tips. Just always try to be prepared for anything.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  9. Rory says

    Hello! My #1 baby care tip is that I use diaper rash ointment on EVERY diaper change to PREVENT diaper rashes! If by some chance my child gets one, I bathe them in Baking Soda (an entire box) for at least 20 minutes.


  10. Tiffany says

    My tip would be the infamous “Sleep when your baby sleeps!”

    and worry less. enjoy more.

    myownmortality at gmail dot com

  11. Cassandra Raney says

    biggest baby care tip is to occasionally let daddy give the baby a bottle or you will end up with a baby who refuses to ever take a bottle!!!

  12. April says

    I don’t have any tips yet, but I’m reading them, as we’re first time parents expecting twins!

  13. Jenefer Lynn says

    My number one baby care tip is to just remember that there is no such thing as a perfect parent. Take things as they come, don’t stress too much, and enjoy the time with your baby :)

  14. missdenise says

    The baby massages I gave to my son really helped us bond. I am looking forward to using the same technique with this one when she arrives.

  15. says

    Give them all the love you’ve got………..they don’t stay little for very long.

  16. Jill Myrick says

    As infants all of my children have loved the sunshine.
    Even on a cold day I will put the crib under the bedroom window so that my son can feel the sun on his body. It seems to be very soothing to him and helps him sleep so much better during naptime.


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  18. Jill Myrick says

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  19. Jill Myrick says

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  20. Melissa B. says

    Cradle cap can be removed by massaging the scalp gently with a baby comb after wetting the baby’s head.

  21. Danica says

    My baby care tip is to let your significant other help out with diaper changes and feedings during the night. Your sanity will thank you.

  22. sarah t says

    my tip is to always keep spare diapers in the car, you never know when you’ll need them

  23. Erin E says

    My best tip is for mom and dad to stay calm and confident. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  24. Erin E says

    I follow Dr Smiths on twitter (@sewmuchstuff)
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  25. Mary Gardner says

    My best tip is just to love your babies and spend as much time as you possibly can holding, rocking, playing and talking with them as they grow. They truly grow up so fast and you can never get that time back. They will grow up to be caring, well rounded adults.


  26. Laura Benjamin says

    My number one tip is to make sure you leave plenty of time between feeding the baby and then bathing. My daughter loves here baths and get so excited. I found out the hard way that bathing too soon after eating can cause what she eats to find its way in her tub!

  27. Nancy says

    My #1 top baby tip is: you need less baby stuff than you think. Ask other families what their essential items are and borrow what you can.

  28. Tan says

    tip – use dr. smiths!!! It is the best. Quickly resloves any redness and rash. I also make sure there is no excessive moisture when I am changing the baby’s diaper. I wipe with a cloth AFTER the baby wipe.

  29. says

    My #1 tip is invest in a swing or bouncy chair. I work in a NICU and those usually work for even the fussiest babies!

  30. susan smoaks says

    my number one baby care tip is to be prepared, you need to have a change of clothes or two with you at all times. you must have diapers and wipes and a blanket too. don’t forget any necessities.

  31. Gianna says

    Always be prepared and bring diaper supplies and a couple extra pairs of clothes with you.

  32. Meaghan F. says

    I don’t have kids (entering for my niece), but I’ve babysat and can say that to me, one of the most important things to do is just have chats with the baby. Singing is lovely, but it seems like for me, that was what always made them smile and also, go to sleep.
    Miss_slytherin [at]live[dot]com