In a nutshell

A natural, nasty-free nappy ointment that treats but doesn’t cure nappy rash

What we tested

  • Ease of rubbing in
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Fragrance
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Packaging
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.


  • Thick, lovely fresh scent, easy to rub in, free from parabens and phthalates


  • Expensive, small tube, screw lid

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment is a 100% natural way to treat nappy rash. Paraben- and Phthalate-free, its signature beeswax formula creates a fresh-smelling, protective barrier on your baby’s bottom.


Burt’s Bees Diaper Ointment, one of 10 products in its Baby Bees range, contains nourishing Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide and beeswax. The wax works by helping create a natural seal to keep moisture away from the skin.

Available in a handy 55g/2oz tube, it fits perfectly in a changing bag. At £5.99 for such a small amount it does seem expensive but a little goes a long way, so it should last several months.

Burt's Bees says all its Baby Bee products undergo paediatric testing, on babies aged 3 months to 13 years.

What we love

Many of the existing nappy rash treatments have a clinical, antiseptic smell. Not this one. Although the smell of honey is hard to pick out, extracts of lavender and chamomile create a lovely fresh scent that lasts for hours.

Poppy, 12 weeks, has had nappy rash since she was a few days old. And despite using a range of creams, I have yet to find anything that solves the problem in the long term. A liberal application of the Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment certainly kept the rash at bay for a day or so, but didn’t prevent it reoccurring.

The tube is a more hygienic way to use cream than a traditional pot.

What to watch out for

In order to form a barrier, the ointment has to create a seal on your baby’s bottom. As a result the cream, like most nappy ointments, is thick and is hard to shift from your hands. If, like me, you often end up changing nappies on park benches you’ll have to be careful not to get it all over your clothes mid-change.

The product has been tested on babies from 3 months but not from birth.

A flip top on the packaging would be useful to avoid the problem of the lost lid!

Who is Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment best for?

Mums who favour natural, chemical-free products to pop in their changing bag.


MadeForMums verdict

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment is a fresh-smelling product in a handy sized tube. It’s an effective barrier cream, so hard to shift from your own hands - watch your clothes when changing on the go.

Product Specifications

BrandBurt's Bees
ModelBaby Bee Diaper Ointment
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From 3 months
Made fromBeeswax, almond oil, lavender oil, vitamin E
  • Paraben-free, Phthalate-free
  • Handy sized tube for changing bag