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Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Wylfie, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Wylfie

    Wylfie New commenter

    Ok, so not the most burning topic but just wondered what you guys think the best nappy cream is!

    Any ideas gratefully received xxx
  2. Wylfie

    Wylfie New commenter

    Ok, so not the most burning topic but just wondered what you guys think the best nappy cream is!

    Any ideas gratefully received xxx
  3. I bought a few different types and haven't used any of it! Have been lucky enough to have a LO that hasn't yet had nappy rash (she's 5 months). Huggies newborn nappies & lots of changes seem to be sufficent!
  4. My LO usually gets quite a nasty rash when she is teething. We use loads and loads of sudocrem but when it was particularly bad we used metanium- stinky, vile stuff but did the job, and also it forms a barrier so no poop sticks to her skin. Well worth it if you have a baby who suffers sometimes.
  5. We had no issues until GG has antibiotics and developed a severe nappy rash (weepy and awful). It was undiagnosed thrush (even though at the first doctors appointment I asked if it was that). Anyway sudacrem is rubbish as it just washes off, bepanthem is quite good but expensive, metanium is great if slightly inflammed as it is slightly more than just a nappy cream, but the best we got is zinc oxide in castor oil which you get in pharmacies. It doesn't wash away and is the only thing we use now.
  6. I used to think that Sudocrem was the wasy forward but hubby does a lot of cycling and swears by Metanium when he gets 'nappy rash' from sweating and cycling (sorry if TMI!) so I reluctantly changed over and I hate to say it but he's right!! Our LO had really bad nappy rash and thrush in first few weeks and metanium really cleared it up. Hv also said that Sudocrem was not very good....
    You only need a tiny bit of metanium too. Be careful not to get it on clothes though as it can be a pain to get out. You need to work out best way of putting on metanium with one hand (whilst holding LOs feet) and then cleaning tip of finger with a wipe (whilst still holding LOs feet!) to stop LO from getting it all over toes/legs/you/clothes etc etc...!
    Good Luck x
  7. Sudocrem is only good for mild redness. Don't use it on proper nappy rash. Metanium or bepanthin or dimebar's suggestion also sounds good.
  8. Wylfie

    Wylfie New commenter

    Cheers guys. I'd bought zinc and castor oil as thats what me mum said (but she used it over 30 years ago)! As long as I'm not missing out on some super whizzy expensive brand then we'll go with that to start with :)
  9. We ended up seeing a skin specialist for GG's nappy rash it got so bad. And she recommended zinc and castor oil - she said it as the best thing she had ever seen. Enjoy motherhood - its the best.
  10. Vaseline works far better than sudocream on mild nappy rash, and it's cheap!

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