Sometimes it can be tricky as mums to know what products to use or not use on our babies. I am quite cautious about what I put on Jacob’s skin, just as I am cautious about what I put into his little body at mealtimes. Recommendations from other mums can be really useful when deciding what to use, and the one product that has always been consistently raved about by other parents is Sudocrem. As such, I was delighted when the kind folks at Sudocrem sent me some of their Care and Protect Ointment to test out recently and I have spent the last month sampling it in order to give you my honest opinion.
Jacob has been quite lucky in the nappy department as he does not tend to suffer regularly from nappy rash but he does get the occasional small flare up and, on one occasion when he was poorly, he suffered with severe nappy rash. It was really upsetting seeing him so miserable with a red, angry rash and trying to change his nappy was a nightmare! At the time I used the Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream which was fantastic at clearing up the rash quickly and minimising Jacob’s distress but I found the product a little thick and it tended to get stuck under my fingernails as I lifted it out of the pot. In contrast the Care and Protect Ointment comes in a small tube with a lid that is easy to flick open and has a much smoother, more liquid consistency which rubs in easily.
The ointment provides a protective barrier which seals in the skin’s natural moisture and guards against infection. It is also hypoallergenic and contains Vitamin E which is wonderful for the skin, especially as babies have skin that is 20-30% thinner than adults. Whenever I have used the product on Jacob’s minor rashes they have literally vanished by the next nappy change and I wouldn’t hesitate to use it on more severe rashes too. It is quite a miraculous little product which I am very happy to recommend and it also won Product of the Year 2015 for Best Nappy Cream so I’m clearly not alone in thinking this! Definitely one to slip into a gift bag for new mums.
Disclaimer: This is the ONLY positive thing about nappy changing time with an 11 month old. The rest is a complete nightmare of wriggling, flipping over, crawling away and chasing. You have been warned.