Do you agree that nappy rash cream/ointment is a MUST to have when you have a baby?
As a mom, I have been buying nappy rash cream since my baby was in my belly. Oh yes, it was really that early LOL
I remember the first nappy rash cream I bought was an organic brand (I couldn't remember the brand) from Kiddy Palace and I bought that when I was 7 months pregnant. You know what? I didn't even have the chance to use it on my baby when he was a newborn because right after he was born, he suffered quite bad nappy rashes on his butt, it was very red and I didn't dare to use the nappy rash cream I bought. I was afraid of skin sensitivity and afraid it would make it worse. So I went to Pedi.
My newborn was prescribed Desitin Rapid Relief Cream by his Pedi. So, I gave away the organic brand I bought during pregnancy to my little cousin (she was 6 months old at that time) and he used Desitin ever since. When he was 10 months old, I decided to quit Desitin and explore other brands. The reason was I preferred something organic for his skin. So I have tried organic aloe vera gel, GAIA Organic Lotion and Aveeno Cream and now moving on to Bepanthen Ointment.
My honest thoughts??
Honestly, to me Desitin was pretty effective when he had not-so-serious rashes but what I didn't like was the white cream took a while to spread evenly. It was thick, greasy and it didn't absorb well. I didn't like the texture and it was a little annoying to apply super thick white paste on my boy's butt and the white paste was still there after I attempted to spread it evenly. I felt like it took me longer time to get his nappy treatment done (It was okay when he was a little baby, but absolutely tiring when he's now moving all the time during nappy change) There was one time Desitin didn't work at all when he was having super bad nappy rashes. It was very red and inflamed, so his Pedi ended up prescribing him a stronger cream for fungal infection.
What other nappy treatments have I used on my boy?? Here you go.
GAIA was so too thick and it didn't like it, instead of throwing it away, I'm currently using it on my dry hands as a hand cream, pretty good though!
Organic Aloe Vera Gel didn't work as nappy rash cream but it worked pretty well on his mild face eczema
Aveeno impressed me but it's hard to find Aveeno products in Singapore.. Watsons and Guardian don't sell it here!
Oh well! and here comes Bepanthen Oitment I have been trying on my boy for the past 1 week. And...
I am impressed!!!
What is Bepanthen Ointment?
Bepanthen Ointment is a silky ointment containing pro-vitamin B5. It forms a long lasting, clear and breathable layer that is clinically proven to protect even the most delicate skin from causes of the nappy rash
Baby EJ's butt, yes he got rashes after pooping. Here's before I used Bepanthen Ointment
Bepanthen Ointment contains 5% of dexpanthenol as the active ingredient and is known for its skin healing and repairing properties. Most importantly (and this is what I like the most), it doesn't contain any fragrances, preservatives, colourants or unnecessary antiseptics to avoid sensitive baby skin :)
Do you know?
Bepanthen is also suitable for breast-feeding moms for caring and treatment of sore/cracked nipples
Besides it works on prevention & treatment of nappy (diaper) rash, caring & treatment of sore/cracked nipples for breastfeeding moms, Bepanthen can be used on dry, chapped and cracked skin and it can also be used on minor skin injuries such as minor burns and wounds
See how smooth baby EJ's butt is after using Bepanthen
I love it!! Baby EJ always have nappy rash after pooping and I applied Bepanthen Ointment directly on his butt after cleaning him and that worked like wonder, his next nappy change, I didn't see red rashes anymore.. It was completely gone and his skin was very smooth just like baby skin (he's indeed a baby LOL)
What else I like?
It's clear and breathable, it spreads evenly (what a big relief!), easy to apply, doesn't smell of chemicals and it isn't too sticky or thick. Most importantly, it works in relieving nappy rash on baby EJ's skin :)
I hope my review is useful for fellow mommies in deciding what nappy rash treatment to buy and do you know that you can go to Bepanthen Singapore website or link here http://goo.gl/2R7z45 to claim a FREE 3.5g sample. For my blog readers using my promotional code OMYB4 will get 2 tubes of 3.5g Bepanthen samples and a nappy care booklet (please remember to key in my promotional code, yeah?)
Not only you can claim your free sample, The Bayer has also provided some prizes for my blog readers. YAY!!
What are the prizes to win?
I'm going to pick 2 readers and each will win 2 months' supply of Bepanthen & a limited edition Bepanthen diaper clutch (image attached below)
How to join the contest?
2) Contest is only for readers reside in Singapore and end date for the contest will be 7 MAY 2014
What are you waiting for, mommies? Go & Grab your free sample today and Join the Contest, yeah?
Nappy Rash Free = Happy Baby, right??
Until Next Time & Good luck!!
Netty ~ Mommy of Baby EJ ~ 11.5 months old ^^
1) Ada Leow