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04/04/2014 at 11:46
ladies please ducate me
i have bepanthen and i have sudocream.
do i use sudocream as a preventative? or do i only use it when theres a rash ?
in my head i use sudocream as a preventative and then bepanthen to treat anything that still appears?
if thats wrong please correct me, if thats right do you start when they are still newborn ?
i have no clue ?
04/04/2014 at 11:59
We haven't had to use either as a matter of course as would prefer not to use any creams unless they are actually needed, esp on a newborn- so far T hasn't had any nappy rash or soreness so we haven't had to worry. Having said that I did notice one day it looked a wee bit red so put some sudocrem on and it was fine the next change, so I guess I'd use sudocrem first if it looked a bit sore and if that didn't work then try something else.
04/04/2014 at 12:02
i jsut uded luke warm water and cotton wool for the first month or so, if they had a nappy rash i used bepanthen or metanium. you odnt need to use anything as a preventative as it would clog up the pores if used longterm
04/04/2014 at 12:38
oh i see,
04/04/2014 at 12:39
Agree with the others, we've been using plain water and cloth wipes, he had terrible nappies one day and his bum was a bit red, sudocrem didn't help, metanium did. I wouldnt put any creams on unless needed x
04/04/2014 at 12:59
04/04/2014 at 13:50
Unless a rash develops, you shouldn't put anything on their bums if you are using disposable nappies. I was told by my MW and HV that the barrier creams actually stop nappies from working properly and cause them to leak. Nappies are designed to draw the moisture away from babies bums (like those crystals that you use in damp places to keep it at bay).
04/04/2014 at 14:40
We've never used anything as a matter of course. To begin with, we used cotton wool and water then sensitive wipes. He recently had an upset tummy and would poop in his sleep but not always wake up so he was laying in it for a while before he was changed. I went back to cotton wool and water and put a little waitrose baby bottom butter on to provide a barrier after he got terrible nappy rash. I now make my own wipes. Now that the nappy rash has cleared, I'm not putting anything on his bum.
04/04/2014 at 17:31
Nothing else to add monnie but just wanted to say I had bought bepanthen and sudocream too but my midwife advised to use just hot water and cotton wool. I tried wipes after about a week and a half and his skin looked slightly reddish so went back to water!
We use sensitive wipes now though and very fortunate that O has only had a little bit nappy rash once when we changed nappy brands but we used sudocream for a day and it cleared up.
Definitely handy to have though.
04/04/2014 at 20:17
I only use metanium when required and was told the same as rkb about creams and nappies.
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