In a nutshell

When a severe bout of nappy rash strikes, Metanium is the stuff to use.

What we tested

  • Ease of rubbing in
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Fragrance
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Packaging
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.


  • Really effective treatment for bad nappy rash.


  • Can stain clothing.

Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is a favourite of remedy for many, many mums. Effective and fast-acting, this ointment will last a long time, making it good value for money.


Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is a licensed medicine that’s specifically formulated to soothe and effectively treat nappy rash. It also works as a waterproofer, preventing urine and faeces irritating your baby’s skin. It doesn’t contain lanolin, making it suitable if your baby has a lanolin allergy. Remember, always read the label!

What we love

Putting Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment on my 22-month-old Martha’s nappy rash is like waving a magic wand over it – if I do it at bedtime, by the morning the redness and soreness is usually completely gone.

When really nasty nappy rash strikes, I always turn to it – I haven’t used anything else that clears the rash up quicker. You don’t need to use it all the time, so although it’s not cheap to buy a tube of the stuff, it lasts for ages, especially as the manufacturers recommendation is to use only a pea-sized amount. At 22 months of age, I’ve only just started on the third tube I’ve bought for Martha.

What to watch out for

It’s a bright yellow colour and the manufacturers do warn that it can stain clothing, although I’ve never noticed that it has done this.

It feels almost dry when you put it on, and I find it quite difficult to rub in, especially when Martha’s crying and wriggling because the rash hurts. The tubes can puncture if you carry them around at the bottom of your changing bag for months on end.

Who is Metanium Ointment best for?

Any mum with a baby in nappies.


MadeForMums verdict

Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is an excellent treatment for nappy rash that can mean the difference between a grizzly baby with a sore bum and happiness. It’s not the easiest cream to apply, but is exceptional affective and incredible value for money.

Product Specifications

ModelNappy Rash Ointment
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From Birth