In a nutshell

An excellent everyday nappy cream that has a place in every changing bag.

What we tested

  • Ease of rubbing in
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Fragrance
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Packaging
    A star rating of 2.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.


  • Does what it says, good value for money, widely available.


  • Hard to wash off if you get too much on your hands and it's also easy to apply more than the recommended amount.

It’s really nice when a product your mother used is still going strong and doing a great job today. Sudocrem is one of those products – it’s been around for over 30 years in the UK and is the number one selling nappy rash cream.


The main difference between Sudocrem and many other nappy rash products is that it’s a licensed medicine, which means that it’s clinically proven to help heal nappy rash. It’s an antiseptic cream that soothes, heals and protects, and as well as sore bums, you can also use it on sunburn, acne, minor burns, cuts and grazes. So it really is something you shouldn’t leave home without!

What we love

Sudocrem is my favourite nappy cream for everyday use. I use it on my 22-month-old daughter, Martha, and I used it on her two big sisters as well. It’s great value for money as it lasts for ages. With my first child I tried numerous other creams, and found that none of them really worked, and lots were really expensive to boot. I really like the slightly antiseptic, medicinal smell, too.

What to watch out for

It’s quite hard to wash off, so when I found Martha in the bathroom the other day studiously coating herself from top to bottom in the stuff, I had to put her in the bath to get it all off! I’ve noticed that if the weather gets really hot it goes much runnier, so you have to be careful it doesn’t go everywhere.

I find it really useful for prevention of nappy rash, but if a bad bout strikes, it takes a day or so to clear it up, although it seems to soothe it in the meantime.

Who is Sudocrem best for?

Mums after an nappy rash 'preventer' with multiple other uses.


MadeForMums verdict

Sudocrem is an essential product for the changing bag and the family first aid kit – just don’t use too much of it unless you want to spend a long time washing your hands.

Product Specifications

ModelAntiseptic Healing Cream
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From Birth