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When I was last in America (I am half American so I travel there fairly often) I picked up some tubes of Desitin creamy nappy rash cream although it is referred to as diaper rash cream on the tube as it's American.
It's a shame that I can only find this in the states as it is the best nappy rash cream I have ever used which I why I like to stock up on it when I go out there. The cream is described as a rapid relief creamy zinc oxide diaper rash cream and is the number 1 choice of pediatricians and moms (American word for mum!).
The cream comes in a squeezy tube with a flip cap lid at the end so it's very easy to get out of the tube. The cream inside is pure white and is very thick. When you apply it to the red area you can see that it clings to my little boys skin and really creates a barrier so when I put his nappy on I know it is not going to rub off straight away which is good. It goes on well and when I apply it I just sort of try to dab it on rather than really rub it in. That way I think it works a bit better and I know it will stay on his skin even if he gets a wet nappy. You can tell that this cream really clings to skin and does not come off with water well because when I wash my hands after applying it it takes quite a lot of rubbing to get all the cream come off. The water just makes it go a bit slippy and it still stays on my fingers.
The cream is made from zinc oxide as I've said above and I find it is best to apply it onto dry skin that has been cleaned beforehand. On the front of the tube it says that this cream offers, "relief from first use," and I definitely agree with this. When I apply this to my little boys bum it really does work the first time and the redness really calms down the next nappy change which is great as then my little boy is not in as much pain as he has been before.
A great nappy/diaper rash cream.
A creamy formula with Aloe & Vitamin E to prevent and treat diaper rash. Preventing diaper rash: Be sure to check your baby's diaper frequently and change it whenever it appears wet or dirty. Gently cleanse your baby?s skin with warm water and pat dry. Ap