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I have tried Sudocream, Bepanthen, Johnsons, Metanium, Vaseline and Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter. Waitrose it is my favourite of them all. I was given some when my son was born by one of my cousins. My reaction was "ooh that looks a but posh"- I'm more of an Asda/Aldi kinda gal so this seemed a bit of a luxury.
Living in Sheffield my nearest Waitrose is in the city centre and, as anyone who lives in the area knows, driving around there is not something you do unless you have to. I would much prefer to go out of town to Meadowhall or Rotherham as it is much easier to get to. But alas in order to buy this Bottom Butter, or as I and my husband tend to call it Bum Butter, I need to visit the city centre. This stuff is worth the trip though, especially if you stock up on it.
Compared to the other brands I have tried I much prefer the texture of the Bottom Butter. For me the worse one texture wise is Bepanthen - it's like smearing really thick grease onto your baby's bum. Then you have the fun of trying to get the stuff off your hands - Bepanthen just clings on for dear life. The Bottom Butter comes off a lot more easily but because it has a texture like a cross between wax and Vaseline it does protect your baby's bum.
I wouldn't say my baby never has nappy rash now but I also found that to be the case with the other creams I have tried. Non of them ever completely prevent nappy rash. He does suffer from Eczema though so this might be why he gets a little red down their sometimes.
Price wise I was pleasantly surprised at £2.89 per 125ml tub - with it being Waitrose I expected it to be a lot more expensive. You don't need to apply too much so it lasts quite a while. It also comes in simple, yet attractive packaging and has a nice smell to it.
I have heard that some women use this on their face as a moisturiser and it was so good that it sold out when it was first launched. Never tried it myself so I'm gonna reserve comment on that one.
Overall I am very happy with this cream, it is good for my son's skin and I don't need some sort of industrial strength cleaner to remove it from my hands.
I first started using this when my daughter was a few months old and had nappy rash, someone recommended it so thought I'd try it. I had been using sudocrem before but found it made her skin too dry. I got some bottom butter and it cleared up the rash really quickly, so I have continued using it whenever her bottom is a bit sore, it always does the trick!
The cream contains olive oil and chamomile and has a very thick slightly greasy texture, it seems very moisturising, and smells lovely! The smell is a bit like vanilla and cocoa butter, it actually smells good enough to eat!
The packaging is plain and simple, with a picture of a baby bottom on the front! It is from waitrose and costs £2.89 for a 125ml pot, it lasts a long time as you only need to use a small amount.
I've heard a lot of people say this cream is amazing as a face cream but I havent tried it!
This is one of those products that I have heard people absolutely raving about so as I recently past a branch of Waitrose I decided to pop in and buy a tub.
Although this is designed - as you may have realised from the name - for baby's bottoms the reason people love it is that it has a multitude of other uses and mums (and dads!) like to also use it on themselves as a hand and face cream and even as a lip balm.
A nice price
I always think Waitrose products are expensive, but this is a very reasonable £2.89 for a 125ml tub. According to the Waitrose website, the product is made with "the purest, gentlest ingredients to soothe, protect and pamper your baby's skin". It contains olive oil and chamomile to nourish the skin and help protect against nappy rash.
This cream is incredibly thick and rich, and has a greasy feel to it. It is very natural looking and smelling - there is vanilla in the cream, giving it a pleasant slightly chocolatey fragrance, but this isn't overpowering or unnatural at all. I tend to take a little of the cream out of the tub onto my fingertip and then rub it together between my palms so my hands are coated with the lotion. I then apply this to my baby's skin.
My baby is now six months old and thankfully has not suffered from bad nappy rash. I don't apply a cream to these areas as a rule - I only ever use a cream if I notice any spots or redness rather than use one as a preventative measure. So on the few occasions I have noticed some redness I have applied this cream and I must say that this seems to do the job.
He also has a little bit of dry skin on his tummy, arms and legs, and every now and then I apply a little of this cream to the problem areas. I think this has been very effective as it definitely seems to moisturise these areas, and although he still occasionally has a little dry skin, the problem certainly hasn't got any worse. It is also nice applying this to his skin - when he isn't screaming of course! It somehow feels a lot more natural than other baby lotions I've used, and I feel confident using this on baby's skin.
Yummy for mummy?
And, yes, I have also tried this out myself! I often apply this to my hands, and I've also used it as a lip balm - and it really is fantastic at soothing and moisturising dry skin. I would highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from dry skin, especially if they also have sensitive skin, as it is such a natural product that I am sure it would help moisturise without causing any reactions. I have also read a lot of people saying they use this as a face cream and that it's very effective - sadly I can't vouch for this as it's too greasy for me to use on my face! But it's worth bearing in mind if you are thinking of buying this.
Overall I think this is a fantastic product - especially when you take into account the low price. A tub like this will last for ages if you just use it on baby - with a little bit stolen for your own hands of course! However I wouldn't personally use this in place of my usual potions and lotions as I much prefer the fragrances of the products I use, and this is a bit too greasy for me. But for baby it is definitely a winner, with a good price tag too.
Olea Europeae (Olive Oil), Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Vanillin, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile Oil).
One of the baby essentials that we go through quite a lot of is cream to prevent nappy rash, we have had quite a few sample size tubes and tubs of creams to use over the past few months meaning that we have tried a few different brands in a short space of time. One cream we are currently using is Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter, this isn't a free sample we received it was part of a hamper full of baby products, I had never heard of this brand of cream before but was sure it would be of good quality.
The Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter comes in a small round clear plastic tub which allows you to see the cream inside, it has a clear plastic lid which simply screws on and off of the top of the tube. The packaging is quite plain and simply and has a narrow white label going around the majority of the tub. On the front of the label is the name of the product "Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter" written in grey and blue writing, just underneath this is a statement about the Bottom Butter. Next to this is a picture of a Baby's Bottom, this is in a sort of light grey colour, there is no other information of the front of the packaging, all of the product information is printed on the back of the label, this includes the ingredients, information about the ingredients, warnings and directions for use. Although the packaging is very plain and simple it does tell you everything that you need to know.
The Bottom Butter
The Bottom Butter is a pale yellow colour, I did think that this was going to be quite solid however it is a little on the soft side, though firmer than other creams that I have used, this cream is described as being naturally pure for relaxed and pampered babies. The Bottom Butter is designed to nourish the skin and help to protect against nappy rash. The ingredients are pure and gentle so that they sooth and protect your babies skin rather than being too harsh and causing a reaction.
The fragrance of this particular product is vanilla which is said to be comforting and calming for your baby, it also includes olive oil and camomile which help to nourish the skin. When I opened the tub of Bottom Butter the first thing I noticed was the fragrance, as described it smelt of vanilla, this wasn't strong and overpowering but gentle leaving your babies skin smelling clean and fresh.
The Waitrose Bottom Butter glides smoothly onto your babies skin, it feels light and just leaves a light sheen on their skin, you also only need a small amount of this as well as I find it spreads quite a long way, I did wonder if this would feel oily when it went on but this wasn't the case at all, the Bottom Butter just left Jayden's skin feel extremely soft and smooth.
Directions for Use
The directions for use are pretty much the same as any other sort of nappy cream, however this section on the back of the tub states that to keep your baby smiling massage the Bottom Butter generously into the skin around the nappy area. Although it says to apply this generously I personally find you do not need a huge amount for it to cover the whole area, I have found that a little bit goes a long way.
There is only one warning on the back of the packaging of the Bottom Butter and this states to avoid contact with eyes, if this should occur rinse well with plenty of clean water.
This is also a section on the back of the packaging of the Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter and this lists the ingredients that this product are free from, these include
* Artificial Colours
* Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
* Sodium Laureth Sulphate
* Artificial Fragrances
This shows that the Bottom Butter contains natural ingredients which will be gentle on your babies skin.
Price and Availability
Obviously this particular Bottom Butter is available from Waitrose being one of their own brand products, the 125ml tub costs £2.89, personally I think this is quite good value for money as it is long lasting and it is also within keeping compared to other brands of nappy cream, obviously I didn't purchase this as I have said as it was part of a present so I am not sure whether this was brought at full price, however I would definitely be prepared to pay full price for this.
I have used the Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter on numerous occasions now and have been very impressed with it, personally I love the fragrance of this product and the way it goes smoothly onto Jayden's skin, the Bottom Butter really does leave his skin feeling smooth and soft Since coming home from hospital Jayden has had no problems with nappy rash as we have used a barrier cream with every nappy change and this product has been no different in keeping his skin healthy and nourished.
The Bottom Butter is not oily at all and does not leave a greasy residue on Jayden's skin. Personally I think this is excellent value for money, the product is proving to be long lasting, it is certainly worth the money. This is definitely a product that I will purchase again in the future and would recommend it to anyone as an excellent quality nappy cream.
I had read about this amazing baby product a few months ago but I guess everyone else had at the time too because when I went to find it in Waitrose they had completely sold out and were not expecting any more for quite a few weeks. I remembered recently that I wanted to try it and so looked in Waitrose and lo and behold they had some so I bought a 125ml tub, very cheaply priced at the £2.89 in my opinion.
The reason why it had sold out was because the article stated it was great as a face cream and that mummy's were not only using it on their baby's bottoms but finding that it gave them excellent results on their faces too. It said that this face cream rivalled that if other more expensive creams that were actually intended for use on the face. Well I was intrigued and so excited to use it.
On the side of the tub it says that this body butter is, "made with only the purest, gentlest ingredients to soothe, protect and pamper your baby's skin. The comforting aroma of vanilla can help calm your baby, while olive oil and chamomile are believed to nourish the skin and help protect against nappy rash."
I've now used this on both my little baby boy and my face and have been really pleased with the results. The cream is actually a solid and has a waxy like consistency to it. In order to get some out of the tub I just rub my finger across it and get enough of the product on my fingers to be apply to apply it to mine or my little boys skin. You actually do not need much of this cream as a little really goes a long way so its not like a thinner cream that you need to smoother all over your body. The cream has a yellow tint to it but goes onto the skin clear. You can feel the cream on your skin as in my opinion I don't think it sinks in completely into the skin but the smooth feeling you have afterwards is amazing. I think the cream works best if you apply it before bed and then in the morning you can wash it off and feel how soft your face feels. I probably would not recommend you using it in the morning before putting your make up on as I don't think it provides a good base for powder or foundation.
I like that it stays on the skin when it comes to my little boy as this keeps it on the area around his nappy well and so far since using it he has not suffered from any nappy rash at all. There is not too much of a vanilla smell in my opinion, definitely not like other products designed for grownups with a vanilla as they are quite strong. This is very subtle and I think that is because this product is aimed at babies. The cream is dermatologically tested and is free from artificial colours and preservatives and you can see this when it comes to the list of ingredients as all that is in this cream is olive oil, hydrogenated olive oil, vanillin and chamomile oil so very pure and natural and a cream I recommend for both babies and mummys!!
My mum works for Waitrose, and so I was intrigued when she told me about a new product that had been flying off the shelves and actually had a waiting list. Apparantly, this butter had been lauded by women who had been using it on themselves as a face cream or body butter, and were saying it was the latest super product. When I finally got my hands on a pot, I was impressed, but couldn't really see what all the fuss was about.
Firstly, the butter smells gorgeous and is lovely to use. It does calm irritation and moisturise intensively, but for my normal skin type, it was just too greasy. Nice to use on elbows and knees, and other dry patches, but would instantly cause spots if I used it on my face.
Secondly, when used as designed - as a nappy cream on my one year old - I found it did not do a very good job of protecting against nappy rash, and had no effect whatsoever on any rash that did occur. I much prefer sudocrem for my baby.
I have a shameful confession. My dear and wonderful mother offered me a tub of this a couple of years ago and I turned it down. I knew better, of course. Waitrose, Shmaitrose. Like I'd put something designed for posteriors on my skin.
Take one large slice of humble pie.
I reacquainted myself with the butter about five months ago when we were having a(nother) cold spell. I seemed like almost every part of my skin was feeling dry and crackly. Dry heels. Eczema. A nasty red ring round the mouth in windy weather. Hands like leather (not the good kind, the stuff they use to clean cars).
Baby butter is not expensive. We live in difficult times. I use olive oil to clean my face because it's the cheapest thing I can find that is natural and doesn't bring me out in hives. But even I could tip my purse upside down and find the less than three pounds this cost (it's currently £2.54 on Ocado and the same at Waitrose online). I wanted something for my crusty old woman elbows and knees. The label told me the ingredients were olive oil (good), vanilla (yum) and camomile oil (nice). I still don't know what anthemis is but it's in there, too.
It certainly smelled good when I got it home and started using it on various dry parts. The butter itself is a light cream colour. The first thing you notice is a heady but not over-the-top smell of vanilla. The camomile is there too but in a more muted form. The butter does have a baby-tone to it: a clean-baby-just-out-of-the-bath aroma which is comforting. To the touch the butter feels quite, er, buttery; that is: it leaves a slight film behind on the skin. Don't panic. It's a good film, not a bad film. I applied it after bathing and the film sealed in all the moisture. And it smelled wonderful. In fact I had to keep sniffing at bits of myself for the rest of the evening.
I'd read about grown women putting it on their faces and originally thought that would be a bad idea on my reactive skin. However, when I was on holiday without my usual little flask of olive oil and feeling a bit chapped and sore after a windy winter beach walk I decided to use it like a cleanser. So I massaged it into my skin and used a hot flannel to remove it thoroughly as I didn't want to leave the film on my pores. Next morning I planned on spending the day locked up in the bedroom because of course I'd be covered in a red break-out.
Well I wasn't. I don't think I'd get away with using the butter in this too often, but as a one-stop emergency cleanser, especially when your skin is dry and chapped (after a day on the sky slopes, perhaps), it's not bad at all. I'd always want to remove it with the warm face cloth, though.
Other things I have used this for: children's chapped and sore faces. Ezcema on children's elbows. Husband's dry skin. But when they pinch the tub I always go and find it and bring it back because it's all *mine* and they can spend their own £2.54s. At the moment I'm trying to get my feet ready for sandals and fit-flops and it's doing sterling duty softening up my heels. I've also just used it as a hand cream and my hands feel almost baby soft.
Other things I have thought about using this for: cake icing. Seriously, it does smell great.
I've had pot for five months now and I've noticed that if it's warm, the butter slightly separates, with the oil becoming more liquid. I've actually used a teaspoon to mix it back together successfully. But at this price, it's not something I'd complain about. As the months go by the lovely scent is becoming less marked, but that's to be expected.
All in all, I'd say this out-performed some other products costing three times as much.
I should point out first that I don't have any children and am not reviewing this product for its baby-bottom-softening properties, but rather for my own experience of using it on eczema!
In my mid-twenties I started getting random patches of very stubborn eczema, mainly around my ankles, which were maddeningly itchy - sometimes so much that I'd draw blood from so much scratching. I know, I know, scratching makes it worse, but sometimes I just couldn't help it!
After trying virtually everything the local pharmacist suggested, and a trip to the doctor, who prescribed me some steroid creams, my skin was still suffering. Some of these creams would temporarily reduce the itching (very short-term relief), but I was still driving myself crazy scratching.
One day I happened to hear on TV or read in a magazine (can't remember which now) about how the product was being hailed as the new miracle product by mums who'd bought it for their babies and happened to try it on their own faces. The next time I was near a Waitrose I had a look at a jar and decided to buy some and try it on my eczema.
This product did not disappoint - it really is great on irritated and sore skin, soothing itchiness and after a week or so of use, clearing up my eczema. Any reoccurrence was quickly covered with this butter and after using it for a little while on the affected areas, I've found the eczema didn't come back - success!
According to the label, it is organic and chemical free and in fact does contain a very short list of ingredients - just olive oil, chamomile and lavender. Personally I find it smells a bit like white chocolate - a bit strange but not unpleasant!
I have tried it as an eye-cream when all my actual eye-cream ran out, and found it got stuck to my eyelashes and from there went in my eyes, so that's not something I'll be repeating! Apparently some women swear by it as a facial moisturiser - that's not something I'll be trying anytime soon but it's worked wonders on my eczema and has been great for irritated skin. I'll always keep a jar handy!
This is available at Waitrose for £2.49 for 125ml.
Thanks for reading!
Having a baby really makes you consider what goes into the products we put onto our skin every day, and especially those we put onto their skin. Newborn babies [and crazy little toddlers] are the most precious and delicate things in the entire world and they change your life forever. Whereas before I bought mostly the cheapest product available to save money I now try my best to use as much organic produce as I can [within our budget]. I have found the waitrose line of organic baby products to be indispensible. The prices are very reasonable and the products are outstanding. Whenever my son had any hint of nappy rash this little opt of cream cleared it up instantly and it goes such a long way too - he is 2 now and I am only on my third pot, which at around £3 a pot is not to be sniffed at, other thinner chemical based creams would have been finished ages ago. The smell is divine too - much like cocoa butter - this is one I would definitely recommen to all new and established mums.
Once you become a mother, especially if your child has super sensitive skin like my son, the search for the "perfect moisturiser" extends into the search for the perfect botty cream. Is it easy to use? does it spread well? How long does it last? does it smell nice? Is it expensive? and most importantly does it actually work?
I think I have finally found the bottom cream of my dreams and much to my joy it costs very little and has a gentle yet irresistable aroma, which reminds me of white chocolate.
I live in Italy where your average chemical scented nappy cream with the consistency of lard costs at least 10 euro. I had already heard good things about waitrose baby bottom butter, so on a recent trip to the UK I invested in 3 pots of the stuff. At £2.49 per pot, why not eh?
The product comes in a reasonable sized 125ml tub, which is easy to use. The only downside is that it is easy for my little hooligan to open, but he is at that age when he can pretty much break into anything and wont take no for an answer.
One of the best things about this cream is the ingredients: Olea Europeae (Olive Oil), Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Vanillin, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile Oil) and thats it!! YOu cannot get more simple and gentle than that and it smells divine.
It has a smooth luxurious texture akin to a quality lipbalm and is much easier to spread than sudocrem or vaseline, leaving a nice protective layer on the skin. Also if you apply to much its actually very pleasant to rub it into your hands and nails rather than washing it off as with other nappy creams.
In terms of performance, this cream quickly clears up my son's spotty bot when he has nappy rash. It has also worked wonders on his eczema (more than the expensive oils and creams I was buying) and any other rashes gets such as heat rash and even dry lips. I have applied it after sun exposure and also use it as a massage balm after his bath as the odour is so calming. I particularly like to smooth some on his face so that he can breathe in the aroma and his skin is soothed if he has been out in the sun/wind.
A friend recently laughed at me during a nappy change as she saw me sneak a slather of bottom butter on my lips before getting down to work. However this cream also works wonderfully as a balm for all areas of dry skin on adults too. Though it is too rich for me personally to be the "miracle face cream" that some mum's forums proclaimed it to be, I have used it to cleanse my face very successfully. I also frequently force other mums to "sniff my bottom cream" in order to witness the look of pleasant surprise and envy on their faces and I am certainly thinking of importing it to Italy in large quanties after my next trip home. Perhaps I can set myself up as Italy's first bottom butter saleswoman?
In short this cream is cheap yet high quality with good simple ingredients. It is versatile and easy to use and smells divine with excellent results. seeing as it can also replace the need for lip balm and hand moisturiser too its a must have!!!
I bought this after a friend recommended it for a natural remedy for nappy rash. I missed the big thing in the papers but she told me that it was back in stock at Waitrose and was very excited to find it.
Its made from olive oil, Chamomile and vanilla in simple terms and is meant to be a 'miracle cream'.
I thought it smelled delicious and used it on my son straight away. I was pleased with the moistrising effect and also used it on his cheeks which were sore from teething. I used it for a few weeks but once he got a bit sore and I then found I needed something stronger so opted for one of the mainstream creams which did in fact clear up the rash.
Inmy opinion its a great moisturiser and smells great, also great for prevention of nappy rash when used at every nappy change but I definately wouldn't reach for the pot if I saw a sore bottom.
I use it occasionally for my new daughter but she's been quite straightforward so far and hasn't had any soreness yet but maybe prevention is better than cure!
I decided to try this miracle cream as i had read about it in baby magazines for my son. It comes in a little round tub with a picture of a baby's bottom on, and looks very classy (gone are the days of sudocreme). The ingredients are meant to be natural and it has a lovely smell. The consistency is much like that if a bit thicker of vasolene. I have to say the cream works wonders it spreads really easily and you only need a little, so the tub lasts quite a long time. This cream does not just work on babys bums, i massage over my sons tummy, legs and arms, i am not sure if it is the nice smell or the massaging but he seems to be really chilled when i am doing this.
I have also found this cream works wonders on my stretch marks and dry skin. I also read recently in vogue that this cream is tipped to be the new face mirical cream, so i decided to try as you do. I found as the texture was like vasolene it was a little thick for my face as i do not like to clog up my pores great for a once a week intensive moisture and i have also gone to putting it on my face and sitting in the bath till it melts into my skin.
This product is fab and i love it, love it, love it.
This was bought for us first when my twins were born. I tried it and loved it but didn't get more as we didn't have a Waitrose nearby. However I soon gained a job in a city that has a Waitrose - hurrah! so we could use this fab product again. As other reviews have said - it's not just for bottoms! Yes, it is great on sore patches, nappy rash etc but is also fantastic on dry knees and elbows - I've even used it round my nose when I have a cold - it really is soothing - doesn't sting a bit!
Of course it's a little tricky to get hold of but I would certainly buy this product over the masses of (sometimes much pricier!) products that are easy to grab hold of.
The smell is divine - like homemade vanilla ice cream - yum!! and of course it has no 'nasties' in it - Just lovely natural oils, is so smooth to use to, not greasy and doesn't stain.
a wonder in a little pot :-)
I missed all the press hype about this product, but instead it was recommended by a friend with a daughter the same age as my own. she was using it as a nappy cream and loving it so bought me some to try. We weren't disappointed.
Bottom Butter smells and feels absolutely lovely- it's so smooth and a perfect complement to a soft baby bum. I find this safe to use with my cloth nappies in that it doesn't stain or build up on the fabric, and it always keeps my babies bum soft and smelling very nice.
I have used it on both of my children's skin as well. When my son was born with dry and peeling skin normal olive oil and massage oil weren't helpign but this was the only thing that left his skin soft and took away some of the peeling layers. My daugher suffers from dry skin and it works a treat on that. She often gets a massage on her legs before bed.
I have yet to use it on my own face, but it has cleared several dry patches in my post-pregnancy days.
I first tried a pot of this lovely stuff after reading about it in the national press. Apparently it was mentioned on a parenting website, and mothers were discovering that, although they had bought it for their babies, it worked wonders for adult skin too, especially the facial area.
Always one to try a new miracle face cream, I headed for my nearest Waitrose to get myself a pot. However, I had to make several return visits before I could get any, because it was constantly sold out due to the national furore. When a delivery came in, it was immediately flying off the shelves again. Those unlucky people not living within travelling distance of a branch of Waitrose could also buy this cream on Ebay.
Like all the media storms-in-a-teacup, the fuss did die down and stocks were replenished: I did eventually get some instore, and I love it.
It costs around £2.50 for a 125ml pot, which you find in the baby products aisle. The first thing you notice on opening the pot is the delicious smell, this cream smells good enough to eat. The main ingredients are olive oil, vanilla and camomile, and this is the delicious, calming aroma that wafts up to greet you.
Secondly, dipping a finger in, you notice the delightful texture, soft and slightly fluffy, this cream melts into the skin and blends away to nothing.
Waitrose prides itself that its' baby products contain no nasty ingredients and this is no exception: It claims to be free from artificial colours, preservatives, parabens, and all the other chemical nasties that so often lurk in products like this.
Despite the name of this product, I use mine on my hands and face: I like to stroke a small amount at the corners of the eyes where the wrinkles are starting to develop :) I find that this moisturises really well, without causing irritation, which is a great result for me. I do know other people who are less sensitive skinned than me, and they rub it in all over the face and neck, it's personal preference really. It's really very soothing and creamy, with the added bonus that applying it to the face means you can breathe in that divine smell, which is really very relaxing.
A good tip is to apply to wet skin, which helps it to spread out easier.
A great product!
A rich, camomile-scented blend of olive oil and vanilla essential oil, to nourish the skin and help protect against irritation.