“ Brand: Boots / Type: Baby Care „
A few weeks ago my girlfriend gave birth to our first child, a lovely baby boy.
For trhe first couple of weeks all was well in the nappy department...well apart from those first deposits...oh my god they were terrifying!!!
Anyway, after a couple of weeks the poor little chaps bottom started to get a bit red and angry looking. We were not too sure what was best to do as we had been bathing him, changing him frequently and applying Sudocrem but it wasn't getting any better.
After a couple of days I was chatting to my mother who suggested using vasoline as a barrier to prevent the urine getting to the skin to see if that would give the skin a bit of a chance to get better.
A couple of days later his bottom was still angry looking and now we were at a bit of a loss, so we headed to our local Boots and looked to see what they had.
One of the products on the shelf was their spray on nappy cream, it looked pretty good and at a mere £2.99 for, I think, 250ml we decided to give it a whirl!
When we got home the little chap needed changing so we followed the instructions on bottle.
We washed him down and patted him dry then having given the bottle a good shake, sprayed over the sore bits with cream. The spray is white and has a consistancy a little like watered down sun lotion. It spread quite nicely when we sprayed and according to the bottle would spread further and into all the nooks and crannies as baby moved his legs. The spray application also meant there was no need to rub anything over areas which might be sore, which is certainly a benefit if you ask me!!!
We did this everytime we changed him and even after only a few hours it seemed to be working, his bottom was a lot less red and angry looking. After a few days his bottom was nice and pink as nature intended and we were much happier as parents!!!
If I had to mention something negative about this product, the one thing I would mention is the fact that this product is perfumed which seemed like a bad idea when it is for use on tiny babys as they can have such delicate skin which can easily be sensitive to such things.
If you have tried other methods of treating the dreaded nappy rash and not had any success I would certainly recommend giving this a try.
A nappy cream that can be sprayed on is a clever concept, but does it work? Well it depends what you use nappy cream for. If you use it all the time as a 'barrier cream' to prevent nappy rash then it's probably not effective enough. The texture is watery and extremely runny and thus tends to slip around when you try to rub it around! However, if your baby's bottom is red raw and very very sore(perhaps due to teething, an upset stomach or accidental scorching through prolonged exposure to faeces i.e overnight), then it's perfect. In my experience, when a baby has a really sore bottom, they can't stand cream being rubbed into it, but need something to protect it. The non-aerosol pump dispenser allows you to apply the cream without touching the effected area. A real bonus. On the downside, I have found that if you hold the spray too close to the skin you get a 'pile' of cream, to far away and it tends to 'splat' everywhere, so you often end up having to spread it around with your fingers anyway, defeating the object of the spray. At over £4, the product isn't cheap, but has a long shelf life. Overall a product worth investing in if only to use on very sore bottoms!