“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Baby Care „
I ate something the other day which disagreed with my little girl (she is breastfed). It came as no great surprise, therefore, when afterwards she got a bit of nappyrash. Poor wee mite, her little bottom was red and it made her irritable. Over to our Newborn Essentials box we had purchased at Mothercare. Inside the box was a tub of Mothercare's own brand of nappy cream. I pulled it out, and went to put some on my fingers to wipe onto her bottom. The cream has a silky, watery feel to it, and is easy to spread thinly. The midwife had cautioned me about slathering on thick amounts of nappy cream as it is apparently a bad thing to do, but there is little to worry about on that front with this cream. It apparently is soothing as soon as it hits the skin, as she settled down as soon as I smoothed it on. It also had a pleasnt fragrance, which I was at first concerned about. A quick check on the label assured me that the cream is hypoallergenic. A few hours later when I checked her nappy, I noticed that the redness was gone. Now that was a most welcome sight. I must say that this product lives up to the Mothercare reputation for excellence.
When my eldest little boy decided the babies nappy box was for jumping on and accidentaly splitting the lid! we decided it was time we bought a new one! We traipsed upto Mothercare and saw a mint green one complete with accessories. One of these accessories was mothercares own nappy cream... I have always used Sudocrem on my 2 boys and also on my little girl, when we ran out we decided to try the mothercare cream. Now my little girl didn't have nappy rash to begin with but I've always used the cream as a preventative rather than a curer and this cream has certainly prevented nappy rash but..... To look at the cream it doesn't look much different than Sudocrem, and it does have a lovely smell! Yet it is difficult to put on your finger! that sounds baffling doesn't it, let me try to explain...you put your finger in the tub *as you do!* and expect cream to go on your finger, when I was using the Sudocrem I had problems keeping it just on my finger, it went everywhere lol. With the mothercare cream you tend to need to scrape around the side to get enough to sufficiently cover babies bottom! The consistency of this cream gives the impression it's been watered down and as you apply it it looks and feels as if babies bottom is still wet from cleaning as you apply the cream. I hope this makes sense!!! Giving it the benefit of the doubt as awkward as it is to apply it does seem a good cream and although no matter how much you put on you could never get a thick layer it does the job and my little girl has no sign of nappy rash at all! Another good side to this cream is it is hypoallergenic and also dermatologically tested. Sorry I don't know how much it is to buy the cream as it came in the pack and I didn't buy it on it's own.