“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Baby Care „
Before my daughter was born I bought a selection of nappy creams, all different as I had been recommended so many different brands. Tesco Nappy Cream was one of my favourites and one which I have continued to buy. It comes in a white pot with pink writing on it. It can be found in the baby isle in Tesco, near where you would find Sudacrem (also in the same shape pot). 150ml pot costs about £1 which works out much cheaper ( less than half the price) than some other brands. I'm not sure whether they sell larger pots than 150ml. A pot of this size lasts for ages an tends to stay 'fresh', it has a shelf life of a year. Ideal size to carry in your changing bag and the lid does stay on! The cream is white and a little 'stickier' than Sudocem. It has always done it's job. I don't use it every time I change a nappy (although recommended), but when I notice the beginning of a rash I put some on. Every time it clears up the problem. It has a pleasant 'clean' smell although noted on the pot that it's Fragrance free. It's hypoallergenic and paediatrician approved. easy to use: Clean baby's bum then spread the cream (remembering to wash your hands afterwards).
When my daughter was first born a lot of people bought us nice little things for her and we received a couple of pots of sudacrem, but un fortunately a couple of weeks ago we ran out of it. I went to Tesco to go buy some more and noticed the price of it and saw that Tesco had their own version called 'Tesco nappy cream' it was 98p for a bigger pot than Sudacrem was for nearly £2. The packaging is plain white with some light pink writing on it, it can be found in the same section as the Sudacrem. When I first bought it and applied it to my daughters bottom I first noticed that it was a little bit more watery than the Sudacrem but it seemed to spread over the area quite nicely and the bit that impressed me most was that then after a couple of hours and changing her nappy the cream was still visibly on her skin. This made me think that maybe it was better than Sudacrem and as it was staying on the skin would prevent any red-ness or nappy rash... un fortunately I was wrong. We started to notice some nappy rash appearing on her bottom we persisted with using this cream for a while but the cream wasn't getting rid of it so in the end we ended up not using it anymore and now giving kamillosan a try and this seems to be working better. Would I buy this product again? No I wouldn't as after the initial first week thinking this product was brilliant, in the end for us it just didn't seem to work....
I have to confess I didn't buy this cream for a child. I bought it for myself to hopefully relieve some of the itching on my poor eczema ridden hands. My hands are tender, cracked, itchy and generally rough like sandpaper from the eczema. i had tried everything, steriod creams, numerous aqeous creams. And on a chace shop in tesco I saw this and thought I'd give it a go. And I'm not going to swap it for anything now that I have found it. The luscious thick cream glides on smoothly, leaving a thick layer in it's wake. It takes a while to absorb and does leave your skin looking like you have been covered in white emulsion. But who cares? This stuff works! It heals cracks, stops itching, feels amazing - cold but not painfully so. It doesn't have that burning feeling that some creams leave behind. It doesn't smell either which is a big bonus - anyone with any skin conditions will testify that one of the perils of the creams is the annoying smell that lingers on you. This just smells clean and plain. I have no idea whether this works for babies with nappy rash, but it certianly works us adults with sensitive skin conditions! It's not just the hands, this works on legs, arms, torso. The only place I would be reluctant to try it is the face because it is so lovely and thick that it has potential to block those sensitive pores on the face and leave you spotty. And the price tag is great. Cheap as chips!
________________________________________ I have used Sudocrem on my little dot since the day she was born but decided to try this product for a change after noticing it a few weeks ago when I did my monthly shop. I have used it for a week now and decided to let others know what is in that little white pot! Here goes... Fragrance and colour and packaging... This product is white in colour and completely fragrance free. The pot that I purchased is round and a similar style to the Sudocrem pot, however the lid is less likely to fall off! Every experience I have ever had of Sudocrem has been messy due to the lid not staying on the pot, thumbs up to Tesco for a better pot design! The pot is white with a pink label(similar to picture shown) It depicts a happy looking baby and clearly states the benefits of the product. Size and Cost... I paid 98p for this in my local Tesco, you can also purchase it from www.tesco.com for 94p for a 150ml pot. Ingredients and other important bits... Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Petrolatum, Paraffinium Liquidum, Lanolin, Cera Microcristallina, Sorbitan Isostearate, Glycerin, Magnesium Sulfate, Imidazolidinyl urea, Butylparaben, BHT Avoid contact with eyes and rinse with warm water if contact does occur. For external use only. This product should be used within twelve months. It is produced in the UK for Tesco Stores Ltd, Chesnut EN8 9SL, freephone 0800 50 55 55 What is the product like and did it work? ... This product is anti bacterial and designed for use at every nappy change to treat and prevent that nasty nappy rash that likes to attack our little babies and cause them discomfort. As mentioned earlier it is fragrance free. Obviously I am unable to ask my daughter whether or not this product soothes as she is only one year old, however she did have a slight amount of nappy rash while teething a few days ago and it cleared up fairly quickly. I am sure most parents are aware that nappy creams seem to get everywhere no matter how careful you are and they tend to stain everything they touch, I must be honest though and admit that although I did get some of this on my favourite pair of black trousers they did clean up well with only one wash compared to the usual two, however I may have been lucky so I wouldn't recommend letting your child use you as a drawing board during nappy changing! This product is rather gloopy and runny compared to other nappy creams but the smoother texture ensures easy application, although it is runnier it is not greasy and it does create an even barrier to keep out that mischevious moisture that causes all the problems. As well as preventing nappy rash I have also noticed that it is a fairly good moisturiser and prevents skin chaffing. Please note that I also write on ciao.co.uk and this review appears there.
I used to use Sudocream all the time with my boy until he was about a year old, however, at approx £3.50 a pot it gets a bit pricey, especially at the rate these little people go through it! I was doing my shopping at Tesco one week and noticed their own version of nappy cream, it comes in a pink and white tub and costs approx £1.85 for the same sized pot as sudocream (125ml), so I thought I'd give it a try. When you open it it's just as thick, smells exactly the same and worked the same for my boy too. I can't complain at all, my boy is just as happy with his smooth bottom and my pockets are happier too!
good cream nearly as good as sudocream but costs slightly less & sticks to skin much better - Advantages: not to badly priced, sticks to slin properly, works well on nappy rash - Disadvantages: cant remember exact price as i've had tub for a while