A month or so ago Oliver suffered from some seriously bad nappy rash. The worst he’s ever had. Since he was born we had used the same nappy rash cream, but it seemed to be failing us. The nappy rash was becoming too frequent. It’s horrible seeing your child go through such a painful thing. Oliver would hate getting his nappy changed and would scream when we were cleaning him up. When this really bad nappy rash was happening the cream we were using was doing nothing. Each nappy change we wouldn’t see any improvement at all. That’s when we decided enough was enough and we switched to a new cream. After a few recommendations we decided to try Sudocrem.
Sudocrem was highly suggested from friends and family, so I was quite intrigued to see if it worked well. I had everything crossed that it would help as Oliver’s nappy rash was extremely bad at this point. Sudocrem comes in a few different sizes, but to be on the safe side I decided to get the smallest size in case it didn’t work. It seemed to be on the expensive side of creams but hopefully that could only be a good sign.
The First Few Days
The day we bought it we applied it straight away, which was around midday. By the time Oliver went to bed we were already seeing results! The rash didn’t look so raw and it was already reducing in size! Thank god! Within a few days it had nearly cleared up completely. Because of how raw it became he was left with a few scabs but they have cleaned up so nicely. The thing I love about Sudocrem is that it’s antiseptic, so it helps prevent infections – something I was worried about because of how bad the rash was.
Since we’ve started using it Oliver hasn’t had any nappy rash since. It’s not even been close. I’m hoping this is due to the cream being good at it’s job! Because of how happy I am with this cream I ended up buying another big tub – I mean, it was in a baby sale so I didn’t want to turn it down!
The actual cream itself is a lot thicker than then previous cream we used. I was kind of worried that would mean we’d need to use more and would therefore go through it quicker – which I obviously didn’t want to happen due to the price! Luckily a little (and I do mean a little) goes a long way. We’re not even half way through the original tub yet so it’s well worth the money!
I know the smell of a nappy rash product is a bit of a weird thing to talk about, but this cream actually smells like it’ll do the job. I would never want to put something scented on my boys bum, as you can just imagine that’ll sting. You can smell it’s antiseptic, if that’s even a thing?! It smells like something you’d find in a pharmacy, so you know it’ll do the job.
I didn’t realise this until my husband read it when we had just purchased it, but Sudocrem is also good for Acne! I’ve suffered from adult acne for a while now so I thought it was worth giving it a go. I was pretty nervous about putting such a thick and creamy product on my face but I thought I’d give it a go anyway. I can’t say I’m seeing amazing results yet but it’s not made it worse, so that’s a plus! It’s helped a few acne clusters calm down a bit which I’m quite thankful for!
I’m so glad we made the swap over to Sudocrem. I can’t believe how (and quickly) it cleared up Oliver’s nappy rash. As I said, it’s horrible seeing your child going through something so painful, so I have my fingers crossed we’ve found the nappy cream for us.
Do you use Sudocrem? Or do you love a different nappy rash cream? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you think!