Saturday, 16 May 2015

Review: Sudocrem Care and Protect

I can remember Little One getting his first nappy rash quite badly in the hospital when he was about 7 days old and we were advised to use Metanium nappy rash ointment. This didn't agree with his skin so I quickly reached for a little grey tub of Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream. I bought it as it was a brand I knew and recognised. My own mum used it with us for years and it has so many other uses besides being used for nappy rash. 

Since those early days, we have found Sudocrem to be reliable and it has always cleared up any signs of nappy rash straight away. I did have a couple of niggles with it though, such as the medicinal smell, the pot design which can be tricky to open when you're trying to change a baby's nappy, and the fact that you have to dip your fingers into the pot which I found to be slightly unhygienic and also annoying to get it stuck under your nails and in the creases in your fingers. 

I was therefore really pleased when Sudocrem offered us the chance to try out their new Care and Protect nappy rash ointment. When I think of Sudocrem, I always think of the grey tub which I mentioned above so I was interested to see what this new ointment had to offer. 

Sudocrem Care and Protect:

*Is designed to be used at every nappy change to prevent nappy rash, but if nappy rash does occur, it is suggested that the original Sudocrem is used to treat it.

*Creates a protective barrier, helping to keep skin smooth and protect against rubbing and irritants such as wee and poo. It helps to guard against infection.

*Conditions the skin- added vitamins help to keep baby's skin healthy.  

We haven't used the Care and Protect ointment at every change, mostly because Little One has an aversion to any creams being put on his skin at the moment. But when we did use it, here is what we thought:


*The packaging was nice and totally different to the original grey pot. It comes in a squeezy soft plastic tube (we tried the 50g tube) with a flip top lid, so easy to open one handed. It's great to throw in a change bag and take with you on the go. 

*The smell of the ointment is nicer than the original Sudocrem which I find to be quite medicinal. This has a subtle and soothing smell of lavender. 

*The texture is not pasty- it's a smooth gel-like cream which goes onto the skin smoothly, and a little goes a long way. It didn't get stuck under my fingernails on in the creases of my dry, washing up ruined hands!

*You can't lose the lid!

*It actually protects against nappy rash- prevention is better than cure. 


*Little One seemed to find it a bit uncomfortable to have it applied onto his skin- it definitely feels cooler on the skin than the Antiseptic Healing Cream. Although I do think that some of this uncomfort was down to him having a general aversion to having any kind of cream applied to his skin at the moment. 

*Although the lid is easy to open one handed, you do need two hands to squeeze the cream out. Not a massive problem but worth noting. 

Our Verdict

Overall, we were very pleased with the product. At £5.99 for a 50g tube, this product is more expensive per 100g than the Antiseptic Healing Cream, but we did find that a little goes a long way and the tube design means you're not tempted to use more product than needed. I would say I've never been one to apply creams every nappy change as it can often be difficult enough to get a nappy on a wriggly toddler, but if he can get used to it, it's something I'd consider doing in order to prevent the uncomfort of nappy rash. 

*Disclaimer: I was kindly sent a 50g tube of Sudocrem Care and Protect for the purposes of this review, but all opinions expressed and photos are my own. 

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  1. We use this too. Always turn to it for nappy rash #TriedTested

  2. This sounds like great stuff....


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