(Don’t worry, there are no before and after photos!)
We were sent a sample of Sudocrem Care & Protect to try out and see what we thought of it. Like most parents, we were familiar with the brand Sudocrem – we have tubs of varying sizes all over the house in fact, but we had not tried Care & Protect. So what’s the difference? The most obvious and apparent difference is that Care & Protect comes in a tube rather than a tub, which makes it more portable and quick and easy to use. While both products can be used to treat nappy rash, Care & Protect is intended for everyday use as a protective barrier cream to prevent the occurrence of nappy rash, not just treat it. The ointment is a thinner consistency to the traditional Sudocrem and feels lighter and more delicate. This is down to it’s triple-action formula:
1. Protective barrier
Sudocrem Care & Protect creates a protective barrier to help keep skin smooth and protect against rubbing and irritants. The triple-care ointment is gentle enough to be used at every nappy change.
2. Conditions skin
Sudocrem Care & Protect helps to seal in the natural moisture found in the skin on your baby’s bottom so it stays soft and supple. With added Vitamin E and Pro Vitamin B5 as they are known to help keep skin healthy.
3. Guards against infection
Sudocrem Care & Protect creates a protective barrier between your baby’s skin and the potential irritants that can cause nappy rash.
(Original Source: http://www.sudocrem.co.uk/care-and-protect)
Sudocrem Care & Protect also has a nice subtle fragrance to it which I wasn’t expecting, it is very pleasant and different from other nappy creams we have used. We have been lucky in that Ted doesn’t suffer often from nappy rash, but sometimes when he was teething it will flare up. (My GP said there is no correlation between teething and nappy rash, but I am SURE there is!) While we have been testing out this product he was suffering with nappy rash, so I have applied the ointment at every nappy change and within 12 hours it had cleared up – I was really impressed! I have continued applying it since to try to avoid it coming back. We actually don’t use a nappy cream at every change, so this was interesting to try and I do think the protective barrier stops a nappy rash from starting. Ted has been in complete comfort and it has been simple to use at every change. I think it is true what they say – prevention is better than cure, so we are going to continue to use this product as a preventative measure. I would recommend it to all parents who want to avoid nasty nappy rash!
*DISCLAIMER* We were very kindly sent this sample of Sudocrem Care & Protect for review purposes, however all words and opinions are my own.