I don’t actually mind a good old nappy change.
I thought that dealing with bottoms and the fun things they produce was going to be the hardest thing about motherhood. I wish!!
I read once in Glamour magazine Dawn O’Porter share the fact that she never knew you could love your baby so much that you even loved their little poos. I thought she was being weird. Now I know she was totally spot on. It’s not gross (well, maybe slightly) or unmanageable – it’s downright cute.
That is, of course, until you face a nappy that doesn’t contain cute little poopies in it. In fact, make that dozens of nappies. Because as you likely know from previous posts, Moo somehow contracted food poisoning last month.
It was hideous
Not just because of the contents of her nappies, but seeing how unwell it made her. And there was nothing I could do to help except cuddle and love her.
With such awful effects, came something even worse – the dreaded nappy rash. Well, this was way more than nappy rash. Horrid, raw, blister-like areas sprung up all over her delicate skin thanks to the constant horror.
Thankfully, no sooner had we found out what Moo was suffering from, I was sent some Sudocrem – Care & Protect to try out.
I’d actually been using the traditional Sudocrem tub up until that moment (not just leaving it and hoping for the best!). I wasn’t sure if there was going to be much of a difference… but I have to say, there really is.
And I am a convert to Sudocrem – Care & Protect.
Unlike the traditional tub, this comes in a handy, squeezy tube. It has a ‘one-handed’ opening feature – which is very handy while dealing with a squirming, messy baby. Oddly enough, the tube shape also seems to appeal to Moo. In fact, if I want her to chill out while changing her nappy, I just give her the tube to play with and she’s happy as larry. She’ll lie nice and still so I can be a nappy-changing ninja. She does sometimes try to eat it… but thankfully the ‘one-handed’ opening doesn’t seem to make it any easy for babies to get into. Perfect!
The Sudocrem I’d been using up until now was a thick, gloopy consistency. Although I’ve always used it (mummy’s spots aren’t going to heal themselves, you know), I do find it hard to spread on a wriggling infant. Not this stuff. It’s silky, pearly texture glides on easily and melts straight into Moo’s skin. Again, it’s simple enough to apply with one hand. My fave bit is that it disappears like traditional creams rather than sitting stickily on the skin or needing a lot of rubbing in.
It sinks in, so does it still work as a nappy rash cream?
Yep. And I’m not just saying that. Somehow, the invisible barrier it creates actually does stop nappy rash from occurring.
Within days, the blister-like patches (still treated with anti-septic obvs) had disappeared. Shortly after, her entire nappy area faded from red to it’s usual, healthy tones. I now use the Sudocrem – Care and Protect daily and haven’t had any issues with soreness or redness since.
It’s reassuring to know that I’m now well-equipped to keep nappy rash at bay. And Moo can now enjoy the experience too (even if it’s only because the tube is so much fun to play with!).