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AIBU Sudocream

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LouBlue1507 Sat 26-Nov-16 22:13:17

Was visiting a family member today and had to change DDs (4 months) nappy... As always, I put sudocream on her mini and bottom. Said family member commented 'You got enough sudocream, she doesn't need it. Bit OTT don't you think? I said no, it's fine, we do it all time.

AIBU to think that sudocream is a barrier cream, to prevent nappy rash in the first place rather than to treat it? My DD has never had nappy rash so far! angry

amysmummy12345 Sat 26-Nov-16 22:14:25

Yanbu, I always use it for every nappy change...

BreatheDeep Sat 26-Nov-16 22:16:09

I only ever put it on when a rash started to appear and it would clear up quickly. DS had hardly any nappy rash either.

PetalMettle Sat 26-Nov-16 22:16:23

We use it for every nappy change and he's only had nappy rash a couple of times. When he gets nappy rash we use metanium.
Why the fuck are they commenting anyway? Just what you want as a new mum

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 26-Nov-16 22:16:37

I used it as a barrier too.

shivermytimbers Sat 26-Nov-16 22:16:53

Mini? Really?
But no, I don't think it's a problem to use Sudocrem regularly. The advice changes now and then about whether you should use it all the time, but I've used it with 3 babies and all have had peachy soft bums with very little nappy rash 😀

Soubriquet Sat 26-Nov-16 22:17:29

I've never used anything unless they got nappy rash, in which case I then used metonium

But my children rarely got nappy rash in the first place

JeNeBaguetteRien Sat 26-Nov-16 22:18:08

Yabu to say "mini"!
But nappy changing is not a spectator sport so they can butt out.

DisneyMillie Sat 26-Nov-16 22:18:19

Personally only use it when dd is getting a bit red but can't see why it would be a concern to use it all the time - it's brilliant stuff - always clears my dermatitis up too!

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 26-Nov-16 22:19:10


I'd hide from the vulva brigade that are about to appear though grin

I always did the same. Prevention better than cure and all that

Soubriquet Sat 26-Nov-16 22:19:21

And there's nothing wrong with minnie. We say minnie in this house too
Minnie/NooNoo for girls
Winkie/willie for boys

LemonBreeland Sat 26-Nov-16 22:19:51

Mini bottom?? Fwiw I only used cream when they actually had nappy rash. I really don't think it's necessary.

NerrSnerr Sat 26-Nov-16 22:20:22

I only put cream on if my daughter is getting a bit red, but of course it's individual choice. She rarely gets nappy rash though.

pilohshit Sat 26-Nov-16 22:20:45

I used it all the time but I felt it made his bum sensitive and more prone to nappy rash. We weaned him off it and only use it when he has the beginnings of a rash

shivermytimbers Sat 26-Nov-16 22:21:06

Doesn't "noonoo" get very confusing when that telly tubbies Hoover comes on? 😂

treaclesoda Sat 26-Nov-16 22:21:32

I never used it unless there was already nappy rash. Was very rarely needed.

But having said that, I can't see that it matters much, it's not going to be harmful if you use it.

TaliDiNozzo Sat 26-Nov-16 22:23:16

I wouldn't use it as regularly as you do because I find it tends to be too drying if you use it that often but I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with it, just that it's unnecessary.

Soubriquet Sat 26-Nov-16 22:24:06

Doesn't "noonoo" get very confusing when that telly tubbies Hoover comes on

No. We don't watch teletubbies

Though it did get a bit awkward when she said she wanted a giant NooNoo for Christmas. Luckily she doesn't want it anymore

Bobsmum02 Sat 26-Nov-16 22:24:38

I personally only used it when I noticed a hint of redness but YANBU...your kid, your rules!!

ohfourfoxache Sat 26-Nov-16 22:25:49

Really no one else's business- just ignore

minisoksmakehardwork Sat 26-Nov-16 22:26:30

Sudocrem is supposed to be rubbed in until the white disappears, rather than leaving a visible layer.

It's also an antiseptic healing cream.

So if you're slapping it on willy nilly in a thick white layer, all you are going to do is clog the absorbency of the nappy up.

shivermytimbers Sat 26-Nov-16 22:26:55

Soubriquet grin that did make me laugh!

HowToTrainYour Sat 26-Nov-16 22:27:24

Yabu to use sudocreme. Try putting it on your own fanny, it's stings like hell. No way is it going near my dc bits.

Bluntness100 Sat 26-Nov-16 22:27:41

My daughter got a nappy rash very early, as in a few days old, so I used it throughout after that and she was fine, however, I also think you don't need to say " mini and bottom" , we all know where you put it, many of us here are mums.

MouldyPeach Sat 26-Nov-16 22:27:45

It's not harmful and it's no one else's business. The only possible issue is that if you use loads it can make the nappy less absorbent although I've never had this happen to me, use a thin layer at every change.

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