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(31 Posts)
compo Tue 26-Jul-05 19:27:32

cos dh off to chemist in a mo - what's the best over the counter nappy rash cream? yia

Nbg Tue 26-Jul-05 19:28:31


womba1 Tue 26-Jul-05 19:28:38

i find sudocrem the best

poppy101 Tue 26-Jul-05 19:29:18

Sudocrem, was also advised this by midwife, when baby first born and switched to this.

compo Tue 26-Jul-05 19:29:55

ooh we already have this but was hoping for a stronger barrier type cream?

Whizzz Tue 26-Jul-05 19:30:35

The one that begins with M ....ium - damn can't remember - but it's brill !

poppy101 Tue 26-Jul-05 19:31:04

I dont think there is anything stronger, they always say to leave the nappies off for a bit, this is the best thing for babies.

Whizzz Tue 26-Jul-05 19:31:49

Metanium ! Thats the stuff - stains like mad if you get it on clothes but it's brilliant

Nbg Tue 26-Jul-05 19:32:27

Metanium. Thats what they use in hospitals, bright yellow cream (watch your carpets)

bee3 Tue 26-Jul-05 19:32:49

another vote for metanium

Nbg Tue 26-Jul-05 19:32:52

Nbg Tue 26-Jul-05 19:33:50

Theres some other stuff that comes in a tub and it's pink. Can't remember the name though..

nannyjo Tue 26-Jul-05 19:34:15

i found on really sore bums sudacrem burnt/stung, metanium is great and bepanthem( something like that) was good.

charleepeters Tue 26-Jul-05 19:34:49


Podmog Tue 26-Jul-05 19:35:46

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compo Tue 26-Jul-05 19:35:52

thanks everyone - I've snet him off for Metanium!

TigerLilly2005 Tue 26-Jul-05 19:36:19

Sudocrem is ment to be a barrier cream to stop babys from getting sore bums but once they have a sore bum it will not work another vote for metanium once baby has the rash/sore bum brilliant stuff

compo Tue 26-Jul-05 19:36:39

thanks Podmog - will be very careful and read the instructions. Is it likely to be available at the supermarket without prescription?

emmatmg Tue 26-Jul-05 19:36:41

metanium will get rid of the worst nappy rash with 24 hrs.

I have no idea what's it the stuff but it's pretty potent, 1 tube has lasted us almost 2 yrs!

charleepeters Tue 26-Jul-05 19:37:26

i find sudocream clears up sores - i use ds's in the summer when my underboob gets sore it works well, its an antiseptic aswell grin]

madmarchhare Tue 26-Jul-05 19:37:30

Nbg, begings with D I think. They gave me some in hospital to put on my elbows when I was in with Hyperemesis with DS (was on all fours with elbows on startchy sheets and they got very sore)

compo Tue 26-Jul-05 19:37:36

I was feeling quite proud that we'd got to 17 months with still using a sample Sudocrem little tub that came with our Bounty newborn pack but alas the rash has got us in the end!

TigerLilly2005 Tue 26-Jul-05 19:38:24

Yes it should be on the shop floor, hope babys rash gets better soon

NotQuiteCockney Tue 26-Jul-05 19:52:09

Yeah, sudocrem is a barrier cream. We don't really use it. Metanium works well. So does Camilosan, based on camomile.

Eaney Tue 26-Jul-05 20:13:54

My dd had terrible nappy rash. Nothing worked. Having heard of Metanium I asked GP if I should try it, he said no it was just an emolient. Instead he gave me a steroid cream which has worked. Interested to know if anyone can tell me if Metanium is more than just an emolient.

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