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Barrier Creams?

(9 Posts)
flamesparrow Thu 26-May-05 08:33:06

Just bein nosey - who uses barrier creams with every change, or only if there is redness, or never?

And why?

For me, I use them as little as I can - before DD went into cloth I was using drapolene when she got nappy rash (she never got "a bit sore" - she was fine, or she had big huge sores), then when we switched to cloth I used silk liners soaked in camomile and honey when she was sore. I don't like the idea of using creams all the time, but I was wondering why people do.

That was a lot of thinking from me at this time of day!!!

starshaker Thu 26-May-05 08:34:56

i use sudocream but thats cos dd has thrush on her bum poor wee thing and the doc says it will help keep it rash free but up till then i didnt use it

tassis Thu 26-May-05 08:40:17

I only use if he's red and sore. used to use sudocrem, recently discovered metanium which zaps any redness much more quickly

jessicasmummy Thu 26-May-05 08:43:43

only use it if she needs it - which is every change at the moment due to teething bless her xx

chipmonkey Fri 27-May-05 12:00:02

Have never needed cream since starting cloth. ds3 got thrush in hospital while using Moltex.

Maisiemog Sat 28-May-05 12:53:52

I do use barrier cream everytime. I like the idea of a barrier between the urine and my baby's skin. Now he is being weaned, he poos a lot more and if I don't notice immediately, he does get a bit of a red bum, I hope the barrier cream minimises the contact with his skin a bit more.

Chandra Sat 28-May-05 13:04:07

Only when is needed, which is only when he is teething AND if the skin is sore.

daisy1999 Sat 28-May-05 13:49:42

metanium is magical.
if ever you are faced with nappy rash it clears it up almost instantly.

jessicasmummy Sat 28-May-05 13:51:52

we have been using a cream from the doctors called Nystan Cream because jess got so bad that normal creams weren't touching. Doc says safe to use whenever she gets red bum.

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