Sunday, August 23, 2009

Review: Bepanthen® Nappy Care Ointment

Bepanthen® is a product containing ProVitamin B5, which supports the natural recovery process of your baby’s delicate skin.

Bepanthen® ointment works in two ways :

Aids Natural Skin RecoveryBepanthen® ointment, contains Pro Vitamin B5 which gently aids natural recovery of sensitive skin while keeping it soft, smooth and moisturised. Additionally, Bepanthen® seals in the skin's natural moisture, providing optimal conditions to allow gentle skin recovery without drying out your baby's delicate skin.

Clinically proven, Bepanthen® works by forming a long lasting, transparent layer, protecting even the most delicate skin from irritants and rubbing. The water-in-oil formulation keeps the skin healthy and hydrated, while the ingredient Pro Vitamin B5 helps the skin repair its natural protective barrier.

During Shern's 1st month, he has some rashes so I applied a thin layer of Bepanthen® to Shern's clean, dry bottom after every nappy change. The rash was gone after awhile.
(make sure you wipe dry before applying. If not the moisture will be trapped under the ointment)

Although Drapolene is a more famous nappy rash cream, I chose Bepanthen because it works for Shern and also can also be used to heal for sore nipples.

I also applied a thin layer to my sore, slightly cracked nipples. I find it works for me as the sore heals quite fast.

Until now I still continue to use it to protect Shern's bottom against the causes of nappy rash, but I dont use it at every nappy change now. Maybe once or twice a day, and usually after he poo-s.

- Dual purpose - treats baby's nappy rash & mummy's sore/cracked nipples
- Cheaper than Drapolene (nappy rash) & Medela Purelan (nipple cream)

- A little oily as it is an ointment and not cream.
- Not organic. You need to wipe it off every time before you feed baby if you use it as a nipple ointment

Rating: 7/10

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