I realize that the name of this post might give you the idea that this blog post is about the most perfectly toned or tanned beach bum – no such luck here, sorry! The only perfect beach bums in my house are those that are perfectly smooth with no little red bumps or blisters on them. I hate having to see my girls in pain because of a painful nappy rash. I race around grabbing my essentials – bum cream and calpol, anything to help with the pain.
My 14-month-old has suffered the worst bum rashes that I’ve seen in my two and a half years of parenting. A few months ago she landed up in the hospital with a really nasty virus that left her with a serious case of diarrhea and a stinging raw blistering nappy rash. I tried every nappy rash cream recommend. The Pead eventually prescribed some mix of cortisone cream and thrush cream – if you’re a mom, you’ll know the concoction I’m talking about. Her little bum cheeks were so raw that the concoction just slid right off and provided little relief and healing.
I then decided to run back to my go-to nappy cream that has always proven itself worthy of my respect: Sudocrem!
This is what they say:
Sudocrem is clinically proven to soothe and protect your baby’s delicate skin and works in three simple ways. First, it contains an emollient that soothes sore. Second, it’s cooling properties help ease pain and irritation. Finally, a water-repellent base forms a protective barrier, helping to stop any irritants (urine and feces) coming into contact with the skin.
The key ingredients in Sudocrem are:
- Zinc oxide which reduces the loss of tissue fluid.
Sudocrem is also known to soothe cuts, grazes, minor burns, acne, and eczema. Sounds like a little tub of magic if you ask me.
I have plenty of these little tubs lying around the house and a stash in my nappy bag. I’m never without it! This cream has proven itself faithful to me and my babies over and over again.
Beach bum perfection is completely attainable with this tub of magic!