Sudocrem Care & Protect*

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I wonder how many of Jay’s nappies I have changed to date. Obviously quite a lot in 15 months and thankfully he’s never had any nappy rash. I remember the very first nappy change at the hospital which didn’t go as planned as I was so nervous under the watchful eye of the Midwife and I had put the nappy on the wrong way! but what I did know was that babies skin is thinner as their immune systems are developing and like any parent I wanted to protect my newborn’s skin and keep him soft, healthy and moisturised.

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I used water and cotton wool only for the first two weeks of Jay’s life but I had already decided I was going to use  Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream at each nappy change even though he wasn’t suffering from any rash.  I was therefore really keen when recently asked if I wanted to try their latest barrier cream Sudocrem Care and Protect which won Product of the Year 2015 in the Winner Nappy Cream category.  It’s gentle yet effective and can be used daily at every nappy change even on newborn babies. I wish I had started using this cream sooner as I prefer it to the thicker antiseptic cream and a little really does go a long way. The tube is quick and easy to use and it’s mess free with a hinged flip top. It’s unlikely to spill out into your changing bag. The traditional waxy cream has a stronger smell to Care & Protect which is smoother in texture and has a clean scent.

The Official Description

Sudocrem Care & Protect is a nappy rash ointment, designed specifically for babies and offers TRIPLE PROTECTION against the causes of nappy rash by:

1. Creating a protective barrier that seals in the skin’s natural moisture and protects even the most delicate skin against external irritants.

2. Conditioning the skin- Vitamin E and Pro Vitamin B5 helps to protect the skin and keep it soft, healthy and moisturised. Pro Vitamin B5 has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory on skin, and acts both as a moisturiser and an aid to stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes.

3. Guarding against infection- As well as sealing in the good stuff, Sudocrem Care & Protect acts as a barrier to protect delicate skin from the bad stuff, like the chemicals in urine and poo, and from chafing and rubbing.

I do think it’s a tad pricey  100g tube £9.99 | 40g tube £5.45 | 30g tube £3.99 but then I’ve been using it now for a couple of weeks and it’s been doing a grand job.  I’ve not really made a dent in the tube so to speak. For me this is an essential item for any parent in stopping nasty nappy rash.

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Have you tried  Sudocrem Care & Protect?

Thanks for reading

Bella

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Disclaimer: All views expressed are my own. I have not been paid to make this review, but I have been given a tube of Sudocrem Care & Protect for free.

Safer Sleep Week

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The Lullaby Trust is a charity that provides specialist support to bereaved families, promotes advice on safer baby sleep, and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Their first ever national campaign Safer Sleep Week has been launched aimed at empowering parents and letting them know that there are pro-active measures they can take to reduce the chances of SIDS.   I remember the the term ‘Cot death’ was commonly used in the past but this has been abandoned as SIDS does not just occur when a baby is asleep in their own cot.

Sadly, SIDS affects around 270 babies and toddlers in the UK every year. Evidence shows there are steps parents can take to greatly reduce the chances of this happening. This is why this campaign is really important. I personally have never co-slept with baby Jay at night as he pretty much slept happily in his moses basket and then his cot when we moved him to his nursery. I did and still do love having cuddles with him on the sofa snuggled up all nice and warm but in my post natal phase due to me feeling so tired I would place him at arm’s length in the moses basket as soon as he drifted off.  Around half of all UK mums co-sleep with their baby at some time after all is it one way to get more rest for part of the night or during the day especially if breastfeeding the baby.

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I have read heartbreaking stories and no parent should have to face such a tragedy.  For new parents and parents to be there are free online resources from The Lullaby Trust for information on a number of topics.

Room  temperature

Swaddling

Dummies

Smoking

Bed sharing

My personal view is that as every baby is different  it’s worth taking some time to be informed whatever you choose to do. Take what you learn with what you think can work the best for you and your family and let us all keep our babies safe as possible.

Thanks for reading

Bella

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