Reviews: Parents try Bepanthen nappy ointment #BepanthenProtects #ad

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At BritMums we know only too well about the discomfort and anguish caused by nappy rash, for babies and parents. Itchy, irritated, red skin understandably makes babies miserable and when they’re miserable they’re clingy, grumpy and sleepless — making for grumpy and tired mums and dads. 

Newborns’ skin is 40% thinner and also softer than adults, which makes it more sensitive to irritants, like those in wee and poo which can cause nappy rash. Almost every baby develops nappy rash at some point, so protecting your baby from the start makes perfect sense, instead of waiting for your little one to suffer from a sore bottom. Bepanthen helps sensitive skin to repair its natural protective barrier while keeping it soft, smooth and moisturised. It is so gentle it can be used straight from birth and as often as required. 

We recently invited our community to participate in the #BepanthenProtects Challenge, asking our community to use Bepanthen, review it and then post around the theme of stopping your baby’s sore bottom before it starts.

At BritMums we know only too well about the discomfort and anguish caused by nappy rash, for babies and parents. Itchy, irritated, red skin understandably makes babies miserable and when they’re miserable they’re clingy, grumpy and sleepless — making for grumpy and tired mums and dads. 

Newborns’ skin is 40% thinner and also softer than adults, which makes it more sensitive to irritants, like those in wee and poo which can cause nappy rash.  Nappy rash affects 1 in 3 babies at some point, so protecting your baby from the start makes perfect sense, instead of waiting for your little one to suffer from a sore bottom. Bepanthen helps sensitive skin to repair its natural protective barrier while keeping it soft, smooth and moisturised. It is so gentle it can be used straight from birth and as often as required. 

We recently invited our community to participate in the #BepanthenProtects Challenge, asking our community to use Bepanthen, review it and then post around the theme of protecting your baby’s bottom from the causes of nappy rash! The Challenge was sponsored by Bepanthen and parents were provided with the ointment to use on their baby.

The challenge with nappy rash for parents

beautiful smiling baby holding stuffed animal on changing table - BritMums

Picture: Motherhood Memoirs

Parents of babies and toddlers know how an angry red bottom makes children unhappy, especially during the first 12 months when nappy rash is especially common. Tight nappies, eczema, weaning — all can lead to nappy rash. Not only is baby unhappy, but coping with nappy rash is a challenge for parents. 

‘A difficult nappy changing routine can be made even harder when a baby has a sore bum and doesn’t want to be touched,’ says Emma from Ready Freddie Go!

Plus sometimes the old ‘fixes’ aren’t that great either. ‘I tried so many things that either left clothes stained or was so thick it needed wiping off at every change,’ says Faye of Glossytots. ‘I was forever looking for a solution.’

What Bepanthen does

Bepanthen nappy care ointment is all about providing protection for baby’s sensitive skin, against the causes of nappy rash. That is to say, before nappy rash appears. And because Bepanthen has a kind-to-baby’s skin approach — no fragrances, no colours, no preservatives, no parabens and no antiseptics — it can be used from birth and at each nappy change. It also contains Pro vitamin B5 to help skin repair its natural protective barrier.

Does Bepanthen help protect against the causes of nappy rash? Parents tell us…

‘Bepanthen has been a staple in our house for the last month and I can confirm I love it. Not only does it protect little bums but comes in two handy sizes — a larger one for in the house and a smaller one for on the go,’ reports Faye from Glossytots.

‘We’ve been using it for a while,’ reports Dancing in My Wellies, ‘and it is easy to apply – even to a wriggling toddler. It absorbs into skin and keeps skin in nice condition.’

While Ready Freddie Go appreciates the kind-to-skin approach with Bepanthen. ‘What I love is that the cream forms a natural barrier with Provitamins B5 for babies sensitive skin, providing a moisturising protective layer against any nappy deposits.’  

‘This stuff is definitely a must for any parent, but I can see it being much more beneficial for newborns as we all know they constantly poop,’ says Wrexham Mama.

How Bepanthen looks and feels

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In our test, parents noted that the ointment comes out white but turns clear when applied, so there is not a smeary mess on clothes or left on skin. This is because Bepanthen forms a transparent, breathable layer, helping to protect your baby from irritants and rubbing that can cause nappy rash.

‘Bepanthen is a lovely smooth ointment that easy rubs into baby’s skin without leaving it sticky or clammy,’ says Momma Mack.

‘As a first time mom I’m very particular with what I use on Aniyah’s skin and love the fact that Bepanthen has a kind-to-skin formulation which is so gentle it can be used from birth, as often as required and is even suitable for premature babies, says Viv from Motherhood Memoirs.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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‘Since using Bepanthen on Bubba I’ve noticed how easy it is to apply. Non-sticky, a little goes a long way which means it offers great value for money,’ says Thrifty Mamma Thrifty Bubba.

A handy tube for carrying around and easy application

While it’s what’s on the inside that counts, the packaging of Bepanthen is an added benefit, our test parents say. 

‘They have designed a flip-top lid that you can open one-handed,’ points out Laid Back Mama. ‘So when you have your hands full with wriggling baby, dirty nappy, and cream, you don’t need to grow another hand to get the cream opened.’ 

‘I now always carry a tube of Bepanthen around in my change bag for when we are out & about,’ says the mum at Sophie’s Nursery

‘In the past I’ve used other creams that have mostly been in tubs, and I’ve always found them messy and would get stuck under my nails,’ says Lucy from Momma Mack. (We’ve definitely been there.) Viv from Motherhood Memoirs likes that it’s ‘more hygienic’ than sticking a finger into a pot over and over.

 Would test parents recommend Bepanthen?

‘As a mum I love to find products that I would honestly recommend to other Mum’s and hand on heart. I would absolutely recommend Bepanthen.’ – Wishes for Motherhood

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Learn more about how to protect baby’s sensitive skin at  https://www.bepanthen.co.uk

 

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How to cope with sleep deprivation

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7 Comments

  1. 24 April 2019 / 09:38

    It was great taking part in the Bepanthen Protects challenge.
    I’ve always used Bepanthen on both my girls.

  2. 24 April 2019 / 09:39

    Thanks for including us in this challenge, we’re still working our way through the tubes and using every day ….. so far nappy rash free !!

    Keeley

    http://www.vibeslifeus.com

  3. 24 April 2019 / 09:58

    Thankyou for letting us take part in the challenge. Bepanthen still is a main feature of our Nappy changes and it will continue to be so.

  4. 24 April 2019 / 10:16

    We loved taking part in the project, ive been reccommending it to all my mama friends because we beleive its the best going!

  5. 24 April 2019 / 10:42

    Thank you for including us in the Bepanthen challenge. We’re still using it, and it’s a brilliant barrier for my poor cows milk allergic baby’s bottom 🙁

  6. 24 April 2019 / 10:51

    Great product – we love it and have been using for weeks now. Not messy at all.

  7. 24 April 2019 / 12:04

    I’m a huge fan of Bepanthen and it was fantastic working on this collaboration!