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    Default Nappy rash cream?

    Hi ladies
    My baby is 11 months old and I have used nappy rash cream at every nappy change from birth and thought this was the norm.
    My SIL hasn't used cream only when her baby gets a rash... my cousin also does the same thing.. .
    Can you tell me if you dont and why?
    In my opinion, it is better to prevent it then treat it...
    Or is it??



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    I only ever used it if there was a rash because i see it as a treatment for nappy rash not a preventative - if i put some on as soon as i noticed a rash appearing it would clear very quickly.

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    I use it at the first sign of any redness. But I don't use it as a prevention.

    I suppose if it's just paw paw or s,etching similar it wouldn't be doing any harm though.

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    Baby powder at every nappy change is a preventative. The cream is for treatment.

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    Bepanthen and curash creams are used for preventative reasons as well as treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnyhugs View Post
    Baby powder at every nappy change is a preventative. The cream is for treatment.
    This is what we do

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    I've never actually used any cream, I use curash powder, I put some in the over night nappy and if I start to see redness, it usually goes pretty quickly and that's usually because of teething.

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    I don't use creams or powders regularly. My DD is 2 and rarely has a rash. i have used nappy cream less than 10 times on her, i still have the sample pots that came with the baby bounty bag.

    Teething is usually the cause of rashes here too.

    i don't see a point in putting creams on babies genitals unless there is a need. Powders applied to the genitals, especially in girls, have also been linked with cancers.

    I mainly use cloth nappies, so maybe this is one reason why we have less rashes?

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    I would never apply creams etc unless needed. Babies come into contact with enough chemicals without needing them applied to their most sensitive areas unnecessarily.

    Even when my DS has a rash, I prefer to exhaust natural solutions before using cream etc and I have never used baby powder.

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    I use Curash cream as a preventative. Each time I try to stop DD goes red so I will keep doing so for now. She's never had full blown nappy rash (she's 7 months), but the redness she got when I stopped probably would have developed into it. I'd rather just prevent it.

    Curash is zinc based, so is their powder. It's talc based powders that are linked to cancer, not the zinc based ones.


 

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