Amolin Baby Cream for Nappy Rash Review
Comfort and soothe and prevent painful nappy rash
There’s nothing more beautiful than a baby’s soft smooth skin.
Unfortunately for bub, it doesn’t take much for irritation to occur, resulting in uncomfortable and painful nappy rash.
Nappy rash is extremely common and can be the result of several causes.
The most common cause is the skins contact with wet or dirty nappies mixed with friction.
The severity of nappy rash can depend on the level of skin sensitivity, and the cause of the rash.
Even if you change your baby’s nappy every five minutes, you’re still likely to come across nappy rash at some stage.
Many baby’s will develop nappy rash when they have a viral illness or are suffering a cold, and even when they’re teething.
Existing conditions such as eczema, thrush, or psoriasis may make the extent of the nappy rash worse.
Skin can appear red, inflamed, spotty, or even raw and blistered in severe cases.
The rash can spread onto the tummy and bottom.
Some areas of their skin may be raised and there can even be breaks in the skin, which are called ulcers. Ouch, poor bubba.
Thankfully, there are plenty of products on the market to help us heal and prevent painful nappy rash. But which is the best one?
We’re going to investigate the benefits (and pitfalls) of Amolin Baby cream.
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About Amolin Baby Cream and how to use
Amolin baby cream is an oil-rich product combining Zinc, Almond Oil, Calamine and Salicylic Acid.
It’s specially formulated to help prevent nappy rash and soothe and repair chaffed, dry skin while providing lasting protection.
Instructions for use are to apply lightly and gently and rub into the skin after each nappy change; it’s for external use only.
In most cases, nappy rash can be successfully treated at home and should clear up within a few days.
It’s advised to see your doctor if the condition doesn’t improve, or if it looks severe and is causing distress and pain to your baby.
Quick Features: What stands out?
- Relieves nappy rash
- Soothes sore or chaffed skin
- Prevents nappy rash from occurring
About the Company
Amolin baby cream is produced by Bayer, a global enterprise and international researched-based group ,with a core focus on health care, nutrition, and agriculture.
The head office is in Germany; but they have operations in almost every country, including Australia/New Zealand.
First established in 1863 by Friedrich Bayer and Johann FriedrchWeskott, they’ve been around for a long time.
The company employs approx. 1,100 people in Australia and New Zealand, and 110,000 people worldwide. In 2015 they recorded $1.111 billion in revenue down under!
They must be doing something right.
Their mission is “Science for a better life.” Their key values are “Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency,” which is an acronym for LIFE.
My Experience with Amolin Baby Cream
Just like any parent, I was horrified to unwrap my little boy’s nappy one day and find a sore and inflamed red rash around his groin and bottom area.
Being a new Mum, I thought that because I was using cloth nappies and changed him as soon as he had soiled his nappy, that he wouldn’t fall victim to the dreaded nappy rash.
Alas, now a Mum of two, I now know there are several causes, and often you can’t prevent it.
So I reached for the first nappy rash cream I could find amongst my overstocked pile of products, and came up with the Amolin Baby Cream.
I was surprised to find how thick the cream was; but I applied it anyway, as gently as I could. My little one started squirming and became upset as I tried to rub it into his skin, I knew it hurt to apply. I chose to apply the cream after every second change rather than every change, and within 24hrs, his nappy rash had cleared up and his perfect little bottom was back!
The next time my little one suffered nappy rash, I tried Curash nappy rash cream as I felt was softer, and wouldn’t hurt as much to apply.
He didn’t seem to be in as much discomfort; but the cream didn’t seem to work as well either.
The rash took a few days to clear up and it wasn’t long until it recurred again.
We were living in Darwin at the time and it was extremely hot weather, so I was anticipating a few more nappy rash events.
The solution I found, was that once my bubby’s bum was back to normal, I applied a small amount of the Amolin Baby Cream if we were were going out for a long hot day in our nappy.
The cream was fantastic in preventing nappy rash from occurring.
This system worked wonders for me. In terms of the product I now use when nappy rash does occur, I’ve chosen a ridiculously expensive organic balm with natural essential oils and beeswax.
Thanks to my semi-regular application of Amolin Baby Cream when I anticipate nappy rash, and to giving bubs as much nappy-free time as I can handle, I rarely have to use it.
In conclusion, every baby’s bottom is unique and every case of nappy rash is different.
Amolin is great value for money, and a product that does work.
You may not find it as difficult to apply as I did.
It’s certainly a product I would recommend trying; but I believe you should always shop around to find what’s best for your baby.
- Great product to use to help prevent the occurrence of nappy rash
- Definitely works on soothing the symptoms quickly in my case
- I found it quite hard and difficult to apply and felt it was painful for baby
- I don’t like the sound of Salicylic Acid as an ingredient
Amolin Baby Cream Price
Good value for money priced at around $6.99 per 100g.
Where to buy?
Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, Amcal, Chemists Warehouse, and most major chemists.
Bepanthen Ointment: This cream retails between $9.50 and $10.60 for 100 g. Like Amolin, it’s available from most supermarkets and pharmacies. It has a rather long ingredient list: Aqua, Lanolin, ParrafinumLiquidum, Petrolatum, Panthenol (Dexpanthenol – Pro vitamin B5), Prunus Dulcis, CeraAlba,Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Ozokerite, GlycerylOleate, Lanolin Alcohol. But it may just be perfect for your baby’s bot.
Sudocrem Healing Cream: Perhaps the most well known of the nappy rash creams, Sudocrem contains: Zinc Oxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Lanolin, Purified Water, Liquid Paraffin (Heavy), Paraffin Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, SorbitanSesquiolate, Propylene Glycol, Antioxidant; (citric acid, butylatedhydroxyanisole (BHA), propylene glycol), Sodium Benzoate, Linalyl Acetate, Lavender Fragrance. The cream claims to soothe dermatitis, abrasions, pressure sores and eczema as well as nappy rash.
Cost is $9.00 for 125g (so $7.20 for 100g).
Curash Nappy Rash Cream: Retails from $5.80 – $6.80 for 100g and is available from most supermarkets and chemists. Ingredients include: Water, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E, Almond Oil, Beeswax, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ceresin wax, Sorbitol, Liquid Paraffin, GlycerylOleate, Propylene Glycol.
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How much does it cost?
RRP: $6.99 per 100g