I have a few eager beaver Bambino Goodie readers trying out possibly the most talked about and in demand nappy rash cream ever, Boudreaux’s Buttpaste, and we’ve finally got our first review of it through and it seems, it more than lives up to the hype! Shame it keeps selling out though…
Suffolk based Zoe Crane is mum to 2 year old Sophie.
Any experience with nappy rash before?
Sophie has had bouts of nappy rash over the last two years, generally when she has been unwelll or when she has been teething. The first tooth that she had coming through caused a very nasty nappy rash that had me trying lots of different ideas from people. Its horrible to see such a sore nappy rash and not know the best way to soothe her skin and make it heal.
She had started getting nappy rash more recently again and we switched to re-useable nappies in the hope that her skin would be able to breathe. It seems to be working, but a week ago she had another bout of nappy rash and so we managed to test the butt paste!
Products tried previously and success:
We initially tried Bepanthen which smelt of a cross between plasters and playdough and I found that it was quite greasy against her skin.
We tried Sudocream and stuck to that for quite a while. It works well and the only negative we found was that you end up with it all over your hands and its then very hard to wash off.
Sudocream is great to use at home but I found it hard to take out and about because of its container. After managing to get the cream all over a set of clothes in the bag I gave up carrying it with me. A friend recommended Lanes tea tree and witch hazel cream. The smell is very strong but not unpleasent and it was the kindest to her skin. A small amount goes a long way and it blends in well and quickly clears the rash. I keep a tube of this in the bag and its been useful for grazes too.
What did you think of Buttpaste smell and feel? Was it easy to apply? What was it like to wash off? Basically your experience of using it.
Buttpaste smells like aniseed or cinamon and feels like a paste. Its beige in colour and very thick. I was worried it was going to be a bit like cement against her skin as I put it on – it didn’t seem to blend in very well but was providing a really good barrier! It was easy to wash from my hands though the smell did take a while to wear off.
The product warns that it can stain clothes so I was a bit worried that it would stain the re-useable. When I changed her nappy the buttpaste had marked the nappy but it washed out without a problem. I felt that it was strange that buttpaste didn’t all soak into the skin but stayed on and was not easy to rub in. I was worried it would be hard to take off again but it wiped off easily.
Most importantly, did it do the trick? Is it really an amazing nappy rash cream?
It did do the trick! This is a very fast acting cream, more so than any of the others we had tried previously. Sophie’s skin was soon back to a lovely smooth bottom and the rash had disappeared. The way it does the job is very good and I would use it without hesitation. The way that it feels and is applied is different to many nappy creams but is easy to get used to!
How to buy? Oh that is the eternal question. The best thing to do is go to the Buttpaste site and send them an email via the contact page which effectively puts you on the waiting list. Each time a batch comes in, they dispatch. They retail for about Â£4.99 and when they are available, it’s in 2oz or 30g tubes. Failing that, tap us US friends or relatives (you can get them in places like Target), or buy via ebay.