Causing diaper rashes everywhere to spread like the plague...
Sep 14, 2004
Pros: relatively inexpensive, fragrance free
Cons: NOT for those with supersensitive skin, caused our rash to get worse.
The Bottom Line: The Bottom Line now has a sore bottom from Aveeno Diaper Rash Cream.
Remember your parents telling you when you were younger, Use what youve got before we buy you any more? Well, this is how I came upon Aveeno Diaper Rash Cream. My mother in law had several tubes in the house for some skin reaction she had ages ago, but since they were unopened and not expired, she passed them off to me when Munchie came home from the hospital. My first choice would have been Desitin, as that was what my mom had used on me, my aunt used on my cousins, and so on, but this was here, and Desitin is expensive, so we used what was handy.
About Aveeno Diaper Rash Cream This is a very soft, smooshy cream, making it easier to apply than many others. This is good because, of course, anything to make application easier when you are holding kicking baby feet in one hand is a good thing. It comes in a soft plastic beige tube with a blue flip-top cover. This is another advantage, as it can be opened with one hand. Aveeno Diaper Rash Cream is fragrance-free, so there are no perfumes to irritate the skin. Bear in mind, however, that it does NOT mean hypoallergenic (more on this later).
Price and availability Aveeno Diaper Rash Cream - and other Aveeno products - can be found at pretty much any drugstore, supermarket, department store and baby store. The average price is about $5.00 - mid-range as far as diaper rash ointment goes, with Desitin topping $7.00 and Johnsons falling under $4.00.
So what happened? When Munchie was about three weeks old, he started to show the teeny-tiniest bit of diaper rash. So I, being a ridiculously paranoid and overprotective new mommy, slathered on the Aveeno cream. A few hours later, when he needed to be changed, I noticed that the rash had spread. I, in turn, applied even more diaper rash cream. Then I started to notice that my hands were itchy. I didnt think much of this at the time, because my skin reacts to anything and everything - if I even touch something with peppers in it, I break out. If I touch spilled shampoo at the store, I can break out. So, on I went with the day, my itching increasing and Munchies diaper rash spreading like the plague - it was all over his tooshie and a bit on his back as well. By the next day, it occurred to me that something wasnt quite right. So, on a whim, I switched to the Johnsons diaper rash cream since I had a sample pack. Within hours, the diaper rash was gone. By the day after that, my itching had stopped as well. And so, the Aveeno Diaper Rash Cream and all other Aveeno products have been banished from our house. Now, I am not saying this would happen to anyone, because obviously this product has gotten plenty of other stunning reviews. I caution those who are hypersensitive though, as a negative reaction may occur.
My final thoughts This may be a good diaper rash cream for some people, but it definitely isnt for me and Munchie. Try at your own risk, and I advise those who have had skin reactions before to save yourself the headache and go straight to Johnsons or Desitin instead.
Helps treat and prevent diaper rash. Protects chafed skin due to diaper rash and helps seal out wetness. AVEENO Baby Diaper Rash Cream contains zinc oxide and dimethicone blended with natural oatmeal and rich emollients to help soothe, heal and prevent diaper rash. The unique oatmeal formula of AVEENO provides a strong barrier against wetness. AVEENO Baby Diaper Rash Cream is fragrance free, and it spreads on and cleans off easily to minimize discomfort. Baby's skin is left soft, smooth and naturally healthy.