Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Desitin Original Diaper Rash Cream

Any parent of a baby or toddler probably experiences diaper rash.  They are horrible.  A sad crying baby who doesn't understand why they have a sore bottom.

Pros:  It goes on smoothly and wipes off easily as well.  It is one of the cheaper diaper rash creams   The original is probably the best as far as protection.  It is made up of 40% zinc oxide which is the barrier that really helps seal out wetness & chafing.    The original is a very thick cream and a little goes a long way.

Cons:  The first time I put this in my son Chandler my husband asked why he smelled funny.  I couldn't agree more.  I think this diaper rash cream has a very potent smell which is not exactly pleasant.  It might be the high concentration of zinc oxide - whatever it is, it stinks.  It also didn't clear up his diaper rash all that quickly.  Yes, I know that every child is different, but if a product doesn't work well and quickly, I won't use it again.

The Bottom Line:  If you don't mind the scent, it is worth trying.

Price:  $4.00-$6.00 depending on the retailer

Where to Buy:  Any major retailer or grocery store.  I've seen this all over the place

Rating:  OK


Holly Mayer said...

We use the Bert's Bees brand. it is all natural and works great, starts clearing up the redness in one use.