Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment - Review

When you become a parent there are endless amounts of worries which run through your mind on a daily basis. My son is now three years old and I'm currently pregnant with baby number two and I'd like to say the worries subside a little as they get older but that isn't the case, there's always something to mull over. I suppose as parents it's our job to worry and it shows how much we care.
One of the things I worried about especially as a new parent was nappy rash. I'd read and heard a lot of stories about babies in discomfort with nasty rashes on their delicate behinds so I did a little bit of research and discovered Bepanthen. A lot of parents apply cream and ointments once the nappy rash has reared it's ugly head but with Bepanthen it's all about prevention and not just the cure. 

Our little ones bottoms go through so much when wearing nappies, especially with their night time nappy which they can wear for up to 12 hours a night. Imagine having a damp nappy on your bum for that long whilst you sleep, it's no wonder some babies are prone to nappy rash. This is where Bepanthen comes in.

What is Bepanthen?
Bepanthen is an ointment containing Pro-Vitamin B5 which gently aids natural skin recovery, while keeping it soft smooth and moisturised too. It forms a breathable transparent layer protecting even the most delicate skin from the causes of nappy rash. Bepanthen doesn't contain perfumes, antiseptics or preservatives and is clinically proven to protect from the causes of nappy rash.

How does Bepanthen work?
It cures. Bepanthen's ointment contains Pro Vitamin B5 which aids natural recovery of sensitive skin while keeping it soft and hydrated. Bepanthen also works by helping to seal in the skin's natural moisture, providing optimal conditions to allow gentle skin recovery without drying out your baby's delicate skin.

It protects. It's clinically proven that Bepanthen works by forming a transparent layer protecting even the most delicate skin from irritants and rubbing. The water in oil ointment keeps the skin healthy and hydrated, which is essential to help maintain its natural protective barrier.

How do I use Bepanthen?
You simply apply a thin layer of Bepanthen to your baby's clean, dry bottom after every nappy change. You only need a little ointment at each change because a little really goes a long way. Bepanthen offers additional comfort for your baby as it is non-sticky and is easy for mothers to clean.

Bepanthen recently launched a new e-book called What the Parenting Manuals Don’t Tell You. This book shares genuine tips for new or expectant parents from mums and dads who have experienced it all. It even includes a tip from me, so you'll have to keep a look out for that one! Not only does this book share invaluable tips from fellow parents but it was created in collaboration with parenting expert, Lisa Clegg. It's an excellent book, especially for new parents and it's also free to download. 

We've always sworn by Bepanthen and it's certainly a product we will continue using once our baby girl is born in February.

Have you used Bepanthen before?

- Wrote in collaboration with Bepanthen. 


  1. I would expect that the modern disposable nappies are helpful in regards to prevention of nappy rash. Barrier cream I believe can be beneficial in nappy rash prevention, your blog above was very interesting. I have changed many nappies in my time. Unfortunately a distant relative's baby had eczema and the nappy area was an area that required treatment ( prescribed via GP). They do have a family history of Asthma etc, so possibly little one was vulnerable due to genetics etc.

    Babies delicate skin does need to be Cared for appropriately.

    Rachel Craig

  2. Noah looks like he is practising for athletics / gymnastics. He seems such a happy character.

    Rachel Craig

  3. Ahh! This is wonderful stuff. I used it with my youngest and it was brilliant.

  4. We call Bepanthen 'Magic Cream' in our house, it works an absolute treat!

  5. This does as it saysbon the pack
    Wonderful -essential in our routine

  6. Oh, that sounds really good! One to recommend to people, definitely. Thanks for the review!

  7. I've never used bepanthem on my children, I always use metanium, I discovered it when Connor was a baby 12 years ago and have never looked back, it looks like mustard but is a brilliant nappy cream, Megan calls it banana bum when I put it on Mollie as she's sore where she is teething xxx