Ah, Sudocrem – it’s a nappy change station staple, but it’s also so much more. If you thought you no longer needed Sudocrem in your life once your kids ditched their nappies – think again! You need to pop a jar in your medicine cabinet, and here’s why…
Here’s a fun fact about Sudocrem – it originates from Ireland, where it’s been used for all manner of skin ailments for 80 years. Incredible. It was launched in Australia 15 years ago, and it’s become an absolute must for all new mums. That iconic grey tub, with its super-handy flip lid makes you feel like a supermum – able to change a nappy, easily pop on some Sudocrem and leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Since a little goes a long way, there’s no doubt mums with older kids still have a jar floating around the house somewhere. That’s a good thing, because it’s great for so much more than nappy rash.
Of course, for most of us, our first need for Sudocrem comes when we have a newborn. But once you have a jar of Sudocrem in your home, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it. Here’s a list of some of the things that can be treated with a dab of Sudocrem:
- minor burns
- itchy skin
- insect bites
So while you may get some strange looks from your parter as you pull out the Sudocrem to soothe a cut, rest assured it’s a tried and true method for fixing skin issues. And it’s great to know that Sudocrem is a proud supporter of the Eczema Association of Australia.
As mums of older kids we often have a little, thrown-together first aid kit in our handbags. Mine has band-aids, tweezers and a Sudocrem Tube. You’ll need to look for this in the first aid section of the supermarket rather than the baby section – but it’s a lifesaver. It’s great to have on hand for those cuts and abrasions that seem to happen when out and about.
So next time you’re in the supermarket, head to the baby aisle and grab a tub of Sudocrem for the house, and a Sudocrem Tube from the first aid section and you’re all set for any little skin disasters around the home and beyond. Sudocrem is also available from pharmacies, baby stores and discount department stores.
(This is a sponsored post for Sudocrem Australia)