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Review: Bepanthen Ointment (Nappy Rash)

2009 July 21
by MieVee @

During my pregnancy, I received a small tube of Bepanthen Ointment in a goodie bag. I tried a larger tube on Baby V since it is free from colourant, fragrance and preservative.

As Baby V is on cloth diapers, he only has minor rashes when poo is left on his diaper for too long. These are usually cleared up within a day by the ointment. As a precaution, I apply a thin layer of ointment on him at every diaper change.

It has worked well for him and does not affect the absorbency of his cloth diapers.


  • Prevents nappy rashes
  • Clears any rash relatively quickly
  • Cloth diaper-friendly


  • 50g tube is too big and messy; I prefer the 30g tube.
  • Leaves a greyish stain on his cloth diapers

Get Your Own

Bepanthen Ointment (Nappy Rash) is available in most major pharmacies.

You may also check the price at here: Bayer Bepanthen Ointment 50 g ea. tube*

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8 Responses leave one →
  1. May 5, 2010

    i also use bepanthen and love how it clears rashes so fast, but i still not sure to wear it since my daughter use cloth diaper. thank you for your review

    • May 6, 2010

      Ever since Vee poo-ed less frequently, I only apply a thin layer of Bepanthen at the first sign of any redness. If more is needed, I’d put a liner on the diaper. With these steps, all his diapers are fine and don’t need to be stripped wash. (Strip-washing was needed in the earlier months when he used Bepanthen at every diaper change.)

  2. Coco permalink
    December 23, 2010

    Try Buds Soothing Nappy Rash Rescue Cream. It is organic and synthetic chemical free.

  3. Sam permalink
    June 23, 2013

    Hi Mommy MieVee,

    I wonder how often you strip wash your cloth diapers?


    • June 28, 2013

      In the past when I used Bepanthen (thin layer) without a diaper liner, I’d strip wash the diapers about every month. Nowadays, I only use diaper cream occasionally (e.g. for overnight) and lay a GroVia disposable diaper liner on the diaper. This way, I haven’t had to strip wash for very long, like 1-2 years. Hope this helps! 🙂

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