A good wound cream is essential when it comes to caring for your baby. When the bottom gets sore, it is useful to have a cream on hand right away. You may have to try several wound creams first, as every baby’s skin reacts differently. If the cream you have chosen does not help, you will have to try another active ingredient. By the way, there is nothing to stop you from using plant-based wound creams on a daily basis.
If you use wound creams on a daily basis, you should make sure that they do not contain any preservatives or fragrances. Otherwise, you can simply apply cream to your baby as needed. If the light ointments no longer help, you can resort to creams with zinc oxide – especially in open areas, zinc helps very well with wound healing.
In our checklist you will find everything you should consider when buying a wound cream and in our product recommendations we have compiled the best wound protection creams for you.
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The Bestsellers Of The Wound Creams
In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular wound creams for you.
Checklist For Wound Creams
- For whom are you buying a wound cream? If you are looking for a cream for your baby, make sure that it is labeled as suitable. Delicate baby skin is extremely sensitive.
- Wound creams should ideally not contain any preservatives or fragrances.
- If the redness is advanced and light ointments no longer help, wound creams with zinc can also contribute to wound healing.
- Other ingredients such as lanolin and panthenol help the skin to regenerate.
- You can also use plant-based wound creams daily if needed.
- Calendula extract, which is derived from the marigold flower, has a very soothing effect and is therefore very suitable for babies.
- Zinc is traditionally used for wound healing, soothes reddened skin and repels external influences. Zinc should only be used in moderation with appropriate skin irritations.
- Lanolin is the fat from the wool of sheep. It cares for dry and irritated skin. Be sure to buy only high-quality lanolin products, as inferior ones may cause irritation.
- Panthenol is often used in wound creams and helps skin cells regenerate. It is produced synthetically.
- Make sure your wound cream does not contain harmful mineral oils. These are often labeled as mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOAH).
- Refrain from using unnecessary perfumes and fragrances in your cream.
- Also petroleum residues, silicones and kerosenes have no place in your wound cream.
Recommended Wound Creams
We have compiled the best and most interesting wound creams. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.
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Current Offers Of Wound Creams
You can find the best current offers on wound creams in this list.
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FAQ About Wound Creams
Every baby’s skin is different and therefore reacts differently. So it may happen that you have to try several creams. Only use ointments with the ingredient zinc when your baby’s bottom really shows redness. Then this cream will help quickly and efficiently. Try a wound cream with calendula first, so you are well prepared when your baby’s bottom gets sore for the first time.
Calendula extract is obtained from the flowers of the marigold. The essential oils, carotenoids and flavonoids in calendula help sensitive and irritated skin to soothe and heal. Calendula is an ingredient in many creams, but you should be careful because if your child has sensitive skin, calendula extract can also cause irritation. It is best to make sure that you use special products for sensitive skin.
You are probably familiar with panthenol, as it is often found in wound and healing ointments. Panthenol is synthetically produced and helps your skin retain moisture, improving its elasticity. Panthenol contributes to regeneration by supporting the formation of new skin cells.
Lanolin is also called wool fat and comes from the purified wool of sheep. The waxy fat is very similar to the skin’s own natural fat. Pure lanolin is very kind to the skin and gently cares for it without drying it out. Lanolin is often the basis for many ointments, but it is important that this is of high quality. Children often react with intolerance to low-quality lanolin. So go for products that are especially suitable for sensitive skin.
Zinc is also popular for wound healing. Zinc is a trace element and indispensable for our metabolism. It soothes irritated skin and avoids harmful external influences that irritate the skin. However, zinc should not be applied as a precaution, but only when the diaper area really shows redness.
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