Back when my middle child was a baby, she developed severe nappy rash, it was so bad her bottom was red raw and she cried whenever we changed her, its funny (not the nappy rash… i’m not that sadistic) that when I had my son, he barely had any, so I have a little theory that girl bottoms react differently to boy bottoms when it comes to sitting in a nappy.
No cream worked, I tried my trusted Sudocream but nothing seemed to have worked, I finally talked to a health visitor and she recommended Metanium to me, never hearing of it before I was a little reluctant but I went out straight away and purchased some.. and if by magic, the nappy rash dried up and went away!
Its not technically magic, but a special formula of titanium, its also an offending bright yellow color and does have a habit of staining any clothing it comes in contact with, when dry it turns a light yellow which, if you are like me and have a memory like a strainer, you’ll forget you’ve used it and get a shock at why your babies bottom was a strange color.
It claims that it doesn’t have a smell, but literally everything that has said that, that I’ve used has almost always had a faint smell but it isn’t a unpleasant smell at all and it has a grain feel to it which reminds me of wet sand but once applied onto the skin it doesn’t feel it.
The standard size is 30g which is just enough and the tubes are made of a metal material which over time can split open but if you store and squeeze carefully and wash your hands after ever use it should cause any staining.
The brand itself has three different nappy ointments to help sooth sore bottoms, there is the standard yellow tube which is just for immediate care and treatment, the purple tube which acts as a barrier cream which I haven’t tried yet and a spray ointment which is to provide a quick and convenient application if your baby is a bit of a wriggler during nappy change time.
Would I recommend it : Always! as soon as I see a sign of any rash appearing out comes the metanium and its gone within the day and I will buy an extra tube in case I run out!
The Price? : Metanium standard 30g tubes range from anywhere between £2.95 to £3.64, it obviously depends on where you buy it from, I usually grab mine during baby events in local supermarkets, the price doesn’t matter to be honest when it comes to sore bottoms!
Anything I don’t like : besides the staining yellow, which can easily be avoided by proper care and being aware of where you put your hands afterwards, no, i love it.. I think its one of those baby products that its an all round great thing! and I am honestly glad that my health visitor recommended it to me!
Final Thoughts : I don’t actually have any besides a little warning that if you are trying metanium for the first time to always make sure your baby doesn’t have any allergies or reactions to any of the ingredient.
you can never be to careful!
Wishing you happy healthy bottoms
Disclaimer – I brought metanium with my own money, all thoughts and opinions are my own.