Lansinoh Diaper Rash Ointment: Lanolin For The Softest Skin

05/31/2009 at 02:00 PM ET

Lansinoh, the company known for their pure lanolin products that breastfeeding mothers swear by for healing cracked nipples, has a new diaper rash ointment ($6) that’s amazing. It’s a soft, fragrance-free, preservative-free cream that goes on white then rubs in clear. It contains three skin protectants: medical grade lanolin, dimethicone and zinc oxide. It helped us knock out a nasty diaper rash in no time.

Please note that lanolin, naturally hypoallergenic and bacteriostatic, is a wax secreted by sheep and extracted from their wool so vegans will want to steer clear of this product or anything containing lanolin. (It’s also used in many cosmetics.)


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SouthernBelle on

“Please note that lanolin, naturally hypoallergenic and bacteriostatic…”

I am allergic to lanolin and wool. I break out in a terrible rash that itches like crazy. My dermatologist has told me to steer clear of any products that contain lanolin, which is the sheep’s waxy secretions that get on the wool. I’m a little confused by the statement “lanolin, naturally hypoallergenic” and consider it just a little misleading because there are those of us who ARE allergic to lanolin.

nikka on

im little confused with the statement about vegans. as far as i know, vegans do not use or eat products that came from an animal that had to die to get the product. but for shaving the wool, the sheep dont die, so those should be allowed for vegans, unless im wrong?

Gigi on

I too am allergic to lanolin.

courtney on

I have a 5 year old diabetic cousin and it has been suggested that we use Lansinoh on his fingers. Other parents with diabetic kids have told us it helps heal the fingers faster after all the needle pricks we have to give him to check his sugar. We haven’t tried it but were thinking of it but now that I have seen that people are allergic to it i’m scared to b/c he is allergic to a lot of things.

ingrid on

nikka: vegans also don’t eat eggs or drink milk, and these products don’t cause the death of animals… the reason they don’t buy these things is the fact that many animals suffer to get eggs, milk, etc…. chicken are kept in small cages, baby-roosters get killed because they can’t be used for egg-production etc… it’s the main difference between vegetarians and vegans.

Rach on

Lansinoh was something I had never heard of before I got pregnant. I went through an entire pregnancy with no stretch marks at all.After I had my baby, they just kept appearing everywhere…and boy were they itchy ! .One night I thought I was almost going to go crazy and take a piece of sand paper to my belly to soothe the itchiness.While applying my Lansinoh on my sore nipples,I just went on a whim and I applied it to my belly. Not only did it soothe my horribly red,large and wide stretch marks, but it also helped them to fade alot faster ! It has become such a multi-use product in my house. I use it on cuts,scraps,chapped lips,tame brows etc, my husband uses it on his hands that crack from strong sanitizers etc. I will try this diaper cream on my son for sure🙂

PS: CBB, Thank you so much for doing reviews on stuff that us “regular people” can also purchase. I used to look at the site and think “oh my I can’t believe so and so celebrity spent that much for whatever for their child”.Now the site has so much great helpful information ! Thank you ~

mary on

lansinoh is great for kids who get chapped lips in the winter time. My kids are natorious for smacking thier lips during Wisconsins loooong winter months. It looks as if they were drinking red cool- aid I figured that it worked well on my chapped breasts that it should work on their chapped lips! Also I have a Dogue De Bordeaux and her nose can get rough I put some of the Lansinoh on her nose at night and the next day she is smooth and beautiful. Well at least I think she is:) I love this stuff!

Gina Ciagne, CLC on

Thanks for the posting on the diaper rash ointment! I just wanted to jump in about the allergy discussion related to Lansinoh and lanolin. The two allergenic components of lanolin have been identified as the residues from the harsh detergents used to scour the wool after it is sheared from the sheep and the free lanolin alcohols that occur naturally in the lanolin. Lansinoh has a natural purification process in which these allergenic components are removed and thereby, it is hypoallergenic and can be safely used by someone allergic to lanolin or wool. It is a major difference between Lansinoh and other lanolins on the market.

Gina Ciagne, CLC
Director, Breastfeeding and Consumer Relations
Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc.

*AJ* on

I loveeeeddddd their cream while I was breast feeding. I ended up pumping for my second daughter’s first four months of life and this cream was a god send. It didn’t have to be washed off so it actually helped when I had to pump. I recommend their pads as well. I can’t wait to try their diaper rash cream.

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