I was given a can of Penaten by a dear friend from Canada who swore that it was the best stuff. Well, as a pregnant first-time mom, I didn't know how bad bum rashes could be, and how difficult it could be to clear up bum rashes. Well, Penaten is the most incredible product out there. I have tried Desitin, but nothing compares to Penaten. What makes Penaten so great and brag-worthy? Well, for starters it doesn't have a strong smell. I know my Desitin had such a strong smell, and when i would apply it, my babies would cry. I didn't know if the smell or the fragrance would perhaps sting? When I used Penaten, the babies never cried. It had no fragrance or lingering smell. The one thing you want to be careful of when using Penaten is to make sure the skin is dry (air-dried) because it works like a barrier cream and keeps moisture off the skin, but if you apply to wet skin, the Penaten could hold in the moisture.
Saint Cloud, MN