Fave This Week – Baby Bottom Butter!

Sorry guys, I’ve not suddenly sloshed a sprog out over night so don’t get too excited that this post is all about a product for babies! I simply have sunburn/dermatitis/some dry skin and a tattoo that has reacted to the sun a bit and Waitrose’s Baby Bottom Butter has been my life saver this week!!
 I first read about Baby Bottom Butter a few years ago, in fact; over 5 years ago! When it came out it was being praised on mother and baby forums as being the budget answer to Creme de la Mere (?!) and was sold out for MONTHS, it was literally flying off the shelves as soon as it was being unpacked. I finally got my mitts on some about a year later and meh, it was ok…. I tried it on my face but it was way too greasy for my skin, and the product itself at the time was really hard, like a balm. I couldn’t get it out of the tub very well at all, I think this first pot must have been a bad batch though. I purchased it again a few months ago and the formula seems completely different! It’s actually a lot more like butter and really easy to get out.
 As you can see the ingredients are quite minimal. This is what gave me the idea to use it on my itchy/sore skin, caused by the sun mainly this week – I swear I’m allergic to it?! Ever since we had that mini heat wave my legs have been itching off and one of my tattoo’s has bumped up something rotten (this happened the other year on another one so I’m not worried, it’s the first time this one has seen the sun) Anyway. I was at a loss, I had no products in the house that I thought would work and not irritate it, then I remembered this.
Alas it’s been great, every time I’ve felt an urge to itch I just stick this on instead. A little goes a long way and it’s making my skin so smooth. It’s soothing and smells so goooood. It costs around £3.50 I think and is so gentle yet effective it’s worth every penny. I imagine it would be really good on the face if you had really dry skin, but as mine is prone to spots it’s a little too heavy for that. Have you tried this? What do you think?


  1. Anonymous
    January 28, 2013 / 12:13 am

    Hi Terri,
    Very late to this blog (came over as recommended by BBB), but I suffer from similar itchings & rashes in the sun & it's taken me years to find out that it's an allergy to UVA. All you need to do to keep it at bay is use 5* UVA protection, eg, Boots Soltan, Wilkinson's own suncreams & Tesco's own, etc. No more itching any more, not even when the sun is shining on my skin 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    July 19, 2012 / 8:43 am

    Bottum butter is amazing for tattoo's keeps color in and the area soft and wonderful..

  3. April 2, 2012 / 6:39 pm

    My local Waitrose never has this in stock and my skin NEEDS it!

    • April 2, 2012 / 11:31 pm

      Order a case! haha

  4. April 2, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    ive been using a baby body butter and its lovely, just because they all seem to be more soft and gentle on the skin x

    • April 2, 2012 / 11:30 pm

      They're a god send, I know so many people who swear by johnsons baby oil too.

  5. April 2, 2012 / 4:24 am

    I've had a similar problem with the sun before. I always use aloe vera gel, but maybe I will see if there is a product similar to this in the states, since I don't like how sticky aloe vera gel leaves my skin.

    • April 2, 2012 / 11:30 pm

      I might try aloe vera gel I heard that was good for skin complaints too!