So you’re out of the baby phase and you find yourself with leftover nipple cream such as lanolin or those fancy little tubs that cost a pretty penny. What to do? Don’t toss it out just yet! Gather up your (clean!) extras and put them to good use. Here is a handy list of things to put that cream to good use!
12 Great Uses For Nipple Cream
*Can you guess number 12???*
1. Diaper rash
(If you’re cloth diapering, check what you’re using with the diaper manufacturers instructions to avoid staining or damaging your diapers!)
2. Drool-induced baby chin chafing
3. Baby neck rash
4. Lip Balm
5. Winter colds/dry air
I’m always using my lanolin sample tubes for chapstick. The best [use] I’ve found thus far though? Keeping my nostrils alive during cold season! You coat your [nostrils] with that stuff and it keeps them from getting too raw when you’re blowing your nose every two seconds!
-Kate Williams - BBCI in Algonac, MI
6. Dry Hands
Calendula Oil! Ooh la la! I use it as moisturizer and a general fixer of problems.
- Jillian Blakeman - BBCI in Fort Worth, TX
7. Soften cuticles
8. Grease a door hinge
Need a clean getaway at bedtime? That cream can help take the squeak right out.
9. Cracked heels
10. Rug Burns
(I saw this firsthand as I worked on this post - my oldest got a wicked rug burn from playing rough on the carpet and she loved putting some lanolin on it! It provided a barrier and kept it from bleeding as it healed.)
11. Cradle Cap
And the last, but definitely the most entertaining...
Wait, I thought this whole post was about being past that phase?!?
Oh, but we're not talking about breastfeeding woes here. Breast-feeders aren't the only people who experience nipple pain!
Sometimes [my husband] irritates his nipples with a cotton shirt while running, lanolin heals them right up!
- Rebekah Lewis - BBCD - North Dallas, TX
I hope this list gave you some ideas to get started using up that extra nipple cream...what will you use yours for first??
*If I missed any fabulous uses for nipple cream, drop me a comment - I bet there are more ideas to be discovered!