Monday, May 14, 2012

Bag Balm

Bag Balm is an ointment that was developed in Vermont in 1899 to soften cows udders. Farmers found that the little cuts and nicks on their hands healed faster when they were applying Bag Balm to the livestock. Since then, hundreds of non-bovine uses have been found for the concoction.

Saturday night, my wife and I were sitting for our 6 month old grand nephew while mom and dad had dinner and a movie. He had contracted a severe case of diaper rash (day care center dropped the ball on diaper changes). While mom had cleared up the worst of it, he was still tender in his nether regions. We made liberal applications of Bag Balm to his butt at every diaper change, and on Sunday, it was gone. Wonderful stuff!


Old NFO said...

LOL, yet ANOTHER use for it! Now the question is, did you tell mommy??? :-)

Hairball said...

back when I was biking a lot, I used it on all those uhhh, sensitive areas. Worked great! Also used it on our kids when they were small.