Nappy Rash Treatment

Nappy rash is a generalised term that covers irritation to the skin in the nappy region.  Most commonly it will cover the genital area, buttocks and folds of the thighs.

What does it look like?

If your baby has nappy rash you will know!  The skin will be red and inflamed and can often have little pimples.

What causes it?

Prolonged dampness of the skin and irritation of urine and faeces to the area.

How can you treat nappy rash?

  • Change your babies nappy regularly and do not leave them for prolonged periods with soiled nappies.
  • Let your baby's bottom have as much 'air' as possible, i.e. periods of time without a nappy on.  Leaving the nappy off for short periods during the day will dramatically help the healing process.
  • Choose a nappy rash cream that is made with natural ingredients with soothing and prevention properties.
  • Avoid wipes that irritate your baby's skin, especially ones that contain alcohol.  There are natural ones on the market or have a look at our homemade nappy wipe recipes for making your own.
  • If you are using reusable nappies wash them in mild soap and rinse well.

Is it my fault my baby has nappy rash?

Unfortunately even the most diligent nappy changing Mum may have a baby who experiences this problem.  It is very common particularly when teething, and some babies with sensitive skin are more prone then others.  Follow our top tips and you will be able to manage the nappy rash and minimize any discomfort for your baby.

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