Nappy rash can be a right pain in the bum (no pun intended) and it’s something we’ve definitely encountered on a few occasions. Fortunately Max and Emmie have only had it a few times and once treated it disappeared within a few days. It’s all about how you prevent the rash that’s important so I thought I’d share my top tips for preventing nappy rash on the blog for you all..
Changing your babies nappy regularly can really make an impact on nappy rash prevention. The longer they sit in a dirty nappy the more likely they are to suffer with a sore bottom. I like to change Emmie’s nappy every 2-3 hours unless it’s a pooey one then it’s changed immediately.
Whilst we’re talking about nappies try not to fasten the nappy on too tight. Leaving a little room allows air to get to the skin and allows movement in the nappy which is useful when you have a baby on the move. Also try to go for super absorbent nappies too.
Give your baby bottom some much-needed air time. I tend to whip Emmie’s nappy off before bathtime for around 30 minutes. Leaving her nappy free means her skin gets some air to it. Which is another great tip if they have nappy rash as it’ll heal a lot quicker.
Use a barrier cream that helps protect your baby’s bottom. We’ve been using the Bepanthen nappy care ointment from birth and love that it’s long-lasting, breathable and is fragrance free. The ointment creates a breathable, transparent layer to gently protect against nappy rash and even has pro-vitamin B5 to keep your baby’s skin nice and soft. It has an easy to use flip top lid which is great for application when you have a wriggly baby or toddler!
and finally try to use unscented baby wipes or waterwipes which we used from newborn until both my little ones were a year old. Their skin is so new and delicate it’s best to avoid irritants such as perfume or alcohol based products.
I hope you find my tips useful and if you have any more prevention tips then please comment below as I would love to read them!