How-to keep nappy rash at bay
If your baby gets nappy rash, which it likely will at some point in its early years, you want to be armed with the knowledge and know-how to cure its nappy rash quickly.
Follow these steps to ensure nappy rash is a rarity for your little one:
Try to allow your baby what I call ‘free time’. This is where you allow your bub to go nappy-less. Of course, this works best in summer when you can let your baby wriggle and play on a mat outdoors and if an accident happens it’s easy to clean up and doesn’t ruin your carpet.
Where and when possible try to use lukewarm water and cotton wool to clean your baby’s bottom. This is much less irritating than using baby wipes and as baby wipes can sometimes be quite damp, it lessens the likelihood of causing nappy rash.
If possible, apply a barrier cream at each baby change. This keeps moisture away from the baby’s skin, combating the main cause of nappy rash.
Change your baby’s nappy regularly to avoid prolonged periods of wetness.
Opt for a disposable nappy that allows the moisture to be absorbed quickly. Some disposable nappies will work better then other so put a few different brands to the test and chat to other mums to see what brand worked well for them.