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Nappy rash causes and cures
No mum likes it when their baby’s little bottom is red and inflamed. Not only does it make bathtime and change time uncomfortable for baby and difficult for mum, it affects baby’s mood, making them irritable and not their happy self.
The best way to avoid nappy rash is to understand what causes it. Here are a few common nappy rash causes and cures:
Prolonged periods of moisture
Bub’s nappy should be changed regularly to avoid long periods where the baby is wearing a wet nappy. A barrier cream can be applied to help avoid constant moisture against the skin. Try Lucas’ Papaw Ointment or a nappy rash cream. You only need to apply a thin layer and rather than apply at every nappy change you can just apply at night.
You may find that some washing detergents won’t agree with baby’s delicate skin. Try not to chop and change your washing detergent or use a mild brand.
Loose faeces, which can be caused by teething or stomach upsets can cause nappy rash due to the increased moisture in the nappy and can also exacerbate existing nappy rash. In the case of diarrhoea, be sure to change the nappy regularly. If the diarrhoea persists consult your doctor. And don’t forget to keep check on your baby’s fluid intake. Diarrhoea can cause dehydration.