The Trials of Nappy Rash – Why I Protect Against the Causes of Nappy Rash
Nappy rash is something that all three of my children have had in varying degrees.
My eldest Reuben suffered from nappy rash the most, whether that was because we didn’t know the best ways to protect against it yet, being new parents and all, or because he was the world’s biggest fan of fruit I’m not sure. I thought nappy cream was something you used AFTER nappy rash, not to prevent it. Wally. By contrast, I had wised up with Toby and knew that a good dosing of nappy care such as Bepanthen® at every nappy change was essential to protect against the causes of nappy rash.
With my experience in mind, I thought perhaps I could share a few of my tips with you. Obviously, it should go without saying that this is 100% what worked for me and in no way is this medical advice, if you’re at all really concerned please do get in touch with your GP – I’m not a professional, just a mama who has been through it.
My top tips for protecting against the causes of nappy rash.
Nappy free time
I remember creating a little zone for Reuben with blankets and cushions around the perimeter so that I could keep him in the one spot. Then off came the nappy! Swoosh! Nappies can be quite damp places, so taking them off as and when you can is really important. Even after Reuben had developed nappy rash, we still kept this up while we treated it and we saw a drastic reduction in how often he had a repeat bout.