How do I prevent nappy rash?

If your baby gets nappy rash, you can usually treat the problem at home.

If the rash isn’t upsetting your baby, at each nappy change apply a thin layer of a barrier cream to protect their skin. Our Bottom Balm is ideal for this.

Change wet or dirty nappies as soon as possible.

Clean the whole nappy area gently but thoroughly, wiping from front to back.

Bath your baby – but avoid bathing them too regularly as this may dry out their skin.

Dry your baby gently after washing them – avoid vigorous rubbing.

Lie your baby on a towel and leave their nappy off as often & for as long as you can to let fresh air get to their skin.

Do not use talcum powder as it contains ingredients that could irritate your baby’s skin.

Nappy rash usually clears up after about three days if you follow these hygiene tips.

If the rash continues, we recommend consulting your GP.