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Tips For Treating Nappy Rash

13 May 2019 by Myreen Young

Babies skin is incredibly soft and delicate, making it prone to many skin troubles and rashes; the best way to keep your babies skin feeling soft, silky and blemish-free is by using natural baby products. Your babies’ skin can be prone to cradle cap, heat rash, impetigo and nappy rash amongst a whole host of other issues. In this blog, we’re going to look at some tips on how to treat one of the most common irritations that babies get, nappy rash.

What is Nappy Rash?

Nappy rash is an incredibly common irritation in babies between the ages of 9 and 12 months; however, it can also affect those who use nappies or pads throughout their life. The lack of air circulation paired with increased moisture and rubbing is the reason nappy rashes occur. It usually clears up within a few days, but if the problem is prolonged, it’s vital to visit a doctor.

How to Treat Nappy Rash

Go Nappy Free

This isn’t always possible but where you can, allow your baby to have as much nappy free time as they can. This allows the fresh air to get to the rash which helps the rash to heal.

Choose an Absorbent Nappy

Opt for a super-absorbent nappy to reduce the amount of moisture that comes into contact with your baby’s skin.

Change Nappies Frequently

The best way to prevent the nappy rash from prolonging is by changing your little one’s nappy as soon as they’ve filled it, which allows their bottom to keep clean and dry.

Don’t Secure the Nappy too Tight

One of the reasons that nappy rash occurs is due to the poor circulation, when putting on a fresh nappy don’t secure it too tight so that there is room for the air to circulate.

Baby lying on a changing mat

Use a Cream

Using a nappy rash cream creates a barrier between your babies bum and the nappy, while also helping to relieve and soothe the pain. Our Organic Baby Nappy Rash Cream contains nut butter, seed oil and aloe, making it the perfect natural cream to ease your little ones pain!

Use Fragrance-Free & Alcohol-Free Wipes

Fragrances or alcohol can irritate the rash further; therefore, fragrance and alcohol-free wipes are recommended. They’re much kinder to the skin and will help to protect the rash from getting any worse.

Have a Bath a Day

Baby wipes can only do so much; therefore, a bath a day will ensure that any bacteria lurking will be swept away. Don’t overdo the washing as bathing more than needed may cause the skin to dry out. Add an organic bath wash into the water to help protect your little one’s skin, such as our Organic Bath Wash & Shampoo which contains olive extract and rosehip oil which have been known to help relax your baby.

Baby lying on a changing mat

Don’t Use Talcum Powder

Talcum powder doesn’t help a nappy rash and isn’t recommended to use, if a baby breathes in too much powder it could lead to breathing problems.

Nappy rash is common, and by taking these steps, you are able to minimise the effects. The best way to ensure your babies skin isn’t exposed to any harmful chemicals is to use natural and organic products. All of the products we have here at Myreen Young are free of preservatives and vegan-friendly so you can be sure that what you put on yours or your babies’ skin isn’t going to harm it! Do you have any other tips for preventing or helping to heal nappy rash?