Nappy rash can be miserable for babies and parents.
Due to developments in the quality of both disposable and reusable nappies I think we probably all get off a bit more easily than years ago.
I wouldn’t say that any of my children have suffered badly with nappy rash but that is largely because I have tried to adopt a preventative approach to dealing with this.
That isn’t to say that we have escaped unscathed though and when one of them has had a bout of this it has been very distressing. Normally this has coincided with a new tooth or a change in diet.
Our preventative approach has included:
- Nappy free time
- Thorough washing and drying
- Changing nappies frequently
- Application of a barrier cream – we like the Calendula cream as it is perfect for everyday use, keeps the skin very soft and supple and smells lovely
- Avoidance of citrus fruits until at least the age of one
What are your tips for preventing nappy rash?