Green Baby Nappy Balm is a soothing, rich blend of sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, organic olive oil and beeswax – you can use as a daily barrier cream and it can be applied after each nappy change to moisturise and protect and prevent the causes of nappy rash. It will also promote healing where nappy rash has occured.
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Most babies will suffer from nappy rash as some point but simple techniques to help you keep it to a minimum include:
- Regular cleaning of the nappy area
- Use of nappy/barrier creams
- Plenty of nappy free time
Nappy rash is NOT caused by using washable nappies.
1. Clean the nappy area
Regular, proper cleaning of the nappy area is essential.
Newborns will need changing up to 7 or 8 times during the day, reducing to every 4 hours once they are a little older.
The nappy area must be thoroughly cleaned and dried at every nappy change. Some parents like to use warm water and cotton wool or a reusable cotton wipe, especially for newborns.
Other parents will use a disposable baby wipe, some of which can be flushed away. Disposable baby wipes have the advantage of already containing cleansing agents but parents do need to read the ingredients carefully as some non-organic wipes may contain chemicals that can irritate delicate skin.
An alternative is to use a cleansing cream or baby oil – apply with cotton wool and gently wipe off, making sure all traces of the cream are removed.
Before putting a clean nappy on the baby, ensure that the skin is completely dry.
2. Use a nappy cream
Ensure that you choose a natural or organic nappy cream, one that will sooth your baby’s skin without preventing it from breathing.
Always apply creams sparingly and allow to sink in and dry before replacing the nappy.
3. Nappy free time
Babies love to kick around without their nappies on and this is a great way of keeping the nappy area fresh and healthy.
Place the baby on a waterproof changing mat on the floor or the middle of the bed and allow them to kick away. You may like to tickle them, use it as opportunity for a gentle massage or place a baby gym over the baby.
Do remember never to leave you baby unattended on a bed or other high place in case they roll and fall off.
If you are worried about your baby’s health, then do seek medical advice – long running nappy rash could be a symptom of an underlying health issue.
General advice given on this site is for educational purposes only and must not be used as a replacement for qualified medical advice.