Nappy Rash – is one of THE most common rashes your little one will get! And it will happen to most babies at some time, during the nappy wearing stage! Their little bottoms can get very red, sore and raw. In very bad cases, it can even bleed, and will be sore to the touch. So how can you help? And what products are available?
Prevention is better than cure! And using a preventative barrier cream such as Bepanthen, can really help to PREVENT nappy rash appearing in the first place! And the great thing about Bepanthen in particular, is that it will also TREAT nappy rash! We have more options to read about below, but here are some simple things that YOU can do to help also!
What can you do to help?
- Change baby’s nappy regularly to help keep the area clean.
- Leave the nappy off for periods throughout the day also.
- Make sure the nappy isn’t pulling or pinching in any areas.
- Don’t use any harsh soaps or cleansers on the area.
- Changing nappy brands sometimes might help.
- Absorption is key when it comes to choosing a nappy!
- Try not to over-wipe or rub the area. Pat it dry instead.
- A barrier cream or balm can help prevent and relieve!
So what kind of potions and lotions are available to protect little one’s bottom? We take a look at some of the options available here for your little one!
- Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment – free from fragrance, preservatives, colorants or antiseptics. Light, breathable barrier cream helps to soothe, PREVENT and TREAT nappy rash. Gentle enough to use at every nappy change! The main active ingredient is dexpanthenol, otherwise known as Pro-vitamin B5. It is available on most baby aisles and chemists for approximately €3.49 for a 30gm tube.
- Childs Farm Nappy Cream – This fragrance free nappy cream will prevent and protect little one from nappy rash. It is particularly good for little ones with extra sensitive skin, dry skin or eczema. Using mild and gentle ‘free-from’ ingredients, means this is perfect for newborns, babies and children! Available on selected supermarket and pharmacy shelves for approximately €4.99 for a 100ml tube. There is also bath washes, shampoos, suncreams and more available in the Childs Farm range.
- Sudocrem – a household name for generations of Mums, for the treatment of nappy rash, sudocrem works in 3 ways. It is an emollient to help soothe, a mild local anaesthetic to ease pain, and an antiseptic too to treat! The main active ingredient is Zinc oxide. Sudocrem is available from most major supermarkets or pharmacies for approximately €4.49 for a 125gm tub! And now also comes in a handy on the go Sudocrem Care & Protect 30g tube for approximately €5.49.
- Caldesene Medicated Powder – this is treattment in powder form that will soothe, attack harmful bacteria and form a barrier on little one’s skin. The main active ingredient is Calcium undecylenate. Available in supermarkets and chemists for approximately €3.49 for a 20gm tub. There is also a handy on the go Caldespray for nappy rash for approximately €6.95 for a 100ml bottle.
Aveeno Baby Daily Care Barrier Cream – This is an unscented gentle barrier cream that will help reduce redness and form a protective barrier around the nappy area. It contains natural collodial oatmeal and is designed to minimise the risk of allergies. It is available on selected supermarket shelves and pharmacies for approximately €6.99 for a 100ml tube. There is also wipes, moisturisers and bath washes available from the Aveeno baby range.
Burt’s Bees Diaper Ointment – this little busy bee will keep all the good moisture in and the bad moisture out! Main active ingredients of Zinc Oxide and Sweet Almond Oil, it will protect and keep little ones skin oh so soft! Plus it’s pediatrician-tested and contains no phthalates, parabens, petrolatum or SLS, so you can use it with confidence. Available from selected pharmacies for approximately €9.99 for an 85gm tube. There is bath wash, moisturuser, shampoo and more as part of the Burts Bees baby range.
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And remember – in severe cases, your G.P. may advise using a prescription cream. Do not hesitate to contact your G.P. if you are worried.
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