The main cause of nappy rash is wetness and dampness in the nappy area .
Due to increased frequency of passage of urine and stool by the baby this area is continuously wet and leaves a lot of moisture even if you are using a highly absorbent nappy.
The babys skin is very delicate and this moisture irritates the skin . You need to frequently change the nappy . The baby should not be left in a soiled nappy for long. Babies with very sensitive also tend to have frequent nappy rashes .
The rash should subside within three or four days if you follow these simple ways. It’s unlikely to bother you and your baby much.
1- Always change the nappy frequently and keep the baby clean and dry by not leaving her in a dirty nappy.
2- Always use fragrance-free and alcohol-free baby wipes (check the label) or a mild, moisturizing soap. If nothing is available rinse the bottom with plain water and pat it dry.
3- Try to give the baby long hours of nappy free time, it allows the air to circulate and it aids in healing .Make the baby lie on a clean towel in a warm room. If your baby is old enough to move around, put her down in a room with an easy-to-clean floor.
4- Take a small amount of coconut oil, barrier cream or ointment before applying a clean nappy This acts as a protective layer between baby’s skin and any moisture.
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