What Causes Nappy Rash?

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 .

How to treat nappy rash ?

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.
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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