50 to 60% of all babies will suffer from nappy rash at some time. Nappy rash can lead to an increased frequency of crying, changes in eating habits and sleep patterns, agitated and restless behaviour and sometimes less peeing or pooing to avoid pain1,2. Careful care when changing your baby’s nappy can help prevent nappy rash.
Use mild wipes or a warm, wet washcloth to gently cleanse your baby’s skin
Keep your baby’s skin as dry as possible
Apply a thick layer of zinc oxide barrier ointment to the entire nappy area at each nappy change.
1. Atherton D, et al. RCM Midwives. 2004;7:288-290.
2. Jordan W, et al. Pediatr Dermatol. 1986;3:198-207.
Changing Your Baby’s Nappy
A new mum’s guide to what will become a very familiar ritual.