Nappy rash and protection

Redness and soreness caused by nappy rash can happen fast. So it’s comforting to know that there are ways to help protect your baby. Here you will find all the information you need about nappy rash, from causes and symptoms through to protection and care.

What is nappy rash?

Nappy rash is one of the most common skin conditions – it’s also the most common skin problem in early childhood.

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What causes nappy rash?

  • The area under a nappy is a difficult environment for baby skin. A combination of excess moisture, warmth, urine and faeces and friction can all lead to nappy rash.

  • The nappy creates an enclosed area around the bottom...

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Identifying nappy rash

Nappy rash can develop quickly and appears in the area under the nappy. There are common symptoms, though the rash itself can look different from baby to baby.

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How to protect your baby against nappy rash

Firstly, make sure you change wet or soiled nappies straight away. Gently but thoroughly clean baby’s skin with mild and gentle wipes, or if you prefer, cotton wool and water.

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