Self-help: Managing Nappy Rash

Nappy rash can usually be managed successfully using the measures described here, which also help to prevent recurrence.

  • Change your baby’s nappies often to prevent skin irritation.

  • When changing nappies, clean the nappy area gently with water and allow it to dry thoroughly.

  • Use a barrier cream, such as zinc and castor oil cream.

  • Avoid perfumed skin products.

  • Leave your baby without a nappy as much as possible.

  • Wash fabric nappies with a nonbiological washing powder and rinse them thoroughly.

  • Use absorbent nappy liners with fabric nappies.

From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

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