Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Med­i­cal Mum -

What is it? Ac­cord­ing to mid­wife Me­gan Baker, nappy rash is a red, in­flamed, sore skin con­di­tion that al­most all ba­bies will get at some point.

What causes it? “Nappy rash is caused by the con­tact of urine and fae­ces on the baby’s skin,” says Me­gan. This can be avoided by chang­ing nap­pies fre­quently and wash­ing their bot­tom thor­oughly if they have di­ar­rhoea.

Treat­ment: Fresh air can do a world of good for nappy rash. “Al­low time each day with­out a nappy to air the in­fected area be­fore ap­ply­ing a bar­rier cream. See your GP be­fore us­ing steroid or thrush prepa­ra­tions on bub’s skin,” says Me­gan.

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