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.