Change nappies often - It's vital to stop stale wee being in contact with baby’s delicate skin, so try to change disposable nappies frequently. If you're using terry nappies you could also try using a disposable liner to help protect your baby's skin.
Give skin a chance – Try not to use plastic pants or tight clothes as they stop the area breathing.
Use a protective ointment - Coat your baby's bottom with a thin layer of protective ointment like Bepanthen every time you change a nappy - and especially at bedtime. This moisturising, breathable ointment reinforces the skin’s natural barrier and helps stop the irritating chemicals in wee and poo from penetrating.
Loosen the nappy - Absorbent disposable nappies can keep skin dry-but if you use them, make sure they're loose enough for air to circulate.
Let baby's skin breathe – It's good to be free! Let your baby kick his little legs and go nappy-free as much as possible, just make sure the room's warm and there's a towel or nappy mat for any little leaks!
Wash carefully – If you're using terry nappies, a great tip is to always wash them with non-biological products, because it helps to prevent irritation. Put them on a boil wash too, to beat the bugs.
Everyday care - Most nappy rash products are designed to treat infected nappy rash (which only affects 30 per cent of cases) and these products can contain ingredients and antiseptics which aren't suitable for everyday use on a baby's delicate skin. Bepanthen knows that gentle is best, so for everyday protection from the causes of nappy rash, use a gentle ointment designed for delicate skin such as Bepanthen.
Clean the area thoroughly - Whenever you change baby's nappy, make sure the whole area is cleaned and then allowed to dry completely.