1. Care
  2. Nappy Rash
Nappy rash is a common condition in babies, often caused by prolonged contact with urine or stools, or by rubbing or chafing. There may be red patches on your baby's bottom, or the whole area may be red. The skin may look sore and feel hot to touch, and there may be spots, pimples or blisters.

Nappy rash treatments are available from a pharmacy to treat existing nappy rash. There are also several things you can do to try to prevent your baby from getting nappy rash:
  • Use a barrier ointment at every nappy change.
  • Change wet or soiled nappies as soon as possible.
  • Clean the whole nappy area thoroughly, wiping from front to back. Use plain water or baby wipes.
  • Lie your baby on a towel and leave the nappy off for as long and as often as you can in order to let fresh air get to the skin.

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