Nappy rash is something that all three of my children have had in varying degrees.
My eldest Reuben suffered from nappy rash the most, whether that was because we didn’t know the best ways to protect against it yet, being new parents and all, or because he was the world’s biggest fan of fruit I’m not sure. I thought nappy cream was something you used AFTER nappy rash, not to prevent it. Wally. By contrast, I had wised up with Toby and knew that a good dosing of nappy cream such as Bepanthen at every nappy change was essential to protect against the causes of nappy rash.
With my experience in mind, I thought perhaps I could share a few of my tips with you. Obviously, it should go without saying that this is 100% what worked for me and in no way is this medical advice, if you’re at all really concerned please do get in touch with your GP – I’m not a professional, just a mama who has been through it.
My top tips for protecting against the causes of nappy rash
So those are my tips. What I would say is if your little one does develop nappy rash then you shouldn’t feel guilty at all. There is a reason that it is so commonly referenced and dreaded amongst mums. The most important thing that you can do for nappy rash is protect against the causes of it, not try to treat it after the fact.
Harriet is a mama of two little boys called Reuben and Tobias and a daughter called Edith. She founded the popular parenting blog Toby & Roo in recognition that parenting can be hard and we all need some support sometimes!