Learn about nappy rash

Babies’ skin is thinner and softer than ours, and much more sensitive. It also has a higher pH level, which can make it more sensitive to irritants. Although unpleasant for you and your baby, nappy rash is common and easy to manage with the right care, like using a nappy rash cream to help protect from the causes of nappy rash at every nappy change. If your baby has nappy rash, please don’t feel like you’ve done something wrong – it happens to all of us.

With a combination of scientific expertise and a passion for family healthcare, Bepanthen have formulated a preservative-free, fragrance-free and colourant-free baby ointment to protect your baby’s precious skin from the causes of nappy rash.

What is nappy rash? Can a cream help?

Nappy rash can occur at any time during your child’s nappy-wearing stage. Up to a third of nappy-wearing babies and toddlers can get nappy rash at any one time. It doesn't usually develop in newborns, but all babies can get nappy rash. Nappy rash can appear as red rash patches or the whole of your baby's bottom may be red and may have scattered pimples or swellings. The skin may be hot to the touch, look sore and be painful and itchy for your child.

Putting on a diaper after applying nappy cream.

The risk of nappy rash changes as your baby grows. During the first twelve months, your baby’s skin is thinner, more permeable, and has a higher pH level compared to adult skin. That’s why we’ve formulated Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment that is suitable from birth.

Remember, nappy rash is common, but there's a simple way to help to protect against the causes by using a barrier nappy cream like Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment.

If nappy rash does develop, try not to worry, as there are treatments available , please speak to your doctor for advice. Nappy rash usually clears up after about 3 days if you follow hygiene tips.

Bepanthen baby cream helps deal with nappy rash.

Causes of nappy rash

Nappy rash is caused by a baby’s delicate skin being in contact with the irritating chemicals in urine and faeces. This can be made worse by a tight nappy which both rubs and may prevent the air circulating. Bepanthen creates a barrier against the harmful effects of urine, faeces and nappies, which helps protect the skin against these causes of nappy rash.

Using nappy cream before putting on a diaper.

Remember, nappy rash is common, but there is a simple way to help to protect against the causes by using a barrier like Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment.