Recognising a nappy rash
A baby’s nappy rash is a region of irritated skin in the nappy area. It often appears as red, rough, bumpy areas of skin and can be either localised or spread out over a larger area. A nappy rash will likely cause your baby discomfort, especially if it is severe and accompanied with itchiness and pain. It is assumed that as many as one third of babies and toddlers suffer from nappy rash sometime. (Source: NHS England)
What causes nappy rash?
Most parents have had to deal with nappy rashes, as baby skin is particularly sensitive. Nappy rashes can be caused by moisture trapped for an extended period of time in the nappy area, for instance when there is too much time between diaper changes. Furthermore, poorly fitting diapers can cause or worsen a nappy rash since rubbing against your baby’s skin will irritate it. Some babies may be more susceptible to rashes than others. Just remember that the occasional nappy rash on your baby does not make you a bad parent!
Nappy rash treatment
Preventing rashes in children and babies