Does Teething Give Your Baby Nappy Rash?
When your baby is teething, you may be expecting plenty of dribble, red cheeks and a less than agreeable demeanour, but did you know many babies can also suffer from a red, sore and sometimes inflamed bottom during bad bouts of teething?
Nappy rash, for many moms, is a key indicator that teething is underway.
Your GP and public health nurse may tell you that there are no side effects of teething – for example a high temperature, and that it is advised to seek medical advice should your baby be unwell – many moms do notice corresponding ailments, including nappy rash.
Research has shown that there is some possibility the soreness and inflammation is due to increased saliva production, which can lead to softer stools, even diarrhoea, for your teething baby.
You can help counteract this by ensuring that your baby’s nappy is changed regularly, ideally as soon as it has been dirtied. This will help to prevent your baby’s skin from being further irritated by the urine and faeces. You can also take care while changing your baby’s nappy and give a thorough but gentle clean, followed by applying a suitable barrier cream and ideally some nappy-free time too to allow air help to heal your baby’s soft skin.
As a fuss-free option, CaldeSpray for Nappy Rash is a great choice. There is no need to rub it in, so it won’t further irritate your baby’s skin – just shake and spray once or twice at each nappy change to help prevent against nappy rash. Alternatively you could sprinkle on some Caldesene Medicated Powder after each nappy change, to prevent and treat nappy rash.