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The Easiest Way to Treat Nappy Rash

You have to be so careful when treating nappy rash to avoid worsening the condition. So what's the alternative to heavy creams?
From the moment your baby is born it seems like your world revolves around nappy changes! Is he wet? Is he dry? When was the last time he pooped? It’s probably safe to say you’ve never thought about ‘wee’ and ‘poo’ so much in your life!

Some little bums are more sensitive than others, and you may find your baby suffers from nappy rash more frequently than expected. Start by changing your baby’s nappy more frequently to prevent urine and faeces from irritating your baby’s skin, ideally as soon as it has been dirtied. This will help to prevent your baby’s skin from being further irritated.

While changing your baby’s nappy, take extra care to ensure a thorough but gentle clean. It’s extremely important to be gentle with baby’s delicate skin, as rubbing too hard may cause the skin to break and to bleed, worsening the discomfort. While applying a suitable barrier cream is a traditional treatment method, 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. Add some nappy-free time too to allow air to help heal your baby’s soft skin.
If you are concerned about nappy rash, speak to your GP or public health nurse as a bad rash may become infected and need further treatment, such as a prescription strength cream or treatment for a fungal or yeast infection. 

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Editor of eumom.ie, Mairéad Cahalan is a creator of content, a lover of music, red wine and coffee, and a part-time wedding singer! Find her on Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and LinkedIn.

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