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Q: I have just started using Baba+Boo nappies on my 6 month old and she has got nappy rash for the first time – I am not sure if it’s the heat (as it is quite warm at the moment), the liners (which are the biodegradable throwaway ones), or the actual material of the nappies. Can you give any advice?

A: Around 6 months little ones tend to get nappy rash a little bit more. Have you changed your little ones diet recently? As you introduce new foods you will get cases dependent on the acidity of the tasters.

I would suggest getting a organic nappy balm to ease any discomfort and remember wash with either reusable wipes or a flannel then to air baby’s bum for a completely natural remedy ;)

Posted in: Cloth Nappies 4 Comments
  • Is your baby teething? I tend to find that my LO always get nappy rash before breaking through a few teeth. Also sometimes as stated above it depends on his diet. I have also found that since sing soapnuts to wash my nappies that the incidence of nappy rash has decreased.

    You can also use egg white as a natural remedy for nappy rash. Wash the area, let it dry, then apply egg white (thin layer) and let it dry. It provides a natural protective barrier.

  • I agree with the teething suggestion. Also, if you’ve started weaning the poo has changed and is potentially more acidic. Check over her diet and other symptoms of teething (red cheeks, dribble, irritable, slight temperature, very attached etcetc) and if you are breastfeeding just put a little milk on the affected area when changing her next. :)

    Nev

  • I would suggest using a fleece liner. These wick the moisture away from you babys skin really well. And try are so simple and cheap. Just cut up an old fleecy jumper (avoiding seams etc) or a blanket. Hope that helps xx

  • My children always get rash just before teething as well, so that might be something to be on the lookout for.
    I would try a different brand of liners to see if it’s that. Also, doing an extra rinse after washing the nappies to ensure there’s no soap left on them.

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