Guide to Nappy Rash
Identify, prevent and treat nappy rash with this helpful guide from desitin.
50 to 60% of all babies will suffer from nappy rash at some time.
Nappy rash can lead to an increased frequency of crying, changes in eating habits and sleep patterns, agitated and restless
behaviour and sometimes less peeing or pooing to avoid pain1,2. Careful care when changing your baby’s nappy can help prevent
What causes nappy rash
- Urine & Faeces
- Closed environment
What are the symptoms of nappy rash?
How to treat nappy rash
Follow these three steps to treating nappy rash;
- Cleanse your baby's skin with mild wipes or a warm, wet washcloth.
- Keep your baby's skin as dry as possible.
- Apply a thick layer of zinc oxide barrier ointment like DESITIN® Nappy Rash Ointment to the entire nappy area at each nappy change.
How to prevent nappy rash
- Be careful not to apply your baby’s nappy too tightly
- Let your baby go without a nappy as much as possible
- Apply DESITIN® Nappy Rash Ointment with each nappy change
- Change your baby’s nappy often
- Choose the right-sized nappy
1. Atherton D, et al. RCM Midwives. 2004;7:288-290.
2. Jordan W, et al. Pediatr Dermatol. 1986;3:198-207.
DESITIN® nappy rash treatments provide relief your baby can feel by creating a barrier on contact that establishes the ideal soothing, healing environment.