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My daughter has bad nappy rash.

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mummyloveslucy Mon 29-Aug-11 21:29:54

Hi, to cut a long story short, my daughter has severe nappy rash due to a movicol programme and her not telling me she'd had an accident.

She now has a very sore bum and is refusing (even more than usual) to be cleaned. She also refuses to do it herself.

What would be the best thing to use to clean her? Wipes are quite harsh I find, but we're going out tomorrow, so I'll need something portable. Also, is it best to use sudo cream or more of a barrier cream like bepanthen?


thisisyesterday Mon 29-Aug-11 21:37:24

if the wipes are too harsh for her then how about using re-usable wipes?
we just use some flannels from poundland. if you're in a toilet with a sink then just run them under the warm tap, otherwise take them pre-wetted in a sealable bag. you can also add a little teatree or lavender oil to add a bit of scent if you prefer.

i always found that good old zinc and castor oil, or vaseline was best!

hellymelly Mon 29-Aug-11 21:44:16

Well wet cotton wool is best on nappy rash,so could you pop some into a tupperware box and use the box for water dipping while you are out? Dab rather than wipe,and the only thing that worked on my newborns truly terrible rash (so bad the GP thought it was a blood filled birthmark) was Weleda nappy cream.All the others,even the one from the gP,made it worse.

Tigresswoods Mon 29-Aug-11 21:55:32

Get some of that yellow cream beginning with "M" it's magic. Someone will be along soon who knows the actual name.

DS gets it when teething, has been a nightmare. sad

rubyrubyruby Mon 29-Aug-11 21:57:27

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hellymelly Mon 29-Aug-11 21:57:59

Its called Metanium,my GP swore by it but it made my dds rash much worse,she had a very bad reaction to it.

greengirl87 Mon 29-Aug-11 22:00:53

try leaving her nappy off for as long as possible. Fresh air works wonders. It helps to dry up the rash and is also more comfortable for your daughter as nappies cause sweating which makes the rash worse. If you dont feel comfortable leaving her nappy off, (this might sound strange) but try blowing on her bum when you change her nappy to dry it up abit.

MrsWembley Mon 29-Aug-11 22:02:46

Kamilosan is the panacea in our house. My DD has never had a rash last more than 12 hours after I start using it when one develops. And I use it too when I get sore patches under my droopy boobsblush. <Adjusts maternity bra that's way too old and stretchy> I've also used it on eczema patches. Bloody marvellousgrin

sprinkles77 Mon 29-Aug-11 22:05:27

another one for nappy off time and metanium. it is wonder stuff. Clears up DS's nappy rash in hours.

amicable Mon 29-Aug-11 22:09:17

I'd also recommend Metanium. It may also be worth a trip to GP to check it isn't thrush. My DD had awful nappy rash a while back and it was like an open sore. It didn't look anything like you'd expect baby thrush to look like, but the GP diagnosed this and lo and behold within 1 or 2 applications there was a massive improvement.

PositiveAttitude Mon 29-Aug-11 22:10:17

Egg white is brilliant too (and cheap!). Put it on the rash and allow it to dry, leaving like a shiny extra "skin". The protein in the egg white is brilliant at healing the soreness.

YoungMotherTubby Mon 29-Aug-11 22:16:29


thecaptaincrocfamily Mon 29-Aug-11 22:35:07

I take it dd is not a baby hmm so encourage her with reward chart to tell you when she has an accident/ wants to go to the toilet.
Use jay cloths which you can throw away and a dry cloth/hand towel so she is thoroughly dry. Bare bottom as much as possible in the house to allow air to it. Sudocrem worked for us.
Dd1 never had nappy rash and dd2 had it once during teething.
How old is she?

MummyNic Tue 30-Aug-11 08:56:42

ANother vote for Metanium. Use a very thin layer on it (although the world won't end if it's a thick layer) - my DS had severe nappy rash when he was 1 week old - GP prescribed it (but can be bought in any supermarket). It is amazing stuff.
DS has mild eczema and it turns out there's a link...

DrewsGirl Tue 30-Aug-11 09:24:48

I found SudoCream always the best for DS, i tried bepanthen, kamilosan and vaseline but found sudocream always cleared up the soreness by the next nappy change. Hope this helps.

I have never tried it but dont andrex do a toilet roll that is like a wet wipe? This might be less harsh have less chemicals in it. im not sure if they still od it though.

milkjetmum Tue 30-Aug-11 20:01:08

I vote Drapolene - wonderful stuff, clears up DD rash within a few nappy changes.

mummyloveslucy Wed 31-Aug-11 20:05:01

Thanks everyone! Sorry I haven't replied sooner but I'm quite bussy with my DD at the moment. She's being treted for chronic constipation and the result isn't pretty.

Thecaptaincroc- She's 6.5 and has quite complex special needs. She's never been properly potty trained, but only usually wears pull ups at night. At the moment though, she's using them during the day too, as she has no control due to her medication. This will improve soon and hopefully will be of real benefit.
We use sticker carts, sweets etc but it doesn't realy work. She is going to start bladder training after we get her constipation/ soiling problem under control.

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