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Newborn nappy rash

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Vics100pink Thu 18-May-17 15:53:36

My little one has a red bottom and it's sore, what is the best nappy rash cream to clear it up, that I put on at every change

AssassinatedBeauty Fri 19-May-17 00:03:10

Yellow metanium is very good I've found.

YokoReturns Fri 19-May-17 00:12:04

Try Canesten - most nappy rash in babies is thrush-related.

AppleYumYum Fri 19-May-17 00:30:19

My ds3 has just had horrible gastro and his bum was red raw. Someone said try using cotton wool/squares dipped in olive oil instead of wipes to clean up poo and wee, and it's all cleared up in two days!

mummy80317 Sat 20-May-17 08:23:50

Bepanthem is great, try leaving the nappy off a little bit maybe 5/10mins then apply the nappy cream. Do this until nappy rash calms down. My little one a nappy rash when he was six weeks old it looked so sore and using bepanthem and airing leaving nappy off worked great.

pipnchops Sat 20-May-17 08:49:22

We use calendula nappy rash cream as soon as DDs bum starts to look a little red and it is fine by next change. It is pricey but lasts ages and works.

FartnissEverbeans Sat 20-May-17 17:11:53

Put the nappy cream on really thick. Leave a big thick layer of it all over his bum. It should be like a layer of icing on a carrot cake grin

That's what my mum taught me and it worked for us, very quickly. We used Sudocrem.

MrsBadger Sat 20-May-17 17:15:59

Also, if you're using babywipes, stop and use plain water (or olive oil as suggested) instead.

arbrighton Sat 20-May-17 17:42:58

Just been told at antenatal class not to put olive oil on babies as it disrupts the natural barrier of the skin according to latest research.

Aquamarine1029 Sat 20-May-17 17:45:19

When my babies ever got a little red I would just wrap them in a few cotton blankets for a while instead of putting them in a nappy. That way their bottoms could breathe for a bit. It always worked to get rid of the rash.

Eeeeek2 Mon 22-May-17 23:08:53

Yellow metanium - amazing

kel1493 Mon 22-May-17 23:12:12

My lb had it when he was teething. We always use Vaseline at every nappy change. And water wipes.

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