What Causes Nappy Rash?
Nappy rash is usually limited to the area covered by the nappy and is caused by irritants such as urine and faeces coming into repeated contact with the skin. Infants can pass urine frequently, day and night and although you should change nappies often, this isn’t possible every single time.
Your baby’s skin development is still not complete at birth, which may make it delicate and sensitive to irritants. Combine this with the fact that urine and faeces are held in contact with the skin within the nappy until it is changed, and you can see why nappy rash occurs. While frequent nappy changes help to prevent nappy rash from occurring, there are times when your baby might be more vulnerable to nappy rash.
• Taking medicines
• Tummy upset
• A change of diet (particularly during weaning)
Bepanthen Ointment – Protection from nappy rash
Bepanthen Ointment offers protection from nappy rash by aiding natural skin recovery by forming a long lasting, breathable transparent layer, helping to protect your baby’s skin from the causes of nappy rash. Bepanthen Ointment contains pro-vitamin B5 which gently aids natural skin recovery, while keeping skin soft, smooth and moisturised.