The Trials of Nappy Irritation – Why I Protect Against the Causes of Nappy Irritation
Nappy irritation is something that all three of my children have had in varying degrees.
My eldest Reuben suffered from nappy irritation the most, whether that was because we didn’t know the best ways to protect against it yet, being new parents and all, or because he was the world’s biggest fan of fruit I’m not sure. I thought nappy ointment was something you used AFTER nappy skin appeared, not to prevent it. Silly me. By contrast, I had wised up with Toby and knew that a good dosing of nappy ointment at every nappy change essential to protect against the causes of nappy skin and provide protection for the nappy area.
With my experience in mind, I thought perhaps I could share a few of my tips with you. Obviously, it should go without saying that this is 100% what worked for me and in no way is this medical advice, if you’re at all really concerned please do get in touch with your GP – I’m not a professional, just a mama who has been through it.
My top tips for protecting against the causes of nappy irritation.
Nappy free time
I remember creating a little zone for Reuben with blankets and cushions around the perimeter so that I could keep him in the one spot. Then off came the nappy! Swoosh! Nappies can be quite damp places, so taking them off as and when you can is really important. Even after Reuben had developed nappy skin, we still kept this up while we treated it and we saw a drastic reduction in how often he had a repeat bout.