The sensitive skin on a new baby’s bottom needs just as much TLC as the baby does!
To prevent your little one from suffering from a nappy rash, try these five simple steps.
Step 1 - Say no to fragrances, alcohol-based or astringent lotions
Pick the most simple, yet effective of formulas to avoid any possible irritations. Water also works, as does the La Roche Posay Lipikar Range, fragrance-free formulas suitable for babies.
Step 2 - Change, change, change
Yes nappies are expensive, but the only way to stop that soft, tender baby’s bottom from being exposed to dampness, is to change it often. Sitting around in a dirty nappy often ends with red, irritated skin.
Step 3 - Apply Cicaplast Baume B5 as a barrier cream
Barrier creams protect irritated skin from more trouble. La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 with its 5% panthenol and zinc formula is soothing and anti-bacterial which is a perfect combination for nappy rash.
Step 4 - Let it breathe
We have a tendency to pop a nappy on baby as soon as possible. Indeed the idea of an accident isn’t too appealing but remember that skin needs to breathe so giving little bottoms a bit of free ‘air time’ is a good idea too. For a real pampering session, why not give baby a spritz of La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water too? Hydrating, soothing and anti-inflammatory, it’s known for its healing powers and anti-irritant, and will no doubt raise a smile or two!
If a rash does happen, the main thing is to make sure it heals before any skin breaks which can lead to infection.