How to Protect your Baby from Nappy Rash with Bepanthen
Hey hey and welcome. How’s it going? We are good. Well, lacking sleep but life is good on the whole. I can’t complain really. Limited sleep does make me grumpy though! L is settling in really well and I can’t imagine our lives without him now. I still can’t believe we have another child. I can’t believe I’ve done pregnancy and birth again – especially given the emetophobia.
But here we are, two children in and loving being a mum again. Today we’re talking nappy rash with Bepanthen. This post is an entry for the #BepanthenProtects Challenge, sponsored by Bepanthen. Learn more about how to protect baby’s sensitive skin here.
If you’re a parent then you’ll know that if you can protect little one from nappy rash then it’s win win. The last thing you need on top of sleepless nights, reflux and whatever else, is nappy rash. So we’ve been putting Bepanthen to the test the last couple of weeks. Before we get on with the review though, let’s take a look at a few nappy rash stats – you might be surprised!
The Ins and Outs of Nappy Rash
Newborn skin is 40% thinner compared with adult skin. It’s also a lot softer. Which is great for skin to skin snuggles but this means it’s more sensitive and easily irritated. And given the amount of times newborns fill their nappies, wee and poo can irritate the skin and cause nappy rash.
Nappy rash affects 1 in 3 babies so you’ll probably experience it at some point. It makes sense then to protect little one’s bottom from nappy rash before it takes hold. We found with B that things like teething or illness made nappy rash so much worse. He’d always have runny poo that just smelt disgusting and seemed very acidic.
In your baby’s first year, nappy rash is more common due to the frequency of poos! And yep, we’ve been changing a lot of nappies here.
What we Like About Bepanthen
We’ve been using Bepanthen for two weeks now and L’s bottom has been well protected. We’ve had no bouts of nappy rash at all. We’ve been applying a thin layer of the cream with each nappy change. The ointment feels light on my fingers, slightly oily but not at all sticky. I tend to put it on L’s bum and then use a wet wipe to clean away any excess from my fingers before securing his nappy. At the next nappy change, there is no visible sign of the cream. It doesn’t leave any residue like some other barrier creams we’ve tried in the past.
The thing I like about Bepanthen is that it can be used straight from birth which is handy given the black, tarry poos (meconium) which can be tricky to get off without using multiple wet wipes.
Because newborn skin is so sensitive, an important factor for me when considering any creams, lotions and potions is what’s in said lotion and potion. Bepanthen has no fragrance, no colourings, no preservatives and no parabens and antiseptics. All it contains is a provitamin B5 to help the skin repair its natural protective barrier.
Bepanthen comes in 30g and 100g tubes. The 30g tubes are ideal for popping into your change bag.
Have you used Bepanthen? What do you do to try and prevent nappy rash? Do you find your little one gets nappy rash when teething or poorly? Be sure to share with us your thoughts and comments below, or on social:Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!
Disclaimer: This blog post is part of Bepanthen Protects Challenge with Britmums. All thoughts and opinions are honest and our own.