Teething Nappy Rash: What You Need To Know

Teething nappy rash might be something you’ve heard of a lot, but it can be difficult to work out the truth from the myths. So here’s what you need to know about teething nappy rash.


Teething nappy rash


What Is Teething Nappy Rash?

Teething nappy rash isn’t actually a direct result of teething. But some parents notice that when their baby is teething, nappy rash seems to come along with it. Having said that, there are some basic reasons for nappy rash.

  • Sometimes babies can have a reaction to some products. If you notice that your little one has a sore bum, and you’ve recently changed a product in your nappy routine, this could be the cause. It could be a reaction to the material of the nappy, baby wipes, a bubble bath, soap or any other new product.
  • Your baby’s nappy could be rubbing against their skin.
  • Some medicines such as antibiotics, or illnesses can cause babies to poo more, which can lead to nappy rash.
  • The most common cause of nappy rash is simply that your little one’s skin has been in contact with urine, or faecal matter. It doesn’t matter how absorbent your baby’s nappy is, there still will be some wetness, and moisture, which can cause sore bums.


So, how does teething affect nappy rash? Some people think that teething causes diarrhoea, however there isn’t any evidence to suggest this is true. Despite this, if your little one is experiencing diarrhoea at the same time as teething, this can cause extra discomfort for your little one and could lead to nappy rash.


How To Help Teething Nappy Rash

If your little one is suffering from nappy rash, there are some things that can help.


Leave The Nappy Off

Keep your little one nappy free for as long as possible. Exposing your little one’s skin to the fresh air can help with healing.


Use A Nappy Rash Cream

A healing cream like Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream, which has been designed to help ease your baby’s nappy rash and soothe the skin. It also creates a barrier over the skin, which can help the nappy rash from getting any worse.

If your little one is experiencing symptoms of nappy rash where skin is broken and inflamed, you can use Sudosalve Nappy Rash Treatment to help to heal damages skin and prevent certain secondary infections.


Change Your Little One’s Nappy

We all try to change our baby’s nappies as soon as possible, but this becomes even more important if they have diarrhoea. Pay closer attention to your little one’s nappy, and also make note if there are any changes in their bowel habits. Wipe your baby’s bum with either plain water and cotton wool, or fragrance-free wipes. Remember to pat your little one’s bottom dry, and not to rub, especially if they’re feeling a little sore.


These tips certainly should help ease mild to moderate teething nappy rash, but if your baby is really suffering from severe nappy rash, or if the symptoms are still present after a prolonged period of time, you should consult your doctor. Severe nappy rash may need to be treated with a prescription anti-fungal or steroid cream.