Wet nappy rash:
Wetness rashes can occur if baby is sensitive to wet cloth or if the nappy is very wet for a long period.
- Boost the nappy to add more layers to prevent it getting so wet.See here.
- Use a fleece liner which creates a stay dry effect on the bum.
- Maizena powder rubbed on the bum is a wonderful solution and works very well and is cloth safe.
This rash is red and consists of small red bumps. Please consult a doctor to get treatment. Stop using cloth nappies and strip them and wait for the thrush to clear before moving back to cloth.
Some babies are allergic to PUL (the waterproof covers) or to fleece liners. Stop using these 2 things until the rash goes away and then reintroduce. If it comes back then this could very well be the problem. This rash usually appears where the PUL cover/fleece liner touches the skin only.
- Switch to fleece covers.
- Stop using fleece liners.
Breathable covers such as fleece and wool (as opposed to PUL) allow air to circulate better than PUL covers.
Nappy free time as much as possible.