August 9, 2021


Nappy rash is the cause of many tears for mums and bubs alike, so try our easy tips to help avoid the dreaded discomfort it brings!

It’s painful, irritating, and can be as distressing for parents as it is for babies, but a nasty nappy rash is unfortunately incredibly common thanks to the combination of moisture and your little one’s delicate skin. The rash appears as a red, sore area that can extend onto your child’s stomach and back, with possible swelling and even broken skin. Dampness and friction are two possible causes, but what if the products you are exposing your baby to are also partially to blame?

To help your bub avoid the pain and discomfort that comes with nappy rash, we’ve put together our top five ways of preventing it that you may not have thought of!

1. Use A Nappy Made With Natural Ingredients

Look for nappies that are made with high percentages of natural and plant-based ingredients. Natural fibres are inherently breathable, and this airflow is a must in reducing the likelihood of nappy rash.

Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies are constructed with natural layers of tissue paper, cotton, and corn starch to provide a dual seal system that keeps moisture trapped away from the skin, so the nappy remains dry to the touch. They are also free of any hidden nasties, with no harsh chemicals or fragrance. With lingering moisture responsible for both causing and prolonging painful nappy rash, Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies are a no-brainer for beating nappy rash before it begins!

2. Make Nappy Free Time Where Possible

The thought of letting your bub go nappy-free might be a terrifying one, but where possible, leaving your baby on an open nappy or towel and exposing their bottom to the fresh air can do wonders for avoiding irritation.

If your bub already has a nappy rash, giving it plenty of opportunities to air will help it clear up in no time and allow you to begin a more bottom-friendly routine that will prevent it from appearing again in the future!

3. Choose Natural Baby Wipes

Wipes are an unavoidable step in the nappy-changing process but our hearts break a little when we have to use them on an already angry nappy rash. Fragrances, chemicals, and harsh fabrication can all make dryness and redness stick around for a lot longer than they need to. Take a moment to read what’s in your baby’s wipes. If you’re faced with a long ingredient list, then perhaps it’s a sign you don’t want it going near your baby’s skin.

Ecoriginals Natural Eco Baby Wipes are made from the softest bamboo fibre for a strong and gentle clean each and every time without irritation. They have 5 all-natural ingredients, including nourishing goat milk, protective manuka honey, and gentle aloe vera extract, to comfort and soothe, keeping even the most sensitive skins happy!

4. Use A Barrier Cream

A nappy rash cream is a helpful line of defence against any unwanted moisture touching your baby’s skin (you know the type of ‘moisture’ we are talking about!). Ensure you are applying a thick layer of the cream with each nappy change so that some still remain when it is time for the next one!

Unsure of what to avoid when looking for an effective and gentle barrier cream? Try to skip talcum-based products or any heavily fragranced options if possible as these can do more harm than good!

5. Change Your Child’s Nappy Frequently

More frequent nappy changes will keep your baby’s skin dry and give it a chance to heal. Whether regular nappies or nappy pants, check your child every hour to see if it is wet or soiled – if it is wet or soiled change them right away.

So if your bub is struggling with the discomfort of nappy rash, or you want to avoid the possibility of a rash appearing in the first place, try these simple tips. Happy bums = happy mums!

Have you got a top tip for avoiding nappy rash? Share it in the comments!

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  • Ooh, I don’t miss this at all. We used Curash and then tried to give as much nappy-free time as possible.


  • Handy tips for a new parent


  • Done all listed but unfortunately it happens. I tend to take nappy off and have ‘nudie’ time.


  • Nappy free time helps a lot and frequent changes.


  • I used to give my boys as much free nappy time as possible. If they did end up with nappy rash I’d use a thick layer of Vaseline which would help protect that area. Happy to say it didn’t happen too often


  • My son used to do explosive poos so frequently that it didn’t matter that I changed him straight away, he’d still get rashes. I found paw paw cream to be only thing that helped.


  • Great article, especially for those new mums. I found nappy free time and barrier cream a life saver when my daughter was younger.


  • I found with my little ones it was all trial and error what worked for one don’t necessarily work for the other. They both had different skin.


  • I like to avoid fruits like kiwi fruit and strawberry – highly acidic!!!


  • I do all these things but it does happen sometimes!! I think no matter what but it will still happen


  • The key is to keep the bottom clean and dry. Might sound odd but use a piece of carton to fan for a couple minutes after a change to Completely dry bottom and only then put on a nappy. Works a treat


  • These are handy tips to have.
    My babies always had such chronic nappy rash. The only cream that helped us was Daktozin – it’s amazing


  • Good tips but a bit biased maybe?


  • Thankfully this is not something I really had to worry about.


  • Great tips. And be sure your child is not allergic to your nappy rash cream…that was our problem


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