Sep 8, 2023

Let’s Talk Nappy Rash

Morgan & Rima at Peachies (Guest)
Morgan & Rima at Peachies (Guest)
Let’s Talk Nappy Rash

The short answer, every child is different so shop around until you find the right fit - that includes from a skin-friendliness perspective - for your little one. Nappy rash when it is linked to nappy wearing is most often associated with:

  • Chaffing when the nappy is too tight 

  • Urine stays on the child’s skin too long. The latter could be happening because the fit isn’t right so you’re not getting full use of the absorbent pad or the nappy brand just isn’t efficient at moving liquid quickly.  

  • Frequent bowel movements or diarrhoea has a similar effect as urine staying on skin too long. 

The world-renowned Mayo Clinic notes additional causes could be:

  • Using a new product. Your baby's skin may react to a new brand of baby wipes, diapers or a detergent, bleach or fabric softener used to launder cloth diapers. Ingredients in lotions, powders and oils might add to the problem.

  • Developing a bacterial or yeast (fungal) infection. What begins as a simple infection may spread to the surrounding skin. The area covered by a diaper is at risk because it's warm and moist, making a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and yeast. These rashes can be found within the creases of the skin. And you might notice red dots scattered around the creases.

  • Introducing new foods. As babies start to eat solid foods, the content of their stool changes. This increases the likelihood of diaper rash. Changes in your baby's diet can also increase the frequency of stools, which can lead to diaper rash. Breastfed babies might develop diaper rash in response to something the mother has eaten.

  • Having sensitive skin. Babies with skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis (eczema) or seborrheic dermatitis, may be more likely to develop diaper rash. The irritated skin of atopic dermatitis is usually in areas not covered by a diaper.

  • Using antibiotics. Antibiotics can contribute to a rash by killing bacteria that keep yeast growth in check. Antibiotic use also increases the risk of diarrhoea. Breastfed babies whose mothers take antibiotics are also at increased risk of diaper rash.

About Peachies:

Peachies is the upgrade to the humble nappy. Engineered for revolutionary softness, the perfect fit and maximum performance, Peachies also saves up to 93 tonnes of CO₂ equivalent emissions per 1,000 babies per year and fundraises in support of Save the Children.

Peachies is the first nappy company in the UK to be rated 5-Stars across all categories by Mother&Baby. Certified excellent on sensitive skin, Peachies are free from nasty chemicals, dyes and fragrances. The bonus: Peachies are delivered right to your door every month.

Peachies is the next generation of nappies making a difference for parents and our world, one poo at a time. 


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