My top nappy changing tips with Bepanthen // plus giveaway

Freddie is now twelve weeks old and we are well into the swing of the regular feeds, disturbed nights and nappy changes. It’s funny as a parent, the second time around, how you can forget how frequent nappy changes can be with a newborn. However it all comes flooding back and before you know it, you can change a nappy in the dark with your eyeballs refusing to open through sleep deprivation.


Since I’ve become a Mummy, I’ve had my fair share of nappy related incidents and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. I’ve picked up some brilliant tips along the way from other parents, unfortunate incidents and rookie-style errors of judgement. Here are my top nappy changing tips, in association with Bepanthen;

  • Be Prepared; there is nothing worse than being faced with an unhappy baby, a filled nappy and no provisions to help you out. Make sure you have everything you need to hand before you go for the change.
  • Organise several nappy stations around the home for quick and easy changes throughout the day; I have a plastic crate with spare nappies, wipes, nappy bags, Bepanthen nappy care ointment and hand sanitiser in the lounge, the same in our bedroom for throughout the night and one in Freddie’s bedroom which is where our main changing table and mat is.
  • Make sure you select the right size nappy; nappy sizes are based on the weight of the baby (usually in kilograms) but bear in mind the size of your baby. Be aware that most nappy sizes overlap weights.
  • Test out nappies before you bulk buy; don’t bulk buy nappies to find out they don’t suit your baby. Buy a smaller pack when using them for the first time to ensure they are suitable and then buy in bulk if you’re happy with them.
  • Use Bepanthen nappy care ointment to help protect your baby from nappy rash; nappy rash can be caused by several things including the length of time your baby is in a wet nappy, soap, detergent or bubble bath, alcohol based baby wipes and a nappy rubbing against babies skin.
  • Always check the nappy is secure before putting on their clothes; babies wriggle and a poorly fitted nappy can cause an unhappy baby (and considerable mess!) if using disposables always check the tapes are secure and the frilly bits are outside of the nappy.


In my experience, nappy rash can escalate quickly so using a nappy care ointment such as Bepanthen can prevent it. Bepanthen is clinically proven for babies delicate skin and is free from potentially toxic ingredients that you wouldn’t want to put on your babies skin. It contains pro-vitamin B5 in it which gently aids the natural recovery of babies skin whilst keeping it soft and moisturised. Applying a thin layer of Bepanthen to your baby’s clean, dry bottom as part of their nappy change routine will help to prevent nappy rash.


Win a Bepanthen Nappy Care Gift Box

Bepanthen have offered one lucky reader of Life According to MrsShilts the chance to win a Nappy Care Gift Box. Included in the box is a £50 John Lewis Gift Voucher, 6 months supply of Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment and a Bephanthen cuddly toy (either an elephant or dragonfly).
To be in with a chance of winning the gift box, all you need to do is enter the giveaway widget below. Terms and conditions apply. The giveaway ends on Sunday 29th April 2018 at 23:59. Good luck!

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Terms and Conditions; 

  • The giveaway ends on 29/04/2018 at 23:59 
  • The prize is £50 John Lewis Gift Voucher, 6 months supply of Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment and a Bephanthen cuddly toy (either an elephant or dragonfly)
  • The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter and contacted within three days of the giveaway closing.
  • The winner has 28 days to claim their prize and provide their contact details
  • The prize will be sent to the winner directly from Bepanthen within ten working days of the prize being claimed by the winner.
  • The prize promoter is Emma Shilton, Life According to MrsShilts  
  • There is no cash alternative and prize is non-transferable 
  • UK entries only
  • The giveaway is run by Mrs Shilts in conjunction with Bepanthen.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Bepanthen. 

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  • Reply Jess

    Reassuring to read we’re doing the right thing! We have changing stations around the house and even when prepared we can have some mishaps being first time parents (I never seem to get the nappy quite high enough up babies back!)
    We’ve recently started using Bepanthen and it’s working a treat on his delicate skin.
    Love your blogs and social media posts, you’re doing a great job mommy! X

    06/04/2018 at 7:21 am
  • Reply kim neville (@kimneville2)

    Try to air them as much as possible even though can be hard with babies weeing and changing nappies regularly

    06/04/2018 at 11:53 am
  • Reply laura stewart

    would love to win please x

    06/04/2018 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Sue McCarthy

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

    06/04/2018 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply D rooney

    Fabulous prize thank you

    06/04/2018 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Codie Wright

    I’ve used Bepanthen for tattoo care for years – I’d almost forgotten its’ original use! Excited to be able to use it to prevent nappy rash instead!

    06/04/2018 at 3:28 pm
    • Reply Jennifer Bruce

      Me too for Tattoo care!

      07/04/2018 at 11:39 am
  • Reply hazel haskayne

    always a clean bottom, don’t leave nappy on for too long.

    06/04/2018 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply ruth robinson

    i make sure i change my boys nappy regularly plenty of nappy free time and use bepanthem regularly

    06/04/2018 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Solange

    Change your baby’s nappy regularly, clean them thoroughly, apply barrier cream after each nappy change and
    give your baby as much nappy-free time as possible.

    06/04/2018 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply Jade - Raising the Rings

    Lots of bare botty time! Keep the nappy off for a few minutes each day always worked for us x

    06/04/2018 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Shaun tutt

    Put some bepanthen on and that always does the trick

    06/04/2018 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Dale Dow

    for me it’s having plenty of off nappy occasions, not only does it make moving more easy but starts the chain for toilet training

    06/04/2018 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Fay

    I don’t have a baby but I would love to win for my best friend, who was ‘expecting’ her first baby yesterday!! (He’s not made an appearance yet!)

    06/04/2018 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Margaret Gallagher

    Regular changes and barrier creams – prevention is always the best

    06/04/2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Sadiyya Maryam

    Changing little ones nappy as soon as possible and not delaying it.

    07/04/2018 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Zoey P

    Give baby’s bottom more time without a diaper

    07/04/2018 at 4:32 am
  • Reply Holly king

    I use bepanthen and always have some free time with no nappy to get an airing lol.

    07/04/2018 at 7:49 am
  • Reply Rosemary Tily

    A dry liner insert in the nappy, plenty of changes and whenever warm enough time without wearing a nappy as fresh air is the best preventative for nappy rash that I know!

    07/04/2018 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Jennifer Bruce

    I use breast milk on any redness, it’s full of antibodies so works very well (appreciate not everyone can or choose to do this x)

    07/04/2018 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Kim Styles

    When I had babes in nappies i gave them lots of time lying on a towel and playing without a nappy on. regular nappy changes and regular use of barrier cream ! plus daily bathing and careful drying.

    07/04/2018 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply sam macaree

    regularly change

    07/04/2018 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply becci cleary

    I use raw egg whites – something my mum taught me

    07/04/2018 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply sarah rees

    regular changing and bepanthen

    07/04/2018 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Lorna Ledger

    Let them run free and naked before bathtime :) the air helps

    07/04/2018 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply zoe brown

    nappy free time and bepanthen

    07/04/2018 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply gemma hendry

    regular changes and bepanthen

    07/04/2018 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Nicola Farrel

    Make sure I change her regularly if it’s a little red a barrier cream usually stops of gettinv worse for us.

    07/04/2018 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Jeanette Davenport

    I always use bepanthen on my grandchildren just like I did with my own children it’s excellent :)

    08/04/2018 at 7:47 am
  • Reply S.Kerry

    My baby’s not due until August but heard great things about Bepanthen :)

    08/04/2018 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Keith Hunt

    my mom always let the air get at the skin as much as it was safe to do.

    08/04/2018 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply abigail edkins

    I try and leave the nappy off for a bit of an airing

    08/04/2018 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply Hannah Wallington

    Regular changes and creams

    08/04/2018 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Carla

    Regular Changes
    Cotton wool and water no baby wipes
    Always dry area
    Airing out
    Good barrier cream

    08/04/2018 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply lozzle77

    having nappy free time

    09/04/2018 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Kim Carberry

    Have time without a nappy and let the air get to it. x

    09/04/2018 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply tracyknixon

    Use a good barier cream and allow your little one to be nappy free several times a day to let the air get to the skin x

    09/04/2018 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply C Whitlow

    Lots of happy free time! Let it air x

    09/04/2018 at 6:42 pm
  • Reply Jo Carroll

    I’ve always found plenty of fresh air for the botty and if it’s a little sore some Sudocrem, but Bepanthen is a great barrier cream if little’un isn’t well and things start to ‘run’ away a little if you get what I mean? ;)

    09/04/2018 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Katy Malkin

    Frequent nappy changes, letting them breathe, and as little products as possible.

    09/04/2018 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Laura Scott

    I change my daughter’s nappy regularly and use bepanthen. I used it with my first daughter and she never had nappy rash once!

    09/04/2018 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Charlene Merrall

    I used a lot of sudocrem in the beginning, before I discovered bepanthen and found it a million times better!

    09/04/2018 at 9:18 pm

    regular change of nappies and barrier cream a must

    09/04/2018 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Pam Hubbard

    fab prize

    09/04/2018 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Catia Rodrigues

    I change my baby nappy regularly and I always put barrier cream.

    09/04/2018 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Natalie Crossan

    Lots of regular changes and a protective barrier x

    09/04/2018 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply leanne weir

    Regular changes and barrier creams

    09/04/2018 at 11:09 pm
  • Reply Tee Simpson

    We have lots of nappy feee time

    09/04/2018 at 11:37 pm
  • Reply Jenna Parrington

    By giving my daughter lots of nappy free time!

    10/04/2018 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Hannah Irish

    Definitely regular changes and let them air dry between changes

    10/04/2018 at 6:02 am
  • Reply Claire Glace

    Regular nappy changes and lots of warm water washing….

    10/04/2018 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Karen Barrett

    Lie baby on a towel without a nappy to allow fresh air to get to the skin

    10/04/2018 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Deborah Curwen

    Changing his nappy regularly, making sure he’s properly dry after his bath and we’ve been using Bepanthen as and when required (especially while teething)

    10/04/2018 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Maggie Coates (@Pumpkin2k9)

    Don’t leave baby in a wet or dirty nappy

    10/04/2018 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Julie

    Regular no nappy time to let skin breathe and a barrier cream like Bepanthen

    10/04/2018 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Jessica Powell

    Regular changing and trying to let them get some air!

    10/04/2018 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply melanie stirling

    By cleaning with warm water at every change and applying a barrier cream.

    11/04/2018 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Lindsey Jones

    Regular changes and barrier cream

    11/04/2018 at 7:09 am
  • Reply beccabarnessheffield

    Changing the nappy regularly and making sure they’re in the right size!

    11/04/2018 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    Bum out time n checking from time to time

    11/04/2018 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Cat S8ms

    Regular changing and a chemical free wipe

    11/04/2018 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Diane Carey

    My granddaughter is changed regularly and sometimes left with no nappy for a while for her skin to breathe. Bepanthen is used when needed. She also wears the same brand of nappies all the time

    11/04/2018 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Hannah Scudder

    Regular changing and applying a cream.

    12/04/2018 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Sinead ORourke

    If possible use cotton nappies rather than disposable ones.

    12/04/2018 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply simon tutthill

    Changing the nappy regularly always helps prevent any problems

    12/04/2018 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Leila Benhamida

    Change nappy often is the best thing and I usually use sudocream if there is any irritation.

    13/04/2018 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Helen Stratton

    Make sure she doesn’t sit in a dirty nappy for any time and clean area properly. We have recently started using the reusable wipes and they are great!

    13/04/2018 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Amie Richards

    Regular nappy changes

    14/04/2018 at 8:18 am
  • Reply hayley pemberton

    i let her have regular nappy free times

    15/04/2018 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Jessi

    No nappy time everyday, always make sure it’s dry before putting a new nappy on and change often. I also use cream as soon as it looks a little red and it’s usually gone by the next change.

    17/04/2018 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Amanda Graham

    I haven’t had any practice yet but getting some good tips for when the time comes!

    18/04/2018 at 9:52 am
  • Reply sadiewoohoo

    Changing regularly and allowing nappy free time regularly

    18/04/2018 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Lisa Wilkinson

    We let her have no nappy time as often as possible

    18/04/2018 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Kyomi Johnson

    Don’t leave the nappy on for too long and try to air as much as you can would be great to win for my little niece

    18/04/2018 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Ela

    Changing nappy regularly and use cream.

    20/04/2018 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Beesley (The Beesley Buzz)

    i used to be a fan of warm water and cotton wool in the early days and using a good quality cream like bapanthen. would love to win this for my baby nephew to get him off to a good start. x

    21/04/2018 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Emma C

    Regular changes and lots of air time

    22/04/2018 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Angela Treadway

    by putting nappy rash barrier cream everytime you change thier bum and try to let the air get to thier bum for as long as possible everyday x

    22/04/2018 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Judith Allen

    Keep baby’s skin clean and dry carefully after bathtime.

    22/04/2018 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Kerryn Johnson

    Have nappy free time

    22/04/2018 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Michelle Ferguson

    I always use cream and make sure they aren’t in their nappy all the time

    22/04/2018 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Caron Twyman

    Change nappy as soon as wet/dirty. Let bottom have some air time .

    22/04/2018 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Ana Nowell

    Nappy free time and using water and cotton wool

    22/04/2018 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Jen Oconnell

    Lots of no nappy time!

    22/04/2018 at 10:13 pm
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