Since Freddie was very little, we have always used Bepanthen as part of his nappy change routine. It’s an essential part of my Mum kit (along with the digital thermometer, tweezers, stash of chocolate and wipes!) and it’s something I’ve relied on since both my boys were babies.
Bepanthen, for those not in the know, is an ointment in the form of a cream that can help to protect your baby’s delicate skin from irritation that can cause nappy rash. It’s clinically proven that the transparent, breathable layer can help protect their skin. It’s kind-to-skin formula doesn’t have any fragrances, no colours, no preservatives, no parabens and no antiseptics but it does contain Provitamin B5 to help skin repair it’s natural protective barrier.
When it comes to changing Freddie’s nappies, I have always used our changing table in his bedroom and have the essentials to hand to help me out; these include nappy, tube of Bepanthen, nappy bag, wipes and a toy or book to entertain him with. When Freddie was a baby, nappy changes were much easier to cope with. These days, wrestling a fifteen month toddler whilst changing his nappy are much more of a challenge.
Whilst Bepanthen isn’t about preventing, treating or curing nappy rash, it’s a product that helps me care for Freddie’s delicate skin and protect it from the causes of nappy rash (teething I am talking about you!) When Freddie is teething, his nappies are disgusting so it is no wonder that his little bottom suffers. I always try and change his nappy as soon as I notice he’s soiled the nappy but sometimes you can’t always change it straight away (when travelling for example) so nappy rash can occur by a tight nappy with poor air circulation and an upset tummy.
Nappy Changing Tips
- Be Prepared – always carry a spare nappy, tube of Bepanthen, changing mat and spare clothes around with you when you leave your house. You know something will happen if you don’t (or is that just me!)
- Nappy Changing Stations – when Freddie was younger, we had several nappy changing stations around the house; one in the lounge, one in our bedroom where he slept and one on his changing table. This meant we always had supplies to hand and didn’t need to go upstairs or disturb his big brother who sleeps in the room with his changing table in.
- Check the nappy twice – a secure nappy isn’t necessarily tight. Make sure baby’s nappy is secure by checking the tabs on the front, pulling out any frilly bits and making sure they can move around comfortably in it. A too tight nappy can help nappy rash occur.
We will continue to use Bepanthen regularly and we’re confident that it is helping protect our little Freddie’s bottom from the causes of nappy rash.
Disclosure: This post is an entry for the #BepanthenProtects Challenge, sponsored by Bepanthen. Learn more about how to protect baby’s sensitive skin on https://www.bepanthen.co.uk