Has your baby ever experienced nappy rash in either cloth or disposables?
Nappy rash is something that has been around as long as babies have been wearing nappies, and over 81% of parents surveyed to date have reported their baby experiencing nappy rash using cloth or disposable nappies. I’d love to say the simple answer is to switch to cloth, but it’s not that easy is it?
Whichever nappies you use, here are some simple solutions:
➳ We have had great success with a talc-free powder such as cornflour or tapioca starch powder to keep baby dry,
➳ Barrier creams are one of the first solutions suggested to new parents, they can be a fantastic defence against rashes but many are not kind to cloth nappy lining fabric and may lead to moisture repelling which reduces the nappy’s performance over time,
➳ If you need to use a barrier cream that leaves greasy marks on your cloth nappies, a soft disposable liner can be a great solution to protect nappy lining. We have super soft liners which are perfect for creams, check them out here: RAWr 100% Bamboo Liners 100 Pack
Suedecloth and microfleece, the standard linings on most readily available modern cloth nappies are a major culprit of nappy rash in MCN, and unfortunately many parents give up on cloth thinking that all cloth nappies cause redness and rash. If baby is suffering from nappy rash, it is important to check the lining fabric – if it is a synthetic suedecloth or microfleece fabric then try using a liner or try switching to nappies lined with something more gentle.
At RAWr reducing and avoiding the incidence of nappy rash is major consideration in the design of our nappies. We only use bamboo velour, and super stay-dry athletic wicking jersey as lining fabric, combined with a fast soaking core these linings wick wetness quickly through to let the absorbent bamboo layers do their job!
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