Soothing nappy rash

If your baby’s skin in the area covered by the nappy is sore, red and feels warm to touch your baby may have nappy rash.


You can follow the steps below to soothe nappy rash.

  1. Change your baby’s nappy every time it becomes wet or soiled
  2. It is really important to stop the chemicals in urine and faeces aggravating your baby’s delicate skin
  3. Leave the nappy off for as long as possible to let your baby’s skin get some fresh air
  4. Try to ensure that your baby’s nappy fits well and is not chafing or rubbing
  5. Avoid using any soaps, detergents or bubble bath that could be irritating your baby’s skin
  6. Ensure your baby’s skin is clean and dry before using a fresh, clean and dry nappy
  7. Use a nappy rash cream such as Sudocrem at every nappy change to soothe and protect the skin.


Sudocrem is clinically proven to help by soothing the soreness, helping the skin heal and protecting the skin from further attack by irritants or infection. You can use Sudocrem at every nappy change.

If the rash persists, speak to your doctor or health visitor.


The best treatment for nappy rash is to prevent it in the first place. You can read more about preventing nappy rash here.