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BABY'S FIRST YEAR
CHANGE YOUR BABY'S
NAPPY OFTEN WHEN
THE RASH IS BAD - MAYBE
UP TO 12 TIMES A DAY
Ty p e o f cry
Ty p e o f cr y
May stop feeding and cry out.
O t h e r sy m p to m s
If you try to lie her down and she starts
squirming around and grimacing along with
the crying, your baby may have wind. She
may draw her legs into her chest, too.
The wind will make her feel full so she
won't want to drink any more and will
behave like she is very uncomfortable.
show pain by
or dead silence.
Being very astute
your newborn will
teach you when
their cry isn't just
Po ss ib le ca u s es
Wind is air in your baby's tummy, which
she can take in while she is drinking her
milk or she may gulp in air when she is
crying. It can happen if your baby is
lying down while feeding from a bottle
and is less common with breastfed
babies as they tend to be more upright
and can control their milk intake.
Wh at yo u ca n do
Reduce the chance of her swallowing
air by keeping her upright and make
or hunger. But if
sure the bottle is tilted enough for the
milk to completely cover the teat hole.
you are in doubt,
You need to make sure you wind her
call the doctor.'
by waiting for a break during her feed,
while you change over breasts, perhaps,
or when she's come away from the bottle
naturally. Once she's finished, wind her again
so the build-up air will be let out, and she
won't get tummy pain or feel uncomfortable.
down to tiredness
When they are wet or do a poo in their nappy
they may start crying as it stings their skin.
Oth er sy mp tom s
A nappy rash is red and will show up in areas
where it is most moist and the nappy has
been touching the skin too long.
Poss ib le cau se s
Their wee or poo has turned into ammonia,
which causes the skin irritation when the
nappy hasn't been changed for a while.
The time length of necessary nappy
changes can vary between babies as some
have more sensitive skin than others.
A fungal infection can also cause nappy
rash due to dampness on the skin, and
eczema can make nappy rash more severe.
Wh at you can do
For ordinary nappy rash the best thing you
can do is give your baby's skin some air, so
leave the nappy off for an hour a few times
a day. Change your baby's nappy
often when the rash is bad
- maybe up to 12 times a day
if he needs it - and make
The number one rule
sure his skin is totally dry
for the treatment of
after each change.
nappy rash is to act at the
Use warm water and baby
first sign of redness
soap if required to clean
but do not expect
your baby, but avoid baby
wipes as the chemicals can
make nappy rash worse.
Protect your baby's skin by using
a barrier cream after each change. If the
symptoms don't clear up, speak to your
health visitor or GP.
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