There are many causes of nappy rash. It is unlikely that it is linked directly to the nappy you use. Consider whether any of the following causes might apply to your baby.
- Your baby's skin has been in contact with wee or poo (stools) for a long time with the nappy rubbing against your baby's skin.
- The skin may not have been cleaned thoroughly. It is easy to miss dirt, hiding in the folds of your baby's skin.
- Your baby has recently been taking antibiotics
- Your baby has been unwell / teething
If your baby does have nappy rash there may be red patches on your baby's bottom, or the whole area may be red. Their skin may look sore and feel hot to touch, and there may be spots, pimples or blisters.
Most babies with mild nappy rash don't feel sore, but if the rash is severe your baby may feel uncomfortable and be distressed.