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Sleeping through the night can trigger nappy rash1

Sleeping through the night can trigger nappy rash1

Some babies sleep much more than others. Some sleep for long periods and others in short bursts. Some babies soon sleep through the night, while others don't for a long time. Newborn babies may sleep from 8 to 18 hours1.

By four months, they may be spending around twice as long sleeping at night as they do during the day1. Babies aged six months to a year may sleep for up to 12 hours at night.1

Long periods of sleep is one of seven nappy rash trigger times. Find out what the others are here.

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Some parents have reported an increase in nappy rash when their baby first starts sleeping through the night.2 It is unlikely to be the actual sleeping that causes nappy rash but delaying nappy changing can lead to nappy rash. This is because the baby’s skin is in contact with wee and poo for a longer period of time2.

When you change your baby at night, keep lights dimmed and everything as quiet as possible.

1. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/getting-baby-to-sleep.aspx accessed 22nd April 2016
2. Morris H, The bottom line on nappy rash, British Journal of Midwifery, September 2012, Vol 20, No 9, pages 540-543

etanium is here to help!

Treatment

for Nappy Rash

For occasions when it does strike, Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment can be used to treat nappy rash, relieving the irritation and redness.

Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is a medicine, always read the label.

 

Protection

from Nappy Rash

For daily protection, use Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment or Easy Spray Barrier Lotion at every nappy change to help protect against the irritants that can cause nappy rash.

Treatment

for Nappy Rash

For occasions when it does strike, Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment can be used to treat nappy rash, relieving the irritation and redness.

Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is a medicine, always read the label.

Protection

from Nappy Rash

For daily protection, use Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment or Easy Spray Barrier Lotion at every nappy change to help protect against the irritants that can cause nappy rash.

Treatment

for Nappy Rash

For occasions when it does strike, Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment can be used to treat nappy rash, relieving the irritation and redness.

Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is a medicine, always read the label.

Protection

from Nappy Rash

For daily protection, use Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment or Easy Spray Barrier Lotion at every nappy change to help protect against the irritants that can cause nappy rash.