I have a 4 week old baby girl and she recently developed a nappy rash. Around her bottom it is really red and especially today she hasn't been able to sleep well. Usually she sleeps well during the day and night (as in for at least 3 hours), but today she's been sleeping for maximum 1/2 hr.
I have tried an ointment called bepanthen, but I don't know if this is good. Has anyone used this ointment? Does it really work?
My mum suggested I use baby powder, but a midwife at the hospital told me not to use it as it makes it worse or something.
Can anyone suggest to me what I should do?
Is there any fast treatment?
Also, when you change the nappy, does everyone wipe their baby with a wet cotton pad? My baby produces wet and dirty nappies so often during the day. I'm wondering if me wiping her bottom so many times during the day is making it worse, but I have no idea how else I can clean her up.
Could anyone help me here??