What is nappy rash?

Nappy rash is an irritation of the skin anywhere usually covered by a nappy, while it might be a little sore for your baby, the good news is that it’s not usually serious.

Babies can be more susceptible during teething, when changing from breast to bottle feeding or when starting on solid foods. To find out more about what causes nappy rash, visit our nappy rash hub.

I’m a new mum, what do I need to know about nappy rash?

Visit our nappy rash hub to find out more about the condition and how to prevent it.

What are the best ways to prevent nappy rash?

You can read about preventing nappy rash on our nappy rash hub.

My baby has nappy rash, should I use Sudocrem Care & Protect to treat it?

We recommend using Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream to treat nappy rash and Sudocrem Care & Protect to help prevent it.

How many wet and dirty nappies should my baby have?

Some babies can poo whenever they feed and others, especially if you are breastfeeding, might go for several days without a poo; both situations are completely normal.

In the first 48 hours after your baby has been born, he or she should produce around three or four wet nappies. After day five, this should increase noticeably to around six wet nappies every 24 hours. Speak to your midwife or your GP if your baby has gone for more than 12 hours without producing a wet nappy.

How do I apply Sudocrem Care & Protect?

Using clean and dry hands apply to clean, dry skin and gently spread the barrier cream evenly to form a thin protective layer. Sudocrem Care & Protect is easy to apply because it spreads effortlessly without causing undue stress to baby skin. Use at every nappy change to give your baby’s skin the best defence against

Can I use Sudocrem Care & Protect every day?

Yes, it’s gentle enough to use at every nappy change.

Which Sudocrem product should I choose?

Sudocrem Care & Protect helps to protect your baby’s skin from the causes of nappy rash. It’s gentle and effective enough to use everyday, at each nappy change. Because it’s just for your baby, it’s hypoallergenic and the ingredients we’ve used are all designed to do just one job: to help protect against nappy rash.

Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is licensed to treat existing nappy rash, soothing and healing sore skin. It is versatile enough to be used by the whole family on other skin conditions such as minor burns, eczema, sun burn, cuts and grazes. It contains a mild anaesthetic which can soothe the pain and irritation of some sore skin conditions as well as antiseptic to help fight infection.

To care for your baby’s skin and help prevent nappy rash, choose Sudocrem Care & Protect. If your baby develops nappy rash, choose Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream to treat it.

My baby has sensitive skin - is this product safe to use?

Sudocrem Care & Protect is certified as hypoallergenic, however if your baby has sensitive skin it’s always sensible to ask your pharmacist or GP for advice before you use a new product. You should also take a look at the full list of ingredients in case you recognise something you think your baby’s skin might react to.

Can I see a full list of ingredients?

Aqua; Paraffinum Liquidum, Lanolin, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cera Alba, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Isostearyl Lactate, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Ozokerite, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Citrus Grandis Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Pantolactone, Parfum, Ascorbic Acid, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract.

Where can I buy Sudocrem Care & Protect?

Sudocrem Care & Protect is available from independent pharmacies, major pharmacy chains, supermarkets and selected children’s department stores. Use our Where to Buy page to find your nearest store.

What’s the difference between Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream (in a grey pot) and Sudocrem Care & Protect?

Sudocrem Care & Protect is a light and gentle ointment that protects the skin from the causes of nappy rash by caring for and protecting your baby’s extra delicate skin. Sudocrem Care & Protect comes in a rectangular white box, inside the box is a soft plastic tube with an easy to use flip-top lid. Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is a medicine licensed designed to treat nappy rash and other skin problems including eczema, sunburn and cuts & grazes. It soothes and heals the skin and its classic white cream is packaged in several sized tubs.