Can teething cause nappy rash?

Teething, which often begins in babies around six months, can be a challenging time for both parent and baby. During this period, your baby or toddler may seem "out of sorts" and irritable with many minor symptoms commonly being blamed on the "teething phase."
Teething-induced diarrhoea can cause nappy rash. Baby cream will help!

Symptoms of teething include:

  • your baby's gum is sore and red where the tooth is coming through
  • one cheek is flushed
  • your baby is dribbling more than usual
  • they are gnawing and chewing on things a lot
  • they are more fretful than usual

Teething does not directly cause a nappy or diaper rash. However, nappy rash can be caused by your baby’s skin coming into contact with stool and wee in their diaper or nappy. If your baby is suffering from teething-induced diarrhea, this may increase the likelihood of their suffering from a nappy or diaper rash.

Teething doesn't cause nappy rash, but can be related to it, so it's best to regurarly use baby bottom cream.

Protect your teething baby against nappy rash causes with barrier ointment for babies:

  • Make sure your baby's nappy is changed as soon as possible after it's been soiled, and use a nappy ointment during each change. Use Bepanthen Baby to soothe, protect and care for your baby's delicate skin.
  • Don't forget to change your baby's nappy five to seven times a day, and applying a nappy ointment every time. Bepanthen Baby’s low friction formulation is proven to be gentle to your baby’s skin during application2. This protects your baby’s skin from further irritation. It is also important to let your baby have some nappy-free time, so that baby's bottom can air out.

Teething may make your baby uncomfortable, so it’s important they don’t get nappy rash as well.

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Help to make them feel better while teething: 

  • Giving your baby chilled or frozen items to chew on, such as pacifiers, frozen food, or teething rings, can help soothe their sore gums.
  • You can also talk to your local health care professional for further advice on pain relief.