The best way to keep nappy rashes at bay is to:
Keep the wretched things off those little bottoms as often as possible.
Even pure soap can stimulate a nappy rash.
Cornflour is a good nappy rash soother, and preventer.
It will work taken directly from the box, but is better to dry out further in a warm oven.
Make sure it is cool before applying.
There is a spice that Nature’s Home Remedies recommends, called fenugreek. This is either applied directly to the skin, as you would baby powder, or made into a fairly dry paste and put on to the irritated areas. Fenugreek is an old, well favoured protection and cure for nappy rash.
Stir 1 tablespoon of salt into 1 litre of boiling water and allow to cool.
Gently apply to the baby’s bottom, dry with a soft cloth and put on a covering of zinc oxide lotion.
This is especially effective for little ones who are very vulnerable to skin disorders.