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Immediate help for sore baby buttocks

Is your baby's diaper area sore and the skin around the buttocks irritated and red? Physician and founder Dr. In our blog post, Michaela Hagemann gives helpful tips on how you can help a sore baby bottom quickly and how to prevent it in the future.

Your baby's skin is particularly sensitive in the diaper area. And so it can happen - despite all care - that the delicate baby skin around the buttocks becomes red or inflamed.

Today we want to give you tips on how to prevent a sore bottom or how to treat it in an emergency.


Proper care starts with Regular diaper changing : The best way to clean the diaper area is with lukewarm water and a cloth or soft paper towel. Alternatively, you can natural almond oil use to clean the diaper area, as this gently cares for the skin at the same time. You should avoid rubbing the skin. Especially with girls you should make sure to always paint from "top to bottom". If your baby's skin is intact and healthy, it is not necessary to cream, oil or powder the skin after changing it. Because the use of too many care products can lead to the body's own protective and repair mechanisms no longer working as well.


If the skin is irritated after all, there are almost an infinite number of possible causes.

In addition to teething, it is often above all that counts food intolerance and Contact reactions to ingredients in diapers or care products to the causes. We take a closer look at the three most common reasons for an irritated diaper area and give tips for cleaning and relieving it.


A sore bottom can also affect a Intolerance to ingredients in paper/plastic diapers or cloth diapers are returned. While cloth diapers let the skin breathe, they absorb less liquid. Plastic diapers can prevent adequate ventilation, but they keep you drier. Changing the diaper manufacturer or the diaper system could already be your solution in this case.


For many children it comes first during the start of supplementary food because of the change in diet to reactions in the diaper area. Frequent swaddling and using a light one wound cream often leads to relief. But even babies who are breastfed sometimes react to foods that they have ingested through breast milk. Then try to avoid these remedies and the soreness will be over after a few days.

cosmetic products

Almost every ingredient one care product can to one contact allergy carry with your baby. These can be both natural and synthetic ingredients. It is therefore best to use it in the diaper region dermatologically tested Products without perfumes, especially without essential oils.

Tips for a sore baby bottom


If you find that your baby's bottom is irritated and reddened, the following applies: a lot of air on the skin ! Let your baby pedal half-naked as often as possible - weather permitting. This is not only fun, but also helps the delicate skin to regenerate. It can be helpful to change the diaper frequently between breaks, every two to three hours if possible. To be on the safe side, you should avoid using wet wipes, oil additives or powder when cleaning the sore area. Instead, only use plain, lukewarm water.


A lukewarm sitz bath in thin chamomile tea or marigold oil also helps to heal the skin through pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory ingredients. This is precisely why our boep baby wound cream contains chamomile and marigold from controlled organic cultivation as ingredients. As a result, our wound protection cream with zinc gently cares for the diaper area and leaves behind a bottom that is soft to the touch.

Which wound protection cream is suitable for a sore baby bottom? We recommend natural & vegan ingredients.

Note : If your care is unsuccessful and there is no improvement within two days and the redness increases or the child is in pain, seek support from your pediatrician.

Bei das boep habe ich endlich keine Angst mehr etwas falsch zu machen, die zarte Haut meiner Tochter verträgt die Produkte ganz wunderbar. Außerdem wird der natürliche Babygeruch, den wir so lieben, unterstrichen und nicht wegparfümiert. So soll es sein.

Alina Merkau, Moderatorin


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