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About Nappy Goo®

Developed and manufactured in Melbourne, Australia, Nappy Goo is a soothing and gentle cream with mild antiseptic properties that forms a barrier to prevent, manage and treat nappy rash.

How to use Nappy Goo

Nappy Goo should be applied at every nappy change to help prevent, manage and treat nappy rash. Ensure your baby’s bottom is clean before applying a layer of Nappy Goo cream to the nappy area with each nappy change, as required. The cream does not need to be completely removed during nappy changes.

Nappy Goo ingredients

The key ingredients in Nappy Goo cream are:

  • Zinc oxide provides a soothing and protective barrier on top of the skin that protects the skin from moisture and irritants.
  • Hamamelis water, also known as witch hazel water, has gentle astringent properties that help to reduce fluid loss from the skin.
  • Melaleuca oil, also known as tea tree oil, has mild antiseptic properties.

Other ingredients in Nappy Goo cream are calcium hydroxide, oleic acid, olive oil, purified water and wool fat (lanolin).

For more information about Nappy Goo cream, see our product information.

*Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

About nappy rash

Nappy rash is irritation of the skin surrounding the ‘nappy area’. It can be quite sore and uncomfortable for your baby or toddler, especially when urine or faeces come into contact with the affected area. It is a common problem in babies and toddlers who wear nappies, but is usually not a sign of anything serious.

Signs and symptoms of nappy rash

If your baby has nappy rash, the skin under the nappy will look red and inflamed and can sometimes be spotty in appearance, particularly near the edges of the rash. The folds of the skin are not usually affected. The skin may blister and peel, leaving raw patches. Your baby may be unusually irritable or unsettled as nappy rash can be quite sore and uncomfortable, especially when urine comes into contact with the rash. If mild nappy rash is left untreated, it can develop into something more serious, such as a yeast or bacterial skin infection.

Causes of nappy rash

Nappy rash starts with an impairment of the skin’s natural barrier function from being covered by a nappy. Prolonged exposure to moisture is the main factor contributing to nappy rash. The longer the nappy is wet or dirty, the greater the risk of developing nappy rash. Factors that may contribute to the development of nappy rash, include:

  • Friction with the nappy on soft skin
  • Exposure to urine and faeces
  • Infrequent nappy changes
  • Change in diet
  • Diarrhoea
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Use of irritating cleansing agents such as soap and detergents
  • Cloth nappies and plastic pants
  • Existing skin conditions and sensitive skin

How to prevent and treat nappy rash

It is important to remember that nappy rash is a common condition and that most babies will experience nappy rash at some stage, no matter how well they are looked after. If nappy rash does occur, it can usually be treated easily and effectively, however it is always better to prevent nappy rash from developing.

A few things you can do to help prevent and treat nappy rash:

  • Apply a layer of barrier cream, such as Nappy Goo, at each nappy change to prevent moisture and irritants from reaching the skin.
  • A good quality disposable nappy will ensure the moisture is absorbed quickly and the skin is kept dry. Nappy rash is less common with disposable nappies compared with cloth nappies.
  • Frequent nappy changes to reduce the amount of time that urine and faeces are in contact with the skin. Change the nappy immediately after a poo.

A few things you can do to help prevent and treat nappy rash:

  • Reduce the use of baby wipes as these can be irritating to the skin. Use cotton wool or a soft cloth dampened with luke-warm water. If baby wipes are necessary, use good quality wipes that are free from perfume and alcohol.
  • Use a soap alternative, such as soap free bath oil or wash, to reduce further irritation to the affected area. Gently clean the skin. Avoid excessive cleaning as this can irritate the skin and make the nappy rash worse.
  • Allow baby to have as much ‘nappy free’ time as practical.
  • If the rash does not respond to treatment with Nappy Goo, see your local doctor.

For more information about nappy rash, speak to your local doctor, community pharmacist or maternal child health nurse.

*Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

FAQs

1. What is nappy rash?

Nappy rash is irritation of the skin surrounding the ‘nappy area’. It is a common problem in babies and toddlers who wear nappies, but is usually not a sign of anything serious.

2. How do I know if my child has nappy rash?

If your baby has nappy rash, the skin under the nappy will look red and inflamed and can sometimes be spotty in appearance. The skin may blister and peel, leaving raw patches. Your baby may be unusually irritable or unsettled as nappy rash can be quite sore and uncomfortable, especially when urine comes into contact with the rash.

3. How can I prevent and treat nappy rash?

The first step in both the prevention and treatment of nappy rash is to apply Nappy Goo at each nappy change to prevent moisture and irritants from reaching the skin. For more helpful tips on how to prevent and treat nappy rash, see our Nappy Rash information.

4. How does Nappy Goo treat and prevent nappy rash?

The key ingredients in Nappy Goo provide a soothing and gentle cream with mild antiseptic properties that forms a protective barrier against moisture and irritants to help prevent, manage and treat nappy rash.

5. How often should I apply Nappy Goo?

Apply a layer of Nappy Goo at each nappy change to help prevent, manage and treat nappy rash.

6. Can I use Nappy Goo on my child if they don’t have nappy rash?

Absolutely. Nappy Goo is a soothing cream that helps to prevent nappy rash from developing, and is gentle enough to apply with each nappy change.

7. When should I seek further medical advice for my child’s nappy rash?

If the rash does not respond to treatment with Nappy Goo within a few days, see your local doctor.

8. Are there other uses for Nappy Goo?

Nappy Goo can also be used by cyclists, gardeners and the elderly to help prevent chafing or rashes around the ‘underwear area’.

9. My child has sensitive skin, can I use Nappy Goo?

If your child has sensitive skin, always remember to do a patch test first on an unaffected area of skin.

10. Nappy Goo is causing irritation to the skin. What should I do?

If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult your healthcare professional.

11. What ingredients are in Nappy Goo?

Zinc oxide, hamamelis water (witch hazel water), melaleuca oil (tea tree oil), calcium hydroxide, oleic acid, olive oil, purified water, wool fat (lanolin).

12. Where is Nappy Goo made?

Nappy Goo is proudly made in Melbourne, Australia.

13. Where can I buy Nappy Goo?

Nappy Goo is available from pharmacies, baby shops and online stores. To find your nearest Nappy Goo stockist, see our Stockists page.

*Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

Nappy Goo stockists

Is your local pharmacy missing from the list below? We can send Nappy Goo to your local pharmacy, with no extra charge for freight; please ask your pharmacist to contact us.

Stockists

Online

Victoria

Tasmania

New South Wales

Queensland

Western Australia

South Australia

*Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

Contact us

For further details regarding Nappy Goo or to become a stockist, please contact us:

Telephone 03 9345 5995 Facsimile 03 9349 1261 Email

Nappy Goo® is a registered trademark of The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.

 

*Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.