Dribble rash is typified by a red rash or sore looking skin in your baby’s neck and or chin. As in most things, prevention is better than cure and this is certainly true of dribble rash.
When your baby is teething, they will be producing more dribble than usual and as the dribble contains digestive enzymes, it can irritate your baby’s skin when it comes into contact with it. Excess dribbling will also make your baby’s clothes wet and this will result in the clothes irritating and rubbing against their neck and chest, resulting in the tell-tale sign of redness or sore looking skin.
So what can you do to prevent dribble rash?
Top of your list? Buy a dribble bib! Functional and fun, our dribble bibs offer the very best dribble protection for babies who are cutting it in the style stakes! Our bibs have been specifically made to fit around your little ones neck, ensuring the dribble can’t drip through and the fleece backing works brilliantly, to stop dribble penetrating through to their clothes and chest. It helps they look super cute too!
Use barrier creams to prevent dribble rash, these are effective, but white splodges are so last year! Better to create a barrier with a dribble bib instead!
Have a burp cloth or muslin cloth to hand as they can be a useful aid to mopping up excess drool too.
Check your baby’s clothes regularly to ensure they are not wet, if they are, you should change them as soon as you can into dry clothes. Top tip! Always ensure you have an extra set of clothes with you as you never know when you will need them. Our bandana dribble bibs offer reassurance against this happening- but we can’t help if your baby is leaking from the other end!
What can you do if your baby has developed dribble rash?
Some mums and dads are reluctant to put traditional barrier creams on their baby’s face and neck. If that sound like you, have you thought about using coconut oil? It’s a natural product and so chemical- free. It also contains anti-bacterial and anti fungal properties, both of which are important in preventing and treating things like dribble rash. What’s more, it smells great too! Top tip! You can use it for nappy rash too.
If the rash persists, or you would like further advice, you should always consult a health professional, such as your GP or Health Visitor.