What can you do?
Accept the situation and wait, change nappies more frequently, allow fresh air on the bottom and, if necessary, apply cream to protect the sensitive skin in the nappy region.
Important: If your baby has digestive disturbances, you should consult your paediatrician. Even slight diarrhoea in infants and toddlers can lead to serious illnesses. Therefore, a doctor should always be consulted in the case of diarrhoea.
If the stool is watery and unpleasant smelling and bowel movement takes place several times a day (more often than usual), then it is diarrhoea and you should consult a paediatrician at the soonest. Diarrhoea should always be treated by a doctor. Only your paediatrician can determine the cause.
If your child is also vomiting, and is running a temperature, or seems in any way ill, then it is most likely gastrointestinal disorder, which occurs quite frequently in infancy and toddlerhood. It is imperative that a pardiatrician clarifies the situation.
If a child is suffering from diarrhoea and/or vomiting, large amounts of fluids and minerals (electrolytes) are lost in a short time. If these are not replaced, the child’s body can dehydrate rapidly.
The most important thing is to compensate for the loss in fluids and minerals. For this, doctors recommend “drinking solutions” (oral rehydration solutions or ORS). They are available at most drugstores.