Of course it's not the actual sleep that can trigger nappy rash. It's the fact your baby is in one single nappy for much longer than usual, increasing the chances of their skin being in contact with urine and faeces*. Some babies sleep more than others. Some sleep for long periods and others in short bursts. Some babies soon sleep through the night, while others don't for a long time. Newborn babies may sleep from 8 to 18 hours in total. To make sure you don't wake up to any nasty surprises after a glorious sleep, why not use our Everyday Barrier Ointment on your babies' bottoms before bedtime, it'll help prevent any pesky spurts of nappy rash popping up on your baby's skin. And don't forget to keep lights dimmed when changing nappies during night so as not to wake your little one from their beauty sleep!
* Morris H, The bottom line on nappy rash, British Journal of Midwifery, September 2012, Vol 20, No 9, pages 540-543.