How to Heal Your Baby’s Diaper Rash!Chetan Randive
Diaper rash is a common condition that causes red rashes and inflammation around the diaper area. It is frequently associated with either wet or infrequently changed diapers or excessive skin sensitivity. Diaper rashes are common in babies aged 4 to 15 months. Diaper rash can be painful in some cases. But there’s no need to be concerned! Diaper rash is easily treatable and usually goes away in a matter of days if properly cared for. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to treat diaper rashes… and even prevent them from occurring in the first place. Continue reading for more information.
Ditch the diapers
Allowing your baby some “naked time” away from diapers can aid in the healing process. This allows babies to stay dry and avoid friction, allowing their skin to breathe.
Replace diapers more frequently
Don’t allow your baby to sit in a wet or soiled diaper for a long period of time. Changing diapers frequently can help prevent or lessen the severity of diaper rash. Because yeast thrives in warm, moist environments, keeping the area dry can help to prevent rashes from these infections. Leaving diapers on for too long can increase the likelihood of poop and pee wreaking havoc on your poor baby’s bum. If your baby’s skin comes into contact with urine or stool for an extended period of time, it will become irritated and a diaper rash may form. Always change dirty diapers as soon as possible!
Don’t scrub or rub your baby clean to reduce friction on his or her bottom. Gently pat the skin with a warm washcloth or dip the baby briefly in a bath. Rather than rubbing, pat it dry with a towel. Warm water is frequently sufficient to clean pee and poop. Soaps can be harsh on a baby’s skin; if warm water is insufficient, use a non-soap cleanser (most “baby washes” fall into this category). If you want to use baby wipes, make sure they are free of dyes, scents, and alcohol.
Check the size
Check that the diaper fits properly. A diaper that is too big can irritate your baby’s bottom. If it’s too small, it traps moisture and brings pee and poop too close to the skin.
Use disposable diapers instead
Cloth diapers have many advantages, but diaper rash is not one of them. Use super-absorbent disposable diapers until the diaper rash goes away. They will keep your child dry and will also aid in the healing process.
Use calming creams
Apply diaper rash cream after each diaper change. This aids in the formation of a protective layer on the skin and prevents skin irritation caused by the baby’s stool and urine. Using zinc-rich pastes or barrier creams on the skin can help soothe and protect it from feces and other irritating substances. Apply a thin layer to protect your baby’s skin from feces or pee.
Diaper rash is a common occurrence in infants, but it does not have to be painful. Keep an eye out for rashes so you can treat them as soon as possible. Call your doctor if you have any concerns.