Diaper Rash Prevention
Diaper rashes thrive in warm, moist places, and your baby’s diaper is a perfect breeding ground for them. Rashes typically look like sensitive, red splotches on the baby’s buttocks or genital area.
Diaper rashes typically occur because of irritation caused by stool and urine, tightly wrapped diaper and obviously the over sensitive baby skin.
Diaper rashes are tough, for both the baby and parents. The baby may experience irritation or pain in the rash area, and may cry or behave cranky. Diapering the baby may also become a challenge during such duration. While diaper rashes can easily be cured, preventing them is easier.
Here are some handy diapering habits to follow to prevent diaper rashes troubling your baby’s bottom:
• Keep the baby’s diaper dry and clean. Change immediately after you notice it getting soiled.
• Do not wrap the diaper too tightly
• Give the baby enough time without a diaper during the day.
• Clean the diaper area gently with a soft cloth and water each time you change the diaper.
• Don’t rub the skin too hard, and avoid wipes that contain alcohol.
• Use a mild soap or a soap-free cleanser to bathe the baby. Pat the skin dry. Do not scrub.
• Use a diaper rash cream containing zinc oxide each time you diaper the baby.