Most mothers of babies always have this constant worry of what to and not to do for diaper rash?
And, since you have landed on this post, it surely means that you are concerned about diaper rash.
Diaper rash is a part and parcel of baby care.
There is nothing to worry about it.
The only thing you need to learn is to prevent it from happening and to deal with it in a right manner if it has happened
“No one likes change but babies surely do when it comes to the diaper.”
Thanks to our Indian tradition and system, we start training our babies on toilet habits much earlier than their western counterparts.
Hence, our Indian babies get rid of diapers sooner than babies in western countries.
Anyway, until they stop using diapers, a little care could keep you away from diaper rash worry.
In this post, you will come across some very easy small tips that will give you a great convenience when it comes to saying good bye to the rashes.
Diaper Rash Treatment, Cause and Prevention
Well! First and foremost thing to do if your baby has developed diaper rash is to stop using diapers then and there.
Diapers, no doubt, provide a great amount of convenience to all the new moms but have its own little setbacks.
In this article, I am going to tell you about the following:
- What is Diaper rash?
- Why does it occur?
- How should you prevent the occurrence of Diaper Rash in your baby?
- How should you reduce Diaper Rash in your baby?
- What you SHOULD NOT DO
Oh Wait! There’s One More Thing that I’m going to give you:
So let’s start….
1. What exactly is Diaper Rash?
Diaper rash or Nappy Rash is a mild irritation that can cause your baby’s bottom area to be red and itchy
2. Why does Diaper Rash occur?
There are many reasons for Diaper Rash.
But the main reasons are:
When your child passes urine and stools, the bacteria mix and forms ammonia.
This causes an itch or a rash.
b) New Food
Acids in new foods are known to cause Diaper Rash.
Because the diaper area is almost always moist, it is easy for bacteria or yeast to grow there.
This is a major cause of Diaper Rash.
d) The Diaper itself
Your baby’s skin may be allergic to the diaper.
If your baby’s diaper rash doesn’t improve and get better within 3 days, go to a doctor.
Especially if the rash is severe, bleeds, or if your child develops a fever.
3. How to Prevent diaper rash?
- Breast-fed babies are less likely to have diaper rash.
- Change your baby’s diaper often.
- While changing the diaper, make sure you remove every trace of ammonia, by washing or wiping thoroughly as soon as he/she has defecated or passed urine.
- After washing and rinsing, air out and dry the diaper area thoroughly.
- Don’t use Plastic pants.
- Don’t reuse diapers.
4. How to Reduce diaper rash?
Remove the diaper immediately.
Dip a soft cloth in warm water and gently wipe the area.
Let the area dry completely.
Apply a diaper rash cream prescribed by your child’s doctor.
Slip on a fresh and clean diaper.
- Check the diaper every 2.5-3 hrs.
- Do not put the diaper on too tightly.
- If the rash doesn’t go for several days, change the diaper brand.
Attend to a soiled diaper immediately.
If your baby has soiled the diaper then the bacteria present in it start reacting with the baby’s sensitive skin.
This causes rashes sooner than otherwise.
Make it a practice, to change and check your baby’s diaper frequently.
In some time, you will know the routine of your new born and that will help you to understand his or her potty timings and all.
5. What you SHOULD NOT do
a) DO NOT Rub harshly with wipes
Wet wipes should always be gently rubbed on baby’s skin while cleaning.
Else, the friction and the chemical present in it lead to diaper rash.
b) DO NOT use diapers the whole day
Every day, leave your baby free without diapers for at least 3-4 hours.
This practice will help in preventing the diaper rash to a great extent.
c) DO NOT put on the diaper without moisturizing the skin
If you are not applying any moisturizer such as a cream or coconut oil, then you baby will develop rash in a few days as the diapers constantly de-moisturize the baby’s sensitive skin.
Always, moisturize your baby’s skin properly before using a diaper.
- DO NOT use cornstarch
- DO NOT use baby powder when your child has diaper rash.
- DO NOT use plastic pants.
These small tips will help you in a big way in dealing with diaper rash.
Prevention, as they say, is always better than cure.
And, it works absolutely well when it comes to diaper rash.
A healthy hygiene and parenting habit will take you a long way and make your parenting journey smoother and merrier.
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DISCLAIMER: All the above is not medical advice and it is for informative purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice and reliance of information is solely at your own risk. Kindly consult your child’s paediatrician for further details.