Diaper rash – Do’s and Don’ts

Causes :

Diaper rash is unpleasant, painful but common skin rash on your baby’s bottom especially in infants. It thrives in warm, moist environments and the rash may cause the skin to be scaly, bumpy and red. These rashes can look like red splotches on your baby’s bottom, or red scales in the genital area.

It can be caused by a variety of things, Moisture, friction, soiled diapers, yeast infection are many of a few reasons for common diaper rash including skin infection, and allergies. The most common reason for diaper rash is diaper’s prolonged wetness so keep the diaper area clean and dry. most babies will develop diaper rash at some point, Diaper rash is extremely common, and luckily it’s fairly easy to treat.

you can help prevent it by selecting good soft ,wetness indicator and comfortable diaper. Basically diapers cause diaper rash, it’s that simple? But many of us have a myth that wipes cause a rash. but the diaper alone itself is not the cause, it is all of the above. Having a diaper rash is a normal part of being a baby. There are many ways you can limit the amount of rash.

Prevention:

A few simple remedies can help to decrease the chances of developing a diaper rash. The less time your baby’s bottom is trapped in a wet diaper, the less likely she’ll be to get diaper rash. Alleviate extra moisture before putting diaper, after each diaper change, air dry or gentle pat dry baby’s skin with a clean towel. Never scrub while cleaning, Scrubbing can further irritate the skin.

Thumb rule – Change diaper every 2-3 hours for infant and soiled diaper immediately. Choose diaper brand wisely, before finalizing please give them a try and go with a more comfortable brand for your little one’s sensitive skin. Few pointers to remember before finalizing the brand few pointers to be considered are right size, wetness indicator, air channels, softness, umbilical cord notch for newborn, Flexible waistband, ,Magic Gel,Extra absorb channels.

Ensure your wipes are stored properly at room temperature with the lid or seal tightly secured and out of baby’s reach. Careful care when changing your baby’s diaper can help prevent diaper rash.Keep moving with diaper sizes as your little one is growing, Don’t over tighten diapers. Tight diapers can also cause itching, irritation at the waist or thighs.

It prevents airflow into the diaper area, which sets up a moist environment favorable to diaper rashes. Be sure to wash your hands after each diaper change session.

Remedies :

Always use alcohol and fragrance free wipes for babies or wet washcloth or rinse skin with warm water to gently cleanse baby’s skin for each diaper change session. If the rash is severe, use a squirt bottle to cleanse without rubbing But be gentle do not scrub the skin.  Some babies skin is more prone to rash, If needed apply a layer of safe yet effective zinc oxide based diaper rash cream on the entire diaper area at each diaper change.

If your baby has more sensitive skin and needs daily ointment you can choose petroleum based ointment. And Don’t put on the diaper too tight. better air circulation speeds healing.

You can use baby moisturizer on a regular basis, It will ensure the protective barrier of babies skin remains intact, protected from germs, hydrated, clean and a little rash cream may very well be what baby’s skin needs.If the problem still persists, you should immediately contact a doctor.

Myths :

No diaper – It causes rash : Clean your baby’s diaper area well at each diaper change. Remember to pat her skin dry don’t rub.Let the diaper area air-dry fully before putting on a fresh diaper. No wipes – It causes rash : It’s a big myth diaper Rashes are caused due to using wipes but always choose alcohol, fragrance free wipes for babies. The fact is unchanged diapers over a long time causes rashes.

Most babies will suffer from diaper rash at some time. Diaper rash can lead to changes in eating habits, sleep patterns and restless behavior. Not the list all rash on baby bump are not diaper rash. Please consider checking your doctor if needed.

I hope these tips have helped ease any questions or concerns you have.Sometimes diaper rash needs extra care and Moreover gentle but thorough cleansing nothing else!!

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