In 19th century, the use of diaper was introduced to the public. Mothers learned to use cotton cloth and fastener or clip to hold it. Later on, people started using disposable diapers because it is a lot more convenient and effectively useful than the cloth diaper. However, these advantages comes along with a fact that if you carelessly use diaper, or if your baby’s skin is too sensitive for the diaper, it could cause red bumpy rashes calles the diaper rash. How can we treat these? And what can we do to avoid these rashes? Let’s find out.
How to cure baby’s diaper rash
•Use only water when you wash your baby’s bottom to avoid further skin irritation. You can use mild cleanser if recommended by your pedia.
•Be mindful in using baby wipes or wet wipes. Some of the wipes contain chemicals which might further damage your baby’s skin. Opt for unscented wipes or you can simply use cotton balls with water for alternative as well.
•Don’t leave baby on diaper if the diaper is heavily wet or poopy already. This might cause infection to the baby’s skin and add on to the rash. Always check if baby’s diaper is dry or dirty.
•Use baby powder. Keep it away from his face though because talc might cause breathing problems especially to newborns. The use of baby powder is that it shields the baby’s skin from wetness and dirt.
•Use ointment or creams that are specially made for baby’s diaper rash. You can ask for your doctor’s recommendations for this. It might give your baby faster healing process and more effective treatment for the rash.
Aside from the possible solutions to help you with your baby’s diaper rash, you also need to make sure you can prevent these painful rashes from appearing into your baby’s skin.
How to prevent your baby from having rashes
•When changing your baby’s diaper, always make sure to wash your hands before and after.
•Give some time to let your baby be diaper-free especially when he is a little bit older already.
•If your baby has allergies or sensitivity problems, make sure you use diapers that has cloth-like covers and breatheable surface. Find the brand he is well-suited and more comfortable with.
•When you wash your baby’s bottom, be sure not to rub his skin too much especially when he is starting to have redness in the area that is oftenly exposed to wet diapers.
Diaper rash could sometimes be painful and stingy to the baby’s skin. But don’t worry too much as these rashes could heal through time even without remedies and proper cure. However, being in pain is the least thing we would want for our child so might as well try to prevent it before it occurs.