Diaper rash is one of the most common problems during infancy (and until a child is out of diapers). It causes great discomfort (or even pain) in babies, which in turn may cause distress in an uninformed parent. Luckily, it’s easy to deal with! There are two approaches to taking care of diaper rash: prevention and treatment. This article will cover the essentials of each to ensure you know what to do when your baby gets diaper rash and how to prevent it from reoccurring.
Diaper rash is not a random, unnatural occurrence – it has a direct cause. You can therefore take certain precautions to protect your baby from diaper rash and reduce the likelihood of it flaring up. There are three main precautions: regularly changing your baby’s diaper, gently (but thoroughly) drying your baby’s bottom area after each wash, and making sure the diaper is not too tight. Changing your baby’s diaper regularly reduces the skin’s contact with urine and faecal matter, which in turn will safeguard your baby’s bottom against associated irritants. By gently drying your baby’s bottom after a wash (gently pat down with a soft towel and let them air-dry a little bit), you can prevent moisture from building up in the diaper, which can cause rash-inducing bacteria to flourish. Finally, loosening up your baby’s diaper will improve air flow, keeping the bottom dryer for longer.
Even if you were meticulous in doing everything mentioned above, it’s still possible for your baby to develop diaper rash. This is nothing to be concerned about, because diaper rash is easy to treat. The product we recommend for this is Baby Sebamed Diaper Rash Cream. This pH 5.5 ointment will provide near-immediate relief from diaper rash while also soothing and protecting the skin, reducing further irritation and allowing the skin to heal. The special Wheat Bran Extract formula will keep protecting your baby’s skin even after you’ve changed their diaper. Apply a small amount after each diaper change for the best results.
If the diaper rash persists or gets worse, it is advisable to contact your GP.
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