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How to Treat & Prevent Diaper Rash

September 1, 2019


How to Treat and Prevent Diaper Rash. Ouch! Is your baby’s bottom red and sore? Say goodbye to diaper rash with these tried-and-true
remedies. You will need Diapers Diaper-rash cream Unscented
baby wipes Unscented, alcohol-free soap Washcloths A squirt bottle (optional) (optional) Cotton
balls (optional) (optional) and warm water (optional) (optional). Step 1. Most rashes happen because of moisture trapped
against skin. So the first step toward clearing one up is
to change your baby’s diaper more often – at least every two hours or so, as well as the
minute you realize that it may be wet or soiled. Disposable diapers tend to be better at keeping
rashes at bay than cloth ones. If you use cloth, but your baby’s rash-prone,
consider using disposables overnight. Step 2. Urine and poop left behind can make rashes
worse, so clean the diaper area thoroughly at every change. Use unscented wipes, without any added ingredients
that could further irritate skin, and use unscented, alcohol-free soap during baths. Sometimes a warm, damp washcloth can be less
irritating than wipes. You can also fill a squeeze bottle with warm
water, squirt some on your child’s bottom, and use cotton balls to wipe. Step 3. No matter what you wipe with, pat – don’t
rub! – your baby’s bottom. Step 4. Once your baby’s bottom is completely dry,
smooth a visible layer of rash cream with zinc oxide over the affected area. The cream will form a barrier between the
rash and the next barrage of pee or poop. Diaper your baby as usual. Don’t use baby powder or cornstarch. They can cause a yeast infection, which can
make a diaper rash worse. Step 5. If you have time, let your baby go bare-bottomed
for a while during the day on several layers of soft towels. The fresh air will help heal their rash. Step 6. Once the rash has cleared, keep a new one
from cropping up by continuing to change your baby frequently and watching what they eat. Some rashes are food-related, so watch for
connections between foods and flare-ups. Step 7. When you dress your baby, don’t use plastic
pants, which trap heat and cause a rash or make a rash worse. Now that your baby feels better, don’t you
do too? Did you know Did you know? Breastfed babies tend to have fewer diaper
rashes than formula-fed ones.

16 Comments

  • Reply Eric October 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    first coment xd

  • Reply Gabrielle Gonzalez October 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    so?

  • Reply looop29 October 9, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    lol?

  • Reply looop29 October 9, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    cotton balls lmfao! 0:24

  • Reply Grant Gamble October 10, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I just Jizzed in my pants. No, really I did.

  • Reply keniammelo October 10, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    According to my mom, back to the days when we used cloth diapers, we didn't get rash…

  • Reply AlwaysKrn212 October 12, 2009 at 3:06 am

    yay for adorable babies~! <3

  • Reply fancysnake1 December 29, 2010 at 2:04 am

    @hongyi8 that's mean

  • Reply Zinedine Russell June 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    @hongyi8 the baby is cute

  • Reply Hadra568 September 26, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Don't use zinc oxide cream with cloth diapers. it'll ruin the diapers

  • Reply Aric Guimond September 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Very helpful thank you.

  • Reply MyMommyDays December 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Yeah! I was thinking that was false about the cloth diapers! Bad info.

  • Reply ‍1marcelfilms January 9, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    such a waste….
    make a hole in the pants and place a bag under it

  • Reply Zachery B. Williams September 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    95% of all people who treat yeast infection end up more serious than as they started!
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  • Reply Maria Sandez September 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    We use baby zdravey product ( w….babyzdravey….c ) on our son, and it works great!

  • Reply Sam April 2, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    my friend goes hours and hours without changing her baby…what do I do?

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