Diaper rashes almost top the list of the most common concern in babies. Whether your little one is a newborn or almost one year old, the challenge of dealing with diaper rash is still there.
And diaper rash can be so alarming and stressful for the parent. Not to mention how it will leave the baby so irritated.
So, what's a Diaper Rash?
A diaper rash is a type of skin problem among babies and infants which is a result of an irritation or an allergy from urine or stool—leaving rash or redness onto your baby's skin, particularly on the genital or bottom area.
In some cases, it can be too bad that diaper rash can cause sores, blisters, red spots, and can even get swollen once infected.
Aside from irritation due to the baby's urine and stool, there are also other contributing factors which include:
- Wet and dirty diapers
- Allergic reaction from baby products
- Diapers that are too tight for the baby
- Reaction from the Food that the mother has eaten while on a breastfeed
- Candida Infection
But don't get too worked up if your baby has diaper rash, it can be prevented and treated.
How to prevent diaper rash in 6 easy and natural ways?
There are easy and natural remedies to try at home to prevent your baby from getting diaper rash.
Here are ways you can do to help your baby prevent getting a diaper rash:
1. Make sure to change your baby's diapers often.
Leaving your baby with wet diapers can irritate. So, once the baby poop, then it's time to change the diapers. 2 hours or so is the ideal time to change your little one's diaper.
2. Choose a comfortable and good absorbent diaper for your baby.
Baby's skin is so sensitive. This is why selecting a good diaper plays a crucial role. Opt for diapers with good fitting, highly absorbent, breathable material, and soft diapers for your little one.
Pick a diaper that is soft to avoid diaper rash.
3. Before putting a new diaper, make sure the baby's bottom is totally dry
Make it a habit to keep your baby's skin dry before putting on a new diaper as it will prevent your baby from having skin rashes.
4. Dry your baby's skin with a dry and soft cloth/towel
When drying your baby's bottom, it's necessary to use a soft cloth as the baby's skin is so tender and sensitive. Just pat, avoid rubbing it onto the skin as it may lead to irritation.
5. Wash your baby's bottom with warm water
Once in a while, you can rinse your baby's skin before putting on a new diaper with warm water. Using warm water is good for the baby's sensitive area.
6. Use creams and ointment
Try using ointment which can help prevent and heal a baby's skin problem. We highly recommend the use of our Moringa Baby Ointment for your baby's delicate and sensitive skin. It is packed with natural vitamins from the super-healthy herb called Moringa. Moringa is set to provide soothing irritated skin and can help heal minor skin conditions.
Check out our Moringa Baby Ointment here.
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