Diaper rash can be painful for your baby and you. It's tough to see your baby's skin red, pink, and...
Diaper rash can be painful for your baby and you. It's tough to see your baby's skin red, pink, and rashy, and even worse to deal with the cranky baby syndrome that usually comes with diaper rash. The best way to deal is to avoid diaper rash altogether. Diaper rash is usually caused by urine or stools touching your baby's skin for prolonged periods. You can avoid this by changing your baby frequently and by using non-irritating baby wipes. If you're at home, and not on the run, the best baby wipes to use are plain old baby washcloths dipped in water. You don't need real wipes, and most contain chemicals and fragrances. Other tips for avoiding diaper rash: Get naked! (Your baby not you). Allow your baby to lay on the floor, on her tummy, on a blanket after diaper changes. Air drying is great for your baby's skin. Switch diapers. In my experience, some diapers cause more issues than others. For example, once my son had diaper rash, even though we changed him frequently. Our pediatrician told us to switch diapers. We did and the rash stopped. Some of my mama pals note that cloth diapers seem to result in more diaper rashes, but if you change your baby often, it shouldn't be an issue. Use a diaper rash cream. You can use a basic thin layer of petroleum jelly or an actual diaper cream - I like Erbaviva’s Organic Diaper Cream. Talk to your pediatrician. If a rash stays and stays no matter what you do, it could be more than a typical diaper rash. Sometimes a diaper rash is caused by a fungal infection, in which case your baby's doc will probably prescribe a cream.

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