5 Tips to Prevent Diaper Rash

March 12, 2020

5 Tips to Prevent Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is unfortunately pretty common in babies and toddlers. Here are some tips to help prevent it!

Wash Your Hands Before and After Every Diaper Change

This is extra important. The ph of your baby’s skin, especially in sensitive areas, is already exposed and raw due to rash. Any further contamination from you could result in an increase in the severity of the rash. Make sure to wash your hands!

Check Your Baby’s Diaper and Change It Often

Change your baby’s diaper often! Even if they do not appear wet or dirty. Prolonged wetness breaks down the top layer of skin, and when the ph from urine/fecal matter combines with a broken down layer of skin, rash happens. Prevent it by keeping your baby’s diaper as dry and clean and possible.

Use Plain Water and a Soft Cloth for Changes

Plain water and a soft cloth are best! Avoid any wipes with alcohol or other drying ingredients.

Make Sure Your Baby is Dry before Diapering

Before you put your baby’s fresh diaper on, make sure their bottom is completely clean and most importantly, DRY. Let them run around naked for a bit to make sure their bum is free of any moisture. This will help immensely to avoid that nasty rash!

When using disposable diapers, choose natural brands

Diapers with prints are very cute, but the rash is not. Choose a diaper free of prints, inks, pigments, dyes or colorants. Anything that could irritate your baby. Choosing a disposable diaper that is moisture-wicking and made of natural ingredients will help avoid any prolonged wetness on your baby’s precious bottom.

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