5 Tips to Help Prevent Diaper Rash

March 12, 2020

5 Tips to Help Prevent Diaper Rash

Diaper rash can be painful and irritating for your baby and  unfortunately it's pretty common.

It's hard to watch your little one be in pain, thankfully there are several ways to avoid diaper rash and hopefully put an end to diaper rash for good. 

Here are some tips to help prevent it!

1. Wash Your Hands Before and After Every Diaper Change

We all know the importance of washing our hands after we use the bathroom or before eating. But we often don't think of this when changing our baby's diaper.The ph of your baby’s skin, especially in sensitive areas, is already exposed and raw due to rash. Any further contamination from your unwashed hands could make the rash worse. 

2. Check Your Baby’s Diaper and Change It Often

We know this is obvious but it bears repeating. Even if their diapers do not appear wet or dirty, make sure you are checking them. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. Your Diapers Make a BIG Difference

Not all diapers are created equal. 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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