End the red! Here is how to treat a diaper rash!
It is hard to see our babies sad or in pain, especially if it’s because of something we try to avoid, like diaper rash. Here are a few tips that I’ve figured out with all the baby raising I’ve done!
How to Treat Diaper Rash
- Gently wipe baby clean after a dirty diaper The first thing to do when diaper rash appears on your baby is to gently clean his little bottom.
- Let baby sit in a bath for a few minutes For years I thought I was getting it clean enough by wiping him thoroughly. Not the case. I finally figured out that I needed to let baby sit in a bath after a dirty diaper (of course, after wiping him clean the best I could). I didn’t even need to use soap for these post-dirty-diaper baths, just letting him sit in the water for a few minutes was enough to gently, but thoroughly, clean his skin.
- Dry baby off as gently and thoroughly as possible After this quick bath, gently dry his skin. If you can even leave the diaper off for a while and let the skin get completely dry, that’s ideal…but that can also be risky! Just let his skin get as dry as possible the gentlest way you can.
- Use a protective cream. Apply a cream (Our favorite is Butt Paste). A lot of creams are proven to reduce redness in ONE diaper change, making it easy to help treat and prevent diaper rash irritation. This will help to form a protective barrier to seal out wetness, plus their soothing botanicals, and skin-nourishing vitamins help soothe and treat diaper rash, while moisturizing and nourishing your baby’s irritated skin. Since it’s pediatrician recommended, you can feel good about using it to help your baby feel better fast. Reapply cream at each wet diaper change. I found that if my baby’s diaper was just wet (and not dirty), I didn’t need a bath…just wipe clean and reapply!
Do you have any tips or tricks on how to treat a diaper rash?
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