Diaper rash can be quite a challenging situation for the baby as well as for the mother. The mere sight of the rash is so disturbing that it can cause panic in new mommies.
However, it has to be dealt with, with patience and the best ways to avoid and heal a diaper rash are:
- Use SEBAMED DIAPER RASH CREAM first thing after wiping of the area with wet cotton if your baby has developed a rash. The cream is very mild yet has a wonderfully speedy healing process. I usually have had to use it only 2-3 times in case of a severe rash for it to heal. It also has the ideal pH (5.5) to avoid sensitive skin reactions.
- Whenever you change a baby’s soiled diaper, always wipe and give 5-20 mins (as much as possible) diaper free time. This way the skin dries off completely and the skin in the diaper area gets to breathe.
- Try not to leave the baby in soiled diaper for too long. New borns should get a nappy change every 2-3 hours.
- Potty train the baby at an early stage. The baby should at least be able to tell when he has pooped. This way you won’t have the chance to not find out for too long causing bacterial reaction. Always keep checking for soiled diapers. Change more often if there is a rash.
- Do not use powder every time you change. Some mothers tend to use powder too much. This dries and irritates the sensitive skin in the diaper area.
- Use coconut oil or vaseline diaper rash gel during most diaper changes. This makes a barrier b/w the skin and the diaper and avoids bacterial contact with the skin.