How to Prevent Diaper Rash
Diaper Rash is one of the most frustrating things you and your baby can go through. To help get through diaper rashes, you first need to know what it is that causes them. Some rashes may be very mild, such as a few prickly red spots in a small area, while others may be more severe, which include red bumps that have spread to the baby’s tummy and thighs. Whatever the case is however, there is no need to panic because dealing with diaper rash is very common and happens often to children during their first year.
Diaper rash can be caused by various different things varying from new food, to your baby’s own urine. One of the most common reasons for diaper rash is wetness. Moisture left on your baby’s skin from the diaper can create harsh rashes. This is why it is very important to constantly change your baby’s diaper. Diaper area chaffing may also cause rashes on the baby’s sensitive skin. The diaper rubbing against the baby’s skin, or the chemicals that may be used in diapers with fragrances my not agree with your baby’s skin and cause rashes. New foods change the composition of the stool and may increase the baby’s bowel movements, which might also cause the rash to occur. It is common for babies to get diaper rashes when they start to eat solid food or are introduced to new food. Lastly, infection in the diaper area may cause diaper rashes. Since the diaper area is warm and moist, it is easy for bacterial or yeast infections to flourish.
Keeping your baby clean by constantly changing diapers is the best way to prevent diaper rashes. Using a barrier ointment on your baby’s skin during every diaper change may also help prevent rashes. These ointments create a protective layer on the skin which can help protect your baby’s irritated skin. Also, by putting your baby’s diaper on loosely can help with better circulation and more comfort for your baby.
Diaper rashes are common and easy to take care of as long as you follow the easy tips and simple directions in order to prevent and take care of them.