Monday, December 18, 2006

Day 301 - 4 Ways to Get Rid of Diaper Rash

Today's first time parenting tip - Try a variety of solutions to stop diaper rash

It's that red rash on a baby's bottom and the scream they let out when you go to wipe them that makes diaper rash a lot less fun than a picnic for both you and the baby.

Diaper rash is caused by the skin down there being damp for a long period of time. The skin gets red, irritated and your baby won't be happy when you wipe them. To help get rid of diaper rash you can:


  • Let them crawl or walk around diaper free as much as possible let the air down there do it's work. Of course, if they have to go to the bathroom...

  • Use baby powder or talcum powder

  • Use a diaper cream like Boudreauxs Butt Paste

  • Change their diaper every hour, and once in the middle of the night. This will keep them from staying damp for a long period of time



How do you get rid of diaper rash? Comment away!

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Anonymous Laura said...

My son who always had no problems got the worst diaper rash when he was teething a few weeks ago. With the suggestion of my pediatrician, we first put on neosporin with a numbing agent, then balmax on top. We'd sit him on the floor of his nursery for about 10 minutes before putting his diaper on before putting on his diaper. He did go to the bathroom on the floor a bunch, but we did our best to put him on a lap pad whenever we had clean ones. It took about 10 days to fully heal, but this did work!

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