3 Tips To Help Prevent Diaper Rash
Diaper rash is a common problem that your baby might endure while still in those diapering years. These rashes are usually triggered by certain enzymes found in your baby’s urine and poop. Since your baby has very sensitive skin, these enzymes can irritate your baby’s bottom leading to the redness you commonly see in diaper rashes. Other common aggravators that can make a rash worse, are a wet diaper and diaper friction. Diaper rashes can be very uncomfortable for your little one and if left untreated can significantly worsen with time. With diaper rashes, the best treatment is always prevention! Below I have shared with you my 3 best tricks to help prevent diaper rash! Enjoy!
Tip 1: Changing your baby’s diaper often
Because of the enzymes found in your baby’s pee and poop, making sure your baby has a dry diaper (for as long as possible) is your best defense! Get in the habit of changing their diapers before every feed. Check your baby’s diaper when they are awake and change it whenever soiled or wet.
Tip 2: Give that bottom some breathing room
Your baby spends 24 hours/day in their diaper. Allowing their bottom some “free” time will expose it to the natural air and away from the friction of the diaper. Make sure that when you do have their bottom exposed to air, you do so over an absorbent pad that will help prevent any unpleasant messes.
Tip # 3: Avoid harsh irritants
Harsh irritants can further aggravate any redness, or already irritated skin on your baby’s bottom. Harsh irritants are mostly found in baby wipes, perfumes and scented creams. Some parents might prefer to use warm water and a wash cloth to wipe their baby’s bum, while others prefer the convenience of a wipe. If you do decide to purchase wipes, make sure the ingredients are as natural as possible.
Try your best to avoid any fragrances, dyes or parabens. Creams are great for moisture and hydration but can sometimes contain harsh ingredients. Once again, make sure to choose as natural of a cream as possible!
Diaper rashes can be a pesky problem to deal with, which is why your best treatment is prevention! Follow the above mentioned tips in order to help prevent a diaper rash in your little one! Please comment below and let me know which tricks you used to help prevent your little one from getting a diaper rash!