For most new moms, diaper rash is something that they’ll see more than once during a baby’s diaper-wearing years. When you notice those all too familiar signs of red, inflamed skin in baby’s diaper area, you may start to worry about the sleepless nights and tears that will soon follow. Worrying about this is enough to send any mom into a panic, but you can rest assured that there are some easy ways to soothe your baby and limit the pain and irritation that he or she feels. Armed with the right products, such as baby powder, and a little TLC, you can turn a diaper rash disaster around in no time!
Change Baby’s Diaper Frequently
If your baby has developed a diaper rash, then one of the most important tasks you should take on is keeping his or her diaper area as clean and dry as possible at all times. Sitting in a soiled diaper for too long will only make matters worse, so it will be your job to make sure that doesn’t happen. Change your little one’s diaper as frequently as possible to provide him or her with some comfort and make sure that you clean and dry the area thoroughly. It helps to use a bit of baby powder to keep excess moisture at bay, and Baby Magic’s Patty Cake, a dustless powder, is the perfect product to help with your little one’s rash. With this pressed powder in a compact, you can easily apply the powder to areas that are affected by diaper rash without causing your little one further irritation.
Try an Oatmeal Bath
While you may be tempted to try creams to get rid of your little one’s rash, many of these baby creams have harmful chemicals in them that will only make your baby’s rash worse. Instead, stave off a diaper rash disaster by giving your baby an oatmeal bath followed by a careful drying off session and the application of baby powder. Oatmeal is a natural and affordable solution that will work to sooth your baby’s pain and help him or her to heal much more quickly. Just make sure that you use plain oatmeal, as flavored oatmeal is likely to cause irritation.
Bare Baby’s Bottom
When your little one is suffering from a diaper rash, it’s important to make sure that you keep the diaper area nice and dry as much as possible. While using baby powder after diaper changes can help to relieve some of this excess moisture, it’s possible that moisture might get trapped in as soon as you put on a fresh diaper. You can keep your baby’s bottom dry by giving him or her some diaper-free time. After a soothing bath, let your baby’s bum air dry for a while, and this will help relieve some of the soreness and irritation that comes with diaper rash.
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