What’s The Best Way To Deal With Diaper Rash?
Does your baby have a diaper rash? If yes, you are likely worried and maybe consider applying a moisturizer to the affected area.
While a moisturizer is great and offers numerous benefits, it isn’t the best remedy for rash. Many paediatricians recommend rash cream to address diaper rash, as it is effective and can clear up irritation quickly.
Keep in mind that the way you use the rash cream can also determine how well it works. This means that if you don’t use it correctly, it will take a while for your baby’s rash to clear up.
In this article, we will be looking at some steps that will help you get the most out of your rash cream. Before we explore these steps, we are first going to look at what causes diaper rash.
Causes Of Diaper Rash
When you wear your baby’s diapers for long hours, his bottom is going to be exposed to excrement and moisture. When this happens, your baby’s skin will become irritated, and rashes will appear.
Steps To Clearing Diaper Rash Faster
Remove The Used Diaper
All you have to do here is remove your baby’s diaper and clean his bottom with a wipe. Ensure that all residues in your baby’s genital area are clean before moving to the next step.
A New Diaper
Carefully place a new diaper under your baby’s buttocks, but don’t fasten it yet. Doing this will help ensure that the diaper cream doesn’t enter the changer pad. Also, it will make it easier for you to close or fasten the diaper after applying the rash cream.
Applying The Cream
Use your finger to take a small amount of the rash cream and apply it to your baby’s bottom. Apply the cream generously on the butt cheeks and on areas that look irritated or red.
You can also apply the cream in the following areas.
- On the scrotum (for boys) and around the vagina (for girls)
- Around the anus and in between the butt cheeks
Wipe Your Fingers
Use a cloth or wipe to clean the excess cream off your fingers.
Reposition The Diaper If Need Be
To ensure that your baby is comfortable, you have to position the diaper correctly. Even if you arrange the diaper properly before applying the cream, you should still inspect it. The obvious reason for this is that you may have accidentally shifted it.
If you observe that the diaper cream isn’t enough, you should add some more and fasten the new diaper.
Wash Your Hands Thoroughly
After fastening the new diaper, you should take your baby to a safe place. While he is there, you should wash your hands with soap and water.
Even if your hands appear clean or you used wipes before, you should still wash your hand. Note that wipes don’t eliminate bacteria.
If you follow the steps above, you can be confident that your baby’s rash will clear up in no time. And if it doesn’t clear up, you should use a soothing gel for baby rash or visit a paediatrician to find the underlying cause of the issue.