The baby’s skin is extremely delicate, if the long-term soak in urine or because of the diaper airtight and wet, buttocks often appear small red rash or the skin becomes more rough, known as “diaper rash” or “red butt”.
Newborns often fret and cry because of red buttocks, sleep restlessness, refuse breast, causing unnecessary mental and economic burden to parents; Severe diaper rash may result in local infection due to skin breakage and bacterial reproduction. In severe cases, the local invasion of bacteria from the infected area into the blood leads to sepsis.
Diaper rash is unfortunately pretty common in babies and toddlers. Here are some tips to help prevent it!
Wash your hands before and after every diaper change
This is extra important. The ph of your baby’s skin, especially in sensitive areas, is already exposed and raw due to rash. Any further contamination from you could result in an increase in the severity of the rash. Make sure to wash your hands!
Check your baby’s diaper and change it often
Change your baby’s diaper often! Even if they do not appear wet or dirty. Prolonged wetness breaks down the top layer of skin, and when the ph from urine/fecal matter combines with a broken down layer of skin, rash happens. Prevent it by keeping your baby’s diaper as dry and clean and possible.
Use plain water and a soft cloth for changes
Plain water and a soft cloth are best! Avoid any wipes with alcohol or other drying ingredients.
Make sure your baby is dry before diapering
Before you put your baby’s fresh diaper on, make sure their bottom is completely clean and most importantly, DRY. Let them run around naked for a bit to make sure their bum is free of any moisture. This will help immensely to avoid that nasty rash!
Choose to breastfeed as long as possible
Breastfeeding can strength your baby’s overall resistance to infection and makes him less likely to use antibiotics, which can cause diaper rash.
Pay attention to the baby’s diarrhea
In addition to early treatment for diarrhea, apply a daily diaper rash cream on the buttocks.
When using disposable diapers,choose natural brands
Diapers with prints are very cute, but the rash is not. Choose a diaper free of prints, inks, pigments, dyes or colorants. Anything that could irritate your baby. Choosing a disposable diaper that is made of natural ingredients will help avoid any prolonged wetness on your baby’s precious bottom.