Diaper Rash 101

These small suggestions can make a big difference in treating and preventing diaper rash for your little one!

Comforting Diaper Rash Bath

Next time your baby has a diaper rash, you may want to try giving them a soothing baking soda bath. This simple recipe can be a lifesaver:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda in lukewarm water.
  • Absorb a soft, clean, and dry washcloth in the mixture.
  • Wash babies skin, patting dry (rubbing will cause further irritation).

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How to Avoid Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is typically caused by babies that are not kept clean and dry, diapers that do not fit well, or allergies (to either food, baby wipes, or diapers). Knowing what creates a rash is the first part in preventing diaper rash.

Here are a few tips to remember if your baby has a diaper rash:

  • Never rub your baby’s bottom with a towel. Patting dry is best to avoid irritation.
  • Avoid using diapers with plastic edges or plastic diaper covers as they create conditions for bacteria to grow.
  • Make sure that you are using the correct sized diaper.
  • Use protective barrier creams with zinc to help clear rashes and prevent future rashes.
  • Change diapers frequently.
  • Wash baby’s bottom with lukewarm water and fragrance free, mild soap after very messy diapers. Let baby air dry before replacing the diaper.