Tips for Preventing Diaper Rash

Diaper rashes can be identified by an inflammation or bright red skin on the buttocks area.  Diaper rash is typically caused by wet/infrequent diaper changes, diarrhea, new foods, and antibiotics.  When it comes to preventing and treating diaper rash, less is more.  It’s best to follow the tips below for preventing diaper rash:

  • Avoid using fragrance products and stick with hypoallergenic and fragrance-free products
  • Dress your little one in clothes that “breathe”. Avoid rubber pants and tight plastics.
  • It is not recommended to use baby powder as babies can inhale this and this is not good for their lungs
  • Keep your baby’s diaper dry and clean, and make sure diaper isn’t wrapped too tightly.
  • Give your baby some time without a diaper.
  • Avoid wipes with alcohol
  • Gently apply Baby Mantra’s Diaper Rash Ointment after bath-time on the buttocks area as a preventative measure.

Diaper rashes generally improve after a few days of at-home care with the use of ointment and more frequent diaper changes.  If the rash looks infected (blisters on the diaper area, fever, redness, swelling, etc), be sure to call your child’s pediatrician.

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