Diaper rash, also known as diaper dermatitis, is a common skin irritation in babies. It affects approximately 35 percent of children under the age of three. There are many factors behind diaper rash, but the most common reason is prolonged skin contact with feces and urine. Your baby’s skin is sensitive and easily susceptible to irritation, dryness, and rashes.
As a parent, seeing diaper rash on your baby’s delicate skin is startling. You don’t like seeing your baby uncomfortable, and all you want to do is to wave a magic wand and make it all go away.
There may not be magic wands, but using Nature's Baby products that are formulated for sensitive and rash-prone skin are perfect for diaper rashes and other skin issues like eczema etc. It’s important that you use minimally processed products that are catered to skin with sensitivity issues.
You don’t have to worry! Here are some tips for diaper rash treatment.
Keep Your Baby Clean and Dry
A good method to prevent diaper rash is to keep your baby's bottom dry and clean. This also helps quicken the healing process.
When you clean the diaper area, it’s crucial that you’re gentle and avoid wipes that contain alcohol. Use a soft cloth or use water to wipe the baby's bottom.
Make sure to use products that are formulated for a baby’s sensitive skin. Pat the area dry, don’t scrub at all! Moreover, ensure that the diaper isn’t wrapped too tightly around your baby's bottom as that can lead to rashes.
Change Diapers Often
When your baby has a rash, it’s important that you change diapers instantly when they’re wet or soiled. If you use cloth diapers, rinse them multiple times to ensure that detergent has been washed out completely. This is because some babies’ skin can be sensitive to detergents and fragrances.
Keep It Airy
To heal the diaper rash, increase air exposure to the area. It’ll be good if you let your baby out of the diaper for short periods of time.
Apply Lotions and Ointments
A soothing skin ointment would give your baby comfort and allow their skin to heal and become healthy. Calendula oil is remarkable for its soothing effects. It’s extracted from marigold flowers and is a popular ingredient in many traditional skincare remedies around the world.
Calendula extract is anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. It’s proven to relieve diaper rash, but also soothes eczema and wounds. It can be used to treat psoriasis and dermatitis as well. This is why ointments containing calendula extract can help prevent and treat your baby’s diaper rash.
Nature’s Baby products are formulated for sensitive and rash-prone skin. Our products will help prevent rashes and other skin problems that your little one can face. Our products are organically made to ensure the protection of your baby’s skin from harmful chemicals.
Tamanu oil is another ingredient that can help treat and prevent diaper rash. Tamanu oil is rich in fatty acids like alpha-linolenic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, arachidonic acid, and stearic acid that moisturize and promote tissue formation and skin cell growth. It’s anti-inflammatory and can be used to heal wounds.
Chickweed is another ingredient that is anti-inflammatory and soothing. Always check if the ointments you are using for your baby are USDA certified.
Diaper rashes can be worrying, but ointments do help! Whether you’re looking for ointments, baby shower oils, baby lotion, or body washes, our products will come to your aid as they are designed for a baby’s sensitive and delicate skin. Our products reverse skin irritation and promote healthy skin growth. They’re formulated especially for sensitive skin that is vulnerable to rashes.
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