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Babies' skin is very sensitive and delicate, especially when they wear diapers all day, which can easily cause their skin to have diaper rash because of the airtightness, which is very uncomfortable. So what should you do to prevent diaper rash?
1. Change diapers frequently
While most diapers are designed to draw moisture away from your baby's skin immediately, eliminating as much of the cause of the rash as possible, it's still important to change your baby's diaper frequently. We recommend changing diapers every 2 hours or immediately after a bowel movement so your baby's skin isn't exposed to irritants for long periods of time.
2. Stay away from irritants
Things like soaps and lotions can contain ingredients that can irritate your baby's skin and cause diaper rash. So be sure to use products that do not contain alcohol, fragrance, or soap when cleaning your baby. Use warm water and a cotton ball or soft towel to clean your baby's buttocks without hurting your baby's skin.
3. Allow your baby's hips to be more ventilated.
Every time you change your baby's diaper, let your baby's buttocks dry naturally in the air. Do not rub your baby's buttocks, as this may irritate your baby's skin. Put a waterproof pad, blanket or towel on the floor for your baby to play on and give their hips some free breathing time. This will greatly help reduce the risk of diaper rash.
4. Add skin protection barrier
Applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly, zinc oxide cream, or diaper rash cream to the skin can prevent moisture and irritants from reaching your baby's delicate skin.
5. Keep diapers loose
If your baby's diaper is too tight, it can cause skin irritation by restricting air circulation in the diaper area and retaining unwanted moisture. And the friction between the diaper and your baby's skin can also cause skin chafing, so be sure not to tie the diaper too tightly. This will keep your baby active and healthy while preventing diaper rash.