Diaper rash can be caused by a lot of things. For a breastfed baby it could be something Mum is consuming or drinking, whereas for a formula feed baby it could be the formula, switching to goat’s milk or soy-based formula might be a better option to explore.
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As a new parent, with the sudden onslaught and sleep deprivation that a newborn brings, and without having the knowledge of an older generation on hand, or having learned from previous experience; that with a newborn there will be many changes of diapers, knowing that after every change that baby needs to be cleaned, dried and applied with a barrier cream might not be something you are aware of.
There are many different types of barrier cream, most won’t cause diaper rash, as the name implies they will prevent it, by creating a barrier between babies skin and waste. If you’re unsure which over the counter barrier creams to use, ask the pharmacist or Doctor.
Some of the diaper rash remedies
- Look for non-scented, non-perfumed or sensitive baby wipes And spare a thought about the type of baby wipes you are using on your child. Look for non-scented, non-perfumed or sensitive baby wipes. If you’re using soap, give some thought to the type of soap you’re using on your baby and whether in fact, you do actually need to use soap at all, as many parents don’t. Also diapers; both cloth and disposable can cause diaper rash. It might be the type of washing detergent powder you are using to soak and wash cloth diapers with. Even that sensitive washing detergent may be causing the rash. And for disposables switching to a sensitive diaper or even changing the brand you are using may make a difference.
- Try and keep the area clean and dry as much as possible. Should your little one happen to get diaper rash; try and keep the area clean and dry as much as possible. And as much as you can, get some time without a diaper or cream on, the air circulation will let the skin breath aid in healing.
- Putting breast milk on the clean and dried affected area, a few times a day will speed up the healing process. If you’re a breastfeeding mum, putting breast milk on the clean and dried affected area, a few times a day will speed up the healing process. And obviously, because a baby is in pain, he or she will want to seek comfort and will likely want to be on the breast more than usual.
It could be that a rash is due to something seemingly unrelated, such as teething. Avoiding diaper rash is not always possible, but trying to prevent it, as well as speeding and assisting the healing process is good for the wellbeing of baby and the family for obvious reasons. Remember that each child is different, what might have worked or not worked for one of your children, may or may not be the case with others.