5 STEP-BY-STEP WAYS TO GET RID OF BABY DIAPER RASH

Diaper rash is the name typically given to any skin infection caused by wearing damp diapers. It can affect children between zero to three years old who still wear diapers. It can also affect adults who are incontinent or paralyzed and have to wear diapers as a result.

Diaper rash is caused by any of the following – Friction, Irritation, Candida Infection, Allergic reactions or Seborrhoea.  It can also be caused by some bacteria like staphylococcus.

Of the above probable causes, friction is the greatest culprit. It is basically due to the friction between the baby’s sensitive skin and wet diapers while the baby is sitting or lying down. This commonly results in a red, shiny rash on exposed areas.

Baby Rash

As a mother, despite all the care and effort, a diaper rash can put a damper on your spirits. Do not fret. Here are 6 simple self-care tips to getting rid of diaper rash.

Step-by-step of getting rid of Diaper Rash

Change Diapers Frequently

This cannot be overemphasized. It is literally the surest way to resolve this problem. Damp and gooey diapers can not only cause the diaper rash, but it can also aggravate it further, making it spread on the baby’s skin.

Clean the Area Properly

Ensure to wash baby’s skin with gentle soap and afterwards air dry or pat softly with a clean dry cloth. The baby’s skin should be cleaned gently. Rough scrubbing might lead to further irritation of the skin.

Allow air to enter

After cleaning, the skin should be exposed to air leaving the diapers off for a couple of hours. During this time, it will be helpful to avoid using alcohol-based wipes as this can aggravate the itching/irritation. At this point, using clean warm water to clean the skin will be ideal.

Avoid plastic or foods that might increase diaper rash

If you use cloth diapers (nappies) avoid using plastic baby pants at this time.
Certain foods may seemingly worsen the rash. In this case, avoid such foods for your baby as much as possible until the rash is cleared.

These foods differ, for instant your baby might be allergic to peanuts, or sea-foods, etc, its up to you to isolate the latest food your baby just had. This would help you know which is the culprit.

Avoid Creams or soaps that are not baby friendly

If the rash is caused by contact cream or new baby soap, avoid using these till the rash clears. If possible avoid them altogether. Its important to limit change of soaps or creams for a baby except absolutely necessary. During a diaper rash situation, its is important not to start testing new products.

As a mother, the best way to treat diaper rash is to avoid it altogether. Simply ensure you change diapers regularly, dry the skin before wearing a diaper and avoid attaching the adhesive tape to the skin which can cause a rash. Also, ensure to wash your hands to avoid infecting your baby with diaper rash causing germs.

That’s it for now moms. Have a diaper rash free month!

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ENO-OBONG UMANA
ENO-OBONG UMANA
2 months ago

What sort of foods can cause diaper rash?

Michael Ikwuobe
Michael Ikwuobe
2 months ago

Thanks for the heads up. Please what are the foods to avoid?

Ololade
Ololade
2 months ago

Thanks

Last edited 2 months ago by Ololade
Abimbola Akinduro
Abimbola Akinduro
2 months ago

May we all diaper rash free months!!

Chinonso Okwara
Chinonso Okwara
2 months ago

Thanks for the enlightenment

Momodu promise osezua
Momodu promise osezua
2 months ago

I so much love the section that talked about allowing air to enter. It is very paramount because when the skin is wet all the time, it creates room for skin infections and rashs

Esther
Esther
2 months ago

Quite informative

Haruna
Haruna
2 months ago

I will surely show my wife this

Michael Anorue
Michael Anorue
2 months ago

Quite informative, good post. Although I wish you’d mention the particular kind of food that causes baby rash.

VN Ikenna
VN Ikenna
2 months ago

I think this is an interesting top 5 ways to prevent baby diaper rash. My wife and I invested a lot on medicated powders when our son had rashes. Following this method would have saved little Sammy the discomfort.

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago

Nice article. Furthermore, the type of baby lotion or other body care products used on the baby can also cause diaper rash. Observing your baby’s skin reaction to body care products used on her is also another way to eliminate or reduce baby diaper rash. Thanks.

Edidiong
2 months ago

Great,how to avoid happy rash on baby skin with these 6 tricks..parents should imbibe this so as to protect our little ones skin.

dammy amford
dammy amford
2 months ago

another good good article .very comprehensive

Stella
Stella
2 months ago

This is very informative, this will be very helpful to all our moms and moms to be, Nice post I must say.. Another thing that can help get rid of diaper rash is cleaning that of baby’s private part very well before wearing them diaper.. Thank you

Itohan Omeike
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Stella

Thanks for this addition

Ms Blessing
Ms Blessing
2 months ago

Really appreciate this post, especially for new mothers.very helpful.

Ogah Ida
Ogah Ida
2 months ago

It also good to avoid the use of hash medicated soaps as much as possible.
Could you please advise on the possible foodstuff and soap that may aggravate diapers rash?

Itohan Omeike
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Ogah Ida

This post is directed at babies below 1 year who are mainly being breastfed or bottle-fed, Foodstuff do not cause diaper rash, the rash that may occur due to food stuff is Allergic reactions. This we would write about soon Thanks for the heads up.

Olusegun
Olusegun
2 months ago

Young Mother’s needs to read this post
Contains rich information

Elizabeth H
Elizabeth H
2 months ago

A lot of nursing mothers do not know this. I usually wonder why babies cry frequently and uncontrollably. But with this enlightenment, I hope there will be a change.

Irenitemi
Irenitemi
2 months ago

I am definitely passing this info to my sister as her baby experience rashes.
Thanks

Rosemary
Rosemary
2 months ago

Thanks for the post, it’s informative

Ola
Ola
2 months ago

This is a good one.If parents can follow these ideas to the latter, it will really save unnecessary worry about baby feeling cranky at some points in time.

Abayomi adio
Abayomi adio
2 months ago

Can a nutritionist give advice on the types of foods that might reduce the diaper rashes.

Ruth
Ruth
2 months ago

A very uncomfortable situation for both mum and baby. I strongly agree with the regular airing.

Abdullateef Dauda
Abdullateef Dauda
2 months ago

Indeed this is a good article which all mothers or aspiring mother will really want to read. very nice and helpful

PromiseOmeyimi
PromiseOmeyimi
2 months ago

Every mom needs to know this!

Linda Idoko
Linda Idoko
2 months ago

Was greatly enlightened….thanks for the Info

ayeni ezekiel
ayeni ezekiel
2 months ago

Baby rash is common among babies that their mothers do not keep a close eye on and the funny thing about this thing is alot of mothers do not see these effect as dangerous to the baby’s health.

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