THIS IS THE REASON YOU DON’T NEED DIAPER RASH CREAM
Diaper rash is one of those things that you always hope to avoid. I mean who really wants their child to get diaper rash?
It’s a horrible thing to get but sometimes no matter how hard we try, we can’t always avoid it.
Let it be noted though that there are different types of diaper rash and some are more severe than others.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DIAPER RASH?
This is the most common type of diaper rash and it comes along when your baby has been in a wet or dirty nappy for far too long.
Generally, the skin has yeast microbes living on it which is normal.
If there is an unbalance in this then it can become irritating for your baby.
Yeast loves warm dark environments so a diaper is the perfect place for diaper rash to grow.
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Allergic reactions can come about if your baby has been in contact with something that it doesn’t like.
It could be the chemicals in the diaper, the wipes or perhaps even the cream you are using on your baby’s bum.
If this is the case, be sure to work out which it is as quickly as possible so that it doesn’t become worse, fast.
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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIAPER RASH?
Usually, it’s pretty easy to identify diaper rash because your baby will tell you (well perhaps not quite literally).
Your baby will give you signs that there is something wrong. In fact, very recently my 1 year old son had nappy rash.
It came on pretty quickly but I was able to tell straight away because he was quite irritable and was trying to get into his nappy to scratch away.
I knew something was wrong so I took a look and straight away I could see that his bum was red and had little tiny spots on it.
It was only in a small area as we had caught it quite early but I knew if we didn’t act fast it would spread really quickly.
The problem is that if nappy rash gets really bad you could see the rash begin to spread up to your baby’s back.
You need to address this very quickly!
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO TREAT DIAPER RASH?
Personally speaking, I’m not fond of grabbing medicines straight away so I like to look for natural treatments as much as possible.
Babies have such sensitive skin that I would always be hesitant as to what I use on it.
Diaper rash is quite an easy thing to treat at home yourself unless of course, you suspect it could be something worse.
What I am going to suggest you use to treat diaper rash might seem a bit bizarre but I promise you it’s not, so bear with me.
I have used this method with all 4 of my children and it works a treat EVERY-SINGLE-TIME.
So what is it that I am I talking about that is so great?
Air, yes that’s right plain and simple good old air! The best way to treat nappy rash is to let your baby’s bum be exposed to the air.
In the past, I have tried all sorts of popular creams and they never worked.
I remember one day feeling so frustrated and desperate and telling my mum about it. She just said to me, why don’t you leave his nappy off?
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Honestly, it had never even occurred to me. I guess it even makes logical sense because diaper rash gets worse in damp conditions.
Diapers are perfect for breeding rashes. Once you eliminate the diaper the rash can’t spread anymore and it has to go away.
This was almost revolutionary to me. I was so excited to try it out.
But it left me with one other problem.
Can you guess?
Yes, that’s right, your baby is now diaper-less and you could have a bit of a mess on your hands.
My solution to this is to put down a plastic sheet or a mat/ rug basically anything that you can think of that will be easy for you to clean up the mess from.
If the mess is going to be too overwhelming for you then I would suggest you let baby’s bum air for just a few minutes every day at nappy change.
Honestly, it will make the world of difference to both you and your baby.
WHY YOU DON’T NEED DIAPER RASH CREAM
I don’t necessarily disagree with using diaper rash cream I just think they have a time and a place.
In my mind, I don’t see how applying cream to cover an infected area that needs to air will help.
If you feel that you still want to give diaper rash creams a try, you can most certainly do that.
If you don’t see any improvement after a couple of days you should either get it checked out by a doctor or try the airing method as I have suggested.
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