Diaper rash is very common problem in younger baby’s. In fact, most babies are prone to developing a rash at some point during their first year. Diaper rash is normally very mild, with a few prickly red spots. In severe forms of the condition, the rashes can become tender bumps that could spread to the baby’s thighs or little towards the tummy.
The most common cause of diaper rash is soiled nappy or diaper, which has been left on the baby for far too long. Chemical reaction due to the deodorant in the diaper, baby lotion or baby powder could also cause diaper rash.
Diaper rash is a common condition and it can be treated by taking some precautions
Precautions to treat diaper rash
- Keep the baby clean and dry by changing his nappy frequently, even if you need to get up in the middle of the night to do so.
- Clean the genital area well with every diaper change. You can keep cotton balls and use some warm water to clean up the area. Pat the skin dry before putting on a fresh diaper. Clean it gently but do not rub.
- Use a good diaper rash ointment after every nappy change. This helps form a protective layer on the skin and prevents skin irritation from stool and urine. Himalaya diaper rash cream, formulated with natural ingredients like Zinc Calx, Almond Oil and Aloe Vera, which provide a safe and effective treatment.
- You can put on a slightly bigger diaper or keep the diaper a little loose for better air circulation.
- You can also let your baby stay without a diaper when he’s indoors or when he’s sleeping, as exposure to air will help heal up the rash faster.