Diaper rash creams can ease the discomfort your baby is having. Diaper rash is a very common problem for new babies and parents.
It also can be a problem for toddlers, so that means that this problem may not go away as quickly as either of you would like.
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Diaper rash is more than uncomfortable for your baby it can be painful. For you it can be stressful. Your baby will probably cry more, especially when you need to wipe your baby's bottom or change her clothes.
She will be fussy with nearly everything, and will have a hard time sleeping.
If your baby is still in diapers (most babies are until about age three or so), then you both know all about diaper rash.
What Causes Diaper Rash?
Diaper rash is simply a rash in the diaper area, hence the name diaper rash. A diaper rash is a skin irritation that could have been caused by a bacterial infection, fungal infection or an allergy.
Most diaper rashes are caused by moisture. Moisture in the enclosed space where the diaper is can cause a fungal infection because the moisture can't dry inside of the diaper.
It has no where to go. Irritation of baby's skin can easily happen due to the material of the diaper rubbing on baby's skin. This type of irritation can open the skin up to a variety of other types of skin infections.
Signs Of Diaper Rash
- Excessive Crying
- Trouble Sleeping
- Redness in the Diaper Area
- Extra Discomfort During Diaper Changes
Once Diaper Rash Is Soothed - Baby Sleeps Peacefully
How To Ease Your Babies Discomfort
Try to change your baby's diaper often, such as every one to two hours and allow your baby's skin to dry entirely before putting on a clean diaper.
When you can let your baby roam without a diaper, a little bit of sun can help, as well as some fresh air.
During diaper changes check to make sure that the diaper is not too tight. Use natural products, such as soaps, diaper rash creams and wipes that do not have fragrances.
If you are using cloth diapers wash them in hot water and make sure that the detergent you use is completely rinsed out.
Do not use any type of steroid diaper rash creams as these can get absorbed into your baby's blood and cause side effects Take a look at any of the products you use on your baby.
Check the ingredients on all of them that have contact with your baby's skin. This includes, detergents, soaps, lotions, diapers, wipes, and more.
If any of them list fragrance as an ingredient, throw it away and buy another type that does not have any fragrance added to it. This ingredient can easily cause irritation of the skin, and can even cause diaper rashes.
The best all natural solution to your baby's diaper rashes are diaper creams that have no steroids or fragrances that will irritate your baby's soft skin and causse no side effects.