Diaper rashes are pretty much self explanatory, identified as bright red spots on your baby’s back side, inner thigh or genital region. If your baby is extra cranky during diaper changes or excretion, the discomfort is probably due to the rashes. Nothing major to worry about, just follow a few basic tips!
Diaper rashes are caused mainly due to over exposure to soiled diapers. So one thing you can do is to make sure you change your baby’s diapers immediately after he excretes. Feces usually causes more irritation than urine, so if your baby is suffering from diarrhoea then they’re probably at a higher risk of getting diaper rashes.
Another cause for these rashes are over tight diapers. So make sure to tie them a little loose to make way for some air. Try and leave your baby’s skin free from diapers for as much time as they’re on too! After a bath, do not rub, instead pat the area dry.
Sensitive skin also can be a factor. So if you’re using cloth diapers, make sure to wash them multiple times to get the soap off before putting it on again. Your baby’s skin could react badly to some of the products like soaps or creams but that’s entirely subjective and you could probably just switch products in that case.
A doctor’s prescription is essential before applying anything on your child but usually petroleum jelly such as Vaseline is a harmless product that’s seen to work wonders on mild cases of diaper rashes. Never forget to wash your hands after diaper changing to prevent the spread of bacteria.