if your baby is having diaper rashes frequently or cries after every time you make her wear diapers. Then you have to take some precautions for preventing diaper rashes. As it’s been said “Precautions are better than cure “, always take some precautions while using diapers”. Keeping baby bottom clean and dry helps to avoid diaper rashes.
Actually using the diaper for baby can’t be avoided in certain situations, when you go out or during the night when you are asleep. Frequent change of clothes is not feasible during the night as it may disturb baby’s and your sleep as well. But if the baby has rashes avoid wearing diapers and instead prefer cotton cloth diaper. Cotton cloth diapers are soft on the skin and won’t cause irritation in the skin. If using a diaper is mandatory and it’s causing diaper rashes then it can be prevented. The good thing is diaper rashes can be avoided easily by following certain tips. Let’s check what are the precautions.
Precautions for preventing diaper rashes:
#1. If your baby has sensitive skin or getting diaper rashes often use cotton pants or cotton cloth to cover instead of diapers. Change these cotton pants frequently or as and when soiled.
#2. Use baby moisturizer or cream before wearing her diaper. Baby cream protects the skin from getting dry and prevents irritation.
#3. Wearing the correct size of the diaper is important. Always check your baby weight and buy diapers as per her age and size. Tight diapers can block air and cause diaper rashes.
#4. Try to use only one brand of diaper throughout. As changing the brand of diaper frequently may irritate baby’s delicate skin. Every brand has a different fit, different feel and quality than the other. So sticking to only one brand helps for avoiding skin irritation.
#5. For protecting mattress always spread rubber mat covered with a cotton bed sheet on it. Then keep baby on this bedsheet instead of keeping directly on the mattress. Change bedsheet as and when need. In this way, baby need not be wearing diapers always while on mattress and mattress also won’t get spoiled.
#6. Avoid baby wipes for cleaning baby’s bottom. As using baby wipes may cause of diaper rash or irritation in baby’s skin. Commercial wipes may contain alcohol and chemicals which can irritate baby’s skin. Instead, use a soft cotton wash cloth for cleaning baby’s bottom. Clean baby bottom with cloth and water and if needed use mild soap.
#7. Wash infant’s diapers, clothes, bedding, towels and wash cloths separately from those of other household members. Use the baby detergent for washing as normal detergents may have harsh chemicals. The residue of harsh detergents on cloth may cause skin irritations to the baby.
#8.If your baby is the toddler, then make her wear cotton pants often, which will also help in potty training.Cotton pants are soft on the skin and can prevent diaper rashes. Tell your baby every time she/he wets the cotton pant “Your pant is wet and dirty, if you use the toilet then it will be clean”. Early age training will help your child to avoid using diapers.
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