Maternal & Baby Care

7 Ways To Prevent Diaper Rash

Writer:MAKUKURelease time:2022-01-14

Seeing tiny, red bumps or bright patches on your little one’s bottom can make any new parent worried, but diaper rash is a common condition that almost all babies will go through at some point, especially during the first three years of their life.

What does diaper rash look like?

There are different types of diaper rash. These include:

1. Chafing
This is the most common type and looks like redness all over the skin, accompanied by small spots or bumps in “areas of high friction.”

2. Yeast infection

This bright red, tender rash starts in the creases between the stomach and thighs. It can spread to other areas of the body.

3. Impetigo

This is a type of bacterial infection characterized by large, pus-filled sores that break open and ooze yellowish fluid, then crust over.

4. Intertrigo

This raw rash can appear on skin folds. It is itchy and can ooze white or yellowish fluid.

Ways to Prevent Diaper Rash

How to prevent diaper rash,there are many factors that can affect a baby's diaper rash. Here are some tips and reminders to avoid it.

A. Don’t leave a soiled diaper on for too long.

Baby’s skin can get irritated if you let him wear a soiled diaper — whether because of pee or poop — for an extended period. This is also the reason babies with frequent bowel movements or diarrhea are more prone to diaper rash.

B. Check if the baby's diapers are too tight.

A tight diaper can rub against the skin and cause irritation. This can lead to rashes.

C. Watch out for yeast.

Diapers can leave very little room for air circulation. This creates a warm, moist environment that bacteria and fungi like yeast love.

D. Be wary of irritants and allergic reactions.

Ingredients in disposable diapers, baby wipes, laundry detergent, soap, or lotion can all irritate your little one’s delicate skin.

E. Observe the baby when introducing new food.
Rashes are common when your baby is introduced to solids or after feeding them a new type of food. The food can change the composition of your little one’s stool which causes rashes.

F. Watch out when taking antibiotics.

If you’re breastfeeding and taking antibiotics, or if the baby needs to take this medicine, it can increase the risk of yeast infection, according to WhatToExpect. Antibiotics can also lead to diarrhea, which leads to diaper rash as well.

G. Check the diaper quality

Ensure that baby's diaper brand is at best quality. Always choose diaper that is high-quality and safe for your baby

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