How Can Your Child Get Diaper Rash?
Your child might get a rash from a number of sources. However, the most common culprits of diaper rash can be
- Wetness due to soiled diapers that are left on for too long.
- New brands of detergent, soaps, or baby wipes can irritate your baby’s sensitive skin.
- Friction caused by rubbing diaper against the skin.
- Introduction of new foods might lead to change in frequency and content of your baby’’’’s poop leading to a diaper rash. Remember diarrhea can make a rash worse.
Preventing and Treating a Diaper Rash
A diaper rash can usually be prevented and treated by keeping the diaper area clean and changing diaper as soon as it gets
wet or soiled. Other tips for
preventing or treating a rash include:
- Soaking your baby’s bottom by running tap water over it. This can be done in between diaper changes.
- Waiting till your baby’s skin becomes completely dry before putting another diaper
- Putting the diaper loosely to prevent rubbing
A diaper rash usually improves and goes away within 2 to 3 days with home care.