Diaper or nappy rash is not a new problem to most parents especially the beginners. Sometimes, it takes you to have second baby or more before you learn how to avoid skin rashes on babies. If this is your first time, do not wait until you have more kids before you know the prevention or treatment of nappy rash.
Be Familiar with Skin Rash Caused by the Diaper
Skin conditions may differ depending on causes. There are some rashes that may not be caused by diapers. To find out if the rash is due to diapers, the rash only stays on the area covered by diapers. If rashes extend up to other parts of the body then it is another type of skin rash but you still have to pay attention to it as it may be worse than nappy rash. Another sign of diaper rash is when your baby doesn’t stop crying even if the diaper has been changed. Rashes can give discomfort and pain to babies so you must also be aware of that.
Use the Best Brand of Diapers
One major cause of nappy rash is because of the poor quality of the diapers. You are probably choosing the wrong kind of diaper that is not compatible and comfy to the skin of your baby. It is possible that you are using a cheap brand of diapers. If that is the case, it is time to change the brand of diapers you need to use and choose a more reliable one. The best brand must be among the popular choices by most parents. Ask some of your friends who may have a good recommendation.
Change Diapers Regularly and After a Short Period of Time
Removing diapers after a few short hours is advisable even if there are no feces and urine in it. It is possible that nappy rash may be caused by the long use or wearing of diaper. Of course, it is always recommended to change diapers as soon as urine or feces has come out.
Consult a Pediatrician
If skin rashes like nappy rash seem not to get healed, do not hesitate to go to a doctor. Have your baby’s skin and overall health checked by a trusted pediatrician for treatment. However, do not wait until the rash has become worse before you get help from a professional. As much as possible, any kind of condition that concerns the health and skin of your baby must be addressed with a doctor.
Clean the Genitals and Buttocks of Your Baby
Before replacing the diaper (known as God råd om bleskift in Denmark) of your baby, make sure that the buttocks and genital area are well cleaned. You can use wipes to clear out urine then apply some powder or cream (this is called Creme til tør og rød hud in Denmark) for babies. For feces, use a warm water and soap to clean the private organs of your baby. Both are essential to do before you put on a new diaper. This is very important as it helps prevent nappy rash and other forms of skin conditions.