How To Treat Diaper Rash
Learning how to treat diaper rash is something that every parent and caregiver needs to know. With every baby, it will eventually be necessary to treat diaper rash. Without treatment, the rash can become extremely painful for the baby.
To treat diaper rash you will need:
- Flat, water-proof surface
- Diaper rash cream
- Non-talc powder
- Take the diaper off the baby. Leaving the diaper off for as long as possible each day is one of the most important things to do when you treat diaper rash. being bare will help the diaper rash to dry out instead of keeping it moist inside a diaper. Keep the baby on a flat surface that has a waterproof covering to stay as clean as possible. If you can leave the diaper off for a few hours at a time, you will help the diaper rash considerably. If the baby urinates while the diaper is off, blot away the urine gently so that you don't irritate the rash.
- Use diaper rash cream each time you diaper. The cream will rub off under a diaper, making it necessary to apply it often when you treat diaper rash. Apply it liberally all over the rash to soothe the rash and to create a moisture barrier that will keep urine away from the rash.
- Use a non-talc powder each time you diaper. These powders will absorb some of the moisture, further allowing moisture to stay away from the rash. When you treat diaper rash, keep the powder well away from the baby's face. Powder of any type can irritate a baby's lungs if it is inhaled.