Diapers have been your baby’s best friends; diaper rash on the other hand? Quite the opposite. Although seen quite commonly in babies, diaper rashes are a skin condition in which the skin around your baby’s bottom and their thighs get irritable. Common symptoms of diaper rash may include redness around their intimate, and thigh area, scabs, and cranky behavior. And while diaper rash is quite common a skin condition in babies, it is still quite discomforting.
Some common reasons that may lead to the development of diaper rash include wetness, moisture, humidity in the diaper, and rough diaper material. As a parent, there is nothing more giving than watching your baby grow and nothing more stressful than the responsibility of raising a kid. You’re responsible to cure each and every problem of them and keep the boo-boos away. And while it is not something you can entirely control but you can always be vigilant. That is why here are some tips you can keep in mind to avoid diaper rash for your baby.
Choose The Right Diaper
Half the trick to avoid diaper rash is to choose the right diaper for your baby. Good baby diapers such as Merries, are specially designed to fight the conditions of diaper rash from happening in order to avoid diaper rash. Hence you need to look for certain qualities in the diaper you’re using. Some of them are –
- High Absorbency – Always go for a highly absorbent core diaper to soak more of the fluid and keep the diaper dry for long hours. One of the leading causes of diaper rashes is the wetness that happens when wet diapers are left in direct contact with your baby’s sensitive skin. And although generally, you should be changing the diaper immediately if spoiled; sometimes that can be difficult. In that case, Merries diapers come in handy with our high absorbent polymers that soaks up to 200-300 times its weight in liquid. Hence, staying dry for long hours. No wetness, lesser chances of diaper rash.
- Ultra-Soft Material – Rough diaper material can chafe your baby’s sensitive skin by rubbing against it constantly. That is why you need a diaper that uses ultrasoft diaper material like Merries. At Merries, your baby’s comfort is our top priority, hence the material we use sits softly against your baby’s skin without chafing it or causing discomfort; gentle to delicate skin.
- Good Breathability – Diapers turn humid when there is no airflow in them, making a condition for diaper rash to grow. Merries diapers have well-organized micro-air channels in the diapers to maintain steady airflow, keeping the diaper dry.
- Wetness Indicator – Although you should change the diaper immediately if soiled, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track. Parenting is just not about changing a diaper. Hence, our wetness indicator turns blue when the diaper is wet. This way you can immediately know when you need to change the diaper without it sitting on your tiny one’s skin.
How To Treat Diaper Rash?
Even after you stay vigilant, sometimes diaper rashes are unavoidable, especially in hot, humid weather. So, if your baby has a diaper rash, first off; do not panic. Stay calm and consult your pediatrician immediately if home treatment does not seem to work. They will guide you through the best course of treatment; generally, which can be done at home. Here are a few things you can do;
- Keep the diaper off your child for an hour or two a day if they have a diaper rash. Best let the skin breathe without any barriers.
- The basics are the same as normal days but stay extra cautious not to rub the inflamed area. Use cotton wool that is moistened with lukewarm water. Do not squeeze out too much water. Gently rinse off the soiled area with the dripping-wet cotton wool. When bathing your baby, use lukewarm water with a temperature lower than normal so that the water will not sting your baby’s skin. During the bath, wash your baby with soap or body foam. Soap should be used only once a day. You don’t have to use soap each time you wash your baby’s bottom. If your baby cries in pain when you use soap, stop using it and gently wash with only warm water.
- You can apply rash creams as recommended by your pediatrician, they help soothe your baby and lessen the discomfort.