Friday, November 19, 2010

Easy Ways to Prevent Diaper Rash

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boudreaux's Butt Paste. All opinions are 100% mine.

My firstborn made it through her diaper days without even a hint of a diaper rash.  Then my son came along and made up for what we luckily avoided with her.  For the first 18 months or so of his life, he had some pretty rough battles with many rashes... most of them caused by illnesses and a sensitive digestive system.  If you have a little one like mine who has a tendency to develop diaper rash, consider the following tips on preventing and treating the outbreaks:

• Check your baby's diaper often and change it immediately when soiled.

• Believe it or not, wipes aren't necessary with every single wet (not soiled) diaper.  Urine is sterile and doesn't hurt the baby's skin when changed often.  Wiping excessively with commercial wipes can actually break down the skin and cause a rash.

• Skip those wipes that smell good.  These have added fragrance which can irritate baby's skin.  Use baby wipes which are fragrance-free and made for sensitive skin.

• Allow your baby's skin to dry before putting on a clean diaper.

• Pay close attention to foods the baby may be consuming during the day.  Highly acidic foods, especially, can cause painful rash in some children.

• When drying the baby's bottom after a bath, be sure to pat his/her bottom dry with the towel instead of rubbing.

• Use a barrier cream, such as Boudreaux's Butt Paste, to protect the skin from moisture... especially when an extended no-diaper-change situation occurs, such as overnight or during a long road trip.  Boudreaux's Butt Paste was specifically formulated by a pharmacist with direction from a respected pediatrician to provide effective diaper rash care.

• And, of course, the one and only TRUE way to prevent diaper rash once and for all:  POTTY TRAINING.  Fun times. :-)

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1 comment:

melodygreen said...

LOVE Boudreaux's Butt Paste! Not that we have to use it anymore... but it was a lifesaver before potty training.