No matter how careful you are, your little one will probably get a diaper rash at some point. Most babies do.
Luckily, there are creams such as Made Of Organic Rash Cream and ointments to take care of the problem. Diapering know-how can help prevent it before it strikes. So, choosing the right diaper is important as well. Therefore, we recommend The Better Diaper by Made Of which is soy free, bleach free, and fungi free.
Before we tackle the products you need to avoid or treat diaper rash, let’s learn how to treat diaper rash and prevent flare-ups. Your baby’s little bottom will thank you!
When Does Diaper Rash Happen?
Diaper Rash happens when:
- You leave a wet or dirty diaper on too long
- Your baby’s skin rubs or chafes against the diaper itself
- Your baby gets a yeast infection
- Your baby gets a bacterial infection
- Your baby has an allergic reaction to their diaper
Babies get a diaper rash more often when they:
- Get older, especially between the ages of 9 and 12 months.
- Sleep in poopy diapers is a nightmare.
- Start eating solid foods.
- Have diarrhea.
- Are taking antibiotics, or if you take antibiotics and are nursing.
These products are made to either comfort a baby’s itchy skin or establish a protective barrier, or both.
- Zinc oxide or petroleum cream or ointment (petroleum jelly). Before putting on a clean diaper, smooth it onto your baby’s clean, dry bottom.
We advise you to use Made Of Diaper Rash Cream. Made Of Baby Diaper Cream is organic and it includes Zinc, Avocado Oil and Argan Oil. It is also fragrance free. Basically, Made of Diaper Rash Cream is a Zinc Oxide Ointment and Butt Paste for Sensitive Skin & Eczema Rash.
- Powder for babies. Keep it out of your child’s face if it contains talc or cornstarch, which might cause respiratory issues. Apply it to the diaper area after putting it in your hand. But, you can use Made Of Baby Powder instead which is fragrance free and talc free. It is mainly designed for sensitive skin and Eczema.
- If your child has a fungal infection, use an antifungal cream.
- If your child develops a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be used topically or orally.
We do not recommend the steroid creams you find in the drugstore (hydrocortisone) unless the doctor tells you to use one. If you don’t apply them correctly, they can irritate your baby’s bottom even more.
Diaper Rash Treatment Tips
Diaper rash can be avoided by following these simple steps:
- Before and after each diaper change, wash your hands.
- Check your baby’s diaper frequently and replace it as soon as it becomes soiled or damp.
- Simply use ordinary water. Use a gentle cleaner to remove excrement from your baby’s skin.
- Rather than rubbing, gently pat the area clean and dry.
- If you’re going to use wipes, make sure they’re gentle. Avoid those that contain perfumes or alcohol. Alternatively, a clean, soft washcloth can be used. Use Made Of Soothing Organic Wipes which are designed for a baby care cleaning experience that’s alcohol and chemical-free.
- Before putting on a new diaper, make sure the area is fully clean and dry.
Diaper switches and laundry tips
Some parents find these changes lead to fewer diaper rashes:
- Change the type of diaper. If you use cloth, try disposables. Try Made Of Disposable Diaper, The Better Diaper, which are Absorbent and Hypoallergenic Diapers. Made Of Diapers are made for sensitive skin and tested by pediatricians and dermatologists.
If you are using you are using cloth diapers such as Charlie Banana:
- If you wash your own cloth diapers, change your detergent. Choose a mild, hypoallergenic detergent. Or add a half-cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.