How To Spot And Relieve Your Baby From Diaper Rashes
Diaper rashes can be very painful for your baby…
26 November 2018
Nothing hurts a mother more than seeing her baby in pain
Especially when the infant is too young to voice how unbearable the pain might be or the reason behind it too.
But mother have a great instinct when it comes to detecting what is making their little one uncomfortable.
You know what we’re talking about – scanning your baby for any redness, swelling or irritation.
And more often than not, mothers immediately notice some redness and irritation around the diaper area of their babies that can be extremely discomforting.
Diaper rashes can be very painful for your little ones and it’ll definitely make them voice their pain – lots of crying and screaming is due with these rashes.
What is a diaper rash?
Diaper rash is exactly what it sounds like – an irritation from the diaper caused on the skin around that area.
Babies between the ages of 9 to 12 months old usually incur diaper rashes as they are the one who constantly sit on their bottoms
What causes a diaper rash?
Diaper rashes may appear due to a handful of things, including:
- If your baby’s bottom is in friction with a wet diaper
- If your baby’s skin has prolonged exposure to urine or feces in the diaper
- If your baby gets a yeast/fungal infection from diaper use
- If your baby gets an allergic reaction to wipes, diapers, lotions etc…
How can I identify a diaper rash?
If you start to see that your baby is getting uncomfortable and uneasy during diaper changing time – start inspecting your baby’s bottom to see any kind of irritation.
Diaper rashes usually cause the skin to be red and irritated.
How can my baby avoid a diaper rash?
As mentioned previously, diaper rashes occur because of a number of things but there are a few precautionary measurements you can take.
First, always make sure to apply speak diaper creams when you change your baby’s diaper to avoid friction on the bottom – this will moisturize the area and make sure there’s no irritation.
Second, always make sure to clean your baby’s bottom of any residue and try to change the diaper as soon as you can.
And you can always try to leave your baby without a diaper for a while before bath time to allow your baby’s bottom some breathing time.
But if you start to see a rash developing in the diaper area, then apply some rash creams and monitor the area for development.
Make sure to seek medical advice if:
- 1. The rash does not go within 4 days
- 2. Your baby is in a lot of pain
- 3. There is a sign of an infection
- 4. The rash is spreading
- 5. Your baby has extreme diarrhea
- 6. Your baby has developed a fever