So how do you ensure that your baby’s nappy area remains smooth and rash-free?
First, make sure the area remains dry and clean. Diaper rash occurs when a diaper that’s wet or soiled isn't changed right away. Give your baby’s bum plenty of air time, too, before covering it in a fresh diaper.
Sometimes, even with careful nappy care, your baby may still get a diaper rash due to having sensitive skin. The fragrance in normal detergents can cause irritation, so use a baby-friendly detergent instead when washing cloth diapers. Choose unscented baby wipes as well over the scented kind.
As prevention is better than cure, applying a diaper rash cream will help protect your baby’s skin against chafing and irritation caused by contact with bacteria. Remember: you must treat a diaper rash quickly or it may escalate to something more serious.
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