Between routine diaper rash and diaper rash from antibiotics, we’ve had plenty of times to test out all the remedies for rashes. Here are some of the products and tips we swear by to clear things up quickly!
First, keep baby as dry as possible. This means more frequent changes to get away moisture away as fast as possible. We change Baby G first thing in the morning to get her wet diaper off, and usually every 2-3 hours during the day.
After cleaning baby off with a fragrance-free wipe pat the skin dry. It is important to make sure the area is completely clean and dry before putting on a fresh diaper.
Lay It On Thick
Using diaper cream is also key. While a little goes a long way, put a nice thick layer on. I always say it’s like frosting a butt-cake. This creates a barrier so moisture won’t irritate skin. Some people use diaper cream at every change, others when irritation is starting. Either way, its always a good idea to use it before bed when your baby’s is going to be in a wet diaper for longer. Additionally, make sure you have the right size diapers. A diaper that is too tight can rubs and chafe skin, leading to rash.
Lastly, let your little one go diaper free as often as possible. This allows baby’s bottom to breath, time for any rash to dry out and time without any friction from a diaper. Baby G loves to run around naked for a few minutes between diaper changes (this may result in a clean up or two- be prepared!).