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How to Treat Diaper Rash (Video)


Home treatment is generally all that is needed for most cases of diaper rash. At the first sign of a diaper rash, try these steps.

No-one wants to see their baby’s delicate skin covered in redness and sores…but diaper rash is common although really easy to treat. If you do discover a rash, try and give your baby plenty of diaper-free time, air will help the skin to heal.

Change your baby’s diaper as often as you can – as soon as possible after she’s made it wet or dirty. And you’ll need to apply a thin layer of diaper cream each time you change their diaper. This will cool and soothe the soreness, and act as a protective barrier between the skin and the diaper. You don’t need to put lots on – just use a small amount, and rub it in gently. Be careful not to seal your baby’s diaper too tight – the skin needs a little room to breathe.

If the rash doesn’t clear up after a few days, or if it looks like it’s getting worse, call your pediatrician for advice. In some cases diaper rash can cause a bacterial or yeast infection which can be quickly cleared up with the right treatment.

Remember, you should never leave your baby unattended when you’re changing her diaper.

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