Diaper Rash article from Today’s Parent
Diaper Rash. – click here for the full article
This is not a favourite topic for moms to speak of because once they discover their baby has a sore bottom their anxiety level goes into hyper mode!
The first feeling can be guilt – what did I do! I’m changing diapers every couple of hours, I make sure I clean my baby’s bottom, oh dear, what else should I have thought of?
Next we start treating the diaper rash, without really knowing how it was caused. Let’s pile on the zinc cream! Let’s air dry or get some help from the hairdryer. Let’s let baby go without a diaper for awhile to heal. Let’s try a new brand of diapers. Let’s try a new detergent.
The diaper rash gets worse before it gets better. Baby isn’t happy and mommy isn’t happy. Do we visit the doctor? Do I ask my friends for advice? Do I check what is online? These can all be good resources – try them!
The article linked above to a Today’s Parent magazine article listing the preventative tactics and treatment options of diaper rash. The article is still about current concerns regarding diaper rash with babies.
One of the most significant tips I have learned to pass on with new parents and cloth diapers is about timing. Parents will need to learn babies cues as to when they soil their diapers. Change them after they make their mess – then they don’t sit in it and create ideal conditions for a rash.
Learning your baby’s signals and noises for all wants such as feeding, play, sleep, and even diapering – can really pay off!
That said, my Natasha developed mild diaper rashes 2 days before she was ill and often with teething during her second year. You can’t win! But figure out the cause!