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Treating Diaper Rash Effectively

Treating Diaper Rash Effectively

Your baby is screaming and it is clear she is uncomfortable and irritated. As you are changing her wet diaper, you notice her little bottom is getting fiery red. Diaper Rash! You know you don’t want to use commercial products full of unnecessary fragrances and harsh chemicals. Those have the potential to make it even worse. What do you do instead?

The best treatment is always trying to prevent a rash from starting. While this might not stop all diaper rashes, it will stop a good many of them. Instead of keeping your baby diapered all the time, let her crawl around or lie on a blanket without a diaper for a while each day. This allows air to reach areas the diaper normally covers. The skin will be dryer and less likely to develop a nasty rash. Your baby will love the feeling of being diaperless as well.

Consider using a soft washcloth and warm water instead of baby wipes. Most wipes have chemicals and fragrances that cause more problems than they solve. If you do prefer to use disposable wipes, buy only wipes that are unscented and all natural. Washing your baby’s clothes is another task that should be done using all natural unscented laundry detergent.

Sometimes, even when you do everything you can to prevent a rash, one will develop anyway. When this happens, you still want to avoid commercially made treatments that are full of chemicals that may cause even more irritation. Check labels on diaper rash creams and avoid buying any that contain diethanolamine, boric acid, phthalates, parabens, sodium borate or talc. Many of these are considered natural because they occur naturally in nature but that doesn’t make them safe. Look for all natural creams that are safer alternatives. Among the ingredients that work safely and effectively are calendula, zinc oxide and evening primrose oil.

Preventing and treating diaper rash safely and effectively is not complicated. It just takes a little research to find the best all natural creams and doing some simple things to keep your baby’s skin dryer and healthier. The discomfort that made her fussy will be gone and she will be so much happier and so will you.

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