Preventing Diaper or Nappy Rash!

When changing a babies diaper or if using nappies  (a type of cloth diaper before disposable diapers.) there can be consequences if the diaper or nappy is not changed regularly.  Diaper or nappy rash can occur if the baby is sitting in the diaper too long or if he or she is allergic to the brand of diaper. I fortunately have not had the experience of having to deal with a diaper rash and I can share a full proof reason why.  It is a simple action that was shared with me by a nurse and so far so good.  Since my little one entered the world, I have always used an ointment (currently A&D) after every single change.  Since doing this, my little one has never had any complications in that area which is a relief, because it is one less discomfort that has been avoided.

If you are already experience a diaper or nappy rash, here are some ways to reverse the skin discomfort.

  • First and foremost, always consult with your doctor before trying anything suggested on a blog or internet.
  • To heal diaper or nappy rash naturally, you can use vitamin E oil which can be mixed with baby oil.
  • To prevent diaper rash, always keep the area clean with water only and a diaper rash ointment.
  •  If using a nappie, wash cotton nappies with bar soap. Rinse with water and lemon to reduce alkalinity.
  • If your baby develops a rash lasting for more than 72 hours, it is most likely due to a yeast infection. See a doctor immediately.
  • Avoid using any type of powder in the area. Studies now show that it can or may lead to cancer because talc is considered carcinogenic .

Christine Parker – Mommy, blogger, and Dill Team Member! 


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