Let’s begin with general skin care, then we’ll discuss diaper rash (also known as nappy rash) prevention, because that is a parent’s primary goal – to protect their child from the discomfort of baby rashes. Then we’ll discuss diaper rash treatment.
An important tip about skin care for your baby is that you not only do not need to use powder on the baby, but you probably should not do so for the baby’s own health – and yours. You do not want your baby breathing airborne particles from baby powder in order to promote lung health. All you have to do is be sure to keep a dry diaper on the baby and make sure it has lose fitting clothes.
The skin on your baby’s bottom can be kept healthier if you use a cloth diaper. Cloth diapers offer the skin an opportunity to breathe, and they are free of harsh chemicals that are found in some disposables. Cloth diapers are also often made of natural products, and therefore they feel softer on your baby’s skin.
It is important to know that your newborn may have dry skin. This is normal, especially if the baby was born later than anticipated. Unless the condition continues for a matter of weeks, you do not need to take any action.
In order to keep your baby’s skin healthy, you need to be able to understand diaper rash treatment. This is important because if left unattended, this will be extremely painful and may become infected. To treat diaper rash you need to remove diaper, expose the area to open air, cleanse with a soothing baby wash and apply diaper rash cream or balm.
You may be wondering what causes diaper rash. This is important because diaper rash or nappy rash can be dangerous to a baby’s health and is painful. Diaper rash is caused by keeping a wet diaper on a baby too long, having the diapers too tight, or by using a perfume or detergent that irritates the baby. Your baby has delicate and soft skin. You need to safely identify any issues that might occur with the baby’s skin such as diaper rash (nappy rash) or other skin infections. Diaper rash (nappy rash) occurs in the area the the diaper is worn and is identified by a reddish rash.
To keep your babies skin clean and moisturized and to protect from rash or diaper rash treatment if it should occur, we recommend these excellent products from Pure and Simple Baby.
Sooth your baby’s bottom during diaper changes with Bumgenius Bottom Cleaner!
Bumgenius Bottom Cleaner fresh and natural spray gently cleans your baby’s bum. Spray on, wipe off. The new Bumgenius Bottom Cleaner formula is 100% natural, free of harsh detergents, and soothing to sore skin. The light, 100% natural Clementine scent cuts down on inevitable odors present during diaper changes. Save money when you use this spray with a wet, reusable, cloth wipe. You can also use bumGenius Bottom Cleaner to boost the effectiveness of your disposable wipes. Helpful when cleaning up toddler accidents or as a personal cleanser for parents.
All Natural Diaper Ointment
Now keep your hands clean when applying diaper balm. Easy to use Magic Stick goes on smooth and keeps baby’s delicate area protected and comfortable.
The Grovia Magic Stick’s all natural and organic ingredients and petroleum-free formula is safe to use with cloth or disposable diapers.
- Keep Your Hands Clean and Baby Happy
- Safe to use with both cloth diapers and disposables.
- Use a light layer to protect baby’s skin from wetness.
- Helps to clear up minor rashes
- Hate greasy, messy hands? Great NO MESS packaging makes application a cinch. Just the right amount will be left on baby’s skin and NONE on yours!
- Safe to use for minor skin irritations….chapped skin, stretch marks, most anywhere you need extra moisture.
- Made with natural and organic ingredients.
To Use: Use as needed with diaper changes and at night before bed. Apply to clean, dry skin. Use only one stick per child.
Grovia Magic Stick Ingredients:
Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Apis mellifera (Beeswax), Limmnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermun parkii (Shea) Oil, Rosa mosqueta (Organic Rosehip) and a proprietary blend of essential oils.
Proper baby skin care is not extremely complicated, but does require consistency.