1) Air It Out
The best thing for a diaper rash is to let that little bum get some air. Leaving a rash cooped up in a dark, wet environment, where the body’s waste is expelled is the last thing baby needs. If you’re using cloth diapers, switch to disposable until the rash clears up. Too cold outside for baby to go commando? Quarantine the little bugger and lay down some blankets and beach towels. Throw in some non-absorbent toys and let them rock out with their buns out! Do this as often and as long as you can until the rash heals.
2) Alter Baby Wipes
Depending on what brand you use, baby wipes may contain a whole host of ingredients that can sometimes irritate inflamed skin or at the very least sting open sores. So what are your options?
Rinse wipes thoroughly with warm water before use to deplete them of those stinging ingredients like alcohol or fragrance.
3) Treat Damaged Skin
ABC Arbonne Baby Care Diaper Rash
This is my go-to for an initial rash as it can clear up a rash quickly, sometimes in just one day or a few hours. The Arbonne cream contains Zinc Oxide which is the same active ingredient as in A&D or Desitin, but also includes plant-based skin conditioners such as Sunflower Seed oil, Aloe juice, Chamomile & Arnica flower extract, and Carnauba wax. Additionally, it utilizes Dimethicone, a skin protectorate, helping to lock in moisture and keep skin hydrated. You don’t need a lot, just layer a light coating over red areas.
Now that you are armed with a solid diaper rash escape plan, take a look at the best methods for preventing diaper rash to keep one from coming back.
What have you used that worked well for diaper rashes? Please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!
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