How is diaper rash prevented and treated?
The key to preventing and treating diaper rash is to keep your baby’s diaper area clean, cool and dry. Change your baby’s diaper often, and let him or her go without a diaper when possible to let the air dry his or her skin. Try placing your baby on an open cloth diaper during nap time. Check the diaper shortly after your baby falls asleep, and replace it if it’s wet. Babies often urinate right after falling asleep. See the box below for tips on preventing and treating diaper rash. If these things don’t work, talk to your doctor. Don’t use creams that contain boric acid, camphor, phenol, methyl salicylate or compound of benzoin tincture. These things can be harmful. top Tips on preventing and treating diaper rash Check your baby’s diaper often and change it as soon as it’s wet or soiled. Carefully clean your baby’s bottom between diaper changes. Use plain warm (not hot) water with or without a very mild soap. Allow your baby’s skin to dry completely before putting on another diaper. Us