With back-to-school season in full swing, older siblings are bringing all sorts of new germs back home. And you know what that means: everyone gets sick!
And when a baby gets a stomach bug, it often ends in an awful diaper rash.
Just this past week, my poor little girl got sick, and I thankfully remembered this awesome hack that my mom taught me.
First, don’t use wipes.
The soap in baby wipes is great 99% of the time, but not when your baby has a diaper rash! The soap only continues to irritate the skin, and that will just make the rash worse.
Not only that, but the wipes hurt your little one!
So use tissues and baby oil instead.
The baby oil is soothing to a baby’s bum, and the tissues are nice and soft too. That right there will help to start the healing process.
Second, fully dry the skin before applying cream or putting on the diaper.
Baby oil is great, but more often than not, the skin needs to be protected from moisture, not have it added.
So drying the skin before covering it back up is super important.
My daughter loves when I blow on her bum to dry it out. She thinks I’m hilarious! Using air or even dabbing with the tissues to get the excess oil off are excellent ways to dry the skin.
Third, use an awesome diaper ointment.
Now, I know that a lot of people are pretty natural, but after the awful diaper rashes that I’ve had to deal with on my kids, I have found the BEST cream.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that the label is correct: it really starts healing on contact! And no, this isn’t an advertisement. I just truly believe in the stuff!
Slather it all over the diaper rash, and any other area that could potentially get a rash.
Fourth, change often.
Like I mentioned with the baby oil, the skin needs to be protected from moisture in order to heal. So that means, do your best to not have your baby sit in a wet diaper, and ESPECIALLY not a messy, diaper.
Changing the diaper frequently will help keep your baby’s bum dry, and heal as quickly as possible!
So there you have it! This super easy diaper rash hack will help to heal your baby’s bum in no time!
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