Easy Diaper Rash Tips
So how do we protect Carrigan’s skin on a daily basis without it feeling overwhelming? It’s really pretty simple with these easy diaper rash tips!
Check & Change
With a newborn, we changed diapers all the time. But now that Carrigan is getting closer to potty training age, it seems like we don’t change her as often. To avoid rash and protect your child’s skin, we’ve made sure that we’re diligent about checking her diaper almost as often as we did when she was a newborn.
Baby’s skin is still tender even when they reach toddler age! So check often to protect!
Whenever we start to see a bit of redness on Carrigan’s skin, we switch from wipes to a soft washcloth and warm water. It seems a bit more gentle and then we make sure to pat her bottom completely dry.
One thing that has helped Carrigan a lot is leaving a bit of room when we put her diaper on. We put it on snug enough so we don’t get leaks but still leave it loose enough not to get any chafing. This adjustment has really helped!
If your baby still has redness, a barrier ointment or paste can help create a better environment in the diaper area, allowing your child’s skin to heal.
For many years, we have used DESITIN® Maximum Strength Original Paste. Grambo used it with my little sister and we used it with Weston. We’ve also used it with Carrigan.
The maximum strength formula is thick and rich, hypoallergenic, and pediatrician-tested. It provides overnight relief and there’s no stronger treatment available without a prescription!
Recently, we tried DESITIN® Rapid Relief Cream for the first time. It contains zinc oxide which is a skin protectant and the cream helps create a protective barrier on your child’s skin! It’s worked great for us so far!
And if you’d like to try either formula, from now through November 21st, you can save 25% with this Target Cartwheel coupon!