Warning: This is the personal experience of a blogger, not the sponsor, or a medical expert.
As a mother of two, I have had many diaper release situations to handle. I have a child, Violet who is 18 months old and she has very sensitive skin with regular seizures of diaper rash. I also have a newborn called Pearl, which in its five short weeks already had a small outbreak of diaper rash.
So it is safe to say that it is quite common and happens to most children at any time, or even many times while in diapers. However, I have found that it is not necessary to worry, it is relatively easy to treat and there are many ways to keep pacifiers out of sleep.
Nappy rash affects the skin around the nappy area, which makes it look red, is a little spotty and very irritated. If it gets very nasty it can even blister or get bumpy, which can be really uncomfortable to small ones.
Violet usually only has mild diaper rashes, which does not seem to interfere with her and cleans up quickly, but a couple of times it's up to the point where she will cure or cry while you have a diaper change and we have made a quick trip to the general practitioner to double check everything OK.
I have noticed diaper rashes can develop very quickly, even with frequent clean diaper changes, and in the worst case when Violet is dental. Although diaper rashes can be caused by the moisture in your baby's diaper – do not feel that your baby has diaper rashes because you have not changed them often enough as this may not be the case. Nappy rashes can also be caused for several reasons, including a baby's diaper on the skin, soap or whirlpool, alcohol-based baby tissues or when your baby has taken antibiotics as well.
Since both my toddlers have had diaper rashes, I feel like we've tested and tested most of the methods to keep it in the lake, so I thought I'd share them with you today …
– Nappy free time – Pump your little one on a towel (or in a hard floor room if they are mobile!) To give them as much lazy free time as possible to get air to the skin. Be ready for accidents!
– Common diaper changes – Change the baby's diaper regularly and as quickly as possible when making a boy. It also helps if you use high absorption diapers to keep as much moisture away from the skin as possible.
– Wipe and dry – When changing children, always wipe the skin with baby cloths (suitable for sensitive skin) and pat dry with a mouse cloth or towel.
– Apply a barrier cream – We have tried many, but love Sudocrem Care and Protect, which is a lighter cream than the traditional product. It also comes in a tube for easy handling and to pop in our bag. It is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, as well as being free of artificial colors and preservatives.
– Do not talk! It's tempting to use talcum powder to keep it small a dry, but it can actually irritate the skin further.
– Avoid daily baths – Do not bathe your little too often, this can actually wipe the skin, especially if you use a hot tub or soap. We actually use a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda in Violet's bathing water that makes wonders on diaper rash!
– Get it – If your little baby does not clean after a few days or you're worried, see your doctor or health visitor (I'm not a doctor but just a blogger and mom – so worth checking if you're worried).
Find more tips on keeping the diaper in the bay in the video below from Sudocrem's childcare specialist Maryanne Jones.
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