While diaper rashes don’t usually require medical intervention, they can be uncomfortable and painful for the baby. The best way to ease their discomfort and heal the affected skin is by applying a soothing diaper rash cream. A diaper rash cream is typically a formulation designed to calm the red and irritated skin and form a protective layer on it.
Here’s how to go about applying a diaper rash cream:
Before you choose to topically apply anything on the rash, make sure you pick the right cream or lotion. This decision is of the essence here as a harsh or chemical formulation is only going to make things worse for your baby’s already sensitive skin!
A safe option is to put your trust in a natural formulation – one that relies on 100% herbs to heal and nourish your baby’s skin. We recommend Himalaya's Diaper Rash Cream
that is infused with the healing power of natural zinc, almond oil and aloe vera. Natural zinc has antiseptic and astringent properties while almond oil is an excellent skin softener. The magic of aloe vera, of course, is not unknown to any mom; aloe vera is excellent as an antibacterial agent and an astringent and heals a wide range of skin ailments in your baby, including wounds, burns and dermatitis.
You need to take the following steps to apply it correctly and heal your baby’s affected skin:
- The best time to apply the cream is during a diaper change. If your baby is suffering from this condition, you may have to change his diapers more often than usual. Thoroughly rinse, clean and wipe the area after changing the diapers. Use gentle baby wipes for this.
- Once cleaned, squeeze out some diaper rash cream and apply it on and around the area where the diaper's edges rub against baby's skin. Spread the cream out softly onto any inflamed areas using front-to-back motions.
- During application, you need to be extra careful while applying the cream the genital area and the folds of skin around your baby’s buttocks and thighs.
- Make sure the cream creates a thick layer so as to seal the rash from moisture. While doing so, try and avoid rubbing the rash as much as you can. Prefer to dab the cream on instead.
- Repeat this process after every diaper change to make the healing process quicker and more effective.
Diaper rash is such a common problem in babies that your little one is susceptible to it despite your best preventive measures. Just remember to keep your baby as dry and comfortable as possible by changing his diapers frequently and liberally using a natural diaper rash cream to keep his skin supple. This, combined with the strength of your love, will act as a deterrent for even the most stubborn of rashes!