All moms want what is best for their little one but we all know that sometimes things happen.
Like diaper rash.
Diapers save us from having to clean pee up off the floor every few minutes but sometimes it can irritate babies sensitive skin.
All 3 of my girls got diaper rash at one point in their diaper wearing lives. Here is what I do to keep their bottoms happy and healthy.
- Change their diaper regularly – I know this sounds pretty simple but the quicker you can get that dirty diaper off your babies skin the less likely they are to get a rash. We all know this isn’t always feasible and that is when a good diaper rash cream comes in handy. I was so excited when Mustella sent me their new Diaper Rash Cream 1 2 3. This cream is formulated with Avocado Perseose which is a plant based ingredient that reinforces the skins barrier and protects and hydrates babies skin. If you can’t change them every 5 minutes (hello who can??) make sure you are putting something down there to protect them.
- Good ol’ fresh air – If I see that Hazel might be getting a rash, or really every so often, I take off her diaper to let her little bootie air out. The air will do wonders for her rash since the dampness is what makes a rash so much worse. Try getting a play mat that is easily washable for your baby to lay on while their diaper is off. You have a 50/50 chance of an accident so throwing the mat in the wash is a great option. If they are a little more mobile undo the diaper when they sleep. I leave the diaper underneath with a waterproof liner under that. When I do this with Hazel I see a drastic differenc in her skin. It’s a lot of work but I highly recommend it.
- Coconut Oil – It nourishes and is antibacterial so its a safe, natural alternative to moisturize babies bottom. When that isn’t enough I love Mustela’s Diaper Rash Cream 1 2 3 for all of it natural ingredients.
- Baking Soda – I also gave my girls a baking soda bath to soothe their irritated skin. Baking soda promotes the healing process and is antibacterial which kills the yeast and bacteria the cause diaper rash. I add 1 cup of baking soda to their bath and let them soak as much as possible. I do this nightly until the rash clears.
- Watch their diet – Strawberries always irritated my girls skin and almost always caused a diaper rash. If your child is getting reoccurring diaper rashes keep a food journal. You might be surprised to see that what they eat is actually the cause.
- Find products that you can trust – Ever since Lucille, my oldest, was a baby we have been using Mustela products. I love that their products are formulated by dermatological and pediatric experts and are natural plant based products. I remember the feeling after Lucille’s first bath. My first little baby with the softest skin and I wanted to do whatever it took to protect it. I felt confident in my choice 4 years ago and am still confident today. I call Mustela my baby addiction. The smell is intoxicating and I enjoy each night as I get to rub the sweet smelling lotion on their skin. I am so excited to try their new diaper rash cream. Even though Hazel hasn’t had a diaper rash yet I am still applying it to prevent her from getting one in the future. Have you tried Mustela’s Diaper Rash Cream 1 2 3? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Do you have any special tips for diaper rash? How to treat them? How to prevent them? Leave a comment sharing you tip below. I would love to hear it and share it in my post to help other moms in the future.