What is Diaper Rash?
What is Diaper Rash?
Diaper rash is a common skin irritation of early childhood. When skin remains wet for too long, it begins to break down. And when the skin is rubbed, it also damages more easily. Moisture from a diaper can harm your baby’s skin and make it more prone to chafing. When this happens a diaper rash may develop.
Other causes of diaper rash:
- Introduction of a new food (either through mom who is breastfeeding, or baby who is being fed new foods)
- A new brand of disposable diaper, wipes, or a laundry detergent, bleach, or fabric softener can also irritate your baby’s bottom
- Use of antibiotics by baby or nursing mother
How common is it?
More than half of babies ages 4-15 months suffer from diaper rash at least once. It can occur anytime your child wears diapers, but is more common in babies during their first 15 months.
Diaper rash is upsetting to mom and uncomfortable for baby. But the good news is, most diaper rashes can be treated with simple at-home remedies, like Caldesene® Baby. Caldesene® has a unique formula that treats and protects and soothes."
Identifying Diaper Rash
What does it look like?
Diaper rash usually shows up as a patch of pinkness or redness, and scaling skin where the diaper meets baby’s bottom.
A baby with diaper rash may also cry or fuss when being changed or washed.
A bad case of diaper rash usually causes pimples, blisters and other sores on your baby’s buttocks, thighs or genital area. If the rash gets infected, it may be swollen and turn bright red.
Call your baby’s doctor if:
- The rash gets worse or does not go away in 2-3 days
- The rash spreads to the abdomen, back, arms, or face
- You notice pimples, blisters, ulcers, large bumps, or pus-filled sores
- Your baby has a fever along with the rash
- Your baby is taking an antibiotic and develops a bright red rash with spots at its edges. This might be a yeast infection.
Preventing Diaper Rash
How to Prevent Diaper Rash
Diaper rash happens. But there are three things you can do to help keep it from happening:
1. Keep your baby’s skin clean.
Clean your baby’s bottom between diaper changes, using plain warm (not hot!) water with or without a mild cleanser and a washcloth or wipe.
2. Let your baby’s skin dry before putting on another diaper.
Or, let your baby go without a diaper so his or her bottom air dries.
3. Protect your baby’s skin with Caldesene®.
Use Caldesene® Baby to protect your baby’s bottom from becoming irritated and chafed. (And remember to apply Caldesene® after each diaper change.)
Other tips for preventing diaper rash:
- Remove dirty diapers promptly.
- Don’t over tighten diapers—this can cause chafing.
- Use gentle patting—no rubbing—when you’re cleaning or drying your baby.
- Avoid using baby wipes and soaps that are scented, because these can irritate the skin.
- After a diaper change, always be sure to wash your hands well to prevent the spread of bacteria, to other parts of your baby’s body, to you or other children.
Treating Diaper Rash
When diaper rash occurs, nothing’s more important than getting your baby comfortable. And Caldesene® Baby is just what you need to get your baby comfy fast. Caldesene® helps to heal diaper rash and prevent it from returning.
There are several key steps to treating diaper rash—gently clean the diaper area, make sure the skin is dry and protect the skin from chafing with Caldesene®.
Tips to treat diaper rash
- Gently wash off the diaper area, always being sure to wash the area from front to back.
- Don’t wipe sore areas. Instead use a bulb syringe filled with lukewarm water to clean these areas.
- Use a soft wet washcloth, and a gentle wipe, or mild cleanser for a dirty diaper.
- Gently dab the area dry. Do not rub.
- Let the area air-dry thoroughly.
- Too keep the area dry, place a small amount of Caldesene® Baby in your hand and gently apply to the diaper area, making sure to get in all folds and creases.
- Put on a new diaper, but attach loosely, to reduce friction. Change diaper as soon as it is soiled in order to lessen irritation.
- Repeat process every time you change your baby. Always apply Caldesene® after each diaper change.
Protect your baby's skin from irritation with Caldesene®.