If you have a baby in a diaper, the answer is yes. Having a diaper rash is a normal part of being a baby.
Diaper rashes typically improve after being treated at home. If the rash doesn’t get better after a few days of treatment, and changing your baby’s diaper more often, then call your baby’s doctor.
Most diaper rashes can be easily treated at home. However, you should have your baby examined if the rash is severe and if it gets worse despite home treatment.
If you see any of these symptoms in your baby’s diaper area, then call the pediatrician:
- 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 also 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
The choice is yours. Cloth diapers are making a comeback because of environmental reasons. And while they are not your mother’s cloth diapers, research shows that disposable diapers are still more absorbent and keep babies drier.
Because powder is traditionally packaged in a shake container, parents need to apply to the hands first, then apply to the bottom area. This ensures that the baby has not inhaled or ingested the product. It also helps you make sure that the powder is applied where it’s needed.
You can apply powder as often as necessary. We recommend use with each diaper change for ongoing protection. It should be used at bedtime or any time when there's extended exposure to wet diapers. Carefully shake a small amount of baby powder into your hands and apply gently to your baby.
Apply to hands first, then apply to bottom area, gently smoothing and spreading over all sore, irritated areas.
No, in fact we recommend using Caldesene® after every diaper change to protect sensitive skin and prevent diaper rash.