Preventing 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® Protecting Powder 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.
Did you know that Caldesene® is gentler on chafed, irritated skin than messy creams?