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How to Prevent a Nappy Rash
Nappy rash or diaper rash
is not something you want your baby to suffer from. The name ‘nappy rash' is derived from leaving on a wet nappy (diaper). Nappy rash is the part under the diaper with red spots, boils, and at times broken skin. The part may be very red and sore.
Nappy rash occurs when excess ammonia in the urine and the diaper being unchanged for long time. This leads to redness and at times can be very raw. It normally aggravates with cloth diapers, particularly when using waterproof pants, instead of disposables. The waterproof pants prevent the entry air into the area.
Disposable diapers are more effective at soaking the dampness into an inside layer to keep it away from baby. Another cause besides urine can be the detergent residue in the diapers after washing. Just because the diapers or nappies undergo the rinse cycle in your washing machine doesn’t mean it is free of all the detergent. So it is advisable to rinse the diapers multiple times to rinse them completely. Some babies can develop an allergic reaction to this detergent.
It is quite easy to cure a nappy rash. As soon as you see even a little red area at the time of changing their nappy, clean the area properly and allow the baby to remain without a diaper to aerate this area. If possible, make them sleep in an adult size bed liner, or else use a cream use a cream for treating diaper rash. It acts as an obstacle between the baby and dampness.
Some even contain antiseptic to disinfect the area. In severe case or if it fails take your baby to your pediatrician who will recommend a stronger medicine. They will also advise you on the methods of averting diaper rash. Few babies have very sensitive skin and nothing can cure it.
Always focus first on the preventing. Use these tips to avert nappy or diaper rash. While diaper prevents the bed from getting wet, it does not mean you have to stop changing the baby for a long time. You might have to change the baby, particularly newborns as frequently as an hour. It is essential to change before sleeping.
Don’t allow your baby to sleep in a soiled diaper. Clean the area either using a baby wipe or warm soapy water. Use soaps specifically designed for baby, not those you use. Adult soaps are stronger, leading to an outbreak of rash in some babies. The mild soaps are appropriate for their delicate skin. These tips will let you keep your baby's skin rash-free.
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