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Diaper Changing the Easy Way to Avoid Diaper Rashes
Diaper changing is not difficult even for a first time moms, but there are a couple of things that you need to know, so you avoid your toddler getting diaper rashes. This is because the baby has usually a very tender skin and it’s very easy to get irritated during the day and night.
First of all, here are the basic steps on changing the diapers of you kid
Make sure you have all the relevant supplies ready to use. You don’t want to have to leave the baby alone while you rush after the clothing or the wipes, the cream, when you can easily have them in a diaper caddy or a baby bag.
Remove the old diaper and wipe the baby’s bottom with a clean tissue.
Wash the bottom of your toddler with a luke warm water and a baby safe (mild) soap. You can also use a non-alcohol wipe. Rinse thoroughly. Girls need a bit of different care, in that you have to wash and dry them from the front to back in order to avoid any infections.
Take the new diaper and slide it under the baby’s bottom.
Make sure that the bottom is dry and then apply a very thin coating of petroleum jelly which acts as a protective layer on the skin.
Now faster the diaper snugly around the baby while pulling the back tabs to the front area.
Preventing diaper rashes
Make sure that the baby is dry as much as possible. If the diapers get soiled during the night, change them right after. Don’t let the toddler be with wet and soiled diapers for too long.
Do not use scented soaps and other chemicals that can easily irritate the sensitive skin. Some disposable diapers have perfumes. If you see any irritation signs and you are using these kinds of diapers, replace them with a regular type and see if the irritation goes away.
If your child has a diaper rash, use pure luke warm water to wash the bottom and use a diaper rash cream or ointment on the dry skin. Make sure that this is a cream approved by your baby’s doctor.
Make sure that the baby’s skin is exposed frequently to the fresh air as this helps with healing any sores and wounds
If these home made diaper rash treatments don’t work, take your child to the doctor for further examination and treatment.
Diaper changing is quite easy if done properly, the right way. If you follow the steps above, you will ensure that your child will enjoy a good health and will be free of any annoying rashes of their skin.