It can be a real pain in the rear, but diaper rash is manageable when you know what’s to blame and have a solid strategy for treatment.
1| Is baby’s booty clean? Be mindful of creases, folds and even places that look clean. Check that you got everything, and then check again. Apply this same concept to drying her off after a bath as well. A clean, dry bottom is a must for preventing a rash.
2| Is it the diaper? Disposable diapers can have added chemicals, so if you’re noticing a reaction, consider switching to another brand or giving cloth diapering a try. The same is true for wipes!
3| Pick a premium diaper ointment. For best bets (and butts) choose a trusted formula. Flanders Buttocks Ointment is the tried-and-true favorite to parents everywhere since 1986. Created by two pharmacists, it’s safe, effective and guaranteed to help soothe irritation and heal tiny hineys.
4| Check baby’s menu. Have you recently added something new to her diet? A baby’s digestive system is delicate, so the introduction of new items can sometimes cause a skin reaction or mess with her bowel movements. If you notice changes, make sure to swap out her diaper routinely.
5| Don’t forget yeast. Yeast thrives in warm, moist areas that are relatively low in oxygen—like a diaper. Also, if a breastfeeding mama or her baby is taking antibiotics, they’re more likely to get a yeast infection. If you suspect an infection, make sure to get it treated by a doctor asap.
This post was made in partnership with Flanders Buttocks Ointment, trusted by doctors and mamas to keep diaper rash at bay from hospital to home.