Top 5 Tips to Treat Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is an unpleasant reality for many moms and babies. Thankfully, there are ways to treat it so your little one can get relief fast. If your baby has red, irritated skin under her diapers, try these top tips to help clear the rash quickly.


1. Go diaper-free. Expose your baby’s bottom to air as often as possible. An easy way to promote healthy air circulation around your baby’s bottom is to simply strip off her diaper and let her spend some time wearing nothing at all. (This is adorable, of course, but it can also be messy, so be sure to put down a protective towel, blanket, or other absorbent mat on the floor first.)

2. Try a soothing soak. Instead of wiping and rubbing your baby’s diaper area clean, give her bottom a quick soak in warm water mixed with a gentle, fragrance-free wash like Aquaphor Baby Wash & Shampoo. Pat dry using a soft towel.  

3. Use fragrance-free over-the-counter remedies. Fragrances can further irritate your baby’s skin and make a diaper rash worse. Aquaphor Baby’s Diaper Rash Cream is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and the brand is recommended by Pediatricians. The Diaper Rash Cream contains zinc oxide to help soothe the irritated skin. It starts to work as soon as you apply it, so use at the first sign of redness.

4. Ask the doctor for help. During baby’s first year, you’ll be at the pediatrician’s office a lot – and they’re happy to give advice on just about anything (including treating diaper rash) whenever you need it, even if that means making a special visit to have your baby seen. Any diaper rash that doesn’t clear up in a few days, or gets worse, warrants a call to the doctor.

5. Prevention is the best treatment. Even better than treating diaper rash is preventing it from happening in the first place. At every diaper change, apply a layer of Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment as a protective barrier against moisture, which can help prevent rashes from starting in the first place. And since the ointment is clear, it won’t leave a white mess under your own nails!

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