Your child has a diaper rash.
Stay calm. It happens to nearly every parent, and it’s not your fault.
Subtle changes in your child’s diet, a loose fitting diaper, or something seemingly unrelated, like introducing new medications, are all common culprits of diaper rash. Teething, for example, generates excess saliva, which then enters your child’s system causing looser stool and, you guessed it, diaper rash.
So, there are many reasons your baby could have diaper rash. It’s normal for a baby to get one, at least once in their first 3 years, and none of them are indicative of neglect on your part.
More common than you think
The reason you may not hear too much about diaper rash is because most parents feel responsible for their children’s pain, as if it were the mark of a careless parent. The truth is, a diaper rash is so commonplace, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. All you can do is treat it accordingly and move on to the next challenge parenthood throws at you.
So don’t be embarrassed. Your child is not the first to get a diaper rash, and they’re very easy to treat and prevent.
Less time worrying, more time protecting
Here are a few things you can do to limit the frequency and severity of a diaper rash:
• Check your baby’s diaper often, and change a soiled diaper immediately
• Newborns urinate frequently, so change his or her diaper accordingly
• Use unscented wipes, or better yet, just use water
• Pat dry his or her bottom with a soft cloth after wiping
• Use a Barrier cream that contains a high percentage of Zinc Oxide
If your child suffers frequent rashes, or you’re worried that your child may develop a rash, you can proactively apply Baby Butz cream before it occurs, preventing any chance of a rash from occurring.
Be careful applying steroid creams, like hydrocortisone, as some chemicals can cause their own irritation to your baby’s skin.
You wouldn’t blame yourself for your child’s cold so you shouldn’t blame yourself for his or her diaper rash. It happens, and when it does, Baby Butz cream has got your baby’s bum covered.
Read more about the types of diaper rashes and how to identify them:
Ask Dr. Sears, “What Causes Diaper Rash and What You Can Do”, Available at http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/health-concerns/skin-care/diaper-rash, Accessed Dec 8, 2016
WebMD, “Your Baby’s Diaper Rash”, Available at http://www.webmd.com/parenting/diaper-rash-treatment#1, Accessed Dec 8, 2016