Babies have delicate skin, so diaper rash is a common form of irritation for infants whose bottoms are wrapped up all day and night in diapers.
Diaper rash can develop if your baby has continually wet diapers, diarrhea or isn’t changed quickly enough. The rash can also appear when your baby starts eating solid foods or begins an antibiotic regimen. If you’re breastfeeding, certain foods (like those with tomatoes) that you eat can spur the condition. Diaper rash usually improves with treatment methods you can use at home, but if you notice that it worsens or if your baby has a fever as well, medical treatment may be necessary.
If your infant has diaper rash, wash with water after each diaper change and stay away from soaps or wipes that have alcohol or fragrance. Give him some time without a diaper so the rash can begin healing. Cellex-C Mother & Child Skin Care – Diaper Rash Ointment can act as a comfortable barrier between the rash and the diaper while it soothes irritation. A powder, which you can get in a mother-baby kit like MD MOMS Baby Silk – To Go Travel Set will soak up moisture. Your baby’s bottom should be smooth and symptom-free in no time.