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Every parent knows the feeling: You open a diaper for the eleventy-hundredth time today, expecting nothing but the usual, buuuuuut your little one’s little tush is suddenly glowing bright red.
Cue the parental guilt, right?
Listen, moms and dads: Diaper rash happens. Sometimes, all it takes is one extra long nap (yay!) or your little one trying a new food (fun!). So don’t beat yourself up.
Instead, take a deep breath and say, out loud, “Keeping a tiny human fed, clothed, and clean is exhausting, but I’m doin’ it!” Then read the rest of this post for some simple tips to help heal and even (mostly) prevent diaper rash in the future.
Diaper rash appears as pink or red splotches on babies’ diaper area, including their bum, genitals, and/or thighs. Mild cases don’t cause much discomfort, but more severe diaper rashes can be quite painful.
The key to keeping your little one comfy is to be vigilant at the first signs of a diaper rash so you can heal it up before it gets worse.
Babies’ skin is super sensitive, so that tender area can get irritated by all sorts of things. Knowing common diaper rash culprits can help you treat it and prevent it.
Although it’s impossible to completely prevent all diaper rashes forever and always, you can take some precautions to ensure they’re few, far between, and less extreme.
Surprisingly, many diaper creams contain ingredients too harsh for babies’ delicate skin. Plus, they’re sticky and messy—and the last thing you need during diaper changes is another mess. Besides, rubbing at stubborn creams to get them off can further irritate the skin.
Chelsey Wang Diaper Crème is made with 100% pure ingredients, so you know it’s safe for your baby’s most delicate areas. It’s packed with coconut oil, which makes it silky smooth and easy to use, and shea butter and skin-soothing coconut oil provide relief in a hurry. And, of course, we include time-tested zinc oxide to protect that little tush from excess moisture.
Most diaper rashes heal up after a few days as long as you’re keeping the area clean, dry, and slathered with a good rash cream. But talk to your pediatrician if you notice any of these:
The first couple of times a diaper rash rears its ugly head, it can be alarming. But with a few quick, easy interventions you’ll quickly start feeling like the Rashmaster Extraordinaire.
This information is not medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with your pediatrician if you have any concerns about your child’s skin and before changing anything about their care.