How Can I Treat Diaper Rash?

How to Treat Diaper Rash

There are many ways that babies can get diaper rash, but most come down to too much wetness against the skin. Luckily, treating diaper rash is straightforward. Doctors recommend these steps:

  1. Keep the diaper area as dry as possible by changing wet or messy diapers as soon as possible. This will help keep the diaper rash from getting worse and give it the best chance to start to heal.
  2. Apply a topical ointment with zinc oxide in it, like Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Ointment.
  3. See if you need to use bigger diapers to absorb more wetness. They’re also less likely to chafe and will allow skin to air out a little more.
  4. Diaper rash should get better as fast as overnight, and show major improvement within a day or two, with this treatment.

How to Soothe Diaper Rash

While treating diaper rash, you’ll also want some ways to help soothe your baby’s skin as it heals such as:

  1. Use safe and effective Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment. Dr. Smith’s formula is especially designed with a premium blend of ingredients that helps soothe baby’s irritated skin.
  2. Dab instead of rub. Because diaper rash is irritating and painful, try using a gentle dab motion while cleaning and drying your baby.
  3. Watch what baby eats. Some foods can irritate baby tummies more than others. Try giving your baby a more bland diet when diaper rash flares up.
  4. Avoid chafing diapers. Babies grow fast. When their diapers start to fit a little too snugly, wetness accumulates faster and diapers rub against skin more.
  5. Go bare. This might be a scary prospect, but try to let your baby play diaper-free in a safe area (that’s easy to clean up if there’s an accident) for a while. Letting the skin air out can do some good.