Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Bottom Line on Diaper Rash

It may be during your baby’s earliest weeks, or many months later, but you’ll likely encounter some form of diaper rash long before your baby is walking. Diaper rashes are most commonly caused by a combination of the warm and moist diaper environment, the pH of the diaper contents, and friction from the diaper, working together to irritate the skin. Diarrhea from a stomach bug or antibiotics, or highly acidic foods, may also create or worsen a diaper rash.

Tender Pink Bum: at this early stage, areas of the skin are pink and tender appearing, and may have raised bumps or darker red creases in skin folds. When you see your baby’s bottom becoming pinker than usual, begin to change her diaper more frequently during the day and any time you know she’s had a BM. For car rides and at bedtime, apply petroleum jelly, zinc diaper cream or coconut oil to the pink areas as a skin-protective moisture barrier. Cornstarch or other powders are not recommended as a treatment or preventative measure.

Red Diaper Rash: the bum looks raw and painful with small areas of raised bumps or swollen skin. To treat, continue with frequent diaper changes, but if you’ve been using diaper wipes, temporarily switch over to soft cloths and warm water, and gently pat the skin dry. Give baby a few minutes of naked time on a towel to air out her bottom after diaper changes when possible. Apply a thick zinc based diaper cream or diaper paste generously to affected areas, and don’t worry about cleaning off every bit of cream at each diaper change if it’s not soiled. The cream protects the skin, and scrubbing it off is irritating.

How to Clean Up After Any Disposable Diaper Change

Did you now just complete a disposable diaper change on a child, and now you don't know how to clean up? To make sure you did everything correctly, follow this article, to ensure everything in your power has been done.

1. Fold the dirty diaper in half with your free hand, to keep the soiled area and wipes inside while you finish the job. Use the tape-tabs to make it all into one tight bundle.

2. Place the disposable diaper into a sealed small plastic bag, and place it outside in a garbage collection container.

3. Wipe your baby's hands with another wipe if necessary. Sanitize the surface with a product that is formulated for sensitive skin.

4. Put everything away. Creams, lotions, and baby oils must be put somewhere safe, as they can be harmful if swallowed by a child. Keep all of your diaper-changing supplies where you will be able to find them quickly and easy each time you need them.

5. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. 6. Pick up your baby and go onwards with life.

How to Check a Diaper

If you babysitting, had a baby, or you start to smell something, you will sometime in your life, have to check a diaper. Read on to find out how.

1.Notice if your baby is crying. Sometimes it may be time to change their diaper, once they begin crying. You may know that you have to change a nappy, if the baby cries. Maybe if you're babysitting or something like that, the baby will burst into tears. Rem ember to focus on other reasons before ripping the nappy open.

2. Smell the baby's bottom. Turn the baby around and take a good whiff, if you are brave enough! Just hold up the baby, smell and let your senses do the rest. If you are close to passing out then yeah, the baby needs changing.

3. Try feeling it with two fingers just a little farther down than the top tagline of the diaper in the front of the baby. REMEMBER, this is only for the brave hearted, or if you feel comfortable enough doing this. however the nappy is soft and plump so this step might not get you far.

4. Hold your hand over the front section of your babies diaper and slightly jiggle the diaper to see if it moves. A diaper that moves like jelly is mostly wet and will need to be changed soon (or immediately).

5. Open it up with the diaper tapes and take a quick peek. and take a look for yourself. But do this in hygienic places. Not in the middle of the street.