How to Treat Your Baby’s Severe Diaper Rash



When your baby has a diaper rash that just gets worse every time they poo it could turn into a nightmare, to say the least

I have experienced this first hand and I have some tricks up my sleeve.

I also would like to point out I have not only treated my own baby’s diaper rash but other baby’s as well!

I have been a preschool teacher for 10+ years and have been dealing with baby’s diaper rashes for quite some time, with all skin types.

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These remedies I am about to share with you were my go to not only for my baby but others as well (provided they give permission of course).

•Use extra strong diaper cream and apply it generously with 40% zinc oxide

Another way to treat the diaper rash is by applying a strong diaper cream on the rash.

This specific cream, when used, protects as well as soothes the skin of your baby. It helps to stop skin irritation.

It allows the skin to dry and the air to circulate freely, therefore, healing the rush.

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Maximum strength diaper rash paste provides 5-in-1 action to treat, heal, protect, soothe and prevent diaper rash, for healing you can see and relief your baby can feel.

Nevertheless, severe diaper rash causes discomfort to both the baby and the parent at times, making the baby cry a lot.

A diaper rash is common among infants.

It is due to a mixture of acid found in stool or urine and moisture. Some babies get severe rash due to allergic body reactions from laundry detergents as well.

I suggest using a free and clear laundry detergent like this one to help further prevent diaper rashes in the future.

•Let baby be diaper free

When the baby has severe diaper rash, then letting the baby stay without a diaper is the best and natural way to heal the rash.

This method, therefore, allows the skin of the baby to dry, causing the rash to also dry out, and the skin getting exposed to the air; hence the skin rash is healed.

They should be dressed in cotton clothes with loose bottoms and with no diaper to allow the rash to dry therefore healing and giving the skin the ability to breathe.

You can also choose to put your baby on a blanket or towel and let them relax naked for as long as you feel suitable.

If drying it out while keeping baby diaper free is time consuming you can also use a handheld fan like this during this process.

•Apply soothing breast milk to the rash

Human breast milk is the best treatment and a natural way to treat baby diaper rash.

When applied to the rash, it is a very safe and effective way to manage the rash.

You can express the milk straight from your boob while changing you baby or get some from your stash first.

My favorite is the breastmilk bath for baby’s.

This can really sooth the skin down there and promote healing power.

Here is an awesome article on how to make a soothing breast milk bath for baby.

•Check baby’s diaper every 1-2 hours

When the baby has a severe diaper rash, checking diaper regularly is a critical practice (every 1 to 2 hours).

As soon as your baby pees or poops I would recommend changing it immediately to avoid irritation.

If your baby is left for a while with a soiled diaper this can absolutely make the rash worse, therefore making it harder to treat in the long run.

A great tip to help with remembering to check your baby is to simply set a timer on your phone.

You can also write it down on the fridge if your mostly home with your baby.

Leaving your baby in a wet diaper with a severe rash will create irritation and discomfort, so remember to check it frequently mama and always use this cream in between changes.

I firmly believe that this article will help parents and caregivers handle the challenge more confidently with ease.

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Jennifer LoVerde

Hey there! Jennifer here, and I run this website. I am a mommy to one amazing little boy + Childcare and development professional (10+ yrs). I created this website to provide useful information about pregnancy and newborn care, & inspire you to live your best mom life!

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