Heal Diaper Rash
We recommend using Pinxav to heal, prevent and protect your baby from diaper rash. By applying Pinxav to your baby’s skin, you are creating a barrier to seal out wetness, which is the leading cause of diaper rash. Pinxav should be applied to clean, dry skin at every diaper change or at the very least at bedtime, when babies are more likely to have prolonged contact with a wet, rash-provoking diaper.
Try to reduce your baby’s risk of diaper rash by changing the diaper as soon as possible after bowel movements and urination. Clean the diaper area with plain water and absorbent cotton or a soft cloth. Change wet diapers to keep the skin from being exposed to moisture and chemicals in the urine. Let your baby go without a diaper whenever you can. If you use plastic pants or disposable diapers that close tightly around the thighs and abdomen, make sure they are loose enough so that air can circulate inside the diaper.
Pinxav can also be used for everyday first aid to protect skin from minor scrapes, burns, cuts, sunburn and other skin irritations such as eczema, chicken pox, poison ivy/sumac/oak, insect bites, minor burns and chafing.
Why should I use Pinxav (pink-salve)?
Pinxav is the most trusted name in diaper rash treatment—since 1927—and uses a proven formula. It also contains more zinc oxide (30%) than other diaper rash brands. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, zinc oxide is the key ingredient in helping to heal and protect a baby’s skin from diaper rash. Pinxav’s thickness and unique adhesive quality also create a barrier that helps prevent further flare-ups. Compared with other products, healing time with Pinxav is faster and skin treated with it enjoys relief longer.
New Parent Diaper Tips From Lillian Harris
Whether you choose cloth or disposable diapers, you’ll follow more or less the same procedure. As a new parent, you will get plenty of practice changing diapers. Your first diaper change may make you feel like running for the hills, but it really is quite simple. Once you get the hang of it you may even grow to enjoy this important bonding experience. But be prepared—during the early months of infancy, diaper changing can take place as often as every hour. And each baby has his own attitude about the whole experience: Some will lie still, some will wiggle, some will kick and scream. Most will do all three. Here are some tips to make diapering a breeze.
Make sure you have everything you need accessible on the changing table or in the diaper bag:
• Baby wipes or damp wash cloth
• Change of clothes
• A toy to keep your baby occupied
• Disposable garbage bag for diaper waste
Note: Prior to diaper changing, wash and dry your hands thoroughly and be sure to remove jewelry that can scratch your baby’s delicate skin.
Place a towel, mat or changing cloth over the table. Lay a fresh diaper on covered surface. Never leave your baby unattended on a changing table. Always keep one hand on the baby.
Place your baby (tummy side up) on the changing table or appropriate surface that allows you and your baby to be comfortable and safe.
Unfasten the diaper tabs on the soiled diaper and remove promptly.
After removing the diaper, clean the diaper area thoroughly with a moist wipe or washcloth with warm water and soap. Hold your baby’s feet together and very gently lift them up, raising the baby’s bottom.
Wipe your baby’s buttocks and genitals gently from front to back with baby wipes. Don’t forget the lower back and the skin folds of the thighs. (A baby girl might get stool around her labia and vagina, so clean that area gently with baby wipes.) With boys, watch out.
To avoid being splashed if your baby boy starts to urinate while you’re diapering him, place a soft cloth over his penis until you can get the diaper positioned correctly. It doesn’t just happen in the movies.
Blot dry, don’t rub. Carefully and gently dry between skin folds and creases.
To help prevent diaper rash, let your baby’s bottom air dry.
Apply Pinxav liberally to the diaper area to help prevent diaper rash.
Open diaper, put baby’s bottom gently into diaper.
If using disposable diapers, adhesive tabs should be in back. Pull up the front of the diaper and tape adhesive tabs across the top at your baby’s waist. Waist should be snug, but not tight. If using cloth diapers, use diaper pins and keep your hand between diaper and baby to avoid risk of a pin prick. Bring the tabs around from the back of the diaper and fasten them to the front. Make sure to pull up the back of the clean diaper high enough to prevent leaks. Position the front of the diaper just under the baby’s abdomen.
During this time you can play games like peek-a-boo, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and This Little Piggy, or you can sing songs and enjoy this special moment that doesn’t last long in a child’s life. Your job can be made much easier if you can keep the baby entertained long enough to keep still while you do the changing. Think of it as a mini show. Either you or someone else can create the diversion, or a mobile above might also do the trick. A stuffed toy within sight can help, or perhaps a toy when the baby gets bigger. But keep the changing accessories out of baby’s reach — and thus out of his or her mouth.
Change wet or dirty baby clothes or linens if required.
Put any formed stool into the toilet. Dispose of the diaper when complete. Fold over paper diapers and re-tape them before throwing in the trash can. Cloth diapers should be rinsed and tossed in a tightly covered diaper pail until wash day. If not at home, place in a plastic bag until you return.
Wash and clean the changing table. Wash your hands. That’s it! You survived. You can now inhale again.
Note: Make sure to pack a tube of Pinxav in your Diaper travel bag and keep a tube next to the bathing area as well. Baby bottoms are best protected when Pinxav is used with every diaper change. But if you decide to use Pinxav only once a day, make sure it’s at bedtime, when babies are more likely to have prolonged contact with a wet, rash-provoking diaper.
After approximately 6,000 diaper changes in your baby’s early years, you’ll have potty training to look forward to. But don’t fret, there’s Milford junior. If he could make it, so can you.