Wetness leads to diaper rashes. The most important step to prevent and heal diaper rash is to avoid prolonged exposure to wetness. Changing your baby’s diaper whenever the diaper is wet or soiled is important whether you use cloth or disposable diapers.
Another good, natural solution is to let your baby go diaper free, it gives the skin a chance to be exposed to air, to dry out the rash.
The Mayo Clinic recommends a few simple strategies to prevent diaper rashes including giving your baby’s bottom diaper-free time and exposure to air. (This diaper free time is not to be confused with Elimination Communication or diaper-free infant potty training.)
Go Diaper Free to Heal Diaper Rash
This diaper free time is to increase air exposure to your baby’s bottom, to dry out the diaper rash and limit the use if diapers during a diaper rash. Exposure to air is a natural way to keep the irritated area dry in order to heal.
Air out your baby’s bottom as much as possible daily, and especially if he currently has a diaper rash.
Start with just 10 minutes at a time and work your way up to 30-45 minutes at a time.
Consider letting your baby go diaper-free after diaper changes, before or after bath time, during tummy time, during playtime on a mat, and before bed time.
To avoid messes, consider using a waterproof barrier or washable mat under your baby during diaper-free time. If you are still reluctant, consider putting a larger diaper on your baby or putting on baby’s diaper very loosely to allow airflow to the skin.
Before putting the diaper back on, apply a diaper barrier ointment like Pinxav to prevent skin irritation, heal the diaper rash, and keep skin clear.
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