By Savannah Wallace, DisneyBaby.com
Soren has extremely sensitive skin, and we're always combating some type of flare up - anything from eczema to diaper rashes. After Soren's surgery in August, he got a horrible diaper rash that took some time to clear up, and ever since then, it sometimes flares up here and there.
Thankfully, we've found a couple of extremely helpful methods to help prevent icky rashes before they get out of control.
1. Cream - Using a diaper rash cream as a preventative has been so helpful for us. We have a few different creams on hand. One is more natural and not too strong; another has a little more kick; and the third one is an anti-fungal for the yeast-based diaper rashes. If I notice any redness, I'll start with the natural cream, and that usually makes it go away quickly. If it sticks around, I'll apply something a little stronger. More often than not, I apply a little bit of the natural cream during our nighttime routine.
2. Baby Powder - Baby powder not only smells pleasant, but it's great for keeping the area dry. If baby is sitting in a wet diaper for too long, it can perpetuate a diaper rash. Powder creates a great protective dry layer for baby. I usually apply powder a few times each week.
3. Nighttime Diaper - This was a game changer for us. We are huge fans of Huggies OverNites diapers. Not only do they help baby sleep better throughout the night, but they also help keep the diaper area dry. During Soren's nasty bout with diaper rash, I noticed regular diapers made it worse, and slowly every morning, the area looked more and more irritated. As soon as we switched to overnight diapers, it started clearing up and we could focus on letting the creams really do their job.
4. Change Baby Often - We noticed that if a rash looked like it was trying to flare up, we would be more intentional about changing his diaper frequently throughout the day in order to help keep the area dry.
Best wishes on helping prevent icky rashes on your little one!