What causes diaper rash?
It’s a fact of every baby’s life at some point: the dreaded diaper rash. A diaper rash can be as simple as a little redness on the butt or as complex as a bacterial infection that needs prescriptions medication. Both cloth and disposable diapers can cause a rash if they are too tight and restrict airflow. Since the diaper traps moisture against the skin it can breed bacteria and yeast; it is important to size up as your baby grows. Sensitive skin can also create irritation. Babies that have atopic dermatitis or eczema may be more likely to develop a diaper rash. Most times these types skin conditions affect other areas of the body but can affect the diaper area too. Of course the most common reason a baby will get a diaper rash is urine and bowel movements. The easiest way to keep him rash free is to change his diaper frequently. Many parents will use an over-the-counter cream or ointment to treat the rash but you can try these natural remedies as well.
Air things out
Airing out the area will help heal the rash much faster than covering it with a diaper. The easiest way to do this is just letting baby be naked for a little in between diaper changes. If you can’t let him hang out without a diaper, make sure the area is completely dry before dressing him. Make sure you are changing his diaper frequently to keep the area as dry as possible.