Preventing

Help Protect Against Diaper Rash:

  • Change your baby’s diaper as soon as possible after it becomes wet or soiled.
  • Clean your baby’s diaper area thoroughly after each bowel movement.
  • Dry baby’s skin fully before putting on a new diaper.
  • Apply a layer of Balmex Complete Protection Diaper Rash Cream or Balmex Multi-Purpose Healing Ointment with every diaper change, especially at bedtime, and any time when your baby’s exposure to a wet diaper may be prolonged.
  • Diapers and clothing should fit somewhat loosely to allow room for air to circulate
  • Introduce only one new solid food at a time, and wait a few days between introductions.

Should your baby develop a diaper rash, refer to the Treating section below.

Treating

Even the most carefully cared for babies can get a diaper rash from time to time. Experienced moms say that baby’s teething, exposure to new foods, and use of antibiotics can lead to diaper rashes. And any time your baby has prolonged exposure to diaper irritants (such as overnight) or it becomes warm and moist in your baby’s diaper (such as on a hot, humid summer day) the risk of him or her experiencing a diaper rash is greater. If your baby does get a diaper rash, the following steps can help correct the rash and ensure your baby gets back to his or her comfortable, smiling self:

Help Correct Diaper Rash:

  • Change your baby’s diaper as soon as possible after it becomes wet or soiled.
  • Use clean warm (not hot) water to gently wash baby‘s diaper area and use a squirt bottle or bulb syringe to apply the water. Avoid excessive rubbing of the skin.
  • Gently pat baby’s bottom dry, avoiding rubbing the skin. Allow the area to further air dry to eliminate as much moisture as possible.
  • Apply a thick layer of Balmex Complete Protection Diaper Rash Cream to all affected areas to begin the healing process and form a protective layer on baby‘s skin.
  • Diaper your baby, making sure the diaper is not too tight to help lessen diaper friction and increase airflow to the irritated skin.

If your baby’s rash persists after 7 days of treatment, if it spreads, or if it otherwise worsens, call your baby’s pediatrician.