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How to avoid skin problems when your baby wears disposable diapers all the time

All small children have very delicate and sensitive skin. Especially on the buttocks and groin area. The warm, moist environment that can form under a diaper often causes redness and diaper rash, which gives your baby a lot of discomforts.
Due to the fact that your baby will have to spend quite a long time of his life in diapers, you need to learn how to properly care for the delicate skin of a child to prevent diaper rash and redness. By the way, we should note immediately that such problems can arise not only in the area of skin contact with the child's one-time diaper but also in other meta, where the skin is formed folds and poorly ventilated: armpits, neck fold, on the elbow and knee bends. It is especially important to keep an eye on these areas during the hot season.
Preventive measures to prevent diaper rash
  • Do not allow a baby to stay in an overfilled diaper for a long time. If a one-time diaper is not changed in time (this also applies to reusable diapers), a wet environment will form inside the diaper. Excessive amounts of liquid cause the filler inside the disposable diaper to swell, which makes the non-woven fabric smooth against the baby's skin, and it stops absorbing the liquid. Because of the close contact of the wet surface with the baby's skin, an ideal environment is formed in these places for the reproduction of bacteria, which leads to redness and diaper rash.
As mentioned above, it's not about disposable diapers, and in the wet environment, which is formed and under reusable cloth diapers or diapers. Only in this case, the diaper cloth when wet does not become smooth, but rougher when the baby moves and rubs his skin in the contact areas.
Kokoshi diapers are made of soft, hypoallergenic, and very hygroscopic material. They absorb moisture without leaving wet marks on your baby's skin. But even the highest quality diapers, if you change them too infrequently, overfill and at some point stop absorbing moisture. Keep an eye on the fill indicator icon on the Kokoshi diaper - as soon as it changes color, it's time to change the diaper.
  • When changing the diaper, use hypoallergenic wipes or plain warm water to wash the baby. Do this in a front-to-back motion to prevent infection from entering the baby's urinary tract. After washing, thoroughly blot the baby's skin with a dry washcloth or soft towel. On no account rub the skin, especially in the folds. Just blot it with gentle pressing movements.
  • Don't rush to put a clean diaper on your baby. Let your baby's skin get some "air and air". Such air baths are best done in the process of each baby's changing.
  • After the skin has dried, lubricate it in the folds, as well as in places of contact with the diaper's special baby oil. If the skin already has diaper rash and redness, the oil will not work - you need a thicker cream under the diaper. Make sure that the cream is also as natural and hypoallergenic as possible. When using such cream, make sure that it does not get into the baby's urinary sphincter.
  • Always make sure that the diapers are the right size for your baby. Diapers that are too large will not fit the baby's skin, and therefore will not absorb moisture - it will just drip out, leaving the skin wet. Too small will squeeze, chafe, cut off oxygen to the baby's skin, fill too quickly, and stop absorbing.
  • If you use diapers with impregnation or creams with synthetic fragrance - it is these odorous ingredients that cause diaper rash and redness of the skin in most cases. Kokoshi diapers contain no allergenic fillers and are suitable for children with the most sensitive skin.
  • It happens that a baby is prescribed a course of antibiotics, and after that, he appeared with diaper rash. Such a reaction is due to the fact that antibiotics destroy the beneficial microflora on the skin, intestines and mucous membranes of the child. Ask your doctor to prescribe your baby a course of probiotics to restore the microflora.
If the diaper rash has already appeared, what should you do?
  1. First, trace and eliminate the cause. In addition to the above, it may be associated with a change in the diet of the baby or his mother (if he is breastfed).
  2. Change the diaper as often as possible. While changing, let your baby lie open and dry without a diaper. If everything is serious, and diaper rash really spoils the baby, dry them for 2-3 minutes with a home "blue" lamp, holding it no closer than 50 cm to the child's skin, and then lubricate a thick layer of thick cream under the diaper. And only then put on a dry diaper. Dry it no more than 2 times a day, so as not to over-dry the delicate skin of the baby.
  3. If it is hot outside, the diaper fill indicator may change color, but the diaper will be empty. Don't ignore this signal - it's a reaction to your baby's sweat. And it indicates that the diaper has become poor at absorbing moisture due to sweat. Wash the baby, wipe him, and change his clothes.
Remember, diaper rash is not a sign of poor care. These problems occur in children even with perfect care. Be vigilant, carefully monitor your baby's skin, and do not ignore preventive measures, and your baby will grow up in comfort.