Diaper rash is a nightmare. They turn up as inflamed skin, all over your little one’s buttocks, thighs and genitals. The most heartbreaking part of it all is that your baby becomes uncomfortable and possibly distressed – it’s truly a situation we would all like to avoid.
This is why we are myth-busting the fact that many think diaper rash creams are to be applied when flare-ups come, but in actuality, they should be applied in every diaper change to avoid just that. Here’s why.
The cause of the nasty diaper rash
Before we dive in further, let’s explore the cause of these nasties – diaper rashes happen when your baby’s skin comes in contact with their urine or stool, which then irritates their skin.
Newborns are more prone to diaper rashes because they poop and pee up to 10 times a day. This means the longer babies sit and stew in their diapers, the more susceptible they are to rashes which is why parents often rush to change their diapers the moment their baby has done a number one or two.
It’s a fact: always use diaper rash cream with every change
The old adage “prevention is better than cure” applies in this situation. Many diaper rash advice comes only after the rash has shown up – this includes (as we mentioned above) applying rash cream only when a rash forms. But that acts as a cure. What about preventing the situation?
Well, this brings us to our point; apply diaper rash with every change. This is especially important for babies with sensitive skin as they are more prone to such skin issues.
Using diaper rash with every change creates a barrier between the baby’s skin and the urine, as well as stool. This reduces the chance of irritation between their skin and the wet diaper contents or material.
However, in terms of application, when a rash occurs you will need to apply a thick layer of cream (think of frosting a cake) to create a thicker barrier. But for prevention purposes and use with every change, you only need a thin layer.
Nevertheless, some mum and dads may argue the fact that rash cream with every change is simply too much product which can irritate their skin as well. Well, this depends on the products you are using.
This brings us to our second point – make sure to use a clinically-proven, dermatologist tested and soothing diaper rash, such as Cetaphil’s Diaper Cream with Organic Calendula, in a routine for the best protection.
Use Cetaphil’s Diaper Cream with Organic Calendula in a three-step routine
Cetaphil’s Diaper Cream with Organic Calendula is an easy-to-apply cream that gently moisturises and protects your baby’s bottom from wetness that causes diaper rash. Formulated with organic calendula extract, it works quickly to soothe delicate baby skin, together with zinc oxide, vitamin B5 and vitamin E.
Cetaphil’s Baby Diaper Cream is a gentle everyday formula that protects babies from chapped skin. The non-sticky, non-greasy formulation keeps babies’ skin hydrated and provides a long lasting breathable barrier that protects your baby’s bottom from wetness that causes diaper rash. Formulated with organic calendula extract, it works quickly to soothe and moisturize delicate baby skin, together with zinc oxide, vitamin B5 and vitamin E.
It also has 5-fold protection that is:
- seals moisture; and
- protects the skin barrier.
Cetaphil Baby’s Diaper Cream with Organic Calendula is also clinically-proven and dermatologist-tested for babies’ delicate skin with no added fragrance, as well as being non-irritating and paraben free.
While it works great on its own, it works better in a routine with Cetaphil Baby’s 5 Fold Protection product range. Remember, skin protection should not only be for their buttocks. Instead, having a well-rounded skin care routine goes a long way, especially for babies with sensitive skin.
Just like adults, we all have a skin care routine that works for us in preventing skin issues. The same goes for your baby too. So, here’s a recommended four-step routine to give your baby’s skin the best care.
- Step one: Gently cleanse from head to toe without drying with tear-free Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo.
- Step two: Moisturise baby’s skin from dryness with the Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion that’s enriched with shea butter.
- Step three: Apply Cetaphil Baby Advanced Protection Cream with Organic Calendula on extra sensitive or drying areas ie elbow, knees etc
- Step four: Apply NEW! Cetaphil Baby Diaper Cream with Organic Calendula to moisturise & protect your baby’s bottom from wetness that causes diaper rash.
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With that, we hope you start applying diaper cream with every change – trust us, it does help!