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Babies Encyclopedia: How can I prevent diaper rash?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 12:10 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • VASELINE, (petroleum jelly). Apply after EACH diaper change. Urine and Vaseline don't mix!

    Answer by AdrianaS at 12:12 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Plenty of diaper free time, no powder or cornstarch(they allow for yeast growth), change diapers frequently, use cloth is at all possible.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:14 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • My husbands grandfather taught me to use cornstarch after each change, if the baby's butt is even the slightest bit red. It works like a charm, and I love that there are no chemicals involved.

    However, you must be sure not to use talc. According to my doctor, this can cause all kinds of problems with fertility in girls.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:15 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Change diapers frequently.

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 12:16 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Change diapers before they hit the full mark. Leave tushies bare as often as you can. Always apply a barrier cream such as Butt Paste and always wipe bottoms down with a clean cloth with no chemicals before each diaper.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:22 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • With my son, I applied a little Desitin after each diaper change. It worked great!

    Answer by mommy11260 at 12:26 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Air drying is the best way to prevent and treat diaper rash. Change baby on a towel or absorbent changing pad and let their bottom fully air dry (3-10 mins) before putting on any diaper creams and rediapering.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 12:37 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • After wiping with a cloth wipe I wipe with a kleenox. Also putting some sort of diaper cream like balmex helps a lot also.


    Answer by JacobsMommy05 at 12:42 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • dry butt real good before putting on any cream

    Answer by Jandr082908 at 2:26 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Clean with a wipe, place Vaseline on front private part and bottom each diaper change. Do not allow your baby to keep the same diaper on if it appears full looking or you can smell the urine. You can also use powder( along with wipe and Vaseline) on bottom after a poopie diaper for a more fresh feeling to your baby.

    Answer by mekarevell at 5:31 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

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