There are lots of different types of creams on the market that advertise that they help with the reduction of diaper rash.
In order to try to combat diaper rash, we need to understand what causes it -
- prolonged contact with urine or stools
- sensitive skin
- rubbing or chafing
- soap, detergent or bubble bath
- baby wipes
- diarrhoea or other illness
The best way to deal with diaper rash is to try to prevent it from happening in the first place -
- change a soiled diaper as soon as possible. Young babies may require 10-12 diaper changes a day
- clean the whole nappy area thoroughly
- let your child have some 'bum out' time. Lay them on a towel and take off their nappy for as long and as often as possible. The fresh air will help to heal your child's bum.
- use a barrier cream, such as zinc and castor oil
Like I said before, there are lots of creams out there to help diaper rash, but personally I have found that Sudocrem has been particularly helpful and has reduced redness quite quickly.
However, there are also -
- Chamomile wipes
I would suggest just letting them have time with no nappy on, as you will be surprised how much that will help.