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Methods of preventing diaper rash in babies

BY: Deena David | Category: Family | Post Date: 2009-10-14

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The present day parents have a lot of work when they have a child. It is very difficult to bring up even a single child these days. May people prefer to have just one child so that they can take care of the child with the maximum care and affection they can provide. In spite of all the attention and care provided for the children, they seem to get sick and ill often. One of the common problems affecting young children when they use diapers is that there is a high risk of diaper rash.

Diaper rashes can be very difficult to treat if the sore becomes big. So it should be immediately taken care of to prevent major complications in the child. In fact preventing diaper rashes is more easy that treating the diaper rashes. This article tells of the methods of preventing the occurrence of diaper rashes.

Preventing diaper rashes:

1. Cotton nappies are better in preventing diaper rash:

Nappies that are made in cotton will help to prevent the occurrence of diaper rashes. There are many cheap alternatives present in the market that are made of some material that does not even allow air to enter. This makes the buttock of the child to be devoid of air that will help to dry the moisture. When the area is wet for a long time, then the rashes form in that area.

2. Frequently replacing the soiled diaper will prevent diaper rash:

Nappies are usually used for the child to prevent the child messing the place. Another reason it is used is when the parents are very tight for time. This lack of time for the parents may also be a major cause of nappy rash because they may not replace the soiled nappy on time. When the diaper that is used becomes wet, it has to be immediately replaced. This is because whent the wet part of the diaper is in contact with the skin of the baby for a long time, it can cause diaper rash in the baby.

3. Loose fitting diapers prevent diaper rash:

Many diapers can be fastened with a method that is similar to Velcro. When these diapers are very tight, then they can cause small sores on the skin of the back. When the urine of the child that is present n the diaper comes into contact with the skin, then it can lead to a bigger rash.

4. Adequate cleaning will prevent diaper rash:

Many people are in a hurry when they change the diaper. They may not clean the baby adequately. This can cause diaper rash.

5. Keeping the area dry:

The area that is covered with the diaper should be kept dry as much as possible. It is best to keep the area open for some time each day to prevent diaper rashes from occurring.

These are the most simple but important methods of preventing diaper rash from occurring in a child.

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About Author / Additional Info: I have completed my Masters Degree in Paediatric Nursing. I am a writer with a passion for writing. I have been writing for some blogs and other sites. Comments are welcome at the following e mail address: deenaanddavid@gmail.com

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