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A Quick Tip by JackieNole

  • May 27, 2011
Zinc Oxide, (or AKA Desitin ---> non creamy), has been by far the most helpful rash ointment for mild to severe diaper rash. That said, many parents fail to realize that if you don't use it appropriately, it may not help diaper rash heal…. and probably nothing will. Here are some tips to help your baby's bottom get relief.
#1 Clean baby's bottom with soap and water ...NOT wet wipes! The ingredients in some wipes often irritate broken skin. Not to mention it doesn't get all the bacteria off of the area. Soap and water is by far the most effective way to clean irritated bottoms. The best way to do this is by bringing baby to the sink of bathroom or tub and physically cleaning her bottom. This can sound very inconvenient, but it's not people... just imagine yourself with a rashed bottom! It'll take you 5 minutes max. Don't forget a little dry rag or hand towel to dry her off.
#2 Apply (non-creamy) Desitin for best results. Yes, it's pretty sticky and messy but I've found this consistency to be most helpful because it doesn't rub off or move as much as the "creamy" kind. When applying, just use gloves or scoop it into a wet wipe or cloth if you don't want it to get on your hands… whatever works. Apply generously!!! I mean it! Apply 1 – 2 teaspoons full of Desitin, completely coating your baby's bottom well.
#3 Reapply and follow #1 and #2 every 2-3 hours maximum for 24 to 48 hours! If this doesn't help diaper rash, then consult your pediatrician because it may be infected or be a completely different skin problem.
Desitin at the very least will help protect your baby's skin from further breakage and irritation. If your baby is very prone to diaper rash, you shouldn't wait until her bottom's red. Just apply as a protective barrier every time you change her. Happy diapering! XO!
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<ul><br>Promotes healing, protects skin and relieves chafing.</li><br>First choice of pediatricians for diaper rash.</li><br>A unique formulation containing: Norwegian cod liver oil rich in natural vitamins A and D, plus lanolin, petrolatum and 40% zinc oxide.</li><br>So effective in sealing out wetness and germs that diaper rash starts to disappear in hours.</li></ul>
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