What are the most effective ways to fight diaper rash? Change your baby frequently to keep his bottom dry and clean. Use ointments that contain petroleum jelly or zinc oxide to protect your baby's skin from the wetness and the enzymes that cause the rash in the first place. You can also try using a diaper with petroleum jelly inside it.
It's also a good idea to plan some "naked time" for your baby every day. Air circulating around your baby's diaperless bottom promotes dryness. Just be sure the room is warm and draft free, and make sure your baby is lying on a diaper or towel — in case of the inevitable accident.
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