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 diaper
less 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.
Get more tips on preventing and treating diaper rash.