When a parent sees tiny red bumps on their baby’s bum for the first time it’s always scary, but the truth is it’s almost guaranteed to happen… stay calm! Most diaper-wearing babies will get a rash at some point and it’s usually harmless and can be mitigated with the best remedies for diaper rash and best practices.
What are best practices?
The most important thing you can do to prevent diaper rash is to change diapers often and rinse your baby’s butt with warm water or a warm wipe every time (Hiccapop Baby Wipe Warmer makes this easy, plus your baby will love warm wipes!). Always dry your baby’s bottom (or air dry) before putting on the fresh diaper. In the same way a cut is more likely to heal if you give it some breathing room without a bandaid, you’ll want to give your baby some time without a diaper. Lastly, don’t wrap the diaper too tight and, of course, use diaper cream regularly.
On that note, click through our slideshow below to see the best options for diaper creams and remedies for diaper rash.
Sharon Feiereisen is a freelance lifestyle writer and the managing editor at Momtastic. Her work has been published in Time Out, Newsday, The Knot, Teen Vogue, Business Insider, Real Simple and Hamptons Magazine among many other print and online outlets.